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China’s health system faces raft of challenges as Omicron hits

China is battling its biggest spike in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, with millions under lockdown and the healthcare system feeling the pressure.

One of the last countries sticking to a zero-Covid strategy, China aims to stamp out every infection with strict lockdowns and by sending all cases to secure facilities.

Coronavirus: New study by Tsiodras – Lytras – Vaccination prevented almost 20,000 deaths

About 20,000 deaths from complications of Covid-19 were prevented by vaccination against the coronavirus infection, according to a new pre-published study by professors Sotiris Tsiodras and Theodoros Lytras, conducted during the period 11 January 2020 - 8 December 2021.

Bulgarian Professor: Next Week We will Reach the Peak of the Fifth Covid Wave

"We have been climbing the fifth wave of Covid all week and we have no reason to be optimistic. I think we will reach a peak next week - maybe by Tuesday, Wednesday we will have 15,000 infected a day, after which there will be a decline." This was said to BNR by Prof. Penka Petrova, director of the Institute of Microbiology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Studies in the United States Point to the Need for a Third Dose of Covid Vaccine

According to studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, vaccine protection has dropped to 94% during the Delta variant and to 82% during Omicron. These are the first 3 major studies looking at the extent to which vaccines protect against Omicron.

Bulgarian Doctor: We are Waiting for a Vaccine that will Protect us Completely from COVID

"I hope that another type of vaccine will be developed soon, according to the classic method, long-lasting vaccines, multifactorial, which with one injection will completely protect us from current and future variants of the coronavirus."

This was said on BNR by the infectious disease specialist Prof. Georgi Popov from Sofiamed University Hospital.

Prof. Mosialos – What applies to the vaccination of children 5 to 11 years old

Professor of Health Policy at LSE Elias Mosialos wrote on the approval of the coronavirus vaccine for children and specifically for the ages of 5 to 11 years, the , by posting an extended message on his personal Facebook account.

Prof. Mosialos refers to the clinical trials that were carried out until the licensing of vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 years.

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