Study: Antibody cocktail from Astrazeneca effective against corona
In the fight against Corona, Astrazeneca has achieved positive results in a study with an experimental antibody combination. The antibody combination reduces the number of seriously ill and dead people among corona infected people , as the British pharmaceutical company announced.
In patients who have had symptoms for seven days or less and do not require hospital treatment, the risk of a severe Covid – 19 – to develop or die of disease , around 50 percent reduced . This results in the late phase of the study with the drug called AZD 247.
“An early intervention with our antibody can significantly reduce the progression of the disease and offers protection for over six months,” explains Astrazeneca manager Mene Pangalos . The group has already applied for an emergency permit from the US authorities for the approval of the antibody cocktail as a preventive agent. (Reuters)
Malaysia reached Adult – Vaccination rate of 90 percent
Malaysia has reached an important milestone with its vaccination campaign: 90 Percent of the adult population in the Southeast Asian country are now vaccinated twice against the corona virus. Because the number of infections continues to fall, the easing of a strict lockdown imposed in May came into force on Monday.
“We are on the descent from the peak of disaster and despair,” said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on Twitter.
It is still unclear when tourists will be allowed to return to the popular holiday destination. The borders of Malaysia are since March 2020 closed. In the state with 33 million inhabitants, more than 2.3 million infections have been confirmed so far. Around 27. 000 people are in connection with Covid – 19 died. (dpa)
Russia listed Further deaths at record level
In Russia, the number of people who die every day in connection with coronavirus infection is still at a record level. On Monday the government task force reported 900 additional deaths. That was only eleven fewer than two days ago when with 968 Dead the highest value within 24 hours since the pandemic began.
According to the Task Force, 29. 409 New infections registered after 28. 647 On Sunday. Moscow is particularly hard hit with more than 5000 New infections.
Overall, Russia has the fifth most infections and the fourth most corona deaths worldwide. Around 7.8 million people have been shown to have contracted the virus infected, more than 217. People died according to official information. (Reuters)
Ministry of Health defends the end of the free tests
The Federal Ministry of Health has again defended the expiry of the free citizen tests for most people at the beginning of the week . Everyone had the opportunity to protect themselves and get vaccinated. One could no longer expect citizen tests to be offered at the expense of the general public , said a spokeswoman. Health Minister Jens Spahn had previously spoken of “fairness in front of the taxpayer”. (dpa)
Study: Corona vaccinations reduce the risk of severe disease progression by 90 Percent
Corona vaccinations protect very effectively against severe Covid according to a new French study – 19 – also in the case of the highly contagious Delta variant. “Vaccinated people have nine times less risk of being hospitalized or of Covid – 19 to die as unvaccinated “, explained the epidemiologist Mahmoud Zureik, head of the scientific group Epi-Phare, which published the results of their study on Monday.
For this, the scientists examined the data from 22 Million people over 50 years in the period from 27. December 2020 until 20. July. It was found that vaccinated people had a 67 percent had a lower risk of hospitalization or a fatal course of the disease than those who had not been vaccinated. The effect of the vaccines from Biontech / Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca was examined.
The latest study confirms similar findings the USA, Great Britain and Israel. According to the French scientists, however, it is the largest study of this kind to date. It also suggests that the protection against severe courses did not decrease in the study period of five months.
For their study, the researchers compared the data of eleven million vaccinated with those of eleven million unvaccinated. They also took into account gender, age and the region in which the affected persons lived. (AFP)
Epi-Phare demonstrated a similarly high protective effect for the Delta variant: It was not suitable for humans 75 years at 84 percent, for people between 50 and 75 years at 92 percent. In the case of the delta variant, however, the scientists came out in favor of follow-up studies, since the data situation only referred to one month. The highly contagious virus variant only appeared in France in June.
The federal and state governments advise on compulsory tests at certain workplaces
The federal and state governments are currently discussing uniform Regulations for a test obligation for employees in companies with public traffic. “The states agree that the 3G verification requirement, which is now regulated in many federal states, is a prerequisite for access to companies, facilities or other offers with direct customers ncontact should not only apply to customers, visitors or other external persons, but also to employees ”, says a draft resolution that the health ministers want to vote on at their conference on Monday afternoon.
The paper previously reported by “Business Insider” is also available to the dpa. According to information from the German Press Agency, there is still no uniform line on voting behavior among the federal states, which is why changes are still possible.
With According to the draft, a “fundamentally uniform procedure” throughout Germany should as far as possible avoid a discrepancy in the test regulations for employees in professional activities with direct customer contact. For this purpose, all countries that have not yet issued any regulations in this regard should implement them promptly in their Corona regulations.
According to this, all people who are not vaccinated or who have no evidence of recovery would have to undergo a test when they go to work. The test requirement can also be linked to other parameters such as incidences it in the paper. And: “The frequency of test reports and the possibility of equivalent alternative measures can be decided individually for each area.” (Dpa)
Cor Ona tests now also available for a fee in Switzerland
Since Monday, corona tests have not been free for many people in Switzerland either. The costs for a test vary greatly depending on the provider. Antigen tests can be 30 to over 50 Francs (more than 46 costs, PCR tests around 150 Francs. The tests are still available for free under 16 – Year-olds, for those who have been vaccinated for the first time and people with suspected coronavirus infection or those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Also programs with regular tests in schools and at Companies stay free.
Since mid-September, a Corona certificate has to be shown in the interior of restaurants, cultural and leisure facilities as well as at events inside. It proves that the person has been vaccinated, recovered or tested (3G rule). German certificates are recognized in Switzerland.
Since only just 60 percent of all people in Switzerland have been fully vaccinated so far, the government has started a new vaccination initiative . This includes 50 other mobile units that offer vaccination without registration where there are many people. The Minister of Health has proposed that people who convince others to vaccinate should be given a voucher for 50 Francs (47 Euro). Most cantons reject this as a false incentive or because of the risk of abuse. (dpa)
Schools and universities in Pakistan back to normal operation
After more than one and a half years of pandemic-related interruptions, tens of thousands of educational institutions in Pakistan resumed normal operations on Monday. The South Asian country with more than 220 had million inhabitants in February 2020 ordered schools and universities to be closed when the first coronavirus infections were reported. Finally, the classes were allowed to start with 50 percent are occupied.
The decision to allow “normal” lessons was due to a The minister responsible for combating the pandemic, Asad Umar, said on Twitter. Most recently, the number of new infections with the coronavirus in the country fell sharply.
So far, there have been more than 1.2 million infections in Pakistan and more than 28 000 Deaths related to the virus official proven. It is assumed that the actual numbers are significantly higher.
Authorities now have the vaccination for children from 12 Years allowed and started. Strong restrictions have been put in place for people without a vaccination. You are no longer allowed to take the train, use domestic flights, or go to shopping centers or restaurants. So far, according to the Ministry of Health, more than 89 Millions of people receive at least one vaccine dose. This means that Islamabad is below the target by the end of the year 80 To have fully vaccinated millions of citizens. (dpa)
Visiting nightclubs and major events in Wales only with vaccination certificate
In Wales, since Monday, when visiting nightclubs and major events, it has been mandatory to present a vaccination certificate or proof of a negative corona test. The UK’s education secretary Jeremy Miles told the BBC on Monday that the ruling would help contain the spread of the virus and ease the burden on health services in the upcoming winter. The evidence is mandatory for 18 – year olds.
In the United Kingdom, all parts of the country are responsible for their own health policies. With this measure, the Government of Wales is going further than the central government in London is responsible for the largest part of England. There a majority in the ruling Conservative Party has so far rejected the introduction of vaccination certificates Introduction agreed. The pass must be presented for discos and night clubs, for events in closed rooms with at least 500 and outdoors with at least 4000 participants and generally for events with at least 10 000 People. The government wants to criminalize falsifying negative tests. (dpa)
Holetschek: “Vaccination is the way out of the pandemic, not testing”
With a view to autumn and winter, Holetschek emphasized that the pandemic was not over yet. He appealed to all unvaccinated people to get vaccinated in order to “make a contribution for themselves, but also for society as a whole” . (dpa)
Survey: Corona stresses students and trainees heavily
Two fifths of all students and trainees feel strongly due to the corona pandemic and the associated restrictions stressed out. This is shown by a Forsa survey on behalf of the KKH commercial health insurance company. Nearly 40 Percent of respondents in both groups reported depressive symptoms during the virus crisis and stated that they were irritated more quickly than usual and more often demotivated.
“Around a quarter of university students and apprentices also reported physical complaints such as headaches, abdominal pain and tension as well as problems falling or staying asleep, ”says the KKH. With a view to their own training fear 65 Percentage of respondents that it is difficult to plan important internships and semesters abroad in the coming months .
Almost half are also worried about catching up on learning material to have to, so that there is a delay in training or studies. The vast majority (74 percent) with a view to the coming months, above all concerns about renewed contact restrictions , with which also the fear of loneliness (44 percent). Almost half of the students and trainees rely on their own strategies to cope with high psychological stress. (dpa)
Seven-day incidence higher than it has been in more than two weeks
The infection trend in Germany seems to be picking up some speed again. The 7-day incidence is higher than it has been in more than two weeks. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per 100. 000 residents and week on Monday morning with 66, 5 an. For comparison: On the previous day the value at 66, 1 located, a week ago at 64, 7 (previous month: 82,8th). The health authorities in Germany reported to the RKI within one day 3111 New Corona infections. A week ago the value at 3088 Infections located.
Germany-wide were according to the new information within 24 Hours seven deaths recorded. A week ago there were seven deaths. The RKI has counted 4 since the beginning of the pandemic. 313. 384 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, since many infections are not recognized.
The number of corona in hospitals -Patients each 100. 000 residents within seven days – the most important parameter for a possible tightening of the corona restrictions – the RKI last gave 1 on Friday, 67 at. The comparison value of the previous week was about the same. A nationwide threshold, from when the situation can be viewed critically, is not provided for the incidence of hospitalization, among other things because of large regional differences. The previous maximum value around Christmas time was around 15, 5. (dpa)
Lauterbach advocates the end of the free rapid tests
Also the municipalities welcome the move. “We do not assume that the discontinued free tests will lead to serious social conflicts” , said the chief executive of the Association of Cities and Towns, Gerd Landsberg, the editorial network Germany. “Given a vaccination rate of 79 Percentage for adults is the right step, “said the President of the German District Association, Reinhard Sager, the newspapers of the Funke media group. (dpa)
Head of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians calls for the end of the restrictions based on the Danish model
The head of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), Andreas Gassen, calls for a quick end to the corona restrictions in view of the high vaccination rate in Germany. “What the Danes can do, we must also be able to do. It is time to end all corona measures now – following the example of Denmark,” Gassen told the newspaper “Bild”. The situation in Germany is currently the same as in Denmark on 10. September, when the Corona rules were ended there, “if not even better” – thanks to the probably significantly higher vaccination numbers, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). (Reuters)
Lockdown in Sydney ended after more than three months
In the Australian state New South Wales and its capital Sydney is on Monday the lockdown to 106 days ended. All in all 63. 000 Corona infections and over 430 Deaths were in counted this time. The lockdown was ended after 50 percent of the population had received their second vaccination . Nationwide, the vaccination rate in Australia is currently just under 60 percent.
With the end of the strict lockdown in Sydney Numerous restrictions are also lifted. Among other things, fully vaccinated people are now allowed to join groups of up to 30 meet people. Hairdressers are allowed to receive customers again, but only in compliance with the distance rules, which also applies to museums, fitness studios and cinemas. (dpa)
Rapid tests now mostly to be paid for yourself
The corona rapid tests, which have been free of charge for all citizens since spring, now mostly have to be paid for yourself. Generally they remain free for people who cannot be vaccinated, including children under 12 years. This defines a new federal ordinance that comes into force on Monday. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the Prime Ministers had agreed that the offer of free “citizen tests” for free “citizen tests” for everyone without symptoms, financed by the federal government since the beginning of March, should end. (dpa)
Corona lockdown in Sydney to 106 days canceled
After almost four months, Monday morning (local time) is the Corona lockdown in Sydney has been lifted. “ This is a big day for our state ,” said New South Wales Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet. To “100 Days of blood, sweat and no beer “people would have deserved the relaxation.
100 For days, shops, schools and many offices in Australia’s largest city had to fight remain closed to the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus. The residents were also not allowed to move more than five kilometers from their home.
On Monday, a little bit of normal returned to the city with more than five million inhabitants. Some bars and arcades wanted to reopen a minute after midnight to receive vaccinated guests. Many hairdressers are already booked out for weeks after the long lockdown. Mass gatherings are still prohibited. The schools will also be in the next Weeks not yet fully reopened . (AFP)
Mask refuser sprays pepper spray in Wiesbaden night bus
After a dispute about The mask requirement was sprayed by a stranger in Wiesbaden pepper spray into a bus . On Saturday night, a dispute broke out in a vehicle on the night line because a young man refused to wear a mouth and nose cover, the police said. After he had been expelled from the bus , the man pulled pepper spray out of his pocket and sprayed it into the passenger compartment. Three passengers complained of eye irritation and an ambulance crew took care of them. The perpetrator fled, but was later arrested . (dpa)
29 Corona protesters storm hospital in Rome
After a corona demonstration in Rome, about 30 Rioters the emergency room e attacked in a hospital where one of her arrested colleagues was being treated for an injury. The demonstrators broke open the door and clashed with law enforcement officers and paramedics , as reported by the Ansa news agency. Four people were injured , among them a nurse who got a bottle on the head.
On Saturday were some tens of thousands of people pulled through Rome to protest against the government’s corona measures. After an approved rally in the Piazza del Popolo, the demonstrators marched through the city center and tried again and again to break through police barriers. Thereby objects and bombs were thrown at the police officers . The law enforcement officers used tear gas, batons and water cannons in the event of a collision .
According to reports, some rioters wanted to penetrate the official residence of Prime Minister Draghi , but were there stopped by police water cannons. Above all, the storming of the headquarters of the trade union CGIL , in which, among other things, three Carabinieri were injured, shocked politicians. Demonstrators attacked security guards with sticks and flagpoles and penetrated the inside of the building, as can be seen on amateur recordings.
The police arrested twelve rioters by Sunday noon , including the two leaders of the right-wing extremist Party Forza Nuova, Giuliano Castellino and Roberto Fiore. The “Corriere della Sera” wrote on Sunday about a “ urban guerrilla of the No Vax ”, that is, the anti-vaccination agent. President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Mario Draghi condemned the violence.
In Italy, further measures against the corona pandemic will come into force in the new week. From the 15. October every employee in the private or public sector must have a so-called “green passport” , ie proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test – which must be paid for. (tsp, dpa)