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World Health Organization Identifies Issues At Russian Vaccine Plant
World Health Organization released a summary report of its preliminary findings, detailing six issues found during its May 31 to June 4 visit to the Pharmstandard Ufa Vitamin Plant in Ufa, southern Russia.
Chile begins vaccination against covid-19 in minors from 12 years of age
Despite having deployed a heavy immunization processes against covid-19 in the world, Chile has been experiencing a wave of cases for several weeks.
Delta Variant Greatest Threat To US Pandemic Response: Top Expert Fauci
"The transmissibility is unquestionably greater" in the Delta variant than the original variant of COVID-19, Dr Anthony Fauci said, adding that "it is associated with an increased disease severity."
China Vaccine Doses Pass 1 Billion Mark: Officials
China's Sinovac previously said trials of its shot in Brazil showed around 50 percent efficacy in preventing infection and 80 percent in preventing cases requiring medical intervention.
Delta COVID Variant Becoming Globally Dominant, Says Top WHO Scientist
WHO officials said Africa remains an area of concern, even though it accounts for only around 5% of new global infections and 2% of deaths.
Two Doses Mostly Prevent Hospitalisation With Delta Variant: UK Body
Scientists said two jabs of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine stopped the need for in-patient treatment in 96 percent of cases.
Vaccines From Pfizer, AstraZeneca Protect Against Delta Strain
The findings, presented in a research letter published in The Lancet, come as U.K. officials wrestle with whether to delay a lift in pandemic restrictions as the delta variant spreads.
"We Need More": UN Joins Criticism Of G7 Global Covid Vaccine Pledge
On the G7 Covid vaccine plan, head of UN Antonio Guterres said that the world needed to act "with with a logic, with a sense of urgency, and with the priorities of a war economy."
France reopens restaurants, bars and borders as COVID-19 rules ease
French people are from Wednesday allowed back into restaurants and bars while foreign travellers with a COVID passport can once more visit the country.
UK regulator approves Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children as young as 12
The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulator Agency (MHRA) has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use in 12- to 15-year-olds after a “rigorous review” found the jab to be “safe and effective in this age group.”
"...To Save Lives": US President Biden Unveils International Covid Vaccine Sharing Plan
"We are sharing these doses not to secure favors or extract concessions. We are sharing these vaccines to save lives and to lead the world in bringing an end to the pandemic, with the power of our example and with our values," US Preside...
These seven countries are now using the EU's COVID travel pass
Travellers can use the pass to prove that they are vaccinated, have tested negative, or are vaccinated against COVD-19.
WHO greenlights China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine
China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine "meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing," the UN health body said on Tuesday.
From free flat to cash prizes – what will it take to sell Covid-19 jabs?
Time off work, free air tickets and lucky draws for cash are just some of the inducements being offered to people still hesitating to take their shots.
Why are COVID vaccines linked to blood clots? Scientists have answers
A group of scientists in Germany claims they have cracked the code as to why AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are causing blood clots.
Germany To Vaccinate Children Over 12 From June 7
Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed that vaccination would not be compulsory and would have no bearing on whether children can attend school or go on holiday.
First man in world to get approved Covid jab is dead: Brit William Shakespeare dies at 81 from a stroke after long illness
William Shakespeare hit global headlines on December 8 after becoming first man in the world to be jabbed . Mr Shakespeare died at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire from illness unrelated to the virus. His family had been thr...
State-funded UK study says Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines are ‘highly effective’ against Indian Covid-19 variant
Two doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines provide sufficient protection against symptomatic disease from the Indian strain of Covid-19, which is thought to be more vaccine-resistant, a study by Public Health England says.
Singapore Approves Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine For Teenagers Aged 12-15
The city-state's Health Sciences Authority extended the use of the vaccine -- currently only approved for individuals aged 16 and above -- after reviewing clinical data submitted by the manufacturer.
Pfizer Jab Can Be Stored In Fridge For A Month
The storage period in fridges of unopened vials of the vaccine, which initially had to be stored in super-cooled freezers, had been lengthened from five days, the European Medicines Agency said.
Pandemic to be 'far more deadly' this year, WHO warns
The World Health Organization issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be "far more deadly", as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for the Olympics to be scrapped.
WHO chief urges world to follow U.S. lead and support waiving Covid vaccine patent protections
WHO chief says he urges other countries to follow the example of the U.S. on supporting vaccine patent waivers.
Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
A 23-year-old woman in Tuscany remains under observation after she was mistakenly given an entire vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine - equivalent to six doses.
US Authorizes Pfizer / BioNTech Anticovid Vaccine for Children 12-15 Years
Canada on Wednesday became the first country to authorize the use of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for this age segment.
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