Coronavirus Update 125: Variants, Vaccine Uptake, Sinovac, Brazil, India, Israel

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Coronavirus Update 125: Variants, Vaccine Uptake, Sinovac, Brazil, India, Israel

Professor Roger Seheult, MD of https://www.medcram.com discusses the dramatic rise in COVID 19 in Brazil and India, Global Vaccine Update, The Sinovac “CoronaVac” Vaccine, and new research on coronavirus vaccine efficacy vs. variants in Israel, South Africa, and other locations. (This video was recorded on April 12, 2021).

Roger Seheult, MD is the co-founder and lead professor at https://www.medcram.com
He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and an Associate Professor at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine.

TOPICS IN THIS VIDEO INCLUDE:

00:00 Updates on COVID-19 daily new cases and daily deaths around the world
00:30 Brazil and India emerge as global “hotspots” for COVID-19
03:09 International vaccination campaign tracker
04:05 Mechanism of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine developed in China
06:42 Efficacy of Sinovac vaccine on different SARS-CoV-2 variants
08:01 COVID-19 vaccination and infection rates in Chile
08:50 Three countries to watch carefully: Brazil, India, and Chile
09:27 Israel among highest in the world for COVID-19 vaccine coverage
09:48 Is Pfizer vaccine becoming less effective against South African variant in Israel?
12:39 Serious COVID-19 cases in Israel fall below 300 for first time since December
13:13 Could low vaccination rate be responsible for high COVID-19 death rate in Brazil?
14:15 What to do if COVID-19 cases are surging near you

LINKS / REFERENCES:

Coronavirus Update 121: Johnson and Johnson Vaccine – Efficacy and Safety vs. Pfizer & Moderna (MedCram) | https://youtu.be/13qT7wLxkvU

If You Get COVID 19: Optimize Immune System (MedCram) | https://youtu.be/vN30emwcNS4

Coronavirus Update 119: Pfizer BioNTech COVID Vaccine (MedCram) | https://youtu.be/mOmtZ_p6alU

Coronavirus Update 118: AstraZeneca DNA COVID 19 Vaccine Explained (MedCram) | https://youtu.be/GOq8-FR8s1E

Coronavirus Update 117: Moderna vs. Pfizer COVID 19 Vaccine (MedCram) | https://youtu.be/eZvsqBCvB00

Coronavirus Update 116: Pfizer COVID 19 Vaccine Explained (MedCram) | https://youtu.be/_jwBxZMWrng

More Than 781 Million Shots Given: Covid-19 Tracker (Bloomberg) | https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/

How the Sinovac Vaccine Works (NYT) | https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/health/sinovac-covid-19-vaccine.html#

Sinovac: Brazil results show Chinese vaccine 50.4% effective (BBC News) | https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-55642648

Israeli data shows South African variant able to ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine (The Times of Israel) | https://www.timesofisrael.com/real-world-israeli-data-shows-south-african-variant-better-at-bypassing-vaccine/

Pfizer Covid Vaccine Protects Against South African Variant, ‘Highly Effective’ Against Disease For Six Months, Updated Trial Data Shows (Forbes) | https://www.forbes.com/sites/palashghosh/2021/04/01/pfizer-biontech-vaccine-protects-against-south-african-variant-highly-effective-against-disease-for-six-months-updated-trial-data-shows/

Pfizer and BioNTech Confirm High Efficacy and No Serious Safety Concerns… (Pfizer) | https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-confirm-high-efficacy-and-no-serious

India bans remdesivir exports as COVID-19 cases surge (Aljazeera) | https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/11/india-bans-remdesivir-exports-as-covid-19-cases-continue-to-rise

Chile Covid-19 vaccination drive adds to Sinovac efficacy data (S. China Morning Post) | https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3128886/chile-covid-19-vaccination-drive-adds-sinovac-efficacy-data

Evidence for increased breakthrough rates of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in BNT162b2 mRNA vaccinated individuals (medRxiv) | https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.04.06.21254882v1.full.pdf

Covid-19: Why have deaths soared in Brazil? (BBC News) | https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-56663217

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