US plans to jab kids under 5

US plans to jab kids under 5

According to a document from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US government is planning to introduce Kovid-19 shots for children under 21 from February 21. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering authorizing the use of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine in the age group, even though it does not meet an important goal in a clinical trial of two to four-year-olds Is.

The FDA’s external advisors are scheduled to meet on February 15 to discuss whether to recommend the regulator to authorize the vaccine. According to a CDC document, the US government plans to send an initial 10 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to states and other entities before the end of February, if the FDA authorizes their use. The CDC said there are approximately 18 million children in the US between the ages of 6 months and 4 years.

The first roll out, which will begin on February 21, will give priority to areas where children are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 disease. Jurisdiction and federal pharmacy partners will receive the second and third batch of doses on February 23 and 25, or approximately one week after the CDC recommends.

COVAX cuts North Korea’s vaccine allocation

Meanwhile, the global COVID-19 vaccine-sharing programme, COVAX, has returned the number of doses allocated to North Korea, international aid organizations said, as the country has so far failed to arrange any shipments.

Nepal trapped in the debt trap of China

Nepal is mired in a Chinese debt trap through vaccine diplomacy amid COVID-19, as Beijing exploits Kathmandu’s compulsion to control its natural resources and even its foreign policy.

With vaccine diplomacy, China is trying to gain a foothold in the political and economic spheres of Nepal making its way into Nepal by claiming Nepalese territory as Chinese on the one hand and trying to reduce opposition by hanging the vaccine carrot. Has been doing. Pardafas News reported.

Increased risk of new heart problems

Long after recovery from COVID-19, people face a significantly higher risk for new heart problems, a large study has found. Researchers from the US Department of Veterans Affairs found that COVID-19 survivors had a 63 higher risk of heart attack, 69% higher risk for problematic irregular heart rhythms, 52% higher risk of stroke, 72% higher heart risk of heart failure, and an almost three times higher risk of potentially fatal blood clots in the lungs compared to those unaffected by COVID-19. Ziyad al-Ali of the University of Washington said the higher risks were evident in the young and old and even in those with mild COVID-19.

28,93,613
Number of new cases reported globally in the last 24 hours

40,39,11,482
Total number of cases worldwide

57,79,884
total number of deaths worldwide

Source: WHO/Johns Hopkins

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