The country most severely affected by the COVID-19 epidemic is still America with over 41.79 million cases and more than 677,600 deaths. In the past day, the US recorded more than 51,000 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Fully vaccinated people reduce their risk of dying from COVID-19 by up to 11 times, while reducing their risk of being hospitalized by up to 10 times. This information is provided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In its announcement, the agency emphasized the practical effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine in preventing serious consequences. The report further affirms the importance of getting vaccinated as soon as possible.
The information comes a day after US President Joe Biden announced a drastic vaccination plan, which requires companies that employ more than 100 people to vaccinate workers or undergo medical tests. for them every week.
At the world’s second largest COVID-19 epidemic center India, on September 11, the country recorded more than 31,200 new cases of COVID-19 and 338 deaths. Currently, a total of over one million people have contracted COVID-19, including more than one death from COVID-19 in this South Asian country.
Brazil Currently, it is the third largest epidemic hotspot in the world with more than 585,900 COVID-19 patients dying out of a total of over 20.97 million infected people in this country.
In Australia, the situation of COVID-19 epidemic is still heating up in Victoria, the second most populous state in the country. In the past 24 hours, Victoria has recorded 450 more cases of community transmission, the highest level in more than a year (since 8/8/2020).
Meanwhile, the state of Queensland also recorded five new infections, raising fears that Australia’s third largest state will be the next locality to suffer a new wave of infections. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that the state government has not yet implemented a blockade but will closely monitor the development of the disease.
Brother is planning to combine different vaccines in a booster vaccination program against COVID-19 scheduled for next fall. Accordingly, those who receive the third dose will be vaccinated with a different vaccine than the first two doses to improve the effectiveness of COVID-19 prevention. The plan comes after studies showed that protection from the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines decreased four to six months after the second dose.
Another study found that people who received the first two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and the third dose of the Pfizer vaccine had nine times more antibody levels than those who received only two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. And the combination of AstraZeneca’s vaccine and a vaccine using mRNA technology like Pfizer’s could provide greater and longer-lasting protection.
The UK has recorded an additional 156 deaths and 29,547 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours. The UK is currently the fourth country in the world affected by the COVID-19 epidemic with nearly 7.2 million cases and over 134,100 deaths.
The UK plans to combine different vaccines in the booster vaccination program (Image: AP)
The situation of COVID-19 epidemic in Israel tends to calm down when the number of severe cases and infection rate both decrease. Accordingly, the infection coefficient R has now been reduced to 0.8, showing that the epidemic is tending to narrow. Meanwhile, the number of severe cases decreased to 672 cases, more than half of which were unvaccinated. However, the concern for Israel now is that the number of students found to have COVID-19 or have to be isolated has increased sharply after the new school year started in early September. Among the newly discovered cases. , students account for more than half.
Denmark lifted the regulation on the use of “vaccine passports”, ending the imposition of restrictive measures against the COVID-19 epidemic. The reason the country lifted restrictions was because of widespread vaccination. More than 73% of Danes are fully vaccinated. Currently, Denmark still records about 500 new infections every day. The country insists that it has brought the epidemic under control. However, Denmark will still be quick to impose restrictions if necessary.
As of September 17, all people coming from the “red zone” in the European Union (EU) when entering the country Belgium Those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 will have to self-isolate for 10 days. The isolation period will be shortened if the test result is negative on the 7th day. Belgium applies the above measure to deal with the epidemiological situation and new hospital admissions, putting pressure on the medical team, doctors and nurses. officer of this country.
86% of the adult population in Belgium has so far received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Belgium recorded more than 1.2 million people with COVID-19, including 25,454 deaths.
Ministry of Health Laos On September 11, the country reported 204 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, of which, in addition to 84 imported cases, which were immediately isolated, there were also 120 community cases. Thus, up to now, the total number of COVID-19 infections in Laos has reached 17,140 cases, including 16 deaths.
According to the Lao Ministry of Health, the number of community cases in a day in the country has increased to three digits. The epidemic situation in some provinces such as Savannakhet, Champasak and Luangprabang is still very complicated when it continues to be the place with many COVID-19 cases in the community. Notably, many of the recently recorded community infections were officials in health centres, police, military or isolation center managers; others are workers from other provinces returning to their hometown, were later confirmed positive.
In CambodiaThe Ministry of Health of this country announced 658 new cases, of which 498 were community infections, bringing the total number of people infected with COVID-19 to 98,842 cases. According to the ministry, now the total number of people who have not survived the COVID-19 pandemic has also increased to 2,028 after 9 more deaths in the past 24 hours.
Cambodia kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination campaign in February, aiming to immunize 12 million people, or 75% of the population, by the end of the year. To date, this Southeast Asian country has injected at least 1 dose to 11.4 million people, equivalent to 71.3% of the population, of which 9.35 million people (58.4%) have received 2 doses. and 742,293 getting the 3rd shot.
Government Center for Handling COVID-19 Situation Thailand (CCSA) decided to maintain a night curfew from 9pm the previous day to 4am the next morning in the provinces of the “dark red zone” subject to strict control and maximum until at least the end of this September.
CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said the CCSA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha agreed to maintain the current restrictions, including the curfew imposed in the provinces of dark red zone” until the end of September. According to Mr. Taweesilp, CCSA also decided not to change the status of classifying provinces according to COVID-19 control zones including “dark red zone” (29 provinces), “red zone” (37). province) and the “orange zone” (11 provinces).
Thailand on September 11 added 15,191 new cases and 253 deaths. Since the beginning of the epidemic season, Thailand has recorded a total of over 1.36 million cases of COVID-19, of which 14,173 people did not survive.
A total of over 2.2 million people in the Philippines have been infected with COVID-19 (Image: AP)
President Philippines Rodrigo Duterte signed a decree extending the state of emergency for another year due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. President Duterte’s decree noted that all government and local agencies must continue to fully support and cooperate, as well as mobilize necessary resources to implement urgent and meaningful measures. decided to eliminate all risks of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state of emergency will allow central and local authorities to vaccinate people, control prices of essential goods and food, and many other measures.
The Philippines first declared a state of emergency in March 2020 and has extended it several times. On September 11, the Philippines recorded 26,303 new infections, the highest number of new cases in a day since the outbreak of the disease in this Southeast Asian country. To date, a total of over 2.2 million people have been infected with COVID-19, including 34,078 deaths in the Philippines. The total number of deaths in the Philippines due to the pandemic has also increased to 34,978 after 79 more people died in the past day.
On September 11, the National Health Commission China said, Mainland China recorded 25 new infections, including 1 infection in the community in Fujian province (Fujian), and no new deaths. By the end of September 11, mainland China had a total of 95,153 cases, of which 4,636 people died from COVID-19.
Foreign Minister Indonesia Retno Marsudi said on September 11, the efforts of the Indonesian Government to find a vaccine against COVID-19 are not an easy matter because the supply is not commensurate with the high demand from different countries.
According to Foreign Minister Retno, the demand for a vaccine against COVID-19 is much greater than the number of vaccines available today. On the other hand, there are still policies from countries that hinder the supply of vaccines such as export restrictions. There is a large vaccine gap between high- and low-income countries. Globally, about 5.5 billion doses of vaccine have been administered to people around the world, but 80% of them are in high-income countries.
To date, Indonesia has received 227,411,510 doses of vaccine purchased through commercial channels, with support from the COVAX Mechanism and from friendly countries. Over the past 18 months, the diplomatic apparatus of the Government of this country has been constantly accessing vaccine sources and cooperating with many different countries to meet the needs of vaccines for the people. Vaccination in Indonesia has exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO) target as to date, 34% of the population has received the first dose of the vaccine and 20% of the population has received a second dose.
Drug Administration of South Africa On September 11, Pfizer approved the use of COVID-19 vaccine from pharmaceutical company Pfizer (USA) for children 12 years and older, paving the way for the South African Government to vaccinate teenagers with this vaccine. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) said the decision was made following a review of updated information on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine submitted in March. this year.
After a slow start, the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in South Africa has been accelerated in recent months thanks to guaranteed supplies. About 12% of South Africa’s more than 60 million people have now been vaccinated against COVID-19, a rate higher than all other countries in Africa.