Pfizer is supplying less vaccine to Europe for the time being – the head of the chancellery expects an effort by the summer

Spain has for the first time since the beginning of the corona pandemic more than 40,000 new infections reported within one day. The number of infections rose by 40,197 to a total of more than 2.25 million, the Ministry of Health announced in Madrid on Friday. The previous high was reached on Wednesday with 38,869. Because the numbers have been increasing for weeks, several regions, including Madrid, decided on one Tightening of measures to contain the pandemic.

The nocturnal Going lock the regional government announced on Friday that it will be brought forward by one hour to 11 p.m. in the capital region from Monday. Restaurants, cafés and bars in the entire so-called autonomous community will then have to close at 10 p.m. – instead of at midnight as before. According to the information, the tightening of the measures will initially apply for two weeks.

In addition, the number the one in Madrid cordoned off areasthat can only be left or entered with valid reason, in a total of 19 municipalities and 47 smaller districts elevated. A total of 1.3 million of the 6.7 million inhabitants in the region are affected.

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+++ Corona-News +++: Merkel allegedly wants to bring forward the federal-state round and tighten lockdown

Federal government extends application deadline for corona aid +++ France tightened curfew +++ Study: infected people probably protected from re-infection for five months +++ The news blog. .

Merkel supposedly wants to bring forward the federal-state round and tighten lockdown – extended application deadlines for aid

After surviving a corona infection According to a study, people are very likely Protected from re-infection for at least five months. However, there is Hints, that too People with antibodies the Spread virus could, it said in the study by the health authority Public Health England (PHE) among employees of the British health system. However, the study cannot make any statements about the effects of vaccines at this point in time. “We now know that most of those who had the virus and developed antibodies are protected from re-infection,” said Susan Hopkins, senior medical advisor to the agency and co-lead on the study, but this protection is not complete. It is also unclear how long this will last. After surviving an infection, a severe Covid 19 disease is highly unlikely. But there is still the risk of getting infected and infecting others.

Participated in the study so far Tens of thousands of UK healthcare workers part. They have been tested regularly for both corona infection and antibodies since June. Of the 6,614 participants who tested positive for antibodies, there were only 44 possible new infections, according to the study.

Experts who were not involved in the study spoke of important findings. “These data reinforce the message that for the time being everyone is a potential source of infection for others and should act accordingly,” said Eleanor Riley, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Edinburgh University. Simon Clark of Reading University said: “This means that the vast majority of the population must either have natural immunity or have been vaccinated in order for us to completely lift the restrictions in our lives. Unless we’re prepared for many more people to be infected and die from Covid-19. “

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Netherlands extend lockdown – From Friday registration is mandatory when entering Austria

Three Democratic MPs of the US House of Representatives tested positive for the coronavirus after the siege of the Capitol building by Trump supporters been. MP Brad Schneider said he received a positive test result on Tuesday. The Democrats Pramila Jayapal and Bonnie Watson Coleman had previously made their infection public. The Democrats accused Republican MPs of not wanting to wear a mask when they were offered one.

“Too many Republicans have refused to take this pandemic and virus seriously, putting everyone around them at risk,” Jayapal said. “Just hours after President Trump instigated a deadly attack on our Capitol, our country and our democracy, many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum of Covid-19 precaution and simply put a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic to wear. ”Schneider accused the mask refusers with selfishness and arrogance.

Coleman, Schneider and Jayapal were among dozens of MPs who had been moved to a safe location during the uprising. Several members of Congress spent hours in the great room. Congressional doctor Brian Monahan urged all MPs to get tested for the coronavirus because they may have been exposed to the virus.

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Netherlands want to extend lockdown – Merkel criticizes implementation of corona protection in old people’s homes

Three Democratic MPs of the US House of Representatives Tested positive for the corona virus after the siege of the Capitol building by Trump supporters been. MP Brad Schneider said he received a positive test result on Tuesday. The Democrats Pramila Jayapal and Bonnie Watson Coleman had previously made their infection public. The Democrats accused Republican MPs of not wanting to wear a mask when they were offered one.

“Too many Republicans have refused to take this pandemic and virus seriously, putting everyone around them at risk,” said Jayapal. “Just hours after President Trump instigated a deadly attack on our Capitol, our country and our democracy, many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum of Covid-19 precaution and simply put a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic to wear. ”Schneider accused the mask refusers with selfishness and arrogance.

Coleman, Schneider and Jayapal were among dozens of MPs who had been moved to a safe location during the uprising. Several members of Congress spent hours in the great room. Congressional doctor Brian Monahan urged all MPs to get tested for the coronavirus because they may have been exposed to the virus.

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British are increasing the vaccination rate – Spahn expects herd immunity in summer

In the fight against the high number of corona cases, the UK government increase the pace of vaccination. So far, about 2.6 million vaccine doses have been administered, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday. At the same time, he warned against neglecting the measures to contain the virus. The new virus variant was “highly contagious” and put the NHS health service under “considerable pressure”, said the minister.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had also called for increased vigilance, otherwise the lockdown measures would have to be stepped up. “Now is the time to be extremely vigilant, to comply with the rules,” said Johnson while visiting a vaccination center in Bristol.

As many first vaccinations as possible are given in the UK, the second dose is expected to follow within twelve weeks. To date, just over 370,000 people have received a second dose.

With around 46,000 new infections, the number of new infections reported in Great Britain on Monday was slightly lower than last week. But the number of Covid-19 patients who have to be treated in hospital continues to rise.

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RKI registers 24,694 new corona infections – In Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, tightened lockdown is to apply from Sunday

According to the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the interval between the first and second corona vaccination should not be increased. The Stiko announced this in an update of its vaccination recommendation on Friday. Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) had the authority examined whether such a procedure makes sense in order to be able to vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible with the currently limited vaccine quantities. The background to this is that there is a certain degree of protection against Covid 19 disease already after the first vaccination.

“The second dose of vaccine should be administered within the period covered by the approval studies (currently 42 days),” says the updated vaccination recommendation. To justify this, the Stiko experts explain that at the moment it is uncertain whether postponing the second vaccine dose to a later date will actually prevent more serious illnesses and deaths than a second vaccination for high-risk groups soon, which then results in almost complete protection before illness leads. If the recommended interval between the first and second vaccine dose has been exceeded, the vaccination series can be continued and does not have to be restarted.

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In Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, tightened lockdown will apply from Sunday – Karl Lauterbach sees vaccinations for everyone only in the third quarter of the year

According to the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the interval between the first and second corona vaccination should not be increased. The Stiko announced this in an update of its vaccination recommendation on Friday. Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) had the authority examined whether such a procedure makes sense in order to be able to vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible with the currently limited vaccine quantities. The background to this is that there is a certain degree of protection against Covid 19 disease already after the first vaccination.

“The second dose of vaccine should be administered within the period covered by the approval studies (currently 42 days),” says the updated vaccination recommendation. To justify this, the Stiko experts explain that at the moment it is uncertain whether postponing the second vaccine dose to a later date will actually prevent more serious illnesses and deaths than a second vaccination for high-risk groups soon, which then results in almost complete protection before illness leads. If the recommended interval between the first and second vaccine dose has been exceeded, the vaccination series can be continued and does not have to be restarted.

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Those who have recovered should also be vaccinated – EMA wants to decide on Astra-Zeneca vaccine in January

Belgium wants to achieve nationwide immunity against the coronavirus by late summer. According to the vaccination plan, 70 percent of the population should be vaccinated by SeptemberAs the Belga news agency reported on Friday to the working group responsible for the vaccination campaign. “This is great news on the way back to freedom,” said Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke.

Belgium had one before A vaccination rate of 70 percent is the goal set. The value corresponds with the assessment of experts, according to which 60 to 70 percent of the population must receive vaccination protection in order to stop the corona pandemic in a country.

The vaccination plan presented on Friday for the coming months is, however, dependent on the availability of vaccines and other market approvals, emphasized Vandenbroucke. The vaccine recently approved in the EU by the US company Moderna and the possibility of increasing the number of individual doses from Biontech / Pfizer ampoules from five to six have already been taken into account.

After a one-week test run, Belgium announced at the beginning of the week that it would begin vaccinations on a large scale. Previously, only 700 volunteers had been vaccinated in some nursing homes. Vandenbroucke and Prime Minister Alexander De Croo therefore called for more speed. Little Belgium with around 11.5 million inhabitants had it in autumn at times the highest number of corona infections per capita in Europe.

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