The covid continues to advance in Europe with the omicron variant and also in Spain. Vaccination is slowing its effects, but the authorities call not to lower our guard and continue with protection measures, and more, before Christmas, when social interaction will increase.
In this thread we explain the latest news:
Barbón evolves favorably in the hospital of the infection by covid
The president of the Principality, Adrián Barbón, is evolving favorably from the coronavirus infection caused by the omicron variant at the Central University Hospital of Asturias (HUCA), where he has been hospitalized since Friday. As reported by the regional government, he currently no longer has a fever or needs oxygen, so he hopes to receive a medical discharge soon. Once he leaves the hospital, the chief executive plans to continue his convalescence in isolation at the headquarters of the Presidency, according to the same sources. Barbón has reiterated from the HUCA the call for the vaccination of the Asturian population, especially those people who have not yet received prophylaxis, also those who have been summoned to receive the third booster dose and those under 11 to 5 years of age.
The Premier will decide this Monday whether to stop for the covid
The Premier League clubs will meet this Monday to decide whether to postpone any of the Christmas days to stop the impact that the covid is having in the league. In total, ten games have been suspended in the last ten days, six of them in the day this weekend. The Premier League has scheduled the day of 'Boxing Day', on December 26, and matches on December 27, 28, 29, 30, and January 1, 2 and 3. Last Monday, the competition registered 42 cases among the more than 3,000 players and club employees, which was a record since the pandemic began and it is expected that, for the announcement of results on Monday, the number will continue to grow.
Pfizer will deliver 20 million more vaccines to the EU in the first quarter of 2022
The European Commission (EC) has agreed with BioNTech-Pfizer to accelerate the delivery of its vaccine against coronavirus, with which the twenty-seven member countries will receive an additional 20 million doses during the first quarter of 2022. Thus, BioNTech-Pfizer will deliver to the community club five million more doses than originally planned during January, an additional five million in February and ten million more in March. Those 20 million vaccines are in addition to the 195 million doses that were originally planned to be distributed among the Member States between January and March 2022. Therefore, the countries of the European Union will receive 215 million doses of BioNTech-Pfizer in the first three months of next year.
Catalonia calls today those over 60 for the third dose
The Department of Health of the Generalitat calls today all people of more 60-year-old to get the booster dose of the covid-19 vaccine. The objective is to reinforce the protection of this group in a context of rapid expansion of the omicron variant and to start before the Christmas holidays. In a statement, the 'conselleria' directed by Josep Maria Argimon has stressed that there are more than 180,000 appointments available at the vaccination points for those born before 1960 to get the third dose or for people who have received the mono Janssen dose also get the reminder pang.
Overcrowded outpatient clinics: when there is no choice but to go to work with covid symptoms
The scene like Lucila's (name changed to preserve her identity) is repeated over and over again this past week. This is your case: on Thursday you receive a call from a close contact to tell you that you are positive for covid-19. They had been together on Wednesday. Lucila has some symptoms that could be compatible with the virus, such as stuffy nose and runny nose. You talk to your company and they tell you that you need sick leave. He calls his health center to take a test, but cannot contact him. He tries again and again. “If I didn't call 15 or 20 times, I didn't call at all. I melted the phone, “he says. Without success, and with a negative pharmacy antigen test, you must go to work. “I go by public transport and I spend eight hours locked in a room with colleagues with masks, but without ventilation,” he adds. Today another contact from the same group has also tested positive. She, no longer symptoms, will return to her post tomorrow. When in doubt, you only have one option: pay a laboratory. Read the full article by María G. San Narciso.
Peru exceeds 74% of vaccination while detecting the first cases of omicron
Peru this Sunday exceeded 74% of its target population , established up to 12 years, which is already vaccinated with two doses against covid-19, while the authorities reported the first cases of the omicron variant in the country. “It is an important advance that we must value and remember that the pandemic continues. We must close ranks so that this omicron variant does not hit us,” said the Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, who asked his compatriots to protect themselves so that the festivities end of the year “are not the trigger for the third wave to start and produce the damage that the coronavirus has produced before” in the country.
Salut monitors the epidemiological situation in Catalonia
The Secretary of Public Health, Carmen Cabezas, and the director of CatSalut, Gemma Craywinckel, offer today at 10:30 a.m. a press conference to monitor the epidemiological situation in Catalonia and the novelties of care and the vaccination strategy. In this attention to the media, the changes in the Public Health protocol and its entry into force in the middle of next week will be detailed. We will follow it live.
The Netherlands seeks to give booster doses to all adults before January 7
The health authorities of the Netherlands have announced that all adults in the country will be able to request an appointment for a booster vaccine against covid before January 7. Initially, the authorities will seek to administer this new dose to the population over 60 years of age before the end of 2021, while the population under this age will begin to be cited from the beginning of next week. 'NL Times'.
Ómicron, also in Costa Rica
The health authorities of Costa Rica have detected the first case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in their territory in a child under eight years he had recently traveled to the United States. The Costa Rican Institute for Research and Education in Nutrition and Health (INCIENSA) has confirmed the detection of the first case after the patient underwent a test after presenting symptoms. Now the authorities are working on the epidemiological investigation of the case and the contacts it may have had, although the antecedent of a family trip to the United States the first week of December is taken into account, collects 'Diario Extra'.
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