Covid-19 live updates: Situation in India ‘beyond heartbreaking,’ says WHO chief
Covid-19 live updates/ A health worker walks past the funeral pyres of those who died from covid-19,
during a mass cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi on Monday.
The pandemic is intensifying around the world with more new cases in the last week,
than in the first five months of the pandemic, warned the director general of the World Health Organization.
In a speech marking the beginning for World Immunization Week, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lamented,
that even while some countries have shown improvements in the battle against the coronavirus,
“many countries are still experiencing intense transmission and the situation in India is beyond heartbreaking.”
India announced 323,144 new infections over the last 24 hours, a 10 percent drop from the day before,
but experts warned this may be more a function of in a fall in testing than a sign the new wave is abating.
It still represents the sixth day with new infection numbers over 300,000 cases —
the most in the world.President Biden told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the United States will provide “oxygen-related supplies,
vaccine materials and therapeutics,” as it comes under increased pressure to help the stricken country.
U.S. supply of AstraZeneca vaccines
The U.S. supply of AstraZeneca vaccines will also be shared with other countries. The U.S. economy has rebounding during the first 100 days of Biden’s presidency as vaccinations
and a stimulus plan were prioritized, but the recovery has been incomplete and unequal.
The European Union will take legal action against AstraZeneca
after the company was accused of failing to deliver pledged vaccine doses, an official said Monday.
The Biden administration will extend through the summer a pandemic program,
that provides free or subsidized meals to low-income children learning remotely.
Yes, even if you’re fully vaccinated, you should still wear face coverings in public, experts say
.More that 571,000 people have died in the United States from the coronavirus, but amid a strong vaccination program,
new case numbers and deaths are falling, 15.8 and 3.6 percent respectively this week.
How did that happen?’ Catching covid-19 even after being vaccinated.
Robin Hauser, a pediatrician in Tampa, got covid-19 in February.
What separates her from the vast majority of the tens of millions of other Americans
who have come down with the virus is this: She got sick seven weeks after her second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
“I was shocked,” said Hauser. “I thought: ‘What the heck? How did that happen?’ I now tell everyone, including my colleagues, not to let their guard down after the vaccine.”
As more Americans every day are inoculated, a tiny but growing number are contending
with the disturbing experience of getting covid-19 despite having had one shot — or even two.
In recent data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that at least 5,800 people had fallen ill or tested positive for the coronavirus
two weeks or more after they completed both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.