(Washington) Europe is raising sanctions and warnings when the United States refuses to “panic”: Active Joe Biden on Tuesday assured that the world’s leading power is “ready” in the wake of the surge of the Omicron variant.
“We can see another storm approaching,” D said his turn.R Hans Kluge, director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Europe.
“Omicron is dominating or already dominating many countries, including Denmark, Portugal and the United Kingdom, where numbers are doubling every one and a half to three days, resulting in unprecedented transmission rates,” he continued.
In response to this wave, Israeli Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett announced on Tuesday the fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for Israeli and medical personnel over 60 years of age after consultation with group experts.
Already prevalent in the United States, the new variant is spreading around the world at lightning speed, setting pollution records, with 49,823 COVID-19 cases reported in 24 hours in Spain.
“I know you are tired. […] I know you fit. We all want this to end, but we are still in the middle. And we are at a critical juncture, “said Joe Biden, chief of The Christian Science Monitor’s Washington bureau.
He added: “We have more tools than ever before. We are ready. ”
As he said a few weeks ago, the American president repeated to the address of nearly 70% of Americans who have been fully or partially vaccinated: “We need not fear. ”
Democrats, however, have limited levers at the federal level, calling for schools to be kept open and vowing not to get the United States back by the spring of 2020.
The US federal government is offering 500 million free exams from January – to see if it will alleviate repeated criticism of inadequate exams in the United States, where lines outside test centers are increasing every day.
Joe Biden’s strategy is at odds with the tough decisions taken, especially in Europe.
The Germans will not meet with more than ten people who have been vaccinated or two people who have not been vaccinated for the holidays, new Chancellor Olaf Schల్lz has warned.
Clubs and discos are also closing their doors across the country. And all sporting events, especially football matches, now take place behind closed doors.
African football course continues: Despite rumors of a postponement or cancellation, the African Football Confederation has confirmed that the African Cup of Nations will actually be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6.
Boss N Adam Silver said Tuesday that he has no plans to interrupt the NBA, the North American basketball championship, for the current season.
“This virus is not extinct and we must learn to live with it,” he said.
The Netherlands has closed shops, cinema halls or restaurants that it deems unnecessary.
In Portugal, teleworking becomes mandatory for two weeks and bars and nightclubs are closed.
Faced with record pollution figures, Finland has decided to close bars at 9pm on Christmas Eve.
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There are currently no turns for this type of screw in France, where almost 20% of new COVID-19 cases now fall within the scope of Omicron.
In the United Kingdom, the government on Tuesday released billions of pounds to companies suffering from the effects of one of the most severely affected (more than 90,000 pollutants per day) variant.
According to WHO Scientific Chief Soumya Swaminathan, the first data from South Africa show that admission to an omicron-related hospital is lower than previous delta waves.
The WHO on Tuesday approved a new vaccine against the American company Novavox-L10 against Kovid-19.E She acknowledged that the vaccine was “extremely effective in counteracting the ill effects of diabetes.”
Joe Biden also specializes in international travel. He said “consider” the lifting of the ban on entry into the United States by eight African countries that have started circulating Omicron.
In contrast, other countries are raising sanctions. Israel on Tuesday added the United States and several other countries to its red list of nearly 50 states that have banned travel.
The pandemic has killed at least 5.36 million people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the outbreak in late December 2019, much lower than fact, according to a report founded by AFP on Tuesday.