Antwerp: Over 1,600 people gathers on Sunday for 7th edition of the Refugee Walk

Around 1,600 people met on early hours of the Sunday morning in Antwerp for the seventh edition of the Refugee Walk. The Flemish Association Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen which has organized the march has confirmed that they all together has raised over 300,000 euros.

Sweden logs record-high killings in fatal shootings took place this year: Reports

Sweden has recorded over 48 killings, among whom all were shot to death in 2022. The Swedish media have shared the following information on Friday, calling it record-high.

Hong Kong finally lift mandatory hotel quarantine for travelers from abroad

Hong Kong has finalized to lift the mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers from abroad. The authorities have made this known, finally ending more than two years of international isolation for the world's financial centre.


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Vaccination remains best way to curb contracting flu & avoid its potential complications: Reports

Vaccination remains one of the best way to curb the contracting influenza and avoid its potential complications, especially since COVID-19 is still circulating and risks making a comeback as the winter season approaches, health experts warn.
On Tuesday, the experts have warned that the goal is to avoid a “twindemic” of flu and coronavirus.
Some 500,000 persons on average are affected each year by influenza, and one case of influenza and one case of influenza in 1,000 requires hospitalisation. Marc Van Ranst, professor of virology and epidemiology at the Catholic University of Leuven explained, “Predicting exactly when the next flu season will start, which viral strain will dominate it and the severity of the epidemic is impossible.”
Influenza activity in the southern hemisphere, however, can give an idea of what to expect in the northern hemisphere, said Professor Van Ranst, adding that the data from Australia in particular was not very reassuring.
He noted that since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, “the flu is not only back but the flu season in Australia has been particularly virulent.” The island-continent has also seen the number of coronavirus cases increase. The risk of a possible double infection is therefore not negligible.
In Belgium, an estimated 59% of people aged 65 and over are vaccinated against influenza, whereas 75% vaccination coverage is necessary to achieve optimum protection. In Europe, an average 39% of people aged 65 and over are vaccinated against influenza.