Coronavirus briefing: Sweden paused the planned rollout of J&J vaccineThe epidemic
- Overall cases in the EU and the UK point down again, but they are increasing in Poland, Germany, and the Netherlands.
- There is a modest increase in daily cases in the US, while deaths have moved sideways.
- India’s coronavirus surge continues. While authorities have reimposed restrictions, some mass gatherings have continued unabated.
- Cases in Sweden point up after a previous decline. The number of people in hospitals and intensive care continues to climb.
- Elsewhere in the Nordics, the development is more stable. In Norway, the number of people in intensive care has declined.
- In the Baltics, cases in Estonia are still trending downwards. However, the increase in cases continues in both Lithuania and Latvia.
Policy and vaccines
- France is suspending all flights to and from Brazil to contain the spread of a highly contagious new variant.
- Denmark will allow people from countries in the European Union and Schengen area to enter the country from May if they are vaccinated against Covid-19.
- EU countries will receive 50 million more Pfizer vaccines in the second quarter.
- People aged under 60 who have been given a first dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in Germany will receive a different jab for their second dose.
- Denmark will stop the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine permanently.
- Finland is to extend its pause on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 65.
- The EMA said it expects to issue a recommendation on Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine next week, after the reports of rare blood clots in the US.
- Sweden has already paused the planned rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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