German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Info photo) Image: Angela Merkel Facebook page
The global Wuhan pneumonia epidemic continues to spread, and India’s delta-type virus has invaded various countries. The infection rate in Germany has increased from 3.7% to 6.2% in the past week. German Chancellor Angela Merkel received her second dose of Wuhan pneumonia vaccine a few days ago, a German government spokesman said. She was vaccinated with Moderna Vaccine. Merkel received her first dose on April 16, when she was administered the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine.
According to the “AFP” report, Merkel, 66, administers the AZ vaccine two weeks after the German government recommended that “the AZ vaccine is only suitable for people over the age of 60.” At the time, it was given by German government spokesman Stefan Seibert confirmed on Twitter. However, “Deutsche Welle” (DW) reported that, as with earlier vaccinations, Merkel did not take photographs this time rolling up her sleeves for the injections.
Merkel is set to step down this year after being in power for 16 years. In 2019, she appeared trembling in public several times, raising concerns about her health, but her health was in good shape afterward. After a rough start in promoting vaccination in Germany, progress has accelerated significantly in recent weeks. So far, about 51.2% of the population in Germany and about half of the population have received the first dose of the Wuhan pneumonia vaccine.
Currently, the number of Modena vaccines received in Taiwan is higher than that of AZ vaccines. The Central Epidemic Command Center recently noted that two doses of the new Crown vaccines cannot be mixed. Evidence of reaction. Huang Limin, director of the National Taiwan University Children’s Hospital, pointed out that many empirical data from abroad suggest that mixed fighting can enhance protection. The first dose of the AZ vaccine, and the second dose of the Pfizer (BNT) vaccine, are Modena and other mRNA vaccines. used. strong.
Huang Limin said there have been several clinical studies abroad that have confirmed that mixed fighting can enhance protection, but the first dose should be the adenovirus vector vaccine of AZ, and the second dose should be the Pfizer (BNT) vaccine, Modena and Ho can. Other mRNA vaccines. But if the first dose of mRNA vaccine is given first, the second dose cannot be switched to adenovirus vaccine, otherwise adequate protection will not be produced. As far as recommending that the command center initiate mixed combat, Huang Limin stressed that after accumulating more empirical studies, I believe the command center will discuss this further.