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[综合] 英语十分钟/阿联酋启动面向全国成年人的疫苗接种









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发表于 2020-12-27 06:22:02 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式

   The United Arab Emirates is offering free Covid-19 vaccinations to all citizens and residents as it pushes ahead in the global race to achieve nation wide immunity against the coronavirus.
   A vaccine developed by China’s Sinopharm and registered for use by Emirati authorities this month is available at public and private clinics, and field hospitals across the Gulf federation’s seven emirates.
  While other countries are vaccinating accordingto age and vulnerability, the UAE, which in September approved emergency use of the jab for front line medical staff, has expanded access to all adults across the population of 1m nationals and more than 8m foreign residents.
  Dubai, the country’s tourism and commercial hub, has only one public location for vaccinations so far, a temporary field hospital in a theme park complex. Security guards said they admitted more than 1,200 cars a day last week, some of which queued for hours to access the facility.
  Inside, government medics were administering  more than a thousand doses a day on a first-come, first served basis, with priority given to those at higher risk of severe symptoms.
“The field hospital is incredible, nicer than most hospitals back in the UK,”said British expatriate Trina Mole, who runs Hanz & Oley, a Dubai-based pet supplies business. “The atmosphere was great, really friendly — I had expected a stressed environment, but maybe everyone had found some relief that we finally got a way forward out of this pandemic.”
  In Abu Dhabi and other emirates, multi plestate-run health centres and private-sector hospitals and clinics are offering the jab.
  Dubai imposed one of the world’s strictest lockdowns in April but gradually opened its outward-facing economy from May. Abu Dhabi maintained tougher restrictions than other emirates, erecting a border through which no one could pass without a negative test. The capital earlier this month said it would also resume normal activities ahead of the new year.
  While the vaccination programme is voluntary, the government is encouraging the population to take the jab. Some residents are reluctant to get vaccinated and some western officials reported anxiety among their nationals about potential long-term side effects of the shot.
The Sinopharm vaccine was tested on 31,000 volunteers in the UAE and found to be 86 per cent effective, according the UAE government. But no further data or analysis has been released about the vaccineor the trial process. Information released on the vaccines developed by Moderna,Pfzier/BioNTech and AstraZeneca, all under review or approved in the UK, the US or EU, has been far more detailed.
  Efforts are under way to encourage take-up of the vaccine. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Dubai’s ruler, tweeted a picture of himself being inoculated in November to his 10m followers
  UAE Team Emirates, a professional cycling team,has said it plans to vaccinate its staff and riders, who include this year’s Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar, at a January training camp.
  And in one government office, staff have been told to wear a pin showing their vaccination status after the jab is administered in their workplace from this week. Employees yet to be vaccinated will wear a yellow pin; those have received one dose will wear a red pin; and those who completed the two-dose course will wear a green pin.

“这个野战医院棒极了,比英国大多数医院都好。”在迪拜经营宠物用品公司Hanz & Oley的英国侨民特里纳•莫尔(Trina Mole)说,“气氛很好,非常友善——我本以为气氛会很紧张,但也许是因为我们终于找到了走出这场疫情的一条路,每个人都感到如释重负。”
阿联酋正通过各种方式鼓励人们接种疫苗。迪拜统治者谢赫•穆罕默德•本•拉希德•阿勒马克图姆(Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum) 11月份在Twitter上发布了一张自己接种疫苗的照片,他在Twitter上有1000万粉丝。
职业自行车队“阿联酋航空车队”(UAE TeamEmirates)表示,计划在明年1月的训练营上为员工和赛车手接种疫苗,其车手包括今年环法自行车赛(Tour de France)冠军塔代伊•波加查尔(Tadej Pogacar)。



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