In Norway, 23 people vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine against coronavirus have died. This is stated on the website of the Norwegian Agency for Medicines.
Specialists are investigating the causes of death of citizens. 13 cases have already been examined.
The agency noted that the vaccine may indeed have caused side effects that led to “a more serious course of existing diseases in older people.”
Vaccination against coronavirus with Pfizer’s drug began on December 27 in Norway. Residents of nursing homes in Oslo were the first to be vaccinated.
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The U.S. has also begun vaccinating the population with drugs from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. In Great Britain, the use of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines was approved.
The first case of infection with a strain of coronavirus detected in South Africa was detected in Norway. This was announced on Monday by the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau.
A person who arrived in the country from South Africa turned out to be infected. Norway has also confirmed 23 cases of infection with the “British” variant of the coronavirus.
According to Norwegian doctors, it seems that both strains are more infectious than previously known, but they do not lead to the development of more severe complications.
The South African authorities announced on December 21 that the second wave of the pandemic that began in the country was caused by a mutated coronavirus. It was discovered about two months ago in the south of the country in Nelson Mandela Bay County in the Eastern Cape province on the Indian Ocean coast. According to local scientists, the new strain mainly affects young people.
From January 2 this year, Norway lifts the ban on flights with the UK and resumes air travel.
Anyone who arrives in Norway from countries where there is a difficult situation with COVID-19, nevertheless, must present a negative coronavirus test at the entrance.
In addition, people who have no place of residence in Norway must spend 10 days in hotel quarantine after arriving in the country.
Following many European countries, Norway on December 21 last year imposed a ban on flights with Britain after the country’s Ministry of Health announced the widespread distribution of a new strain of coronavirus.
Recall that a new strain of coronavirus, which was discovered in the UK, continues to spread around the world. The first case of infection with a mutated virus was recorded in Chile.
And the World Health Organization is confident that the emergence of new mutations of the coronavirus is a natural process.
Norwegian scientists claim that a new subspecies of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes a disease that has swept the world, has been discovered in the country — it has become even easier to get infected with it than before.
Writes about this local edition Verdens Gang.
The new mutation was found in analyzes of infected residents of Trondheim, Norway’s third-largest city. The latest outbreak occurred over the weekend — 35 cases were found in the city, and 1,500 people were quarantined.
And although the National Institute of Public Health in Norway claims that it is too early to talk about the ability of the new strain to infect people, according to the chief physician of Trondheim Tove Resstad, the differences are still noticeable.
“We can see that it has become easier to get infected. You don’t have to come into such close contact as before. Plus, you’ll get sick faster,” Reistad said.
We will remind, earlier it was reported about three different strains of coronavirus, which caused the COVID-19 pandemic.
In turn, the expert of the World Health Organization Suma Swaminathan assures that the chances of receiving a vaccine against COVID-19 are quite high since at the moment 10 of them are in the final stages of testing.