India cases increasing

Graphics data

https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations

India

Cases, + 357,000 = 20,000,000

Deaths, + 3,449

Next few months

Peak cases, 15th to 20th May

Peak deaths, early June

High level of cases until August

Vaccine rollout

All over 18s eligible

150 million doses given

Fully vaccinated, 2%

US restricts flights from India

Citizens and people with residency rights allowed

Varanasi

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-56969283

Harishchandra and Manikarnika ghats, funeral pyres have been burning non-stop for past month

Normally, 80 – 90 per day

Now, 300 – 400 per day

Spread to villages

Chiraigaon block, 110 villages, population 230,000

Each village reported 5 to 10 deaths in recent days, some 15 to 30

Sudhir Singh Pappu

There is no hospital in the block, no oxygen and no medicines

There’s no space in government hospitals,

private hospitals ask for a deposit of 200,000 rupees (£1,953; $2,705) to 500,000 rupees even before they look at a patient

We have nowhere to go

Kamal Kant Pandey, Aidhe village

Situation in village was worse than the city

If you tested everyone in my village of 2,700 people, at least half would be positive.

So many people have cough, fever, pain in the lower back, weakness, loss of taste and smell

gasping for breath

Deaths in Aidhe not making it onto the official database

there’s no testing here

US

70 – 85%

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/05/03/pfizer-vaccine-for-adolescents/

Pfizer, FDA. expanded emergency use authorization to 12 and over

Pfizer submitted data, n = 2,300 12 to 15 year olds

18 positive cases after 2 shots

All in placebo group

Follow-on trials in younger children are ongoing

Moderna, current trial in 12 to 15 years

J and J planning single shot trials

UK

Liverpool experiments

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56962231

Friday and Saturday, nightclub pilot events, 3,000 people per night

Sunday, mini-festival, Sefton Park

Official government trial events

All ticket holders

Supervised lateral flow test the day before

(had to be negative)

Strongly encouraged to take PCR tests on the day of the show

Retest in 5 days, Friday

Studying, audience movement and interaction, ventilation, duration, catering and alcohol consumption

From 17th May

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/05/04/portugal-greek-spanish-islands-israel-declared-safe-holiday/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/04/30/holidays-get-green-light-may-17/

Green list

One test within 72 hours of departure from England
At least one PCR test on arrival back to England

High vaccination rates

Low prevalence

Capacity for genome analysis

Health system for tourists

Gibraltar, Malta, Israel, Iceland

Portugal

Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu, Crete

Canary Islands and Israel

United States ??

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, (MHRA)

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/covid-news-face-masks-lockdown-end-vaccine-cases-deaths/

There is currently no evidence that drinking alcohol interferes with the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccines.

We would advise anyone concerned about this to talk to their healthcare professional

Vaccinations

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/

Source: Dr. John Campbell

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