The European Union has pledged to donate 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to low-income countries by the middle of 2022.
European Commission President Ursula von der Lein made this pledge in the annual EU State of the Union address delivered to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday. Von der Lein said that the 200 million doses provided by the EU plan are in addition to the 250 million doses promised earlier, and she described it as an “investment in solidarity and an investment in global health”.
Von Delane said that “the scale and urgency of the injustice is obvious.” The COVID-19 vaccine vaccinated in low- and middle-income countries is less than 1% of all global doses.
She told EU lawmakers: “Let us do everything possible to prevent it from becoming an unvaccinated epidemic.”
U.S. Army requirements
At the same time, US Army officials issued mandatory vaccination orders to all uniformed personnel. Officials said on Tuesday that the Army expects that all active soldiers will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 15, and that the deadline for all reserve and National Guard soldiers is June 30, 2022.
The statement said that soldiers who refused to get vaccinated would “first get consultation from their command line and medical providers,” but warned that if they continue to refuse vaccinations and do not receive a vaccination exemption, they will be suspended or even fired. From service.
In the United States, the largest hospital in remote Northwest Alaska announced on Tuesday that it has begun to provide quantitative care due to a new COVID-19 infection. The Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, the state’s largest city, said on Tuesday that it now operates in accordance with a “crisis care standard” policy, which means that the hospital cannot provide all patients with the same quality of medical services.
The hospital said in a statement that there were too many COVID-19 patients in the emergency room, causing other patients to wait in their cars for several hours before seeing a doctor for emergency care.
Providence Alaska Medical Center is working with more and more hospitals across the United States. As COVID-19 patients crowded the halls, they were forced to ration or even refuse to provide medical services to their communities.
Part of the information in this report comes from the Associated Press, Reuters, and AFP.