Rome, December 16, 2021 – “Protecting Europeans and the world through vaccination“. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, opens the European Council reiterating the importance of anti-Covid administration, at a time when the whole of Europe is still in the grip of the virus, fueled by the spread of variante Omicron, that according to theEcdc within the first two months of 2022 it will dominate. Epidemic curves are rising in most countries and the alert is high. Only yesterday there Great Britain has nearly 80 thousand infections, a number that had never been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. And while the British premier, Boris Johnson, ruled out new restrictions – in addition to the newly approved Plan B – and invited citizens to third dose, the France announced it will ban non-essential travel to and from the UK from Saturday in an effort to slow the spread of the new Coronavirus mutation.
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The situation, on the other hand, seems to be improving in Germany, even if the numbers remain high: in the country in the last 24 hours they are 56,677 new infections from Coronavirus, however a decrease compared to a week ago when the cases were 70,611. The weekly incidence per 100,000 inhabitants is also now 340.1 cases, compared to 353 yesterday and 422.3 a week ago. While deaths do not follow the same trend: in the last 24 hours i dead attributed to Covid-19 have been 522, up from 465 a week ago. It was the neo-Minister of Health German Karl Lauterbach: “At the moment we are conducting the very successful vaccination campaign for the booster of the third dose in Europe,” he said, but “to keep up this pace we don’t have enough vaccine“Minister Lauterbach said he believed that after a rough calculation of vaccine stocks, doctors ordering doses may not see their requests fulfilled.
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The Russia he instead reported 1,133 deaths related to the Coronavirus, updating the country’s death toll to 294,024. Finally, in the last 24 hours, 37,155 Covid-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals across the country. Total hospital discharges now stand at 8,876,788.
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