New outbreaks in the world, the rise of the Delta variant in the U.S. and additional research on the efficacy of vaccines. Here’s what you should know:
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The delta variant encourages new outbreaks around the world
From Indonesia to Bangladesh, South Korea to Israel, new attacks are emerging around the world thanks to the spread of a highly contagious Delta variant. There is a rapid spread of soybeans pushed many countries to reintroduce travel restrictions or reset locks. For example, Australia now has almost half the population shelter at home as a country contact search program and backward vaccination efforts are struggling to make up for the epidemic.
In Europe, new cases rose 10 percent a week after two months of decline, and the WHO announced this week that the region is in danger new wave of infection. As a result, Portugal re-introduced night curfew in several major cities. Although the EU travel document Covid-19 was officially released on Thursday, officials are worried that this summer will not be a boon for tourism industry what many had hoped for.
The White House is strategizing how cases of the Delta variant are increasing in the United States
In the US, a variant of Delta is now discovered in all 50 states and Washington, DC. The CDC also reported on the cases Thursday increased by 10 percent this week due to a combination of residual vaccinations in parts of the country and a more transmissible mutation, which is likely to become the dominant strain in the country in the coming weeks. The White House announced this week that it would deploy Covid-19 Response Teams across the country, focusing on regions with lower vaccination rates and a higher risk of outbreaks.
In the midst of the rise of the Delta variant, The CDC has doubled on guidelines on masks this week, saying that fully vaccinated people are safe from the variants and should not wear masks, except in pre-determined settings. However, some sites are reviewing their guidelines on masks, including Los Angeles County, who recommended that everyone disguise themselves indoors, regardless of whether they were filmed or not.
Countries are piloting new vaccination strategies as more research intensifies
New research suggests there will likely be mRNA vaccines against Pfizer-BioNTech and Modern produce lasting immunity against existing versions, especially among people who have had the virus before, even if the virus develops significantly over time. Johnson & Johnson also said this week that his bullet is still effective in protecting against the Delta version.
Meanwhile, the UK said it was getting ready supply auxiliary recordings in the fall, in case people need extra protection from new variants, making it one of the first governments to do so. The plan is to start with people over the age of 70 and those who are medically vulnerable, and potentially issue boosters and flu injections at the same time. And in Germany, officials are now urging people to do so mix Covid-19 vaccine. The country’s standing vaccination committee said on Thursday that people who received the first dose of AstraZenec injection should receive the mRNA vaccine for their second dose.
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