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Regulation slowing down vaccine progress, Israel’s bio institute chief gripes

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30.11.2020

The Times of Israel is liveblogging Monday’s events as they happen.

BERLIN — The European Union’s latest surge of coronavirus infections is flattening or going down in some but not all countries across the continent but it’s too early to relax current virus restrictions, the head of the continent’s disease control center says.

It’s alarming that the death rate caused by COVID-19 is still rising across Europe — it was 95 per 1 million people last week compared to 84 the week before, says Andrea Ammon, director of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

Ammon also notes that occupancy of intensive care units was at 91% last week, meaning that “some countries are probably already at the limit.”

She speaks at at a virtual gathering of lawmakers responsible for European affairs in all the EU member states and at the European Parliament.

Ammon also says there are still challenges when it comes to testing and contact tracing and that EU nations need to harmonize their medical data.

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© The Times of Israel


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