COVID-19: Towards a tax for non-vaccinated in Quebec
While Québec reports 8,351 new cases for 766,927 persons infected in the last 24 hours according to WHO, the second most populated Canadian province continues Binding, working in particular in the development of a "health contribution" for adults who refuse to be vaccinated against CVIV-19 without medical reasons, announced the Prime Minister Provincial François Legault. "The vaccine is the key to fighting the virus.
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a when some experts ensure that CVIV-19 enters into An endemic phase, and that developed countries are vaccinated with reminder doses, immunization of poor countries does not go to the same pace. The international COVAX system, which provides anti-Covid vaccines to poor countries, revealed to have received its billionth dose, after nearly one year of operations and a sharp accelerator shot in November and December 2021. To continue Its action, Covax also indicated to need $ 5.2 billion within three months to finance serum doses for 2022.
"In 2022, we can help stop Covid by adapting our way of doing things. whereas the doses are used quickly, in order safely and meet the preferences of countries and their hedging objectives, "said Seth Berkley, the Head of the Vaccine Alliance which is one of the pillars of COVAX with the WHO. , UNICEF and CEPI. "This will help the world reduce pandemic risks and uncertainties," he emphasized, when calling donors.
What part of the population has received a booster dose?
According to the data compiled by our World in Data, to date, nearly a hundred countries have launched VVID-19 vaccinal reminder campaigns. The last one being India, where a third dose has been proposed since Monday to health professionals and the elderly. In recent weeks, many countries have opted for the generalization of the third dose in the face of progression of the Omicron Variant, which caused the level of infections to unprecedented levels .
COVAX expects faster deliveries that in 2021
COVAX needs $ 3.7 billion to finance a 600 million dose reserve, which must ensure a supply without a snack and facing unexpected as well as Reminder doses or vaccines adapted to new variants. Another billion is intended to help poor countries prepare and distribute vaccines to avoid losses. Finally, $ 545 million should be used to cover costs such as transportation, syringes or insurance. For the moment, Covax received $ 192 million donors.
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Seth Berkley hopes that the next billion doses will be delivered in four or five months rather than the year it took for the first billion, when supply problems have hardly braked the operations.
COVAX, who believes can save one million lives in 2022 and divide the economic cost of the pandemic in some countries, indicates access to enough doses to vaccinate about 45% of the population from the 92 countries that benefit from donations. Vaccines. But, among these countries do not have the infrastructure for an effective vaccine campaign.
The boss of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, denounced once again vaccine iniquity, claiming that albeit 10 billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines have been administered so far, nearly half of the population world was not vaccinated. He pointed out that it is this iniquity that facilitated the appearance of variants as Omicron and warned that "the next could be worse". "In 2022, we can either put an end to the acute phase of the pandemic, to extend it. Global leaders have the choice, "he added.
COVID-19: Sweden says no to the general vaccination of 5-11 years .
© Virginie Wéber After the green light of the regulators, many countries in Europe and around the world have chosen to vaccinate children. LP / Virginie Wéber Sweden, which has often been against the countercurrent during the pandemic in its strategy against COVID, has again made a reverse decision from many European countries. The Nordic country has chosen not to recommend vaccination of 5-11 years against COVID-19, announced on Thursday the health authorities.