A total of 42,408,492 Covid vaccinations took place inEngland between 8 December and 4 May, according to NHS England data, including first and second doses, which is a rise of 310,900 on the previous day.
NHS England said 29,124,310 were the first dose of a vaccine, a rise of 99,261 on the previous day, while 13,284,182 were a second dose, an increase of 211,639, PA Media reports.
German health minister Jens Spahn called for a “global reset” in the fight against pandemics as Germany and the World Health Organization announced the creation of a new global hub in Berlin for gathering data on pandemics.
Speaking at a virtual news conference attended also by chancellor Angela Merkel and the head of the WHO, Spahn said the world was still insufficiently prepared for pandemics.
We need to identify pandemic and epidemic risks as quickly as possible, wherever they occur in the world. For that aim, we need to strengthen the global early warning surveillance system with improved collection of health-related data and inter-disciplinary risk analysis.
The new hub in Berlin, bringing together governmental, academic and private sector institutions, aims to harness global data to predict, prevent and respond to pandemic and epidemic risks worldwide, Reuters reports.
“There will be more viruses that will emerge with the potential of sparking pandemics,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the news conference.