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Deaths from COVID-19 lower life expectancy for boys born in the UK
The life expectancy of men in the UK has fallen for the first time in four decades, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that a boy born between 2018 and 2020 is expected to live 79 years, compared to 79.2 years for those born between 2015 and 2017. For women, life expectancy remains unchanged at 82.9 years old. Estimates are based on current death rates, which were extraordinarily high in 2020, especially for men.
The numbers do not mean that a child born in 2018-2020 will live a shorter life, Pamela Cobb says From the Center on Aging and Demography. “To get a better estimate of this, we need to think about how the mortality rate and therefore life expectancy will improve in the future. It will be several years before we understand the impact, if any, of the coronavirus on this.
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Covid-19 vaccines have prevented 123,100 deaths in England, according to new estimates. The figures, calculated by Public Health England and the University of Cambridge, cover the period up to 17 September. Previous estimates put the number at 112,300 deaths. About 23.9 million infections were prevented through the release of the vaccine, along with 230,800 hospitalizations among people aged 45 and over. More than 89 per cent of all people aged 16 or over in England have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, while nearly 82 per cent have been fully vaccinated.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Booster Vaccines For people over 65 with underlying health conditions, after obtaining permission from the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. The CDC’s advisory panel declined to support booster vaccines for people in jobs at high risk of exposure to the virus, such as health care workers, but CDC Director Rochelle Walinsky decided to include that category in the agency’s recommendation. The advice applies to people who have already taken two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine at least six months ago.
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The US regulator allows the use of boosters for the elderly, but refuses to introduce them on a larger scale
The US Drug Regulatory Agency has allowed booster vaccines for the coronavirus to people over 65, people at risk of serious illness and those who are regularly exposed to the virus, such as health care workers. The decision means that these groups can begin receiving a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine 6 months after the second dose. Those who have had other vaccines will have to wait for more approvals.
Pfizer has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow additional doses for all people 16 or older, but the FDA panel concluded there was insufficient evidence to support the boosters for the broader audience outside of high-risk groups. A separate advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which sets US vaccine policy, is expected to issue guidance today that may include recommendations on which groups should qualify as high-risk. The United States has already given additional vaccines to more than two million people with compromised immune systems.
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President Joe Biden announced at a virtual summit on the pandemic that the United States will donate an additional 500 million COVID-19 vaccines to other countries, bringing the country’s total donations to more than one billion doses. Delivery of the new chip will begin in January. At a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, leaders of developing countries including the Philippines, Peru and Ghana condemned wealthier nations for failing to equitably share vaccines.
New travel rules in England that require travelers from some countries to self-quarantine even if they are fully vaccinated have sparked outrage and bewilderment, Watchman reports. Under the rules, travelers to England who have been fully vaccinated with the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea or an EU country are exempt from quarantine, but people who have received vaccines must the same Vaccines in other countries quarantine for 10 days after arrival. Doctors and politicians from India, Brazil and Nigeria were among those who expressed anger at the rules.
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More than one in a hundred school children in England has COVID-19, but absences are lower than in July because entire classes are no longer isolated
About 1.2 per cent of school children in England were absent due to confirmed or suspected coronavirus on September 16, according to new figures from the UK. The Ministry of Education. That compared to 1.0 per cent in July before schools closed for the summer holidays. Most schools reopened in September after Remove some social distancing restrictions, including wearing masks and keeping children within “bubbles” – small groups usually made up of one or several classes. Under this system, the entire bubble would be sent home for isolation if a member tested positive. Now, people under 18 do not have to stay home and isolate if they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive – only if they develop symptoms or test positive.
The new rules mean that while there is currently a higher rate of COVID-19 infection among people under the age of 18, fewer children have to miss school due to the isolation rules. The overall rate of Covid-19-related absenteeism was 1.5 per cent on September 16, compared to 14.3 per cent in July. “These national figures are hiding some important issues that arise at the local level, and we already know that schools are struggling to keep classes open due to the outbreak,” said Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the National Association of School Principals. Watchman.
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Australia will reopen its borders to international travel by Christmas at the latest, the country Tourism Minister Dan Tehan said today. Meanwhile in Victoria, Teachers and child care workers They have been told they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they return to work next month.
Johnson & Johnson said a “single dose” of its COVID-19 vaccine is more effective after two doses. A second dose of the vaccine eight weeks after the first resulted in people being 94 percent less likely to develop symptoms than those who had not been vaccinated, in a US trial. Only one dose was 66 percent effective in the first month after vaccination. Administration of the second dose six months after the first dose resulted in Higher antibody.
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