CGTN on Youtube shows that speaking at a regular briefing on Friday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged rich countries “to reconsider” vaccinating children and adolescents and to “instead donate vaccines to COVAX.” He noted that at present, only 0.3 percent of vaccine supply is going to low-income countries, adding that “trickle down vaccination is not an effective strategy for fighting a deadly respiratory virus.”
COVID-19 variant first seen in India designated as global concern, WHO says
Global News shows that the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday the coronavirus variant first identified in India, the B.1.617, was being designated as one of global concern, citing preliminary studies showing it spreads more easily.
The variant has already spread to other countries and many nations have moved to cut or restrict movements from India.
India set to surpass 20 million confirmed COVID-19 cases
“What’s happening in India and Brazil could happen elsewhere,” warns the WHO’s Director-General. See reporting with Melissa Duggan on the global concern over surging coronavirus cases.
Canada’s COVID-19 surge “darkness before the dawn” WHO advisor says
Global News shows that as Canada endures the third wave of COVID-19, a virus that has already claimed tens of thousands of lives within our borders, a World Health Organization adviser has a message for Canadians: “Dawn is Coming.”
Dr. Peter Singer’s comments come on the heels of soaring COVID-19 case counts in Canada, which peaked at over 9,000 daily infections in mid-April. Ontario in particular has faced a crushing third wave, with record-breaking daily cases and intensive care units stretched to their limits.
Canada: ‘Prioritize human lives over the economy’: Doctor reacts to new Ontario shutdown
CTV News shows that Dr. Kali Barrett, a critical care physician with University Health Network, says businesses can be rebuilt, but ‘once you’re dead, you’re dead’.
The virus that causes COVID-19 infects people of all ages. However, evidence to date suggests that two groups of people are at a higher risk of getting severe COVID-19 disease. These are older people (that is people over 60 years old); and those with underlying medical conditions (such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer). The risk of severe disease gradually increases with age starting from around 40 years. It’s important that adults in this age range protect themselves and in turn protect others that may be more vulnerable.
WHO has issued advice for these two groups and for community support to ensure that they are protected from COVID-19 without being isolated, stigmatized, left in a position of increased vulnerability or unable to access basic provisions and social care.
Pfizer Canada says it’s possible for additional doses to arrive
CBC News shows that Pfizer Canada vaccines lead Fabien Paquette says that it is possible additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine could arrive in Canada. The company hopes to accelerate its deployment. The company also said Wednesday its vaccine is safe and protective in people as young as age 12.
Pfizer Canada certainly says it’s possible for additional doses to arrive.
The virus that causes COVID-19 really infects people of all ages. However, evidence to date suggests that 2 groups of people are at a higher risk of getting severe COVID-19 disease. These are older people (that is people over 60 years old); and those with underlying medical conditions (such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer). The risk of severe disease gradually increases with age starting from around 40 years. It’s important that adults in this age range protect themselves and in turn protect others that may be more vulnerable.
WHO has issued advice for these 2 groups and for community support to ensure that they are protected from COVID-19 without being isolated, stigmatized, left in a position of increased vulnerability or certainly unable to access basic provisions and social care.
Norway’s coronavirus death toll is 47
City lockdowns are happening all over the world. It’s interesting what people are doing around the world to keep their businesses open and operating. In this video, these two Oslo bookshop owners choose to go delivery-only to keep their business afloat at the start of lockdown. Pil Cappelen Smith and Anders Cappelen deliver books wearing full hazmat suits and gas masks in order to raise local awareness of the seriousness of the situation. The global crisis is worsening. In the end, they decided to embark on one last delivery run before deciding to shut up shop completely.
In some cities around the world, people make deliveries with no hazmat suits. Some delivery persons have a simple mask or maybe even no mask. People certainly react based on how many virus deaths their city has. Some cities may have 1 or 2 or 10 Coronavirus Covid-19 deaths. New York City in USA is having one of the worst Coronavirus Covid-19 death situations right now.
Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. Oslo was founded as a city at the end of the Viking Age in the year 1040 under the name Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada. The amazing city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway around 1300. In 1948 Oslo merged with Aker, a municipality which surrounded the capital and which was 27 times larger, thus creating the modern, vastly enlarged Oslo municipality.
There is now a total of 50,230 deaths in the world from Coronavirus Covid-19. These countries have the most deaths:
Italy 13,155 deaths
Spain 10,003 deaths
France 4,032 deaths
Read more Norway Coronavirus Covid-19 details here:
April 2, 2020 Coronavirus leaves wealthy Norway facing tough spending choices – ft.com
April 1, 2020 More than 51,000 report coronavirus symptoms in Norway – thelocal.no
March 28, 2020 Norway’s Prime Minister Defends Measures to Combat Coronavirus – bloomberg.com
March 30, 2020 Norway and Sweden: Battling Coronavirus in Two Different Worlds – blogs.prio.org
March 30, 2020 Hospitals in Norway report signs that coronavirus lockdown is working – thelocal.no
March 27, 2020 WHO virus study starts in Norway – newsinenglish.no
March 27, 2020 WHO officials enroll first patients from Norway and Spain in ‘historic’ coronavirus drug trial – cnbc.com
March 31, 2020 Norway PM sees positive early signs in fight against coronavirus – nationalpost.com
March 28, 2020 How Norway’s Travel Industry Is Coping Amid Coronavirus Lockdown – forbes.com