1/9 - “In the second wave we acquired much more evidence that schoolchildren are almost equally, if not more infected by SARS-CoV-2 than others.” google.ch/amp/s/www.wsj.…
2/9 - “The problem is not that schools are unsafe for children,” Mr. Boris Johnson said last week. “The problem is schools may nonetheless act as vectors for transmission, causing the virus to spread between households.”
3/9 - “An antibody survey conducted by researchers in Geneva in May and December, using thousands of random samples, found that children of age 6 to 18 were getting infected as often as young adults. The study has yet to be peer reviewed.”
1/7 - “People who have already contracted coronavirus are as protected against reinfection as those who have received the best #COVID19 vaccines, according to a survey of 20,000 UK healthcare workers, the largest study in the world so far.” ft.com/content/929ef3…
2/7 - “Public Health England regularly tested two matched groups of volunteers between June and November — 6,000 health workers who had previously been infected with coronavirus and 14,000 who had not.”
3/7 - “A comparison of infections in the 2 groups found that prior infection provided at least 83% protection against reinfection. It gave better than 94% protection against symptomatic #COVID19 , matching the figures for the most effective #COVID19 vaccines.”
1/7 -“A wave of new #COVID19 infections traced to migrant workers has ended Thailand’s solid run on containing the pandemic. The centre of the outbreak is Samut Sakhon province, a hub of the country’s $6bn seafood export industry in south-west of Bangkok.” ft.com/content/7f98f0…
2/7 - “Now the outbreak is stirring debate about the corrupt practices that allowed the virus to resurface — and the role in the Thai economy of the more than 2.5m foreign migrants who do the kingdom’s toughest jobs, from laying pavements to peeling supermarket shrimp.”
3/7 - “Nearly all the new #COVID19 cases have been traced to migrants, some of whom entered the country illegally. Returning Thais and citizens of Myanmar have been slipping over the two countries’ long border without undergoing Thailand’s mandatory 14-day quarantine.”
1/5 -La France aurait l’occasion et les moyens de développer une ambition “contagieuse” pour le reste de l’Europe vis-à-vis de la stratégie vaccinale. Voici une proposition en complément de la doctrine actuelle du pays.
2/5 - La France sait faire voter 38 des 54 millions de ses citoyens de plus de 18 ans, en 10 heures, sur une seule journée. Elle peut organiser dans chaque commune, sous l’impulsion de ses 36000 maires un dispositif semblable pour vacciner tous les adultes volontaires.
3/5 - Mais il faut pour cela savoir produire un vaccin pour près de 2x54 millions de doses. Cela demanderait 4 à 5 mois à un laboratoire qui a le savoir faire - comme Sanofi-Pasteur - qui devrait alors disposer d’un accès facilité à l’un des vaccins approuvés. Disons juin 2021.
2/21. Denmark is landing towards its #COVID19 safety zone (R-eff=0.79), at high to medium (by next mid-week) levels of activity, with still increasing very high levels of mortality, for 7 more days.
112,427 vaccinated as of Jan 08.
3/21 - Belgium is landing towards its #COVID19 safety zone (R-eff=0.87), at medium levels of activity, with very high levels of mortality, for 7 more days.
700 vaccinated as of Jan 02.
1/7 - “The EU has hit back at criticism from member states that its bloc-wide vaccine procurement plan has failed to secure enough doses to enable a rapid start. [...] EC had been overly cautious in reaching agreements with vaccine manufact. last year”. ft.com/content/c1575e…
2/7 - “The EU official’s intervention came as a blame game escalated over the slow pace of the vaccine rollout in many European countries. While Britain has vaccinated more than 1m people, as of Tuesday, Germany, Spain and France had vaccinated 367,00, 139,000 and 5,000 people.”
3/7 - “The EU, with a population of almost 450m, has assembled a portfolio totalling more than 2bn doses of seven different vaccines. But investments by the EU to help companies cover upfront costs appear to have been relatively modest compared with those agreed by the US.”
1/10 - “Last month, Israel began the world’s speediest coronavirus vaccination campaign, handing out first jabs of a two-shot BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine to more than 1m citizens. Millions more are planned.” ft.com/content/0e2f59…
2/10 - “Next door, in the West Bank, occupied by the Israeli military, and in Gaza, blockaded by the same forces, millions of Palestinians waited for their turn. They are still waiting.”
3/10 - “The stark disparity is not just an illustration of the inequities that await the global rollout of #COVID19 vaccines, with wealthy nations racing ahead of poorer ones to immunise their citizens.”
1/7 - “The UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark and some northern Italian regions have all ordered schools to shut for several weeks to try to contain #COVID19 infections, in some cases on the back of extended Christmas holidays.” ft.com/content/8121ca…
2/7 - “We know how important it is for parents to have to look after
children and how important learning is for children . . . and how important educational qualifications are in our country,” said Markus Söder, prime minister of Bavaria, “It was a “difficult decision”
3/7 - “European countries largely kept schools open last autumn even as they imposed a second lockdown, shutting bars, restaurants, leisure venues and non-essential shops. It was a stark contrast with the first lockdown in the spring when many switched to remote learning.”
1/9 - “Beijing has barred the entry of a 10-member World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the #COVID19 pandemic after their visas were not approved.” ft.com/content/7e9ce6…
2/9 - “The slow progress of the WHO probe and its lack of access into the origins of the pandemic have drawn criticism from the US and calls for greater transparency from some western governments.”
3/9 - “China maintains that it welcomes the investigation, which will be primary focused on identifying when, where and how the #SARSCoV2 virus that causes #COVID19 made the jump from animals to humans.”
2/21 - Belgium is landing towards its #COVID19 safety zone (R-eff=0.87), at medium levels of activity, with very high levels of mortality, for 7 more days.
Vaccine campaign has started. No data reported.
3/21. Germany is plateauing in its #COVID19 epidemic activity (R-eff=0.97), at high levels, with very high levels of mortality, for 7 more days.
316,962 vaccinated as of Jan 04.