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Belgian health minister says "no doubt" AstraZenca is a "good vaccine"

April 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Belgian Minister of Health Frank Vandenbroucke sought to reassure the country about the AstraZeneca vaccine, following a decision to temporarily pause administering it to those aged 18 to 55.

Belgian Minister of Health Frank Vandenbroucke sought to reassure the country about the AstraZeneca vaccine, following a decision to temporarily pause administering it to those aged 18 to 55.

Following the advice of Belgium’s Superior Health Council, Vandenbroucke said the country would now, “use AstraZeneca for the somewhat older people and use the other vaccines earlier for the younger people. ”

Last month Belgium had decided to continue its vaccination campaign for all people aged over 18 with the AstraZeneca vaccine, while other European countries suspended using the vaccine over blood-clotting concerns pending an investigation by the EMA.

That brings the number of total cases for the country to 126,987, according to the health ministry.

… So we will source vaccines for our crew or else we won't sail,” Del Rio said.

Peru’s Health Ministry reported 314 new deaths due to Covid-19 on Wednesday evening, the highest number since the pandemic started.

At least 9,305 new coronavirus cases were also reported, bringing the total number in the country to 1,607,898.

The South American country has averaged over 8,000 cases for the last two weeks, with 12,916 cases being reported on April 1, its highest daily total since the beginning of the pandemic.

More than half of the people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK did not have symptoms, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Thursday in its latest Infection Survey.

Japan’s Osaka Prefecture reported a record 905 Covid-19 daily cases on Thursday, logging a new daily high for the third consecutive day amid a fourth wave of the pandemic.

Iran's health ministry reported 22,586 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the country's total number of Covid-19 related cases to 2,006,934 since the beginning of the pandemic.

A week ago, the country reported 11,700 new daily coronavirus cases, half of today's numbers.

On Monday, the Health Ministry said the country had entered its fourth wave of the pandemic.

Australia will not give AstraZeneca vaccines to people under the age of 50 due to the associated risk of blood clots, forcing a "recalibration" of its vaccine program, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said at a press conference Thursday.

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