Biden made additional announcements Ordered, researchers explored new shots and treatments and failed to deliver vaccines worldwide. Here’s what you need to know:
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The White House has announced a comprehensive new plan to deal with the next phase of the epidemic
Yesterday, President Biden made several announcements New Covid-1 policies. The Six parts of his plan Increase vaccination, increase immunization protection, keep schools safe and open, increase testing and masking, strengthen economic recovery, and reform the care of sick people. The vaccine mandate is a focal point. All employers, including more than 100 employees, will need to be vaccinated or tested weekly, workers will be given time to get their shots and recover from side effects, and if they do not, they will face fines of up to $ 14,000 per violation. And all federal employees in the executive branch and government contractors must also be vaccinated.
Biden also called on governors to address the need Vaccination for school staff. This week, the country’s second-largest school district, Los Angeles, took things a step further and announced that it would be needed. All students over 12 years of age Vaccination is also required to attend classes in person.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers and researchers are working to develop more vaccine and treatment options
Top executives of Biotech Recently announced The drug maker worldwide is ready to request approval for its Covid-1 vaccine for use in children under 5 years of age. “Working twenty-four hours” Approve vaccines for children. Meanwhile, other drug makers say plans are underway for a new type of vaccine that could fight both Covid-1 and the flu. NovaVax said this week that it has Early stage tests begin To test its combined shots, and it expects results in the first half of 2022 Two-in-one booster.
Researchers are also working Look for existing drugs Which can treat mild diseases of covid and keep many people out of the hospital. Preliminary data suggest that an antidepressant drug called fluvoxamine may be effective, but more research is needed to be sure. And although ivermectin had some promising initial results, there is no evidence that it helps prevent or treat covid.
Efforts to distribute the vaccine internationally continue
The Biden administration is expected to make recommendations An international summit To discuss the epidemic, and in particular the production and distribution of vaccines, during a meeting of the UN General Assembly later this month. Fair Vaccine Delivery Continues: This week Kovacs announced that it was on the verge of collapse About 30 percent short Its distribution target for 2021 Adequate vaccination for every adult In the world by 2022, but rich countries who have bought most of the world’s supplies need to make sure these shots are distributed fairly.
This week, the WHO chief again spoke of booster shots, urging rich countries Give them a break until the end of the year To make those doses available to other people who have not yet received their initial dose.
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Why are hospital-related infections on the rise during epidemics?
Health-care-related infections, which often fall on people while in hospital, are caused by a number of factors. Patients in the ICU are at risk for infection, but they are being treated close to other sick people, and healthcare workers may inadvertently become carriers, such as life-saving equipment. Crowds and the extra demands of hospital staff also don’t help. During the epidemic, Kovid has the pressure to take care of sick people Years of progress have diminished To prevent such infections. The good news is, the solution to this problem is the same as the solution to the epidemic: vaccines. The fewer people are seriously ill, the better hospitals will be equipped to protect everyone who comes through their hospital doors.
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