The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) recommends that all adults receive a booster dose of vaccination against Covid-19, primarily those over the age of 40, the EU agenda’s head Andrea Ammon said on Wednesday. Booster doses should be given at least six months after full immunization, Ammon said.
“The available data from Israel and the UK show a clear improvement in protection against infection and severe disease with a booster dose in all age groups in the short term,” ECDC said in a report released Wednesday.
ECDC’s recommendations are not binding on European Union governments. Their task is to help in making decisions about health policy in individual countries. The European Commission is expected to take into account the new recommendations in connection with the proposed changes in the use of covid certificates, writes Reuters, citing EU officials.
Wednesday’s ECDC booster recommendation is a significant change from the institution’s original guidance, notes Reuters.
In September, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and ECDC jointly stated that there is no need to distribute booster doses immediately to the general population of the two-dose vaccinated. It has been suggested that a booster dose should be considered in people with compromised immune systems and it could also act as an adjuvant in the elderly.
We have 28 380 new and confirmed cases of #coronavirus infection from the following provinces:
– Masovian Voivodeship (5277),
– Silesian (3588),
– Greater Poland (2607),
– Lower Silesia (2178),
– Lesser Poland (2176),
– Łódź Province (1886),
– Pomeranian (1505),
– Lublin Province (1503),
– Kuyavian-Pomeranian (1380),
– West Pomeranian Voivodeship (1355),
– Podkarpackie Province (1058),
– Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship (980),
– Podlasie Province (866),
– Opole (799),
– Lubuskie Voivodeship (506),
– Świętokrzyskie (503).
213 infections are data without specifying an address, which will be supplemented by the sanitary inspection.
118 people died due to # COVID19, while 342 people died due to the coexistence of COVID-19 with other diseases.
Number of people infected with coronavirus 3,406,129 / 81,688 (all positive / including deceased persons).
According to almost 40 percent of respondents, the government should introduce restrictions for the unvaccinated – according to the United Surveys poll for “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” and RMF. The newspaper reports in its Wednesday edition that a fifth of respondents believe the pandemic will never end, and over 30% that it will last more than a year.
“This is a large increase in pessimism, because in total it is presented by more than half of the respondents. Meanwhile, in March, when we conducted the previous survey, there were 10 percentage points less of such opinions and the prevailing view was that the pandemic would last for over a year” – we read in “DGP “.
Respondents were also asked what the government should do with the rising number of COVID-19 cases. “In the opinion of respondents, first of all, the government should introduce restrictions for the unvaccinated (as indicated by almost 40%), give employers the opportunity to check vaccinations (24.4%) or charge the unvaccinated partially for their treatment (24.5%)” – the newspaper says.
“When agreeing to pay, you can see slight differences by age or gender. However, in the group of people with children, support for such a solution is clearly growing – declarations reached 40%. In further places there is an obligation to vaccinate (17% of support) and finally universal restrictions (15.4 percent) “- noted the daily. The newspaper points out that “PiS voters most often support the possibility for employers to check the vaccination of employees, while among the voters of the opposition parties the expectation of restrictions on people who have not vaccinated”.
“Young people (in this group there are the fewest vaccinated people) would like the restrictions to apply to everyone. In the remaining age groups that benefited much more from the vaccination campaign, the postulate of restrictions on those who did not take the vaccine prevails” – we read. “Yesterday there were nearly 20,000 new cases of the coronavirus, and 398 people died because of it. In the context of the epidemic, we asked a question about preparing the country for the next wave of the epidemic. Half of the respondents assessed it negatively. But it is interesting that since March, when it was done similar research, still the same number – 43% – of the respondents believe that the state is prepared for the next wave “- adds DGP.
The United Surveys survey for “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”, Dziennika.pl, RMF FM and rmf24.pl was conducted on November 18-19, 2021 using the computer-assisted telephone questionnaire (CATI) method, on a representative sample of 1,000 people.
In mid-December, we can record up to 30,000 in the country. infections per day – assessed the chief epidemiologist of the University Teaching Hospital in Wrocław, prof. Jarosław Drobnik. In his opinion, the maximum wave of disease may last several days.
Chief epidemiologist of the University Teaching Hospital in Wrocław, prof. Jarosław Drobnik said on Tuesday that according to his forecasts, the peak of the pandemic may come in mid-December and then it may be recorded daily from 25,000. up to 30 thousand infections.
“This level may last for several or even several days. In our hospital, we do everything to prepare for such a state. The base of beds is being increased, not only for covid patients in a temporary hospital” – said Drobnik.
He judged that, unfortunately, the worst possible pandemic model for the hospital, which is spreading outbreaks of infections, is being implemented. “We are a highly specialized hospital and in various situations we have to deal with severely ill patients, e.g. after strokes, for a long period of time, sometimes for weeks. COVID-19 is only somehow + glued + to these patients, because they have a more serious problem, because of which they have to lie with us with this covid “- said the doctor.
He added that such patients are in various departments, including in gynecology and obstetrics, in neurology, neurosurgery and in the trauma department, where they are sent in an emergency. In his opinion, there are also more and more minor COVID-19 patients.
When asked about vaccinations, incl. is it necessary to take the third dose of the so-called reminder, the doctor replied that it was worth doing.
“Each impulse that strengthens the immune system is beneficial for the body, and this dose is to prolong and maintain high immunity” – concluded Prof. Drobnik.