Prioritizing corona vaccination is a difficult decision for governments

After months of following the news of rising numbers of Covid-19 sufferers and deaths around the world and waiting for citizens to find the slightest hopeful news of the progress of Corona suppressor vaccine companies, headlines and pictures of vaccine shipments and vaccination schemes in Different countries have become the most popular topic in the world these days at the end of 2020.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Tadros Adhanum, on Monday, August 24, when none of the Corona vaccines had been approved and released, warned of a nationalist rush to provide the Corona vaccine only to its citizens, saying it was nationalistic. Vaccination will only help the virus. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has previously lamented the growing nationalism in the production of Covid-19 vaccine in some wealthy countries, and called for a global approach to vaccines as a public good.

As the name of the coronavirus first came to the world from China, the Asian country, after months of trying to get the vaccine, also became a world leader in the field of vaccination. China-based pharmaceutical company Sinofarm says it has “emergencyly” injected two of its experimental vaccines to prevent Covid_19 disease to nearly one million people, according to Euronews.

However, the state-owned company has not yet released clinical trial data on the efficacy of the two vaccines. China authorized the use of unapproved vaccines in emergencies this summer. In this way, students or staff traveling abroad, as well as people who are specifically exposed to the Corona virus, such as health care workers, are vaccinated.

Financial Times: Vaccination process begins in Europe as new Corona species spread
Britain pioneered the approval of the Pfizer vaccine as the first Western country to fight the pandemic, which did not think it would bittersweet for British citizens to recognize the mutated strain of the coronavirus.

In recent weeks, three new strains of the coronavirus have been identified that are prevalent in at least 13 countries around the world. Among these viruses, the strain that was identified in the UK on December 14 and is called VUI-01/202012 is up to 70% more contagious than other strains of the virus.

Following the start of the global corona vaccination in Russia, the UK also launched a nationwide plan to inject the corona vaccine on Tuesday (December 7th). Margaret Keenan, a 91-year-old woman, received the first coronary vaccine for the Pfizer Bionotech at Coventry County Hospital.

The government has purchased 40 million units of the vaccine, of which it received 800,000 units in the first shipment to be injected in the coming weeks. Another 4 million units of the same vaccine are on the way and will be received by the end of the month.

The anger of the British medical staff for not being included in the priority list of the Corona vaccine

The British decision not to include the country’s medical staff in the priority list for the Pfizer / Bionotec anti-coronary vaccine has angered the staff of this department.

According to the Guardian, a new study shows that about two-thirds of the doctors who responded to the survey had not yet received the vaccine, and half believed that the vaccine had been delivered to the UK front-line treatment unit on a case-by-case basis. And a third have no idea when the vaccine will reach them.

British medical staff are concerned that the government’s decision to give vaccination to people over the age of 80 and nursing home staff should expose them to coronary heart disease, especially given the emergence of a new strain of the virus that is 70% transmissible. Has more.

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Following the receipt of the first shipment of Pfizer BionTech vaccine (Saturday) in the European Union, the amount of which was less than 10,000 doses, while the member states were supposed to officially vaccinate the population of 450 million people from yesterday, Sunday (December 7th). They started against the Covid_19 epidemic, but Edith Kovisala, a 101-year-old woman living in a nursing home in Saxony-Anhalt, was the first to be vaccinated in Germany on Saturday (December 6th).

Demands for accelerating vaccine production have increased since the start of coronary vaccination in Germany. “We are in a critical situation and that is why we need special production in times of crisis,” said Christian Lindner, leader of the German Free Democratic Party (FDP). According to him, Germany must do everything legally, economically, politically and technically to speed up vaccination. “This is a matter of life and death, as well as the survival of our economy, because the economy is in the ‘intensive care unit,'” Lindner said.

The German government plans to distribute more than 1.3 million doses of the vaccine by the end of this year and about 700,000 doses of the corona vaccine each week from January.

According to Reuters, the Hungarian Minister of Human Resources also announced in a statement on Saturday that the vaccine consignment had been delivered to a hospital in Budapest and that the vaccine had been injected into the medical staff. “Today we have taken an important step in controlling the epidemic,” said a senior Hungarian official announcing the start of coronavirus vaccination in the country.

The Slovak Ministry of Health also published a post on its Facebook page announcing that the national vaccination program in one of the country’s hospitals had started on Saturday.

El Pais: Spain was at the beginning of the end of the epidemic with the vaccine

According to the El Pais newspaper, Arakli Hidalgo, a 96-year-old woman in a nursing home in Guadalajara, Spain, was the first person to receive the corona vaccine in the country at 8 am yesterday Sunday.

According to the Spanish newspaper, the vaccination process started in the wake of the third wave of the corona, while the European government plans to distribute 350,000 doses of vaccine per week in all states. Salvador Aya, Spain’s health minister, also announced new vaccine options, including Astrazenka, in the coming weeks.

Italy also launched a mass vaccination scheme on Sunday morning by injecting Corona vaccine into three hospital staff in Rome.

France Info TV: Vaccination campaign begins in France; Trying to rebuild trust
According to a poll published in the Journal de Dimanche, 56 percent of French people do not trust the corona vaccine, French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the launch of the vaccination campaign in the country and called it a new weapon against He called the epidemic Covid_19 and called for trust in researchers and scientists. He also wrote on his Twitter account: The corona vaccine is free and will not be mandatory.

According to France 24, a 78-year-old woman at the René Moreau Hospital near Paris was the first person to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in France on Sunday. About 20 elderly people and medical staff were also vaccinated during the symbolic coronation program in France.

By the end of February, the French government is working to vaccinate one million elderly people, vulnerable groups and medical staff in 7,000 nursing homes and treatment centers against Covid-19 disease.

What groups are the priority of vaccination in different countries of the world?
It is not surprising that governments give priority to medical staff and the elderly to inject the first doses of vaccine delivered. Given the limitations of the vaccine, it is important to make the right decision about the recipients’ priorities, and it is expected that physicians, nurses and health professionals, the elderly, teachers and educators, police officers, firefighters, transport workers and people in stores Pharmaceuticals and food work, be a priority.

Each European country determines who has the priority of receiving the corona vaccine. While Germany, Spain and France have given priority to the Corona vaccine to the elderly and residents of nursing homes, Italy and Poland prefer to inject the vaccine into their treatment staff. In Germany, people over the age of 80, people with underlying diseases and treatment staff are first vaccinated.

In Spain, eighteen priority groups have been identified for vaccination so far. Residents and staff of nursing homes and medical staff, estimated at 2.5 million, will be vaccinated in the first phase. The second phase, which begins in March, targets people over the age of 65, the disabled and the vulnerable.

In Portugal and Italy, in addition to medical and training personnel, security forces are also among the priority occupations to be vaccinated.

With the start of the nationwide mass vaccination program in Lithuania, a number of hospital staff received the first doses of corona vaccine. A nurse was the first to receive the vaccine in front of the camera.

According to Deutsche Welle, prioritization of corona vaccine injection in Germany is the responsibility of the Standing Vaccination Commission, a subsidiary of the Robert Koch Institute. The commission’s proposed program initially consisted of six phases, which the Ministry of Health reduced to four in consideration. Thus, the elderly over 80, vulnerable groups, doctors and medical staff are the first priority to receive the vaccine.

It is now a priority to get the corona vaccine in the UK with citizens who are at higher risk of dying from the virus. In this way, the elderly, medical staff and patients with underlying problems are at the top of the list.

According to Euronews, vaccines in France are also given in three stages. In the first phase, people and staff in nursing homes are vaccinated with one million doses of Pfizer vaccine. This takes place between January and February. A large number of Covid-19 victims in France are nursing homes. In the second phase, vaccination of French citizens will be more widespread, and in March 14 million people with age-prioritization, ie people over 75, 65 and then over 55, will be immunized against the coronavirus by vaccines purchased from four different companies. The final stage, which aims to vaccinate adults, is likely to begin in late spring.

According to Bloomberg, the way Indonesia is prioritized for the corona vaccine is different from almost every country in the world; The Covid-19 vaccine in Indonesia is initially given to people between the ages of 18 and 59, with a focus on medical staff, police and the military. Most countries, meanwhile, have made the elderly the number one priority on the Corona vaccine. Indonesia, with a population of nearly 270 million, is another Synovac vaccine client and one of the first countries to receive the Corona vaccine. The country has received 1.2 million doses of vaccine and 15 million corona vaccines.