“This – he then stressed – is the first time that we have used EU funds to buy vaccines that we can then distribute to member states. And this shows how what we can do when we work together and the power to have structures in place that allow us to respond immediately to the crisis like the one we have now “.
The situation in the world –
The number of monkeypox cases worldwide continues to rise. The first confirmed case in Romania was reported on Monday, while in England the total number of infections rose to 470. In Canada, in Toronto, the first vaccine clinics opened. Toronto Public Health explained that in the coming weeks, several facilities will be able to vaccinate those who have had close contact with someone who tested positive and those at greater risk of being exposed to the virus.
WHO will decide on any international health emergency
– The World Health Organization has announced that it will convene an emergency committee on June 23 to assess whether the monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern. This is the highest level of alert issued by the United Nations agency, which currently only applies to the Covid-19 pandemic and polio. So far there have been 1,600 confirmed and 1,500 suspected cases of monkeypox and 72 deaths, in 39 countries, including those where the virus usually spreads, WHO said.