The United States approves the third vaccine, that of Johnson & Johnson. Washington on Saturday authorized the vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, after the favorable approval of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Friday. This serum only requires one dose, unlike previously approved vaccines. Joe Biden called on Americans not to “let their guard down” to Covid.
The Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 2.5 million people worldwide since December 2019.
More than 113.4 million cases of infection have been diagnosed. The United States remains the country most affected with 508,314 deaths, ahead of Brazil (251,498), Mexico (183,692), India (156,825), and the United Kingdom (122,070).
In France, Nice, Dunkirk, and the neighboring municipalities of these two metropolises have been upgraded to risk zones on Friday evening and Monday. They will also be re-checked and upgraded or downgraded next weekend. Twenty other departments are “under surveillance”: they could be hit by the same restrictions in a week if the health situation continues to deteriorate.