It is scheduled to begin the process of vaccination from the Corona virus today, Sunday, throughout the European Union, as part of a comprehensive and simultaneous European campaign to vaccinate against the epidemic, at a time when some countries of the Union applied restrictions on travel to confront a new strain of the virus that appeared in Britain and several countries recorded infections with it, Most recently, Canada.
The major vaccination campaign comes a week after the European Commission approved the use of the “Pfizer-BioNTech” vaccine against Corona in the countries of the Union, announcing that the vaccination will begin on December 27, 28 and 29, after the vaccine was available simultaneously. For all countries of the Union, under the same conditions.
The European campaign is launched as the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus that causes “Covid-19” worldwide approaches the threshold of 80 million cases, and the deaths reach one million 753 thousand and 313 deaths in various countries.
Meanwhile, a Reuters count showed that more than 79.85 million people were infected with the emerging corona virus worldwide, while the total number of deaths resulting from it reached one million 753 thousand and 313 deaths.
And HIV infections have been recorded in more than 210 countries and regions, since the first cases were discovered in China in December 2019.
The new boom
Canada recorded the first cases of the mutated Corona virus, according to health officials announced Saturday.
“The two injuries are for a Durham couple,” said Barbara Yaffe, vice president of the health sector in the province of Ontario – in a statement – adding that they had been isolated.
Ontario re-imposed a general lockdown for weeks due to the rise in coronavirus infections, while Canada suspended until January 6 all flights from the United Kingdom, after a new mutation of Covid-19 appeared in this country.
Cases of this new mutation were discovered in several countries on Saturday, including France, Spain, Japan, Sweden and Italy, after Germany, Lebanon and Denmark announced similar injuries to them.
On Sunday, Japan announced that it would prevent new arrivals from non-resident foreigners from entering its territory from Monday until the end of next January, at a time when the country recorded its first infections with the new strain of Corona virus.
As of Saturday, Canada had recorded more than 534,000 cases of Covid-19, and more than 14,700 deaths.
The United Kingdom exceeded 70 thousand deaths on Friday, and is facing an increasing number of infections with the new strain of the virus, as it imposed isolation measures on 6 million people in the south and east of the country.
And the new strain – which experts fear is spreading faster – has prompted more than 50 countries to impose travel restrictions from the United Kingdom, where it first appeared.
The United States still tops the list of countries with the most deaths recorded in Corona, and the country with the most confirmed cases worldwide, with 18 million 771 thousand and 885 cases recorded, while the number of deaths from the disease reached 330 thousand and 345 deaths, according to the statistics of the Virus Resource Center Corona at Johns Hopkins University, today, Sunday.
In turn, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Sunday, renewed his warning that the Corona pandemic will not be the last epidemic crisis in the world, stressing that attempts to improve human health “are doomed to failure without dealing with climate change and animal affairs.”
In a video he posted on the international organization’s Twitter account on the occasion of the International Day of Preparedness for Epidemics, which falls on Sunday, Ghebreyesus denounced “the dangerous myopia inherent in resorting to money in cases of epidemic outbreaks without taking any measures to prepare for the next pandemic,” saying The time has come to learn the lessons of the coronavirus pandemic. “
He explained that “for a very long time, the world has worked in a circle of panic and belittlement,” adding, “We are pouring money into an outbreak, and when it ends, we forget about it and do nothing to prevent the next outbreak .. This is a dangerous shortcoming, and frankly, it is difficult to understand.”