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India sets a new global case record and the United States prepares to send oxygen, testing, treatment and PPE


Global statistics of COVID-19 coronavirus confirmed cases increased by 147 million on Monday, of which India accounted for more than a third of daily new cases, as Western governments included all the US, started sending oxygen supplies, virus testing, drug treatment and personal protective equipment to ease the crisis.

India staged another terrible record with 349,691 confirmed cases on Sunday, According to the Associated Press, set daily global records for the fourth consecutive day. A new “double mutation” variant spiked cases and undermined the government’s claims of victory over the pandemic.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

The Health Department reported an additional 2,767 deaths in the past 24 hours, pushing the number of deaths in India to 192,311. Experts think this may be a too low number, as suspected cases are not included and many deaths from COVID-19 are attributed to underlying conditions.

India’s overburdened hospitals are begging for oxygen, a serious lack of oxygen that many patients die in ambulances as patients wait for help but cannot come. The rising death toll has also overwhelmed cemeteries and cremations, which are skipping Hindu rituals and rituals that are supposed to free the soul from the cycle of rebirth.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Biden’s primary medical advisor, told ABC “This week” that the United States will look at how to increase India’s vaccine supply. by sending doses or helping India “fundamentally make vaccines on its own,” for example.

Also on the vaccine front, a committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Friday to allow Americans to once again receive COVID-19 one shot from Johnson & Johnson without any additional regulations.

CDC’s Influential Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met for the second time on Friday to discuss the risks and benefits of J&J vaccines following reports of blood clots associated with urine. low bridge in the six women vaccinated. At that time, about seven million people in the United States had been vaccinated with that vaccine.

The committee voted 10-4-0 to uphold the original emergency vaccination authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, with more committee members talking about the greater risks involved. Related to COVID-19. The EUA allows any adult in the United States 18 years or older to be vaccinated. Some Wall Street analysts previously predicted that the vaccine would no longer be recommended for women under 50.

Meanwhile, the US vaccine program continues to be making good progress. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine tracker shows that as of 6 a.m. ET, 290.7 million doses had been shipped to the states, 228.7 million doses had been injected, and 139.9 million people had received at least one shot, equal to 42.2% of the population.

94.8 million fully vaccinated people, 28.5% of the population, meant they had received two two-dose vaccines from Pfizer Inc. develope.
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single-shot vaccine. The AstraZeneca vaccine has not been approved for use in the United States

Among Americans 65 and over, 36.9 million were fully vaccinated, or 67.5% of that group. Nearly 45 million people of that age were subjected to the first impact, accounting for 81.5% of that population.

Good news for those who want to travel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the New York Times that she hopes Americans are fully vaccinated, allowed to come to the EU this summer.

In other news:

• The European Commission initiates legal action against vaccine maker AstraZeneca PLC
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for not respecting the terms of the EU contract, The Associated Press reported. Spokesman Stefan De Keersmaecker said the action was “on the basis of a violation of the pre-purchase agreement.” AstraZeneca’s contract with the European Union predicts 300 million initial doses of the drug to be distributed to 27 member countries, with the option to add 100 million. But only 30 million doses were delivered in the first quarter of 2021, and the company said it could only deliver 70 million in the second quarter, instead of the 180 million it promised.

Watch now: People of color face many barriers to accessing vaccines – including ‘skepticism of the system that treats them poorly’.

• French manufacturer of the drug Sanofi SA.
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has agreed to produce COVID-19 vaccine by Moderna Inc. at its facility in Ridgefield, New Jersey, and will deliver and complete up to 200 million doses starting September. Chief Executive Paul Hudson said the company willI also continued to work with my two COVID1-19 vaccine programs, while supporting global efforts. The move is Sanofi’s third commitment to providing production support and comes after it said it would produce 125 million doses of the vaccine by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. developed for the European Union. In February, Sanofi said it would support Johnson & Johnson by producing about 12 million doses of that single shot per month at one location in France.

As more and more adults in the United States get Covid-19 vaccine, a host of side effects are emerging. WSJ’s Daniela Hernandez talks to an infectious disease specialist about what is common, what does not and when to seek medical attention. Photo: Associated Press

• Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha was fined after a photo on his official Facebook page showed he was not wearing a mask while presiding over a COVID-19 vaccination meeting, drawing criticism. network, AP reported. Thailand is imposing fines of up to 20,000 baht ($ 640) on people who do not wear masks in public in 48 provinces, as the government is struggling to cope with a new wave of coronavirus infections. medical system stress. The capital Bangkok, with the highest number of cases, is also closing more than 30 types of businesses and services, including movie theaters, parks, zoos, bars, swimming pools and massage parlors. Gatherings of more than 20 people are banned.

• Bars, restaurants, movie theaters and concert halls will reopen partially across Italy on Monday to promote coronavirus-infected businesses, as parliament debates plans for recovery. price 220 billion euros (266 billion USD) funded by the EU government, AFP reported. The move comes after months of imposing start-up restrictions to manage second and third COVID-19 waves. Italy was an early hotspot of the pandemic and Prime Minister Mario Draghi has come under intense pressure from governments in the region and street protests are increasingly frequent to ease restrictions, as Italy must. facing the deepest recession since World War II.

• UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday denied that he had said he wanted corpses piled up “thousands high” rather than ordering a third coronavirus lock, The Guardian reported. Asked if he would make that comment, as the Daily Mail reported, Johnson said: “No, but again, I think it’s important, I think, that people want us to join. And doing it as a government is to make sure the keys work, and that they are. “

Latest Tallies

According to global statistics for the disease caused by coronavirus soared above 147 million on Monday, as the death toll increased to 3.11 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Data show that nearly 85 million people have recovered from COVID.

The United States continues to lead the world in cases and deaths by a wide margin, with 32 million cases, accounting for more than a fifth of all global cases and 572,200 deaths, or 1/5 of deaths worldwide. world.

Brazil is third behind India with 14.3 million cases and second in death toll with 390,797 people.

Mexico had the third highest death toll with 214,947 people and 2.3 million deaths, or the 15th highest.

The UK has 4.4 million cases and 127,681 deaths, the fifth highest in the world and highest in Europe.

China, where the virus was first detected late last year, There have been 102,384 confirmed cases and 4,845 deaths, according to its official numbers, are believed to have been reported to the public.

Ireland, with a population of 4.9 million, currently has more COVID deaths than China’s official statistics, which is 4,873. China has a population of 1.4 billion people.

What does the economy say?

US orders for durable goods rebounded in March after performing poorly last month, but major supply shortages are still hampering manufacturers as they race to keep up with increasing demand from customers MarketWatch’s Jeffry Bartash reported.

Durable goods orders rose 0.5% last month, the government said on Monday. These are products such as electronics, home appliances, machinery, cars, and other transportation equipment that have a lifespan of at least three years.

Economists surveyed by the Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal forecast a 2.2% increase.

However, in March, orders will triple if not due to plummeting orders for commercial and military aircraft.

Orders fell for the first time in February since the pandemic began, mainly due to unusually severe winter weather and a sharp drop in car output due to a lack of key computer chips.

American economist Lydia Boussour of Oxford Economics said: “As the economy reopens on a broader scale, industrial activity will continue to be driven by strong winds including massive fiscal stimulus, high demand and strong corporate profits ”. “These will overcome ongoing headwinds from longstanding supply chains and the global shortage of semiconductors.”

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higher on monday.

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