The essentials Covid-19



Europe

“It is too early to let go of the ballast”, warns the WHO

It is “Too early to let go of the ballast” on restrictions in Europe, despite the decline in new cases in many countries of the continent, said Thursday, January 28 the European leadership of the World Health Organization (WHO). “We must not let our guard down” she warned, as transmission rates in Europe remain ” very high “. WHO called for action “Graduated” constants and not a strategy “Open and close” permanently.

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Africa

670 million vaccine doses available

The African Union (AU) has obtained 400 million additional doses of vaccine against Covid-19, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) announced Thursday, January 28. They have been guaranteed by the Serum Institute (India), which produces millions of doses of the Covishield vaccine at high speed, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford. This announcement brings to 670 million the number of doses that must be available in the next two years for African countries, most of which cannot afford to finance the immunization of their populations. According to estimates, the continent will need 1.5 billion vaccines to immunize 60% of its 1.3 billion inhabitants, at a cost ranging between 5.8 and 8.2 billion euros.

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Culture

Twice postponed, an exhibition definitively canceled

Postponed twice due to the health crisis, the photo exhibition devoted to black and white which was to be held at the Grand Palais, in Paris, has been definitively canceled, the institution announced Thursday, January 28. It was to present 300 prints from the biggest names in photography. In collaboration with the BnF, it can be viewed online on the grandpalais.fr site, during the month of February.

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