Monday 17 January 2022

Welcome to the new inequality!

Less than one month ago W.H.O. Chief, dr. Tedros Adhranom Ghebreyesus, said: 

"Every day there are six times more boosters administered globally than primary doses in low-income countries. This is a scandal that must stop now". Dr. Tedros reiterated that only immunocompromised people should be administered booster doses. According to reports, more than 36 countries are currently administering booster doses.

"It make no sense to give boosters to healthy adults or to vaccinate children when older people and other high-risk groups are still waiting for their first dose." The exception, as Dr. Tedros said, are immunocompromised individuals who are unable to fight infections. 

People who represent one third of world population are still waiting for their first dose.

Friday 14 January 2022

Fourth COVID vaccine inoculation

One week ago I took the picture above while I was walking through the Naples' main street (Toledo street, that's its name). The picture shows that while Italian people were wearing masks in a respectful way, three black men on the right didn't do the same. As you can see, they were laughing and didn't take seriously Italian behaviour and Italian rules in terms wearing a mask and respecting social distancing. I hope all members of the blogging community will understand that my previous sentence, just above mentioned, has nothing to do with racism. It shows that buying and inoculating vaccines is the main interest of the majority of Italian politicians. They are not interested in the sanctioning system. Not to mention of monoclonal antibodies.
While people who live in Denmark, Israel, and Chile are already getting the fourth inoculation of the COVID vaccine, it seems that policy-makers of the main European countries will do the same early next month. 
According to the director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Emer Cook, there are two concerns in the practice in which we inoculate vaccine doses every four months approximately, as we may have problem with the immune response. So we should be careful in not overloading the immune system with repeated immunizations.

Saturday 8 January 2022

Reimposed restrictions


While Omicron variant was reaching almost 90 countries last month, some European countries reimposed restrictions and lockdown measures. Despite the virus is still spreading across the world, stocks and commodities have increased their value. I don't know whether to be scared or oddly comforted by that.
Experts say as soon as the epidemic goes to an end, many sectors of the EU economy, such as fashion, machinery and motoryachts, will rise sharply.  
I hope gas and oil's prices will not boost in 2022, as it may be dangerous in terms of employment and inflaction rate.