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Coronavirus – WORLD REVIEW: record of deaths in Germany, still “very far” from return to normal


#New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the #Covid-19 pandemic around the world.

The pandemic has killed more than 1.79 million people worldwide for nearly 82 million confirmed infections, according to a report established by AFP on #Wednesday at 11:00 GMT.

The #United #States is the country with the most deaths (338,656) and cases (19.5 million) since the start of the pandemic, ahead of #Brazil (192,681 deaths for 7.6 million cases) and #India (148,439 deaths for 10.2 million cases).

#But in proportion to their population (respectively 102, 91 and 11 dead per 100,000 inhabitants), these three countries are less bereaved than countries like #Belgium (167), #Italy (121), #Peru (114), #Spain (108) or the #United #Kingdom (105). These figures do not take into account ex post revisions made by statistical agencies, such as in #Russia, #Spain and the #United #Kingdom.

#Death record in #Germany

#Germany recorded 1,129 deaths in 24 hours on #Wednesday, a record. #Some 22,459 new infections were also detected, their number only decreasing very little compared to the previous week. The authorities are preparing to extend the restrictions beyond #January 10, the deadline for the partial containment in force. #Long considered a #European “good pupil” in the management of the epidemic, #Germany displays “infection and death rates (which) show that we are still far from normal”, lamented the #Minister of #Health, #Jens #Spahn. “These figures prove how brutally this virus still strikes”, noted #Mr. #Spahn.

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UK approves #Oxford / #AstraZeneca vaccine

The #United #Kingdom on #Wednesday became the first country to approve the anti-Covid vaccine developed by the #AstraZeneca group with the #University of #Oxford. A highly anticipated vaccine because it is cheaper than that of #Pfizer / #BioNTech already distributed and easier to keep. The vaccine will be used on #January 4 in the country.

The #United #States are betting on an authorization of this vaccine three months later, in #April.

#Extended confinement in #England

The #British government extended the confinement applied to part of #England on #Wednesday and postponed the start of the school year for some students in order to counter a surge in the number of cases of the new coronavirus, attributed to a variant.> – … and threatened football –

The #London derby between #Tottenham and #Fulham, scheduled for #Wednesday for the 16th day of the #English championship, has been postponed sine die to less than three hours from kick-off, after cases of #Covid in #Fulham.

#This is the third postponement in the #English championship, threatened.

#Chinese vaccine “effective”

The #Chinese laboratory #Sinopharm announces an efficacy of 79% for one of its anti-Covid vaccines, which should be distributed in #China and in developing countries. #This rate is lower than those displayed by the vaccines of #Pfizer / #BioNTech, #Moderna and #Gamaleya (#Sputnik V), around 95%.

#Vaccination: the #French government criticized

#Politicians and doctors, including the famous #French geneticist #Axel #Kahn, regret an excess of caution in the vaccination campaign in #France, considered too slow compared to other #European countries. #On the first three days of the campaign, less than 200 people were vaccinated in #France. #In comparison, #Germany has already injected 78,000 doses and #Italy 8,300.

“#Faced with very strong skepticism in the #French population, we have chosen to take the time necessary to install this vaccination”, defends the #Ministry of #Health.

#Death of an #American parliamentarian

#Republican #Luke #Letlow, who died of #Covid-19 on #Tuesday at the age of 41, became the first member of the #United #States #Congress to succumb to the disease in the #United #States. #Elected in #Louisiana (south), he was to be sworn in on #Sunday.

#Wuhan: highly underestimated contaminations

The number of people infected in #Wuhan, the cradle of the pandemic, would be ten times higher than the toll announced so far by #Beijing, according to a study by the #Chinese #Center for #Disease #Control and #Prevention.

#According to an extrapolation of the results of serological tests carried out in #April after the peak of the epidemic, some 480,000 people were infected. The authorities communicated so far on 50,000 contaminations.



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