Immunization services hampered in 68 nations and affects 80 million children under the age of one who are endangered by diphtheria, measles or polio

Global coronavirus vaccination at risk

Regeneration, May 23, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic is causing an alarming disruption to vaccination services, the United Nations news portal published.

– «(…), a situation that puts millions of children around the world at risk of contracting diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio»– He pointed out.

This clear warning comes from the World Health Organization, UNICEF and GAVI, the World Alliance for the Promotion of Vaccination and Immunization.

The pronouncement before the celebration next June 4 of the World Vaccination Summit.

What is sought with the event is that world leaders help support immunization programs.

In addition to mitigating the effects of the pandemic in lower income countries.

68 nations, 80 million infants affected

According to data from the three agencies, immunization services are hampered in some 68 nations.

Furthermore, it is likely to affect some 80 million children under 1 year of age in these countries.

Of the 129 countries for which vaccination information was available in March and April, more than half (about 53%) reported moderate, severe, or total interruptions of immunization programs.

“Recent models from the University of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine show that if it is to avoid the spread of COVID-19 by stopping routine immunization …”

«…, for each death that would be avoided by coronavirus there would be more than 100 deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases …»

“… which reminds us of the importance of immunization.”

Unprecedented disruption

The interruption last March of routine child immunization services is an unprecedented event, the portal highlights.

The above since the so-called Expanded Immunization Programs began in the 1970s.

“Immunization is one of the most important and essential disease prevention tools in the history of public health”: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of WHO.

Disruption of vaccination programs due to the Covid-19 pandemic “Threatens to undo decades of progress against vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles,” stressed.

To mitigate this situation, the UN Children’s Fund calls on governments, the private sector, the airline industry and other actors to give up cargo space at an affordable cost to transport vaccines.

Promising results, but far from vaccine availability

China advances in vaccine race vs. Covid, in well-tolerated candidate trials and generates some immunity. A lot is missing. Indispensable to respect quarantine

Long for vaccine

Regeneration, May 23, 2020. With progress but far from having the coronavirus vaccine available, Chinese scientists said after celebrating progress in finding a vaccine candidate, with good tolerance and who has created immunity.

China’s vaccine test against COVID-19, the first vaccine of its kind to go into phase 1 clinical trial.

It has been shown to be safe, well tolerated, and capable of generating an immune response against SARS-VOC-2 in humans.

According to a study published online Friday by the medical journal The Lancet, Xinhua recovered..

The open trial in 108 healthy adults shows promising results after 28 days.

further The final results are reported to be evaluated in six months, The Lancet said in a press release.

More evidence is required to say whether the immune response it provokes effectively protects against SARS-COV-2 infection, the medical journal said.

“These results represent an important milestone” – highlights.

The test shows that a single dose of the new vectorized adenovirus type 5 vaccine COVID-19 (Ad5-nCoV) produces virus and T cell specific antibodies in 14 days.

– “(…), making it a potential candidate for further research,” said Professor Wei Chen of the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, responsible for the project.

“However, those results must be interpreted with caution,” he said.

“The challenges in developing a COVID-19 vaccine are unprecedented, and the ability to elicit these immune responses does not necessarily indicate that the vaccine will protect humans from COVID-19.”

“This result shows a promising vision of the development of vaccines against COVID-19, but we are still far from making that vaccine available to everyone”

And it is that what is underlined is that «eThe result is essential, since this allows us to check whether it creates specific immunity in human beings ».

Great news, Chief Fabiana has already been discharged: Zoé Robledo

Zoé Robledo announced the good news about the Chief Fabiana, announced that she had already been discharged after getting Covid-19

Regeneration, May 22, 2020. The head of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, announced tonight at a press conference that Fabiana Maribel Zepeda Arias, head of the Institute’s Nursing Programs Division, left the hospital after getting Covid-19.

«Today, Chief Fabiana was graduated. You are already at home. We send you all the affection. She was hospitalized for a few days, but she came out, she is very well and we love her very much, ”said Robledo.

Zoé Robledo reported that the Chief Fabiana is well and at home. On May 12, the woman reported that she had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“I am in isolation, since I tested positive for Covid-19. I am blessed by my family, friends and colleagues who write to me to monitor me ”, Zepeda Arias said on May 12.