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

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Covid-19 news

Tuesday May 11

New website will concentrate data on vaccination

The Ministry of Health announced the start-up of a new website in which all the information on vaccination against Covid-19 in Mexico will be concentrated. The new Covid Vaccine site will offer all the data that the population needs to know about inoculation and registration procedures. The website can be consulted at vaccinacovid.gob.mx. The site mivacuna.salud.gob.mx will continue to be the official platform for registration in the national vaccination process.

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Vaccine for Children 12-15 Years

The United States drug agency (FDA) announced on Monday that it authorized the Pfizer / BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for minors between the ages of 12 and 15. The measure is “an important step in the fight against the pandemic” and “allows a younger population to be protected against Covid-19,” said Janet Woodcock, acting head of the FDA, in a statement. Until now, the emergency use of this vaccine was authorized for people from 16 years of age. Now it can be given to millions more adolescents in two injections containing the same dose as the adult vaccine. (AFP)

Novavax delays authorization request for its vaccine

US biotech firm Novavax said on Monday it had delayed its plans to seek clearance for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, a setback for developing countries who hope the immunizer will be available soon. The laboratory expects to request authorization in the United States and Europe in the third quarter of 2021, according to a statement that caused a 12% drop in its shares. Novavax’s vaccine is key to the World Health Organization (WHO) Covax program, which was created to try to ensure that poor countries have equitable access to immunizers to fight the coronavirus pandemic. (AFP)

Monday May 10

40% of maternal deaths in 2021 by Covid-19

At least 40% of the 133 maternal deaths that have occurred in 2021 in Mexico are due to Covid-19, reported the Ministry of Health. “40% of the 133 maternal deaths in Mexico in 2021 have been caused by Covid-19,” Gabriela Nucamendi, director of epidemiological surveillance of non-communicable diseases of the Secretariat, said at a press conference. (EFE)

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The WHO classifies the variant discovered in India as “worrying”

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that it classified the variant of the covid-19 virus discovered in India, B.1.617, as “worrying” because it is more resistant and contagious. “There are reports that B.1.617 is more contagious,” but there are also indications that it has a degree of resistance to vaccines, and “therefore, we classify it as a worrying variant,” said Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, technical manager of the fight against Covid-19 at the WHO. (AFP)

Cuba will begin mass inoculation in Havana

Cuba will carry out from next week in Havana a study of population health intervention with its vaccine candidates Abdala and Soberana 02 against covid-19, which will be administered to more than 1.7 million inhabitants of the capital. The Minister of Public Health (Minsap), José Ángel Portal, explained during an appearance on state television that this study will be carried out after having applied 415,161 doses of both vaccine candidates in the different phases of clinical trials and intervention studies in which support a low incidence of adverse events and a good immune response. (EFE)