In the United States, 1,894 more people died, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 82,246, after the decline seen on Sunday and Monday, below the thousand daily fatalities, which happened for the first time since the beginning. Of april.
The world’s leading economic power has also identified nearly 1.37 million cases since the pandemic began.
The United States, by far the most affected country in the world in absolute terms, is expected to reach 113,000 deaths by June 6, according to an average of 20 epidemiological models made by researchers at the University of Massachusetts.
Pentagon invests in pre-dosed syringes for vaccine expected in autumn
The Pentagon has announced a 127 million-euro contract with a company that makes injectable capsules to allow a rapid spread of a covid-19 vaccine starting in the fall in the U.S.
The contract signed and announced this Tuesday aims to accelerate a project that is already being participated by the health authorities and the North American investment bank Jefferies and which aims to boost the capacity development of Apiject Systems America, specialized in production of pre-dosed and disposable mini-syringes.
This contract “will dramatically increase the production capacity of injectable devices produced locally from October 2020 ”, aimed at producing 100 million pre-dosed syringes by the end of the year, the Pentagon said in a statement.
The goal is to have means of “Fight covid-19 when a safe and proven vaccine is available”, further on the same note.
The contract also provides for the creation of new “ultra-fast” factories for the production of these plastic capsules in Conneticut, North Carolina and Illinois. The goal is to have the capacity to produce 500 million packages in 2021.
The project will “Help to reduce the United States’ dependence on foreign production chains and on technologies with longer maturation times”, added the Pentagon.
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 289,000 deaths and infected more than 4.2 million people in 195 countries and territories.
More than 1.4 million patients were considered cured.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.
To combat the pandemic, governments sent 4.5 billion people home (more than half the world’s population), ended non-essential trade and drastically reduced air traffic, paralyzing entire sectors of the world economy.
Faced with a decrease in new patients in intensive care and contagion, several countries have started to develop plans to reduce confinement and in some cases to alleviate various measures.