Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru told Ilta-Sanomat that she had complained to EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides about sluggish vaccine logistics

Meanwhile, according to the tabloid, Finland had expected to receive nearly a million shots of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine instead of the tens of thousands of doses the EU had previously given

“We’re not very happy to be in a situation where we’ve placed large orders that didn’t get delivered as promised. The EU has announced that Pfizer / BioNTech will try to bring their delivery and production up to par bring that meets EU requirements, but time keeps moving, “she said

THL said on Thursday that around 8155 people have received a coronavirus shot Finland currently has around 50000 doses of the vaccine in the country

In total, Finland has ordered 6.6 million doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine as part of the EU-coordinated vaccination program

Helsinki University Hospital District (HUS) is now prescribing anticoagulants for all Covid patients over 40 who are bedridden at home, reports Helsingin Sanomat

The new blood thinning protocol went into effect in Helsinki this week, while the cities of Espoo and Vantaa implemented the new treatment guidelines over Christmas week

Hospital patients have been taking heparin since the spring, as in some cases antithrombotic therapy has been shown to halve the mortality of the virus

Iltalehti meanwhile reports that Finnish coronavirus tests cannot detect different strains of coronavirus like those circulating in the UK

Evolutionary biologist Tuomas Aivelo told the paper that technicians need to run additional sequences on the samples to detect mutant strains

PCR testing in the UK can immediately detect mutations in positive samples, according to IL

On Thursday, the Institute of Public Health THL announced that a separate analysis by the Helsinki District Laboratory Services Department, HUSLAB, found no mutations in a batch of 611 positive Covid samples collected by HUS between June and December

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