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02 August 2021 60 million infected, 1.2 million deaths. These are the numbers of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe.

"The end is not yet on the horizon" declared Dorit Nitzan, director of emergencies of WHO-Europe, who asks all countries "to continue in all the necessary efforts to protect the most vulnerable and those most at risk. pandemic ends we must rapidly increase anti-Covid vaccination in a fair way in all countries, also supporting the production of vaccines ".

Speaking of vaccines, the WHO confirms that "the double dose of Astrazeneca is less effective than the mix with Moderna or Pfizer", specifying that there is not the same effectiveness if the first dose is Rna and the second with Astrazeneca.

The World Health Organization has also provided some updates on the cases of thrombosis and thrombocytopenia (1 every 100,000 vaccinated) related to the administration of the Astrazeneca vaccine (phenomenon reported from 3 to 30 days after inoculation): "The link is also plausible whether the mechanism is to be clarified ". Available data, collected in Europe and other countries such as Australia, highlight a higher risk for young people than for the elderly. 

On the other hand, on the front of the links of the Atrazeneca vaccine with the Guillan-Barrè syndrome, the WHO declares that "they are very rare and a causal reaction has not been confirmed or established. The potential benefits of the vaccine continue to outweigh the potential risk of Guillan -Barrè especially in consideration of the greater contagiousness of the Delta variant ".