- 83 million people are infected with Corona globally in 190 countries and nearly two million deaths.

83 million people are infected with Corona globally in 190 countries and nearly two million deaths.


Number of confirmed people infected with the Coronavirus has exceeded 83 million, the United States has approached the threshold of 4 thousand deaths per day, while the world prepares for the New Year with the hope that vaccines will allow the elimination of this epidemic.

Worldometer documented the injury of 83 million and 100 thousand people around the world, and the death of about one million and 812 thousand, compared to the recovery of more than 58 million and 890 thousand.
Johns Hopkins University announced the death of 3,927 people with the Corona virus within 24 hours in the United States, which is the country most affected in the world by the epidemic, while about 190,000 new infections were recorded.
According to the World Meter website, the total number of injuries in the United States has exceeded 20 million, and more than 350 thousand deaths.

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the first infection with the new strain of Corona virus in the state, a day after the announcement of the first case of this type in the country in Colorado.

The United States has so far allowed two vaccines, "Pfizer-BioNTech" and "Moderna", and about 2.8 million people have received the first injection; That is, well below the target set by US President Donald Trump's administration.

The chief infectious disease expert in the United States, Anthony Fauci, said that he expects the country to reach a measure of herd immunity through vaccinations, allowing "some semblance of normalcy" to return in the fall of 2021, despite the obstacles facing the stages The first to launch the vaccine.

China agreed to use a vaccine developed by the state-backed pharmaceutical giant, Sinopharm, which is the first approval for a vaccine released to the public, after its manufacturers confirmed that it is 79.34% effective.

UAE had previously offered this Chinese vaccine to the public, and Pakistan had bought 1.2 million doses of it.

On the other hand, the European Medicines Agency said that the vaccine developed by the company "AstraZeneca" in cooperation with the University of Oxford, and which was approved by Britain yesterday, is unlikely to obtain approval from the European Union next month, and that it is awaiting further information from the company.

The agency had given its approval 10 days ago to the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine, and it is also scheduled to take a decision on the Moderna vaccine after a week.

Britain will accelerate the vaccination of the "AstraZeneca-Oxford" company, effective January 4, as adopted by Argentina.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expected that the Corona crisis in her country would extend to 2021, and in a speech on the occasion of the New Year, which was her last speech on this occasion after the end of her fourth term, the challenges posed by the epidemic are still enormous.

Merkel denounced the conspiracy theories published by skeptics, and said that these rumors are false, dangerous and ridiculous, and do not take into account the feelings of the victims and their families.

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The German Minister of Health, Jens Young, confirmed the success of the vaccination campaign, explaining that 60,000 Germans have received the "Pfizer-Biontech" vaccine so far, while the government expects to extend the restrictions imposed by the closure of schools, non-essential stores, bars and restaurants, beyond January 10. The second.

In France, officials and doctors expressed their regret for the caution associated with the vaccination campaign, which they considered to be very slow compared to neighboring countries. The United Kingdom, and less than 200 in France. "

And only 40% of the French, in a poll, expressed their desire to be vaccinated, while the health authorities are betting on the people's attitude to change as the campaign continues and no worrisome side effects appear on those who received the vaccination first.

In Italy, the Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, said that the effect of the vaccination campaign will not appear until 10 to 15 million citizens have received the vaccine, explaining, "I do not think that this will happen before April.

The National Institute of Statistics in Italy said, on Wednesday, that it is possible that the total deaths of Corona will be much greater than the advertiser, as the authorities talked about the death of about 57 thousand people during the period from February to the end of November, while the institute estimated this number at about 84 thousand.

The period of the end of the year holidays, during which there is frequent movement and travel, will contribute to exacerbating the spread of infection; Therefore, the authorities tightened lockdown measures, as happened in Germany, Ireland and England.
Source : Al Jazeera + agencies

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