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Danes vaccinate 100,000 people in a day to test system

Danes vaccinate 100,000 people in a day to test system

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Denmark is vaccinating 100,000 people in one day as they test their system ahead of a June rollout where four times as many people will be vaccinated per dayByThe Associated PressApril 12, 2021, 9:55 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCOPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Denmark’s Health Minister declared Monday “the big vaccine day," with 100,000 people to be vaccinated in one day as officials test the system ahead of a June rollout where four times as many people as that will be vaccinated each day.The shots will be given in 68 inoculation centers across the country of nearly 6 million. The number will be lower Tuesday.Minister Magnus Heunicke said Danes will “set a new record,” and urged people to arrive on time and have high spirits.The bulk of the vaccination will be i...
Official: Chinese vaccines’ effectiveness low

Official: Chinese vaccines’ effectiveness low

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In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to give them a boostBy JOE McDONALD and HUIZHONG WU Associated PressApril 11, 2021, 7:30 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost.Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates,” said the director of the China Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, at a conference Saturday in the southwestern city of Chengdu.Beijing has distributed hundreds of millions of doses...
Covid-19: India vaccination crosses 100 million doses

Covid-19: India vaccination crosses 100 million doses

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India says it has become the "fastest country in the world" to administer more than 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, amid a deadly second wave of infections.It achieved the feat in 85 days, whereas the US took 89 days and China 102 days, the health ministry said.But the country reported a record daily increase of over 150,000 cases - and more than 800 new deaths - on Sunday.And there are reports the vast vaccination drive itself is struggling.This week, half a dozen states reported a shortage of doses even as the federal government insisted that it had 40 million doses in stock and that the "allegations" of vaccine scarcity were "utterly baseless".The inoculation drive aims to cover 250 million people by July, but experts say the pace needs to pick up further to meet the target.E...
Coronavirus: UK reports largest number of second jabs in one day

Coronavirus: UK reports largest number of second jabs in one day

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Reuters The UK has reported the largest number of second coronavirus vaccine doses given in a single day, according to the latest government data.A total of 450,136 second doses were received on Friday - with 106,878 first doses also administered.The previous record was set on Thursday when 449,269 second doses were reported - in addition to 96,242 first doses.There were 2,589 new infections in the past 24 hours, and another 40 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.The latest figures show that of the 39,001,554 vaccinations administered in the UK so far, 32,010,244 were first doses - a rise of 106,878 on Friday.Meanwhile, 6,991,310 were second doses, a rise of 450,136.After the latest figures, the UK's death toll stands at 127,080 and the total number of infections is 4,368,045.It comes...
The Latest: Indian states warn of COVID-19 vaccine shortages

The Latest: Indian states warn of COVID-19 vaccine shortages

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NEW DELHI — Multiple Indian states are warning the federal government of COVID-19 vaccine shortages as another spike in cases threatens to overrun the country and its already-feeble medical infrastructure.Authorities in New Delhi and in Punjab and Rajasthan states said Saturday that they would not be able to continue vaccinations in the coming days unless stocks were replenished. Earlier this week, western Maharashtra state, the epicenter of the country’s outbreak, closed some vaccination centers and turned people away due to inadequate vaccine supplies.Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the country has enough doses and urged state governments to put an end to “fearmongering.”India, a major vaccine manufacturer, has so far administered 97 million shots but is facing major supply...