(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) WHO says Omi Keron’s global spread risk is “very high” Fauci says existing vaccines are still effective

  China News Agency, Beijing, November 30th. Comprehensive news: The latest data from the official website of the World Health Organization shows that as of 17:05 on the 29th Central European Time, there have been a total of 260,867,011 confirmed cases of new crowns worldwide, and a total of 5,200,267 deaths.

According to the latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 8:22 on the 30th, Beijing time, there were a total of 262,080,883 confirmed cases and 5,206,454 deaths worldwide.

  According to foreign media reports, the WHO stated in a report provided to member states on the 29th that the overall global transmission risk of the new crown mutant virus Omi Kiron strain was assessed as "very high", and its further spread throughout the world The probability is also high.

The report pointed out: “Due to its characteristics, the Omi Keron strain can cause another large-scale outbreak of the new crown epidemic, which will have serious consequences.”

  The WHO stated that no deaths related to the Omi Keron strain have been found so far, and it is speculated that existing vaccines can prevent severe illness and death caused by this strain to a certain extent.

At the same time, most detection methods can detect the Omi Keron strain.

The WHO recommends that countries be prepared to strengthen social and sanitary measures in the context of the emergence of Omi Keron strains.

  According to statistics from CNN, as of now, 15 countries around the world have reported cases of Omi Keron strain infection.

Data map: Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Sha Hanting

Americas: Fauci says existing vaccines are still effective against Omi Keron

  According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, a total of 48,429,713 cases have been confirmed in the United States, and a total of 778,232 deaths have been reported.

  US President Biden said in a speech on the 29th that the Omi Keron strain will appear in the United States sooner or later and should be taken seriously, not panic.

He said that if necessary, the United States will formulate new vaccines or intensified injection plans to accelerate the development and deployment of vaccines against the Omi Keron strain.

  Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview on the 28th that the Omi Keron strain may "have the ability to spread rapidly," and the introduction of its cases into the United States is "inevitable."

  The White House issued a statement on the same day, saying: “Dr. Fauci told the President that it will take about two weeks to obtain precise information about the transmission capacity, severity, and other characteristics of the Omi Keron strain. Despite this, he still believes that the existing vaccine may be possible. To a certain extent, prevent serious illness after infection." According to Fauci, after completing the entire course of COVID-19 vaccination and then vaccinating booster shots, the strongest COVID-19 immunity can be obtained.

 Europe: French President inoculates new crown vaccine booster

  Official data released by France on the 29th showed that the country has newly confirmed 8279 cases in a single day, with a total of 7,628,327 confirmed cases; 103 new deaths and a total of 118,997 deaths.

The number of patients admitted to hospitals with new crowns in a single day in France once again exceeded 1,000 on the same day, at 1043. There are now 9860 hospitalized patients with new crowns and 1749 severely ill patients.

The COVID-19 incidence rate in France has risen to 292 infected persons per 100,000 inhabitants, while the incidence rate a month ago was about 50 infected persons per 100,000 inhabitants.

  French officials revealed on the 29th that French President Macron and his wife Brigitte had received a booster shot of the new crown vaccine last weekend.

Both Macron and Brigitte have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus.

According to French official regulations, two doses of vaccination for people who have been diagnosed with the new crown virus can be deemed to have completed the booster vaccination.

Asia: Japan's ban on entry of foreigners is planned for one month

  According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), in view of the rapid spread of Omi Kiron strain in Europe and other places, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on the 29th that from 0:00 on the 30th of this month, foreign countries and regions will be banned in principle. People enter Japan.

Japanese citizens must be quarantined if they return from countries and regions where Omi Kejon infections have been reported.

It is reported that the measure is tentatively implemented for one month.

Kishida Fumio said that this is an emergency preventive measure taken to prevent the worst from happening, but it is also a temporary measure taken before the information on the Omi Keron strain is not clear.

  The weekly review of the new crown epidemic (November 21-27) published by the Korean Central Anti-epidemic Countermeasures Headquarters on the 29th showed that the risk of the new crown epidemic in South Korea has risen to the highest level.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on the same day that the number of new, critical, and death cases of new crowns in the country is increasing. Therefore, it will temporarily postpone the transition to the second phase of the "resumption of daily life" epidemic prevention mode, and special epidemic prevention measures will be implemented in the next four weeks.

But he emphasized that he will not let the hard-won coexistence model stop there.

  According to South Korea’s official report, South Korea had 3,309 new confirmed cases and 32 new deaths that day.

  According to data released by the Thailand's New Crown Epidemic Management Center on the 29th, there were 4,753 newly diagnosed cases and 27 new deaths in the country in a single day, all setting a record low in 5 months.

As of that day, Thailand had confirmed a total of 2111,566 cases and a total of 20,734 deaths.

As of the 28th, the total number of new crown vaccination in Thailand has exceeded 92 million doses, the one-dose vaccination rate is 66.6% of the total population, and the two-dose vaccination rate is about 57%.

According to news on September 27, South Africa recently sent a train carrying the new crown vaccine to one of its poorest provinces to deliver vaccines to areas with tight medical facilities.

This vaccine train, called Transvaco, travels for three months in the Eastern Cape and stops at each of seven stations for two weeks to vaccinate people.

Africa: Botswana sees 15 more Omi Keron infections

  According to data released by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 29th, local time, a total of 8,635,595 cases have been confirmed in the region, and a total of 222,827 deaths have been reported.

  Botswana health officials said on the 28th that 15 new cases of Omi Kiron strain infection were discovered in the country that day, plus the previous 4 cases, and a total of 19 cases were reported nationwide.

  South African President Ramaphosa said on the 28th that in the past 7 days, the average number of new confirmed cases in South Africa has increased from about 500 in the previous week to 1,600, and the positive rate of new coronavirus testing has risen from about 2% to 9% in less than a week. .

If the number of new confirmed cases continues to increase, South Africa may usher in the fourth wave of epidemics in the next few weeks.

  Ramaphosa also stated that the Omi Keron strain has spread to all provinces in South Africa.

He called on the people to act immediately and get the new crown vaccine.

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