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WHO calls on all walks of life to raise funds to respond to the epidemic

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(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) WHO calls on all walks of life to raise funds to respond to the epidemic, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some people may need a fourth dose of vaccine

China News Service, Beijing, October 29th. Comprehensive news: The latest data on the official website of the World Health Organization shows that as of 15:40 on the 28th Central European Time, there were a total of 244,897,177 confirmed cases of new crowns worldwide, and a total of 4,970,429 deaths. According to the latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 10:22 on the 29th, Beijing time, there were a total of 245,493,444 confirmed cases and 49,799,940 deaths worldwide.

According to the United Nations website, on the 28th, the World Health Organization called on the international community to raise 23.4 billion U.S. dollars in funds to resolve the inequalities in access to the new crown vaccine and the detection and treatment of the new crown virus in countries around the world.

In April 2020, WHO and its global partners jointly launched the “Accelerate Tool Accelerator for Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia” initiative. Production and other work. On October 28 this year, the WHO issued a “strategic plan and budget” for the plan and called on all sectors to provide funds to help high-risk countries obtain anti-epidemic supplies from now to September 2022.

According to statistics, the “Accelerator for Tools to Combat New Coronary Pneumonia” has so far provided 425 million doses of vaccines to 144 countries, distributed nearly 130 million test kits, and increased the supply of oxygen, personal protective equipment and treatment facilities. The WHO said that funding the initiative is expected to help prevent at least 5 million potential additional deaths, save the global economy more than 5.3 trillion U.S. dollars, and accelerate the end of the epidemic.

Americas: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some people may need a fourth dose of vaccine

According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, a total of 45,825,983 confirmed cases and a total of 743,358 deaths have been diagnosed in the United States.

According to a US media report on the 27th, the latest guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently stated that some people with moderate or severe immune function, including those receiving blood cancer or tumor treatment, certain organ transplants and stem cell recipients, People with advanced or untreated AIDS and those taking high doses of corticosteroids or other drugs may need a fourth dose of the new crown vaccine. It is estimated that the total number of such people in the United States is about 9 million, accounting for about 2% of the total population of the United States.

Relevant studies have shown that the booster dose can enhance the antibody response of certain immune-compromised people. However, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not yet provided advice on the fourth dose of vaccination, but interested people can seek advice from doctors to determine whether vaccination is necessary. At the same time, the fourth dose should be six months after the third dose of vaccination. Afterwards.

Europe: WHO says the European epidemic has caused a rise in the number of confirmed cases worldwide

WHO Director-General Tan Desai said on the 28th that the number of new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia and the number of new deaths reported globally last week appeared for two months as the rate of increase in the epidemic in Europe has exceeded the rate of decline in other regions. The first rise to come. According to the WHO report, there were more than 2.9 million new confirmed cases worldwide last week, and more than half of them came from Europe.

According to a Greek official report on the 28th, there were 2,984 newly diagnosed cases in the country in a single day, and a total of 731,167 confirmed cases; 31 new deaths and a total of 15,801 deaths.

According to the latest poll results, about 81% of the Greek people surveyed said they have completed the new crown vaccination or have a strong desire to receive the new crown vaccination, and 19% of the interviewed people are still hesitant or have no plans to get the new crown vaccination. People who hesitate to get vaccinated (11%) are mainly between 18 and 44 years old, and those who do not plan to get vaccinated (8%) are distributed in all age groups.

Compared with February this year, Greece has made some progress in vaccination. The proportion of people who do not plan to get vaccinated has dropped from 20% to 8%, and the proportion of people who are hesitant has also dropped from 43% to 11%. However, data shows that Greece is still one of the countries with the lowest vaccination rate, and there is still a gap between the goal of establishing a universal immune barrier.

Asia: ASEAN countries declare cooperation to promote economic recovery in the post-epidemic era

The 38th and 39th ASEAN Summits held in video mode closed on the 28th. ASEAN countries stated at the meeting that they will continue to work hard to achieve regional economic recovery in the post-epidemic era and promote the construction of the ASEAN community.

Brunei Sultan Hassanal said at the closing ceremony that ASEAN countries had conducted fruitful consultations on the current regional and international situation and the future development direction of ASEAN, and discussed ways to further strengthen relations in various fields with China, Japan and South Korea and other dialogue partners. , Decided to respond to the new crown epidemic by ensuring the supply of vaccines, and will strive to achieve regional economic recovery in the post-epidemic era.

ASEAN stated in a presidential statement that the tourism industry severely affected by the epidemic is of vital importance to the economic and social development of the region. ASEAN will work to strengthen regional and international cooperation with a view to achieving a safe restart of the tourism industry. The statement said that it will continue to promote community building, respond to common challenges, and promote a comprehensive recovery of the regional economy.

This year’s ASEAN chairmanship, Brunei, has set the theme of “common concern, common response, and common prosperity” for ASEAN. It puts forward a series of goals and results around the three pillars of the ASEAN political security community, economic community, and social and cultural community, covering disasters and disasters. Emergency response, support for multilateralism, post-epidemic recovery, vaccine procurement cooperation, ASEAN community building, etc.

The ASEAN summit is usually held twice a year, in the first half of the year and the second half of the year. Affected by the epidemic, the ASEAN summit failed to be held in the first half of this year, so the two summits were held sequentially in the second half of the year by video conference.

According to Japanese media reports, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government of Japan lowered the alert level of new coronary pneumonia infection to the lowest level on the 28th, which is the first time since July 2020. 21 new cases were confirmed in Tokyo on the 28th, and the number has been below 50 for 12 consecutive days. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government adjusted the alert level accordingly. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government stated that this level can be understood as “the number of infected people has been controlled to a certain extent”, and as of last week, “the infection situation has eased, but attention is still needed.”

Africa: A total of nearly 8.5 million confirmed cases in Africa

According to data released by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 28th local time, a total of 8,483,557 cases were confirmed in the region, and a total of 218,829 deaths were reported. (over)

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