How 3 counties reached the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in their states
Inside the vaccination efforts of three counties. It's an effort that has been noticed in the state, which has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country and where several counties have fewer than 30% of their population inoculated, state data shows.
The vaccine manufacturer BIONTECH already expects a vaccine adapted to the omikron variant of the coronavirus, if an adjustment of the vaccine for a higher and long-lasting protection should be necessary. This announced Biontech and his US partner Pfizer in a communication. The delivery capacity of the two companies for 2022 is still four billion doses © Provided by Berliner Kurier
The vaccine of BIONTECH / PFIZER offers a study, apparently only a partial protection against the world's grassy coronavirus variant Omikron. The neutralization of Omikron had "very strongly decreased" compared to a previous Covid tribe, said Alex Sigal, Professor at the Africa Health Research Institute in South Africa based on preliminary results on Tuesday.
omikron variant for the first time in Latin America detected
The new omikron variant of the coronavirus has been demonstrated for the first time in Latin America. The Government of the Brazilian State of São Paulo announced on Tuesday that two suspected cases had confirmed after a so-called sequencing of the samples. © Nelson Almeida The new omikron variant of the coronavirus has been demonstrated for the first time in Latin America. The government of the Brazilian state of São Paulo announced that two suspected cases had confirmed.
According to BIONTECH / PFIZER, preliminary results of laboratory tests have shown that two doses of your vaccine neutralize the virus "significantly lower". However, the data suggests that a third dose manages to neutralize Omikron.
"These first data suggest that a refresh vaccination can still provide sufficient protection against a disease caused by the omikron variant of any severity," said Biontech boss Uğur Şahin.
Worldwide, the Omikron variant first established in South Africa ensures scientists for worries: they mainly expressed concern about the high number of mutations on the spike protein of the virus. First studies from South Africa and Germany for immune protection against the omikron variant showed a around 40 times reduced neutralizing effects of antibodies.
clinics fear worsening of the situation because of Omikron wave .
Berlin. The worries against Omikron are great. The federal health minister has a clear opinion. The hospitals warn of an early countermeasures. Nationwide want opponents of the corona policy go back to the streets. © Oliver Dietze A doctor takes care of the ICU to a corona patients The situation in the hospitals in Germany, could escalate significantly in the opinion of the German Hospital Association (DKG), should the forecasts for Omikron variant of the coronavirus true.