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Will The global vaccine passport be invalidated after COVID-19 mutated?
Will The global vaccine passport be invalidated after COVID-19 mutated? The global vaccine passport may be invalidated: Pfizer’s effective rate plummeted to 64%! Upgraded Lambda strain rages in 31 countries.
Citizens or permanent residents who enter Canada after July 5th (including the 5th), as long as they download a mobile app Arrive CAN in advance, register and log in to provide relevant information and supporting materials, and show them to the border staff upon entry, they can return directly You don’t have to go to a government-designated hotel to isolate for three days and go home for another three days.
In addition to flight and document information, entrants focus on the materials that need to be provided, mainly vaccination information, two-shot vaccination certificate and negative nucleic acid test certificate.
It is important to note that Arrive CAN only recognizes four Canadian federally approved vaccines, namely Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. Those who have received other vaccinations, whether they are necessary service workers, Canadian citizens or permanent residents, must obey the isolation requirements obediently.
With the Delta mutant virus hit, things seem to have changed significantly. Reuters reported that Israeli Ministry of Health officials pointed out that since June 6, Pfizer’s effectiveness in preventing viral infections has decreased by 30% to about 64%. In other words, more than one-third of Pfizer vaccinators have re-infected.
After entering mid-June, Israel, which had been completely liberalized and did not even need to wear masks, suddenly rebounded. The number of new cases exceeded 100, 200, 300, 400… On July 5, there were as many as 496 cases. Among them, more than 90% of the new cases were infected with the Delta mutant virus.
Israeli researchers predict that if the government does not take strong measures, in the next two weeks, the number of new cases per day may exceed 1,000.
What does this show? It shows that the vaccine is not an absolute antidote and cannot completely protect the virus, especially the Delta mutant virus. If people don’t take the virus seriously after being vaccinated, it is entirely possible that it will change into a vest and make a comeback.
From this perspective, Canadians cannot be blindly optimistic about the epidemic, and vaccine passports may not be implemented too hastily. The COVID-19 virus is different from SARS back then. It is constantly mutating and updating, and there is no vaccine to truly tame it.
Of course, Israeli statistics also show that although Pfizer vaccine cannot fully protect against the Delta mutant virus, it is still of great significance for preventing severe symptoms. After the Delta mutant virus spread in Israel, the effective rate of Pfizer’s vaccine in preventing severe illness and hospitalization dropped from 98.2% to 93%, which is still highly effective.
However, what is more alarming is the super new strain Lambda, also known as C.37, and related confirmed cases have appeared in Britain, the United States, and Germany. Dailymail reported that although various countries have suffered from the Delta variant virus, the latest Lambda virus has a higher transmission and lethality rate, and has been exposed in 31 countries around the world, most of which are located in South America and caused The attention of the World Health Organization!
Experts said that the Lambda strain originated in Peru, South America, and accounted for almost 81% of the new cases in Peru! Although it did not pose much of a threat when it first appeared in 2020, the number of confirmed cases has suddenly soared recently. Since the beginning of the pandemic, this South American country has had more deaths per capita than any other country. As of July 5, there were 586 deaths per 100,000 people. This figure is almost 89% higher than the second-ranked Hungary, which also has 310.5 deaths per 100,000 people.
In its weekly epidemiological information update released on June 15th, WHO wrote: “Lambda is significantly related to community transmission in many countries. Over time, its prevalence has continued to rise, and the incidence of COVID-19 It is also increasing. Lambda carries many mutations with suspected phenotypic effects, such as increased transmission or increased resistance to neutralizing antibodies.”
At present, it is difficult for the international vaccine passport to be really on the agenda. After all, as long as a country does not completely control the epidemic in a day, it is difficult for countries around the world to return to the normal track of the past. This long fight against the COVID-19 virus seems to far exceed people Imagination.
(source:internet, reference only)