On the confusion surrounding AstraZeneca, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) reaffirmed that “the overall benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks of side effects”. There is a “possible relationship” between the drug and the formation of “very rare cases” of blood clots, but “it is very rare”, it was stressed.
The EMA conference was followed by a alert and a request from Portugal regarding the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine: “Individual decisions affect everyone”. Therefore, a “position as coordinated as possible” among the 27 is required.
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11h25 – A Germany will start discussions with Russia on a possible purchase of Sputnik V, if the anti-covid-19 vaccine is approved by European authorities, German Health Minister Jens Spahn announced today.
11h00 – O Iran today officially surpassed the barrier of the two million confirmed cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2, in full acceleration of the pandemic, after a new record of daily contamination.
10h20 – If AstraZeneca shakes confidence, but most Portuguese want to be vaccinated, according to a study by Deco Proteste. Only 5% of respondents refuse to be inoculated and 10% say they may not be inoculated. In a study with four European countries, Portuguese are the most confident.
10h10 – The United Kingdom, which vaccinated more than half of its adult population against Covid-19, will achieve so-called group immunity in April 12th, according to data published today by University College London (UCL).
10h00- Stressing that the possibility of the appearance of clots is very low, the Infarmed warns that people vaccinated with AstraZeneca “should immediately seek medical assistance if they detect, especially within two weeks after inoculation of the vaccine, any of the following symptoms”:
- lack of air
- chest pain
- swelling in the legs
- persistent abdominal pain
- neurological symptoms, such as severe and persistent headaches or blurred vision
- small patches of blood under the skin, in places other than the injection site
9h50 – Since the beginning of the deflation, 47 active outbreaks of Covid-19 have been recorded in day care centers and establishments for pre-school and primary schools, according to data provided by DGS to the newspaper Público. The figure, updated on Monday, represents more than half of the outbreaks recorded in the week prior to the suspension of classes, in January (when all students were in schools).
9h40 – Car tests? It is impossible to “guarantee that the harvest is well done”, warns the technical director of Test it Lab – an analysis laboratory exclusively dedicated to the diagnostic tests for Covid-19.
8:50 a.m. Dozens of personalities from Portuguese society today launch a public appeal for vaccines against covid-19 to be considered a good of common interest and for Europe not to subject this process to market laws.
8h30 – AstraZeneca:As Philippines temporarily suspended the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine to people under the age of 60. The suspension follows the European Medicines Agency’s confirmation of the link between the drug and the formation of blood clots, even though it is a very rare side effect. In the European Union, Spain e Italy made the same decision. THE Belgium decided to reserve this vaccine for people over 55.
8h20 – The idea of this health professional, in Brazil, is already running the world. Nurse Lidiane Melo made a glove with hot water to improve her patient’s perfusion and see saturation better. “I hope she feels like someone is holding her hand,” he wrote.
8:10 am – O Brazil, who lives at blackest phase of the pandemic, may register, for the first time, more deaths than births. If in March, the month with the most deaths from the pandemic, the number of births still managed to surpass that of deaths, researchers estimate that April may be marked by something that never happened in history: registering more deaths than births in a month .
Brazil records a total of 340,776 deaths due to the pandemic© Reuters
8h00 – There are patients refusing the AstraZeneca vaccine. It happened yesterday, for example, in Oeiras. “I was contacted yesterday to come and get the vaccine, I agreed, I asked which vaccine I was going to get and I was told it was Pfizer, but when I got here today I was told it was AstraZeneca’s and I decided to refuse”, explained a user at the center door.
7h50 – Support comes into force today. The three diplomas that alter social supports, approved in Parliament and promulgated by the President of the Republic, which the Government will send to the Constitutional Court, were published this Wednesday in Diário da República and come into force this Thursday.
7h45 – The Mayor of Sucre, in the State of Yaracuy, Venezuela, ordered the placement of posters to identify the homes of people who tested positive for covid-19, denounced the Venezuelan opposition.
7h42 – A China has detected 24 cases of covid-19 in the past 24 hours, including 11 from local contagion, in southwestern Yunnan province, Chinese health officials announced.
7h40 – O Peru recorded 314 deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic,
7h30 – O Mexico recorded 596 deaths by covid-19 and 5,499 cases in the past 24 hours, Mexican officials said on Wednesday.
7h20 – A India recorded in the last 24 hours a record of cases of infection with the new coronavirus (126,789), still counting 685 deaths by covid-19, the highest number since November, according to official data.
7h10 – A Germany reported this Thursday another 20,407 infections with the new coronavirus and 306 deaths related to Covid-19. The country now accumulates 2,930,852 cases of infection and 77,707 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
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