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9 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 8 March
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 394 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 5 March 2021. Nine were positive.
Cayman Brac continues COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
Cayman Brac will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine to Stage 3, all ordinary and legal residents over 16 years of age, starting Tuesday 9th March until Friday 12th March 2021.
Latin America turns to Russia for Covid-19 vaccines
Russia's Sputnik V has seen rising popularity across Latin America as more countries announce shipments and deals to purchase the Covid-19 vaccine.
As the world vies for vaccines, Cuba's making its own
Cuba may be on the verge of a coronavirus vaccine breakthrough and not a moment too soon, as deaths and cases spike on the communist-run island.
Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back
Once one of the world's most powerful travel documents, the might of the United States passport has been diminished during the pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases near the 29 million mark, some nations continue to view American vacationers ...
The Differences Between the Vaccines Matter
Yes, all of the COVID-19 vaccines are very good. No, they’re not all the same.
EU's von der Leyen threatens further Covid vaccine export controls, says AstraZeneca supplied less than 10% of agreed jabs
The EU will prevent future exports of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines leaving the bloc unless the drugmaker significantly steps up its supply efforts, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen warned on Monday.
Tesla loses more than $244 billion in a month as rally fizzles
Shares of Tesla Inc closed lower for a fifth consecutive session on Monday, caught in a tech-led selloff that has wiped more than $277 billion off the company’s market value over the last month.
Flu-like illness an expected side-effect of Covid vaccines, says WHO, with symptoms including fever and headache
An influenza-like illness is a likely side effect of being inoculated against Covid-19, the World Health Organization's global advisory committee on vaccine safety said in a statement on Monday.
Hong Kong authorities probe death, hospitalizations that occurred days after people received Sinovac Covid jab
Hong Kong officials are investigating a death and two medical episodes reported days after individuals were given China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. So far no links have been established between the drug and the incidents.
Italy hits 100,000 Covid-19 deaths as new PM Draghi urges public to follow health measures amid ‘worsening’ emergency
More than 100,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in Italy, the health ministry said on Monday, as the country’s new prime minister, Mario Draghi, called on Italians to stick to the health measures to avoid an infection surge.
Gender equality at BioNTech made the impossible possible, founder says
Dr Ozlem Tureci told a WHO briefing that gender equality helped the company act with such speed in developing a Covid-19 vaccine.
Los Angeles school district requires students to use COVID app to enter campus
The long-awaited move comes as LAUSD is targeting an April 9 reopening of schools
Marchesa Brings Its Couture Vision to Spanish Bridal House Pronovias
Things are looking up in the world of weddings. As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, there’s a growing sense of optimism that in-person celebrations aren’t far off; some could take place as soon as this summer.
Prisoners in Tennessee were placed in the last group eligible for vaccines after an advisory panel said prioritizing them would be a PR 'nightmare'
The council noted the prisoners were high-risk for COVID-19 but feared a public backlash should they be given priority access to the vaccine.
Coronavirus: Europe in vaccine race to save summer
Europe could be on the brink of a roaring twenties-style summer to remember, with budget airline flights packed and beachside bars brim-full of happy tourists.
China sets growth target of more than 6% in 2021
China bucked the global recession in 2020, and in doing so narrowed the economic gap with the United States. Now it says it needs to pick up the pace this year.
EU to seek AstraZeneca doses from US amid Covid-19 vaccine supply shortfalls
The European Union will reportedly ask Washington to allow the export of millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine as Brussels struggles with supply shortages.
Biden Asked Not To Accept India-Led Proposal At World Trade Body On Covid Vaccine Patents
Early this week, hundreds of American civil society organizations and three top Congressmen urged Biden not to block the waiver to COVID-19 vaccines at World Trade Organisation.
Great Apes At San Diego Zoo Receive First Covid Vaccines
Four orangutans and five bonobos were given two doses each of an experimental vaccine created specifically for animals by a veterinary pharmaceutical company.
3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 5 March
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 331 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 4 March 2021. Three were positive.
Biden is about to spend vast sums. Rishi knows inflation is a new risk
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France could follow Italy and block vaccine shipments, health minister says
France said Friday it may follow Italy in blocking Covid-19 vaccine shipments as concerns about vaccine nationalism rise.
Italy blocks export of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, using EU powers for the first time
Italy invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia on Thursday, in a dramatic escalation of a dispute between the EU and drug giant AstraZeneca.
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