//Mr Biden and Dr Fauci and EU difficulties

Mr Biden and Dr Fauci and EU difficulties

UK
https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/cases

Cases, + 6,391 (+53,761)
Down 29.4%

Hospital admissions, + 1,110 (+ 8,463)
Down 22.1%

Deaths, + 343 (+1,991)
Down 36%

Vaccine, first dose, 20,478,619

Second dose, 844,098

US

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56262687

President Biden

Enough vaccines for every adult by the end of May

Two months earlier than expected

100 in 100 well on track

About 1.74 million per day

Merck now helping Johnson & Johnson

We’re now on track to have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May

the type of collaboration between companies we saw in World War Two

Stay vigilant

this fight is far from over

VOCs

We cannot let our guard down now or assure that victory is inevitable

We can’t assume that

Vaccines for children

https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-28-2021-n1259095

Dr. Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Children under 12 years very likely, end of 2021 or beginning of 2022

Based on,

If you project realistically when we’ll get enough data to be able to say that elementary school children will be able to be vaccinated, I would think that would be, at the earliest, the end of the year, and very likely, the first quarter of 2022

High school students will likely be able to get vaccinated this fall

Closer to herd immunity

Encouraged Americans to continue to wear face masks, avoid crowds, and follow social distancing guidelines

you’ve got to get that baseline down lower than it is now

VOCs emerging in California and New York

Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/mask-mandate-ends-business-open-15994001.php

End of the state wide mask mandate

Businesses can open at 100% capacity March 10

state mandates are no longer needed

Mississippi

Removing the order on mask wearing, today

Michigan,

Easing capacity limits on restaurants, public and residential gatherings

South Carolina, Massachusetts, Chicago

San Francisco

Easing of rules on museums, cinemas, gyms and indoor dining

EU

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/03/02/eu-unity-face-coronavirus-pressure-vaccines-supplies/

Austria, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

Austria would work with Israel and Denmark on second generation vaccines

no longer rely on the EU in the future

European Medicines Agency, too slow

We must therefore prepare for further mutations and should no longer be dependent only on the EU for the production of second-generation vaccines

Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen

Bid for supplies of Israel’s leftover vaccines

Mr Kurz and Ms Frederiksen going to Israel

Poland

Talking to China about supplies

Slovakia

Two million doses of the Sputnik delivered (not been approved by the European Medicines Agency)

Czech

Due to buy Sputnik

Hungary

Already approved and bought 2 million doses of Sputnik

Viktor Orbán, photo of himself being vaccinated by the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine (5 million doses)

We’ve sought to do something together that we could have managed more successfully on an individual basis – take a look at the examples of Britain or Serbia

France

Regional leaders trying to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical suppliers

Germany

Ordered 30 million extra doses of the Pfizer and 20m doses with CureVac

Ursula von der Leyen

We have all agreed that there will be no parallel negotiations or parallel contracts

Malta

Population 502,000

https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/health-promotion/covid-19/Pages/covid-19-infographics.aspx

Italy

Oxford Astra Zeneca, not given to over 65 years old nor to people with any disease/health condition

Currently it seems like I´ll have to wait at least a year for my vaccination

Spain

http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202103/02/spain-ministry-health-recommends-20210302190600.html

Oxford AZ only being used in under 55s

Advise, 1g paracetamol before and for every 6 hours after vaccination if minor side effects appear

WHO

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/media-resources/press-briefings

First, there is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade. WHO doesn’t recommend limiting trade and movement.