Two cases of Omicron variant were detected in the UK
The British Department of Health announced on Saturday that two cases of contamination of the new omigron variant of the corona virus have been detected in the United Kingdom “among those linked to a trip to South Africa.”
“The British Health Care Agency (UKHSA) has confirmed that two Covit-19 cases have been identified in the UK, including mutations compliant with P.1.1.529,” the ministry said in a statement, isolating the victims and their families.
Indochina Concert-Test: With the right protocol, a study shows that the risk of contamination can be avoided
Is it possible to stand close to each other without physical breaks, thanks to strict health protocol?
This is the question that researchers from AP-HP Saint-Louis, Necker-Enfants Malades and Bichat-Claude-Bernard Hospital, University of Paris and Inserm have to decide in the context of the SPRING-AP survey. HP on May 29 at the AccorHotel Arena in Paris around the Indochina team’s test concert. The results of the study, which includes antigen testing, a surgical mask and optimal ventilation for the three days prior to the event, were published in the journal Friday. The Lancet.
“Participating in a large-scale meeting is not associated with the risk of spreading SARS-CoV-2 if a health protocol is adopted and implemented during a concert in a confined space without physical distance,” the statement said. Released in the evening.
“Seven days after the event the number of participants with positive salivation SARS-CoV-2 PCR was 8 out of 3,917 participants in the test group (…), compared to 3 out of 1,947 participants in the control group”, details continued: “In D + 7 Of the 8 participants in the positive test group, 5 were already positive on the day of the concert, in addition to their contamination during the concert.
Véran announces that three million appointments have been made since Thursday
The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, reviewed the number of vaccine booster appointments since Thursday. Earlier figures – suspended until Friday night – pointing to 2.4 million figures, he tweeted this Saturday at noon:
“This Saturday, the booster vaccine is open to everyone from the age of 18. 19 million of us are already eligible and can be vaccinated at their pharmacist, their doctor or center. 3 million visits have been made. Since Thursday, do not reduce our security!”
Omigran variant: The scientist behind the Astrogenogen vaccine says the vaccine can be developed “very quickly”
A British scientist who led research on the Oxford / AstraZeneca corona virus vaccine said on Saturday that a new serum could be developed “very quickly” against the Omicron variant.
Professor Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, considered it “extremely unlikely” that this new variant would spread strongly among people vaccinated with the delta variant “as we saw last year”. But in doing so, he told the BBC, “it could act very quickly,” because “the process of developing a new vaccine is getting better and better.”
However, he hopes the current vaccines will work against the new strain, which is considered “worrying” by the WHO, but will only be confirmed in the coming weeks.
In a statement, AstraZeneca said, “In close collaboration with the University of Oxford, it has developed a vaccine site that allows it to respond quickly to emerging new variants.” The British pharmaceutical company announced that it was “already conducting research in areas where variation has been identified.”
Vaccine makers Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna and Novavax have also expressed confidence in their ability to fight Omicron strain.
The government says South Africa has been “punished” for discovering the Omigron variant
As cases of the Omigran variant begin to be identified in Europe, international borders are gradually being closed to South African countries. South Africa protested on Saturday, condemning what it considered to be an unjust retaliation against it. His government felt that the country was “punished” for seeing this new variant of Govt-19.
Speaking to a South African executive, the findings testify in support of local expertise: “These recent travel bans punish South Africa for its advanced genetic sequence and ability to quickly detect new variants. The best in science should be commended and should not be punished,” the statement said.
Germany: The first suspected case of the Omigran variant is detected
The first suspicious case of a new Omigron variant has been found in a man who recently returned from South Africa in Germany, regional officials in Hesse County announced Saturday.
“The Omigron variant already exists in Germany,” Regional Minister for Social Affairs Coy Klose announced on Twitter. This new variant of the corona virus, which was first detected in South Africa on Thursday, is considered “worrying” by the WHO.
1.2 million more reminder meetings this Friday, 2.4 million since Thursday
According to our information, 1.2 million French people held their memorial meeting on Friday. Statistics to match Thursday date. As of Thursday, all appointments made for Friday have been made.
Vaccination centers, pharmacists, doctors and city health professionals are constantly opening new meeting places when teams and doses arrive. The daily appointment planning rate should be very high over the next 15 days.
Netherlands: 61 passengers arriving in Amsterdam from South Africa have been diagnosed with Govt infection
Sixty-one passengers from two flights from South Africa tested positive for Covit-19 upon arrival in Amsterdam, the Dutch Health Commission announced on Saturday, analyzing the results for the new Omigron variant.
“We now know that 61 results are positive and 531 are negative,” the Dutch Health Commission (GGT) announced, adding that passengers who tested positive were isolated at a hotel near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Omigron: Labs are operating around a specific vaccine for the new variant
Variation with multiple mutations raises concerns in the scientific community about the possibility of escape from the vaccines Omigran has developed so far. So they have to delay for many years in announcing their desire to develop candidate vaccines to suit the new threat.
Moderna on Friday announced its intention to develop a specific booster dose for the new Omigron variant of the Covit-19. Was found in South Africa and is considered “worrying” by the WHO.
“Moderna will quickly develop a vaccine candidate for a specific booster dose for the Omigran variant,” the U.S. company said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Pfizer and Bioentech Labs are studying the effectiveness of their vaccine against a new variant of the corona virus found in South Africa. Results are expected “in two weeks”.
Because of the additional mutations in spike protein, which are characteristic of SARS-Cov-2 virus, we immediately began research on the B.1.1.529 variant, which “clearly differs from already known variants”. “Pfizer and BioNTech adjusted their vaccine within six weeks and were prepared several months before giving the first dose in 100 days”.
Paris: The Police Headquarters has announced the withdrawal of the duty to wear masks in many indoor and outdoor areas.
The police headquarters announced this on Friday. Took an order to re-impose the mask on Paris and in its integration, outside, where there are strong people.
It is about meetings, demonstrations or gatherings on public roads, festivals and concerts, markets, markets and markets. Christmas markets. It is mandatory to wear a mask in front of schools or universities, in front of places of worship and in queues.
In addition, the mask is now mandatory in all establishments, although theaters, museums, bars and restaurants (except those sitting at a table) are subject to health permits, according to an order issued this Friday.
The international community is concerned about the Omicron threat
B.1.1.529, renamed by the WHO, the new variant of the Covit-19, was first detected in Botswana, and in Europe, Belgium, for the first time this Friday.
Within hours, international borders were gradually closed to South Africa to accommodate this new threat.
Gray areas, confirmations, BFMTV.com has taken this new variant.
France opens its vaccine booster campaign to all of its adults starting today
This Saturday marks a new phase in the struggle against Covit-19 in France. From today, in fact, everyone over the age of 18 will be able to benefit from the Covit-19 vaccine booster, and only those over the age of 65 will be able to use it.
The booster dose is now applicable to everyone 18 years of age and older, with a complete initial vaccination schedule, if it occurs after the last dose of the initial schedule or after Covit-19 infection, after vaccination.
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