Europe is cut in two between those who are still experiencing the peak of the new wave of coronavirus driven by the spread of variante Omicron and who, on the other hand, begins to see the contagion curve go down even if it is not yet a big problem. While in Germany register again infection log, more than 81 thousand arrived in 24 hours, different countries are relax measurements limit the contagion due to the high transmissibility of the new variant. Finally, in chronological order, the decision of the Great Britain align with other countries, including Italy, reduce the isolation of positives fully vaccinated 7 to 5 days.
To announce the decision of London was Minister of Health, Sajid Javid, according to which “about two thirds of positive cases are no longer infectious by the end of the fifth day”. In this sense, it is one of the objectives of the provision adopted by the executive chaired by Boris Johnson, the persist can be reduced shortage of staff in various sectors, starting with the health sector. The only additional guarantee, a double buffer on the fifth and sixth day, which must be negative. The movement of Downing Street arrives despite 17,000 people currently hospitalized in hospitals across the country due to Covid-19. But according to Javid, there is “Encouraging signs”, because if it is true that the national health service will remain “under pressure” in the coming weeks, it is also true that there is no increase in intensive care admissions.
Also in Netherlands, the first country to return lockdown in this last wave, we think of aget out of general isolation, also due to the pressure of local authorities on the new executive led by Marc Rutte. The current rules provide for the closure of all non-essential activities, but they will expire tomorrow and yesterday protests in the country multiplied to ask for at least one partial reopening. Some local authorities have even threatened to do so decide for yourself, with the risk of creating a chaotic situation.
In all countries, however, they continue to do so vaccination campaign ensuring a high level of coverage of the population remains the main objective. In Spain green light a third dose every 18 years and beyond, while until today the booster was only available to people aged 40 and over. In addition, the time to elapse from the end of the first cycle was reduced from 6 to 5 months.
In Hungary, instead, we have already passed the ok to fourth dose for anyone ask. This was announced by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Gergely Goulasch, as reported by the Guardian. It is the first EU country to launch the fourth dose for all campaign. While in Denmark, As well as inside Greece, the fourth dose is available for “the most vulnerable groups” such as the immunosuppressed, as announced by the Minister of Health, Magnus Heunicke. It is also ahead of January 16, when Denmark, which has 5.8 million inhabitants, relaxes some restrictions: parliamentarians have decided to reopen cinemas, amusement parks, museums and cinemas. In addition, spectators will be admitted, albeit in limited numbers, to sporting events both outdoors and indoors.
In United States, instead, the president Joe Biden is concerned about the possible consequences of the high number of infections on the health of hospitals. So much so that he decided to do it sending military doctors to hospitals of 6 states where there is a greater increase in infections from Covid-19 than the rest of the country. How they relate ABC e United States today, citing sources of White House, teams of doctors, nurses and clinical staff will be sent next week to New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and New Mexico.