O CEO da Pfizer diz que é necessária uma quarta injeção de vacina – siga o mais recente

O CEO da Pfizer diz que é necessária uma quarta injeção de vacina - siga o mais recente
Leaders fear Britain could see 1 million omicron cases by Christmas

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A fourth coronavírus vaccine dose may be needed to boost protection against the new omicron variante, the head of Pfizer has said after initial tests showed the strain may undermine the antibody protection provided by a standard double dose.

Albert Bourla said the company was waiting to see real-world data to determine if additional doses would be required specifically for omicron. That data is expected in a few weeks.

Omicron has now been reported in at least 57 países, according to the World Health Organisation. American officials say most of the cases detected in the US so far have induced a mild form of Covid-19.

No Reino Unido, Boris Johnson announced ‘plan B’ restrictions will be introduced in England from as early as next week, including guidance to work from home and vaccine passports being made mandatory at nightclubs and larger venues.

Sajid Javid, the health secretary, has said he believes there are about 10,000 cases of omicron in the UK, though only 568 have been confirmed so far. He said the figure could hit 1 million before the end of the year.

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Full story: Pfizer CEO predicts a fourth shot might be needed in light of omicron variant

The CEO of Pfizer Inc has said that a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine might be needed for better protection against the omicron variant, as initial studies have shown that it could undermine antibody protection with two doses.

Albert Bourla said the company was waiting to see real-world data to determine whether additional doses would be required specifically for omicron, escreve Stuti Mishra.

“When we see real-world data, [nós] will determine if the omicron is well covered by the third dose and for how long. And the second point, I think we will need a fourth dose,” Mr Bourla said on CNBC’s Squawk Box, adding that the data could be expected in the next two weeks.

Pfizer CEO predicts a fourth shot might be needed in light of omicron variant

Company is waiting to see real-world data to decide if additional doses would be needed

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ICYMI: True number of UK omicron cases ‘likely to be 10,000,’ says Javid

Health secretary Sajid Javid told MPs there were already 568 confirmed casesbut that the real number was “probably closer to 10,000”.

And he raised the prospect of more people having to go to hospital and “unsustainable pressure” on the NHS.

The new omicron variant of coronavírus is significantly more transmissible than deltaand more than a million people could be infected with it by the end of the month on its current spread, the health secretary warned.

Jane Dalton relatórios:

True omicron tally ‘likely to be 10,000 and may hit million by year end’

Javid raises fresh prospect of ‘unsustainable pressure’ on the NHS as variant ‘more transmissible’

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Should fines be issued to those who are not vaccinated against Covid? Conte-nos em nossa enquete

UK citizens are not legally required to have a vaccine unless they work in a health or care setting.

But should those who are putting other people at risk by refusing to get inoculated face fines as some countries have proposed?

Tell us your thoughts by voting in the poll in the article below:

Votação: Should fines be issued to those not vaccinated against Covid?

The Independent wants to hear your views on whether people who refuse to have a vaccine should face fines. Tell us your thoughts in the poll below

Stuti Mishra9 dezembro 2021 06:45
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US omicron cases appear mostly ‘mild’, says CDC chief

Mais que 40 people in the US have been found to be infected with the omicront variant so far, and more than three-quarters of them had been vaccinated, the chief of the CDC said on Wednesday.

But she said nearly all of them were only mildly ill.

Em entrevista à Associated Press, Dr Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the data is very limited and the agency is working on a more detailed analysis of what the new mutant form of the coronavirus might hold for the US.

But “the disease is mild” in almost all of the cases seen so far, ela disse, with reported symptoms mainly cough, congestion and fatigue. One person was hospitalised, but no deaths have been reported, Funcionários do CDC disseram.

CDC chief: US omicron cases appear mostly mild so far

Mais que 40 cases of the omicron variant have been reported in the U.S. até aqui, with most of them people who were vaccinated and nearly all of them suffering only mild illness, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday

Stuti Mishra9 dezembro 2021 06:24
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Pakistan finds first case of omicron

Pakistan has detected its first case of the omicron variant, authorities said on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the southern province of Sindh told Reuters news agency that the infection was found in an unvaccinated patient undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Pakistan’s most populous city of Karachi.

The patient had travelled abroad. Officials refused to disclose the location but confirmed that contact tracing was underway.

Stuti Mishra9 dezembro 2021 06:00
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ICYMI: ‘Plan B’ restrictions to be enforced in England

Boris Johnson has announced the government will implement its “plan B” for England with the introduction of Covid passports for large venues and guidance for the public to work from home from Monday.

The prime minister’s decision to ramp up restrictions — after a meeting of the government’s Covid operations committee — comes in response to concerns over the transmissibility of the omicron variant and spread around the world.

He also announced the mandatory wearing of face masks will be extended to cinemas and theatres after they were reintroduced a fortnight ago for public transport and shops, but exemptions will be included for eating, drinking and exercising.

Contudo, in a move that risked sparking confusion with work from home guidance, Mr Johnson reiterated his previous stance that Christmas parties should not be cancelled and urged everyone to “exercise due caution”, including testing before such events.

Ashley Cowburn, nosso political correspondent explains the new rules:

Working from home back and Covid passports needed for big events, PM anuncia

Government will also extend mandatory mask-wearing for cinemas and theatres

Stuti Mishra9 dezembro 2021 05:51
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Pfizer CEO predicts a fourth shot might be needed in light of Omicron variant

The CEO of Pfizer Inc has said that a fourth vaccine dose may be needed for better protection against the omicron Covid-19 variant, as initial studies show that it could undermine antibody protection with two doses. Albert Bourla said the company was waiting to see real world data to determine whether additional doses will be required specifically for omicron. “When we see real-world data, [nós] will determine if omicron is well covered by the third dose and for how long. And the second point, I think we will need a fourth dose,” Mr Bourla told CNBC, adding that the data could be expected in the next two weeks.

Stuti Mishra9 dezembro 2021 05:38
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