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CORONAVIRUS, LATEST NEWS FROM THE WORLD – Over 74 million people are affected by the Coronavirus in the world, which has caused more than one million and six hundred thousand deaths. Here all the latest news on Coronavirus in Italy. Below are the updates from the world on Covid today, Friday 18 December 2020, in real time.
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07.13 – Usa, Fda expert committee gives ok to Moderna – The expert advisory board of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American drug agency, has given the green light for the emergency authorization of the Moderna vaccine. The green light for the Moderna vaccine by the experts of the Vaccines and Related Biological Priduct Advisory Committe paves the way for the dispatch of six million doses already this weekend. The experts expressed themselves unanimously. Now we await the imminent authorization from the FDA for emergency use, which will make Moderna the second vaccine to be approved in the US.
06.44 – In the USA 247 thousand new infections and 3,249 deaths – The United States reached 17,179,180 confirmed cases of the coronavirus this Thursday and 310,325 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. Today’s figure is 3,249 deaths and 247,544 new infections. New York State remains the most affected in the country by the pandemic with 36,052 deaths, followed by Texas (24,934), California (21,968), Florida (20,305) and New Jersey (18,080). Other states with high death tolls include Illinois (15,985), Pennsylvania (13,329), Michigan (11,801), Massachusetts (11,558) or Georgia (10,294). In terms of infections, California has 1,737,342, followed by Texas with 1,542,131, the third is Florida with 1,168,483, Illinois is fourth with 879,428 and New York fifth with 815,469.
06.14 – In India 22,890 new cases, close to the 10 million threshold – In the last 24 hours, India has recorded another 22,890 cases of coronavirus, bringing the overall budget close to the threshold of 10 million infected since the beginning of the epidemic (9,979,447). It is the fifth consecutive day that the number of cases remains below 30,000. The dead were 338, for a total of 144,789
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Vaccine: von der Leyen, Ema meeting on Moderna well anticipated – The EMA has decided to “bring the meeting to discuss the Moderna vaccine up to 6 January”. The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen on Twitter, reiterated this on Twitter, welcoming the news “with favor”. “This is the second vaccine on which the EMA will give a scientific evaluation, after the one on BionTech / Pfizer expected next week”, recalled von der Leyen. “We are making good progress in securing vaccines,” he concluded.
The King of Sweden: “We have failed” – The king of Sweden rejects the model chosen by the Scandinavian country in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, centered on the absence of restrictive measures and on the sense of responsibility of citizens. “We have failed, we have a large number of deaths. And this is terrible ”, declared Carlo XVI Gustavo during a TV program. Even the Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Loefven, admits the criticality of the situation, pointing the finger at many experts, who would have underestimated the scope of the second wave. Read the full article.
Vaccino, campaign kicks off in Europe from 27 December – The member states of the European Union plan to start the vaccination campaign against Covid on December 27. This was stated by the German Minister of Health, Jens Sphan, quoted by the British newspaper The Guardian. “In Germany we will start, if the approval comes as planned, on December 27th. The other EU countries want to be able to start and they want to start on December 27, ”Sphan said before a meeting with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and Biontech executives.
Brazil: Bolsonaro launches vaccine campaign, but he won’t – The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, launched the vaccination campaign in the South American country, one of the most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the day after announcing that he will not be injected with the serum. Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello announced that the administration could start as early as February. “After the storm, calm”, declared Bolsonaro in the presentation ceremony of the vaccination campaign, “the governors of the 27 states have one goal: the common good, the return to normality”. The Brazilian president announced that next week he will sign an order for the allocation of 20 billion reais (about 3.2 billion euros) to purchase doses of a “vaccine that meets the safety and efficacy criteria” of Anvisa , the Brazilian drug agency. The vaccine, Bolsonaro promised, will be “free and not compulsory”. Once the authorization of Anvisa is received, distribution will begin “in five days”, explained Pazuello, whose plan is to complete the vaccination of the entire population within 16 months.
Twitter to remove conspiracy post about vaccine – Twitter has announced that from next week it will label and, in severe cases, remove posts containing “harmful misinformation” about coronavirus vaccines, whose administration has begun in the United States these days. The social network, a note reads, will only affect “deliberate conspiracy theories”, such as those according to which immunization is a population control tool or is useless as the coronavirus does not exist.
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