Federal health officials are rushing to ensure that millions of Americans with weakened immune systems can receive additional coronavirus vaccines to protect them against the highly contagious delta variant. The actions could mean the additional shots would be allowed within days or weeks, according to federal officials who requested anonymity because the plan was not announced.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country will export 2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine and donate an additional $ 100 million to Covax, a global companyinitiative aimed at equitably distributing vaccine doses. China reported 124 new cases on its mainland on Friday, the highest daily total for its current outbreak as it faces the biggest resurgence of infections since the main outbreak in Wuhan in 2020.
In Japan, the virus is spreading rapidly beyond the capital and Olympic host city, Tokyo, which has seen a record number of new cases this week, amid slow vaccine deployment and a growing public. more listless.
India’s fatal experience with the delta variant, which was responsible for nearly 90% of cases at the height of the second wave in May, could offer insight for the United States and other countries.
U.S. vaccine maker Novavax said on Thursday it had asked regulators in India, Indonesia and the Philippines to allow emergency use of its coronavirus vaccine, even though it announced that the federal government would not fund the production of its vaccine until the company resolved the concerns of the United States. federal regulators on its work, reported The New York Times.