In the US, the campaign for the third dose of the vaccine has started in September: last Tuesday a record of deaths, one thousand in 24 hours
New record of deaths for Covid in Iran, which in the last 24 hours has recorded 684 deaths. There are 36,419 new infections. This was announced by the Ministry of Health. The total number of victims thus rises to 102,038.
In the country, only 5.8 million people have so far been vaccinated with two doses, and 16.7 million with one, out of a total population of over 80 million.
Strong criticism was directed at the Iranian authorities, starting with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, for delays in imports of foreign vaccines and for the unfounded expectations of the production of an Iranian vaccine.
In Great Britain too, the situation tends to worsen. In fact, yesterday the United Kingdom recorded 32,058 new cases of coronavirus and 104 deaths caused by the disease. Between 15 and 21 August the infections were 221,888, equal to an increase of 10.4% compared to the previous seven days. In the same period, Covid killed 699 people, 14% more than in the previous seven days. As of last Friday, a total of 47,573,794 people had received one dose of the vaccine and 41,496,576 both doses.
The US is about to start the third vaccination campaign. From 20 September it will start with the approval of President Biden. Priority will be given to the most fragile people, therefore the elderly, the sick and people with weak immune systems. The turning point was announced by the leaders of the US health authorities on the day they took note of a more than worrying data: last Tuesday the threshold of a thousand deaths in just 24 hours due to the coronavirus was exceeded. Never so many since last April, when the death curve was already downhill, while now, especially due to the spread of the Delta variant, it is back to rear. In detail, the deaths on Tuesday would have been 1,017, about 42 every hour, with an average now of 769 deaths per day. The total number of victims since the beginning of the pandemic in the United States thus rises to over 620,000, while the total number of cases of contagion soars towards three million.
France also raises its guard against the coronavirus and launches a series of measures to stem a crisis which, President Emmanuel Macron said, “is not behind us and will last several months”. The imperative is and will remain vaccines and Paris announces that from mid-September it will start using the ‘booster’, the third dose which for the moment will be destined for the over 80s and the frail. But not only. It will also take a squeeze on the entrances. The government spokesman, Gabriel Attal, announced that Paris intends to strengthen controls: “100% of travelers from countries at risk will be checked with antigen tests”. The French government has also announced the elimination of free tests: those without a doctor’s prescription will become paid from “mid-October”. Meanwhile, concern is also growing for the French islands of the Caribbean. Macron evoked a “dramatic” situation and it was decided to extend the “rigid” lockdown that took effect earlier this week in Martinique to Guadeloupe as well. This implies the closure of non-essential shops, seasonal rentals, hotels and beaches. The boom in cases in Guadeloupe also requires the setting up of a hundred beds in intensive care, the minister responsible for the overseas territories, Sébastien Lecornu, on the occasion of an emergency mission in the French Antilles, specified. accompanied by a reinforcement of 274 doctors and health personnel and 60 firefighters.
The French government has asked the prefects to make the green pass mandatory in shopping centers of over 20,000 square meters, located in departments with an incidence rate of more than 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
India has recorded 30,948 cases of coronavirus and 403 deaths caused by the disease in the last 24 hours, while in the capital Delhi there have been 24 infections and no victims have been reported. According to reports from the Times of India newspaper, the new data bring the overall toll of infections in the country since the beginning of the pandemic to 32,424,234, including 434,367 deaths.
30.2 million people have completed the course of vaccination against covid in Spain: this is 63.8% of the total population of the country and 71.8% of that to which the vaccine can be administered (people aged 12 years and up). Regarding the vaccination campaign, which in Spain has reached coverage rates among the highest in the world, the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, said in a video released on social media that the results achieved so far represent “a collective success as a country. “. Meanwhile, indicators on the progress of the pandemic continue to decline. According to the latest official data (August 18), the incidence over 14 days has dropped from 399 to 378 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while the employment rates by Covid patients in ordinary wards and in intensive care units are, respectively, 7. , 53% and 20.28%.