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EU threatened to restrict vaccine exports to countries that do not share their vaccines

The EU may restrict the export of vaccines to countries with a higher vaccination rate of the population, which do not share their own vaccines so that EU countries do not suffer from a shortage.

According to Politico, this was said by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

At a press conference on March 17, she threatened to restrict exports to countries that do not share their vaccines. The media took this as an allusion to the UK in the first place.

“We want to see the reciprocity and proportionality of exports, and we are ready to use any available tools to ensure this. This is a way to ensure that Europe gets its fair share,” the President of the European Commission explained, saying that she would discuss this issue with the leaders of the bloc and countries – members.

Ursula von der Ljaen noted that over the past 6 weeks, 41 million doses of vaccine have been exported from the EU to 33 other countries of the world.

“The open road must be open in both directions, and therefore we want to guarantee reciprocity and proportionality,” said the President of the European Commission. If such reciprocity is not observed, the EU “will have to think about how to make exports to countries where the vaccine is also produced, dependent on their openness.”

“We will consider whether exports to countries with a higher vaccination rate than ours is still proportional,” she added.

When asked which countries this might affect in the first place, von der Leyen said that Britain is the “# 1 destination” for the export of EU-produced vaccines.

“Over the past 6 weeks, 10 million doses of the vaccine have been exported to Britain,” she said, adding that the EU is still waiting for shipments that should have come from Britain.

She noted that the situation with the United States is different – there is no export of finished vaccines in both directions, and the supply of some components is proceeding without problems.

The UK criticized these words as a threat, saying that when introducing a vaccine export control mechanism, Brussels explained this primarily by the need for transparency.

“We expect the EU to continue to adhere to its commitments … The implementation of the restrictions will hurt global efforts to combat this virus,” said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman.

Politico writes that the level of vaccination is higher than in the EU. except Britain – in Israel, Chile, USA, UAE, Bahrain, Serbia, Qatar, Turkey, and Morocco.

The popular drug could prevent COVID-19 infection — scientists

Aspirin can prevent coronavirus infection and shorten the duration of the disease.

This conclusion was made by Israeli scientists, reports The Jerusalem Post.

Researchers analyzed data from approximately 10,000 people who were tested for COVID-19 between February 1 and June 30, 2020.

It found that those who regularly take low doses of aspirin are 29% less likely to contract the virus.

“This observation of the possible beneficial effects of low-dose aspirin on COVID-19 infection is preliminary but seems very promising,” said Professor Eli Magen of Barzilai Hospital in Israel.

The researchers also noticed that those who took aspirin and contracted the coronavirus recovered, on average, two or three days faster than those who did not.

Earlier, American scientists have identified a side effect in the form of skin inflammation in the Moderna coronavirus vaccine.

Also, recently, scientists in Britain said that coronavirus vaccines are more effective for young people than for the elderly.

The third stage of the quarantine exit begins in Israel

Since March 7, Israel will ease quarantine restrictions and move on to the third stage of lifting the quarantine.

It is reported by The Jerusalem Post.

Vaccinated citizens will be able to visit public places such as cafes and restaurants. Schoolchildren studying in the “green”, “yellow” and “orange” zones of quarantine will be able to return to full-time education.

However, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the authorities have decided to track the isolation using new technological means.

A limited number of Israelis will be able to leave the country with special permission.

According to the latest statistics, more than 793 thousand people fell ill in Israel for the entire time of the coronavirus pandemic. 746 thousand overcame the disease, and more than 5800 patients died of complications caused by the coronavirus.

Israel is the first country in the world to quickly and effectively overcome the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier we wrote that thanks to the successful vaccination against the coronavirus, cultural events were resumed in Israel — an unusual concert was held in the country, to which only people with immunity from COVID-19 were allowed.

Israel announced overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic

Israel is the first country in the world to quickly and effectively overcome the coronavirus pandemic.

This was stated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who reports The Times Of Israel.

“Israel is the first country in the world to emerge from the crown. With this green passport, you can go to restaurants, theaters, sporting events. This is it. We are leaving,” Netanyahu said.

According to him, vaccination of the entire adult population may begin in the country by the end of March, and access to the country will be open by April.

“Israel used to be known as a country of startups. From now on, it will also be called a nation of vaccination. We are setting a model for the world, we are very proud of it,” Netanyahu added.

By the way, according to the latest statistics, more than 789 thousand cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Israel since the beginning of the pandemic. More than 741 thousand people overcame the disease, and more than 5800 people died of complications caused by coronavirus infection.

Earlier we wrote that thanks to the successful vaccination against the coronavirus, cultural events were resumed in Israel — an unusual concert was held in the country, to which only people with immunity from COVID-19 were allowed.

In Hungary, the president was vaccinated with the Chinese vaccine

Hungary uses vaccines from five manufacturers. More than half a million people have already received the first vaccination.

Hungarian President Janos Ader on Saturday, February 27, was vaccinated against the coronavirus by the Chinese company Sinopharm, Hungary Today reports.

The head of state urged to register for vaccination as early as possible, and also to appear to receive an injection as soon as the therapist notifies about it.

“Let’s trust our doctors, our healthcare system,” Ader said, adding that he hopes the epidemic will soon be over.

Sinopharm vaccine shipments to Hungary began on 16 February. They began to vaccinate her on February 24.

In total, vaccines from five manufacturers are used in Hungary. The first vaccination has already been given to more than 520 thousand people, and the second — 240 thousand.

Israel remains the leader in vaccination. There, about half of the population has already received the first dose of the vaccine, and 35% of citizens have received two doses.