AFP, Released on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:19 p.m.
New Activities, New Reports and Highlights: An update on the latest developments in the Govt-19 epidemic worldwide.
– Epidemic inhibits global growth, IMF says –
“The epidemic will not end anywhere until it ends everywhere.” International Monetary Fund chief economist Geeta Gopinath warned on Tuesday: Random vaccination in the world is dragging on growth and employment.
The company slightly lowered its global growth forecast for 2021 (5.9%), citing blockades at logistics ports, shortages of various goods and rising costs. Shipping costs.
– British government backs out of crisis management –
Delayed locking, “big mistakes” and “dangerous ones” in the face of the spread of Govt-19 led to “one of the biggest public health failures” in the UK, where thousands of deaths could have been avoided, a parliamentary statement said on Tuesday.
The study, conducted by two parliamentary committees after several months of investigation, explains that Boris Johnson’s conservative government has chosen a “step-by-step approach” rather than following the advice of scientists to establish the lock quickly.
– France: “War for Freedom” –
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday unveiled a 30 billion euro investment plan to win the “war of independence” in 2030.
The head of state noted that the health crisis “triggered our vulnerability” and “our bias overseas” triggered the lack of masks or France’s inability to bring in vaccines at the onset of the epidemic. Covit19.
– Towards the first African MRNA vaccine –
South Africa is campaigning for equal access to covid vaccines, and the first African ambassador to end the continent’s dependence has landed on the design of the RNA (MRNA) vaccine.
To date, only 5% of eligible Africans are fully vaccinated. While far behind the rest of the world, Africa is highly dependent on imports and donations from rich countries.
– German Gurwak drops vaccination program –
German lab CureVac on Tuesday announced that it was abandoning the development of its first candidate vaccine against Covit-19, which was initially optimistic but its performance was disappointing, with the new serum, 2nd generation, more promising.
– Texas ban on vaccination –
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has announced that he will ban all companies in his state, including private companies, from requiring the vaccine on his employees or consumers.
The move comes a month after Joe Biden announced that 100 million workers, federal officials and private sector employees will be vaccinated.
– London cancels New Year’s fireworks –
The British capital’s Town Hall announced on Tuesday that the New Year’s fireworks show in London has been canceled for the second year in a row.
“Due to the uncertainty caused by the Govt-19 epidemic, our glorious New Year celebration will not take place on the banks of the Thames this year,” said a spokesman for Mayor Sadiq Khan.
– More than 4.85 million died –
The worst-hit country was the United States, with 714,060 deaths, followed by Brazil (601,213), India (450,963), Mexico (282,227) and Russia (218,345).
The WHO estimates that the outcome of the epidemic may be two to three times higher, taking into account the high mortality directly and indirectly associated with Govit-19.
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