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Covid-19 News: We bring you the summary of the most relevant

Covid-19 news

We bring you the summary of the most relevant:

Tuesday July 27

Third wave is 87% less deadly

The third wave of Covid-19 is 87% less deadly compared to the second and 77% less when compared to the first, assured the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell. The official said that the reduction in mortality from the third wave is associated with the advance of vaccination in the most vulnerable population. During the morning press conference, López-Gatell explained that in the first wave the peak was 5,719 deaths per day, in the second 9,913 and so far in the third it is 1,290 deaths.

Record 2,848 Covid-19 Cases in Tokyo

The 2,848 Covid-19 infections registered in Tokyo on Tuesday were the highest number in the host city of the Olympics since the pandemic began, according to authorities, while local press reported that the government asked hospitals to prepare more beds for patients, as the Delta variant drives the increase in cases. The spike in infections threatens to further erode support for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, whose backing has fallen to its lowest level since taking office in September, largely due to his disorderly management of the pandemic. (.)

70% of European adults have already received at least one dose

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, highlighted that 70% of the adult population of the bloc has received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19, and more than half have already been fully immunized. According to Von der Leyen, 57% of adults have already been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus pandemic, but it is necessary to be vigilant against the variants. (.)

Monday July 26

Sputnik V loses effectiveness against Beta variant

The Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 is effective in neutralizing the Alpha (United Kingdom) variant of SARS-CoV-2, but it is less effective against Beta (South Africa), according to a study by the School of Medicine of the Mount Sinai Hospital (United States) that does not analyze the Delta. The research published by Nature Communications was carried out with serum samples from twelve people in Argentina one month after receiving the two doses of the Russian preparation. Sputnik V has a declared efficacy of 91.6% after clinical trials conducted in late 2020 and is used in countries such as Russia, Argentina, Mexico, and Hungary, but variants such as Alpha (B.1.1.7) and Beta (B. 1,351) were not present in Russia during the trial period. .

Organizers report 16 new cases of Covid-19 in the Olympic Games

Organizers reported 16 new Olympic Games-related Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number from July 1 to 148. The Games, which officially opened on Friday, are held without fans as Infections have risen in recent weeks, with Tokyo registering 1,763 Covid-19 cases on Sunday. (.)

Covax and the World Bank to Bring More Vaccines to Poor Countries

The World Bank and the Covax system created a new funding mechanism that should allow 250 million people to be vaccinated in poor countries by mid-2022, according to a joint statement released Monday. The new funding mechanism will allow the poorest 92 Covax member countries to access additional doses beyond the quota already fully funded by donor countries, according to the statement. (.)

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