– Omicron cases in the US accounted for 99.9 percent of cases
– Pfizer seeks approval for corona vaccine for children under the age of five in the US
– 3.98 lakh new cases of omicron were reported in America, 3622 deaths
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several European countries are in the process of easing or lifting corona controls as the coronavirus pandemic looms, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the total number of omicrons in the world in the last ten weeks of 2020. Even more so out of 30 million cases. Not to overtake Omicron, Hu said that Omicron is still widespread and may still grow.
On Tuesday, Hu’s chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said vaccination and in some cases, immunosuppression in some countries had given the impression that stopping the spread of infection was not possible or even necessary. But this is wrong. Michael Ryan warned that political pressure in some countries could lead to the spread of unnecessary infections and unnecessary deaths if politicians lift restrictions early. During the week of January 8 to 20, the number of new cases worldwide remained the same as the previous week, but the death toll increased by nine percent. A total of more than 3,000 people have died this week. So far 30 lakh cases of corona have been reported worldwide and 25 lakh deaths have occurred. However, corona restrictions have been lifted or removed in many Nordic countries, including Britain, France, Ireland and the Netherlands. All Corona restrictions in Britain were lifted last week. People now follow the same rule – to go into isolation when there is a corona infection.
Omicron infection is less severe than Delta but spreads more rapidly and has become a dominant form in many countries. In the US, according to the CDC, Omicron accounted for 4.5 percent of cases and Delta had only 0.1 percent of cases. The number of Omicron cases has been increasing since the beginning of December. The number of Omicron cases increased by 0.4 percent for the week ended December 4, from 4.5 percent in the week ended January 15. The booster dose had the lowest hospital admission, while the non-vaccine dose had the highest hospital admission. In the US, 4,3,612 new cases of corona were reported and 4 deaths occurred.
Meanwhile, Pfizer called on the US government to allow additional low doses for children under the age of five. The company has been vaccinating children below the age of five since March. There are 13 million children under the age of five in the United States. American parents are now in a hurry to vaccinate their children because of the high number of children infected with Omicron. Pfizer is currently testing three vaccines for children in this age group and its final data is expected by the end of March. Pfizer’s data will be reviewed by an independent panel of researchers in mid-February, the FDA said Wednesday. The recommendations of this panel are not necessarily accepted by the FDA. But his opinion would be conducive to the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.
Meanwhile, despite three new cases of corona being reported in the Chinese capital Beijing, a government spokesman insisted that Beijing was safe. The Winter Olympic Games are set to begin in Beijing this weekend. A total of 114 cases of corona have been reported in Beijing since January 15, of which six were of the fast-spreading Omicron variant. Authorities have imposed strict lockdowns in many areas, forcing local residents to celebrate the New Year at home.
On the other hand, some radicals are still protesting against the government in Ottawa, Canada. He says that he will not step down until the government withdraws all vaccination orders and lifts the corona restrictions. They are also demanding the removal of the Trudeau government. But the anger against them is increasing in a country with more than 90 percent vaccination. Prime Minister Trudeau also called him a “moderate protester”.