World Insights Claims of steady progress on vaccinations mask wide

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2021-06-07

byDavidWilliams,LinJingCOPENHAGEN,June2(Xinhua)--PresidentoftheEuropeanCommissionUrsulavonderLeyenhassaidthattheEuropeanUnion(EU)ismaking"steadyprogressonvaccinations"againstCOVID-19astheblocisontracktodeliveren,theprevailingattitudeacrossthewholeregio"HERDIMMUNITY"Confidencein"herdimmunity"isbackedby300milliondosesofCOVID-19vaccinesreceivedbytheEUand245milliondosesadministeredsincetheonsetofthepandemic,which,asVonderLeyenestimatedlastweek,wouldprovideatleastonedoseto170millionadultsupuntilMay30,orabout46percentoftheEUsadultpopulation."Ifwecontinuelikethis,wehaveconfidencethatwewillbeabletosafelyreopenoursocieties,",withahalfmillionpopulation,,000Maltesehavereceivedatleastonedoseofthevaccine,whileover180,000peoplearenowfullyvaccinated,accordingtothelatestdataissuedbyMaltashealthauthorities."MaltaisthefirstcountryinEuropetoachieveherdimmunity,"saidMalta,whichhasresultedinasreal-worldstudyrevealedthatvaccinationshadcontributedtosavingmorethan13,200livesandpreventedmorethan39,,accordingtoasurveypublishedonMay10byEurofound,theEuropeanFoundationfortheImprovementofLivingandWorkingConditions,overaquarterofadultsintheEUsaidtheywere"veryunlikely"or"ratherunlikely""vaccinehesitancy",thesurveyfoundindicationsofaneast-westdivideacrosstheEU,withthewillingnesstobevaccinatedstandingatover60percentinwesternEUmemberstates,exceptAustriaandFrance,"aneedforclearpoliticalandscientificcommunicationaboutvaccinesafety,"thesurveysaid,"anunclearpoliticalstanceaboutvaccinesandalessthanstraightforwardcommunicationovertheirsafetymayhaveadetrimentaleffectonpublictrustinvaccines."InFrance,whichisexperiencinga"thirdwave"ofthepandemic,,adiscernibleapathytowardsthevaccinehasalsomadethecountrylagfarbehindtheEUs,,wherethetake-upofvaccinationshasbeenlesshinderedbyspeculation,,intheeastoftheEU,Romaniahadexpectedtovaccinate5million,or30percentofthepopulation,,officialdataonSundayshowedthecountryonlymanagedtoadminister4,299,481doses,e,asRomanianhealthauthoritiesattributedthemainreasonfortheslowdownofthevaccinationprogramtotheconsiderablenumberofpeopleinthecountrywhohavedevelopedantibodiesaft().Otherprizesincludehybridcars,,theWorldHealthOrganization(WHO)validatedCoronaVacCOVID-19vaccistimelydeliveryofCOVID-19vaccinesforHungary,thefirstEUmembertorecognizeanduseChinesevaccines,ecountry"gainedamonthandahalf"invaccinationsthankstothevaccinesfromChinaaswellasRussia."WithouttheEasternvaccines,thenumberofvaccinatedHungarianswouldnothavereached4millionbylastFriday,onlyinmid-June,"saidTamasMenczer,statesecretaryfromHungarysMinistryofForeignAffairsandTrade,,theislandnationofCyprusannouncedonMay20thatitwasalsoaddingtheChineseSinopharmvaccinetoitslistofappro,Chinesevaccineswerepraiseportlastweek,SerbianPrimeMinisterAnaBrnabicexpressedgratitudeforthereliabilitythat"noonecouldhaveexpectedindifficulttimesandcircumstances."DespitetheeffectivenessofvaccinesinthefightagainstCOVID-19,theWHOstillissuedamessageofcautionfromitsEuropeanofficeinCopenhageninMay."Rightnow,inthefaceofacontinuedthreatandnewuncertainty,weneedtocontinuetoexercisecaution,andrethinkoravoidinternationaltravel,"saidHansKluge,WHOregionaldirectorforEurope."Vaccinesmaybealightattheendofthetunnel--butwecannotbeblindedbythatlight,"(RenKeandPanGepinginBrussels,ChenWenxianinValleta,ChenJinginHelsinki,FuYiminginStockholm,ShiZhongyuinBelgrade,GuoMingfanginNicosia,JiangXueinBratislava,LiuFanginParis,JinJingandZhangJiaweiinLondon,ZhangZhanginWarsaw,ChenJininBucharest,YuanLianginBudapestalsocontributedtothestory.)。