COVID-19 Daily - August 4, 2021: The COVID-19 vaccine is effective against the Delta strain; The EU and the US negotiate mutual travel conditions; Israel reintroduces some restrictions!

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The 4th day of August brings new information on the evolution of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers in the UK have confirmed that the vaccine is also effective in the Delta strain. The US and the EU are negotiating mutual travel conditions. It seems that the new coronavirus can also affect sex life. Let's see the news of COVID-19 from August 4, 2021!

  • Fully vaccinated people have about 60% protection against the Delta strain. The information was published by Public Health England, which conducted numerous studies on new strains of COVID-19. The institution said that the spread of the Delta strain is accelerated by unvaccinated young people, including many infected but asymptomatic.
  • The UK will administer covid vaccines to 16- and 17-year-olds. At least 1.4 million adolescents will be inoculated with the first dose.
  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has put pressure on the US to reduce / eliminate travel restrictions on EU citizens and to approve EU-US travel.
  • Israel reintroduces some pandemic restrictions on as the number of new cases increases. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said renewed vaccinations and restrictions were key to avoiding a new deadlock. To avoid tougher restrictions, citizens need to be vaccinated, wear masks and keep their physical distance. 
  • A study by researchers in Rome linked COVID-19 to increased problems with erectile dysfunction. It turned out that the Italian men who were infected with the virus, were three times more likely to have erection problems compared to those who did not have COVID-19.
  • Ukraine takes 500 doses of vaccine from Denmark, according to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. "We are grateful to our friends in Denmark for their support in overcoming this global challenge." he said. Ukraine has vaccinated 2.1 million people out of a population of 41 million.
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