Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Latest: Denmark seems short of vaccination target

Copenhagen, Denmark – Denmark appears to have failed to reach its target of 90% of people over the age of 12 who were vaccinated twice as of October 1, as the latest official figures show that 84.9% had both. Shots received.

The latest official figures from Danish health authorities show that 4,366,235 people have received both shots.

Those who received the first shot — 4,453,321 people — represented 86.6% of those over the age of 12.

Vaccines are voluntary and free in Denmark, which announced on 10 September that it no longer considered COVID-19 as a “socially serious disease” due to the large number of vaccinations. All restrictions have since been lifted.

The total population of the Scandinavian country is 5.8 million.


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Here’s what else is happening:

VUNG TAU, Vietnam – Vietnam will lift a lockdown in its largest city on Friday, ending a nearly three-month ban on movement to stem a coronavirus escalation.

People in Ho Chi Minh City will be able to leave their homes, but the government will still enforce social distancing and control travel in and out of the city.

The delta variant infected 770,000 people and killed more than 19,000 in three months, with Ho Chi Minh City accounting for most of the deaths.

Vietnam is accelerating vaccination by prioritizing larger cities and squeezing shots into a shorter time frame to make both doses reach more people.

About half of Ho Chi Minh City adults have received both shots, while Vietnam’s overall vaccination rate is low.


SANTA FE, NM — County jails in New Mexico are battling a high-risk environment for COVID-19 infection at the same time, while many more beds are filling up with inmates.

County Governments Association attorney Grace Phillips warned legislators Wednesday that the overall coronavirus vaccination rate among staff at county detention centers is lower than the statewide average — 61% versus about 71% for adults in general.

Inmates are less likely to be vaccinated as they arrive in increasing numbers at county detention facilities.

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The statewide county jail population has increased by more than a quarter since May 2020.


ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A second hospital in Alaska is starting to ration health care as the state deals with a spike in coronavirus cases.

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. in Bethel announced the move on Wednesday as it said it was operating at capacity.

Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, the state’s largest hospital, is already rationing care.

In the past week, there has been a 42 percent increase in coronavirus infections in Alaska.

The president of the Bethel area hospital says he did everything possible to delay rations but had to act.

Hospital CEO Dan Winkelman is urging “every resident of the Yukon-Kuskokwim region to get vaccinated, wear a mask in indoor public areas, and practice social distancing.” He warns that “this is our last stand against this virus.”


MELBOURNE, Australia – The state of Victoria in Australia has reported 1,438 new coronavirus cases – nearly 500 more than the previous high set a day earlier.

Australia’s second most populous state on Thursday reported five more deaths from COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour period. Victoria on Wednesday recorded a daily record of 950 new infections and seven deaths.

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the national government is determined to end the lockdown in Australia despite the worsening situation in Victoria’s capital, Melbourne.

Frydenberg, a resident of Melbourne, says the city is despondent after spending 242 days in lockdown.

The government has said that two weeks after 80% of people in a state or region have been fully vaccinated, its payments to workers who lose hours due to the lockdown will end.

Government says 49% of Victoria’s target population is fully vaccinated


HONOLULU – More than 160 Oahu business operators have been cited, warned or arrested in the weeks since Honolulu implemented new pandemic safety rules. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the majority of cases include warnings.

The Liquor Commission issued six notices of violations, including three for serving alcohol after 10 pm, two for not checking vaccination status and one for failing to conduct contact tracing.

The police also issued citations or arrested people for not wearing masks and not following the required physical distancing.

Honolulu Police Department spokesman Michelle Yu says city officials can’t immediately break down the number of arrests versus citations because they are compiled together into a single record-keeping category.

City spokesman Tim Sakhara says most businesses are in compliance with the rules.


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