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Hong Kong sees two imported cases from Maldives and the Philippines
Hong Kong on Friday saw two imported cases from Maldives and the Philippines and no untraceable local infections.
Nerve disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome added as very rare side effect for AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in UK
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has added a serious nerve disorder as a possible side effect to the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine after a handful of cases were linked to the jab.
The UK has more new Covid-19 cases than France, Germany, Italy and Spain combined
Last December, as the first of several worrying Covid-19 variants ripped through the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the unwelcome decision to cancel Christmas plans for millions of Brits.
Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases
Medical science has transformed the pandemic, and the experimental technologies that helped develop vaccines in record time have strapped rocket boosters to scientific ambitions. Could we be entering a golden age of new vaccines?
Vaccine Mix-And-Match Approach Bolsters Antibodies, Says Study
The US government-sponsored trial is the first major US study to compare the effects of using different vaccines as boosters from the initial shot or shots.
‘Hong Kong Health Code’ may record travel history, says health chief
Hong Kong’s health chief said the city’s version of the health code may record users’ travel history, making references to the Macau Health Code.
HK donates 7.5m doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to COVAX
Hong Kong will donate 7.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to the COVAX Facility, the government announced on Tuesday.
AstraZeneca Covid antibody injection effective at reducing risk of severe illness or death from the virus, trial says
AstraZeneca has released new data from phase-three trials of its Covid-19 antibody injection, AZD7442, showing it reduces the risk of developing severe illness or death from the coronavirus in vulnerable people.
Russian spy ‘stole AstraZeneca vaccine blueprint and used it to develop Sputnik jab’, claim Brits
UK security services have allegedly told ministers they now have “solid proof” (same as about Iraq?) an agent stole vital information. But what is wrong in spy’s working to protect their own citizens from death? Isn’t it the top priority...
Anger over UK quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travelers from India and many African countries
News that fully vaccinated travelers from India and many African countries will face mandatory quarantine in the UK, despite a relaxation of the country's inbound travel rules, has caused an outcry and accusations of discrimination.
EU drug regulator finds possible link between J&J Covid vaccine and rare deep-vein blood clotting cases
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has announced a possible link between the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Covid vaccine and rare cases of blood clotting in deep veins, recommending it be listed as a potential side effect to the jab.
Flu and Covid jabs safe to be given at same time, study finds
Clinical trial on joint flu, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccinations reported only mild to moderate side-effects
European Union To Decide On Covid Booster Shot Next Month
An European Medicines Agency expert also said the "evidence was becoming clearer" on the need for boosters shortly after the first jabs for people with weakened immune systems.
Covid-19: How effective is a third vaccine dose?
From squandering global vaccine supplies to the possibility of undermining immunity from the first two doses, booster programmes are a surprisingly complicated business.
HK reports three imported cases, all fully vaccinated
Hong Kong reported three imported cases on Friday, while two buildings in Mid-levels and Tsim Sha Tsui were named for compulsory testing.
Tsz Wan Shan building named in testing notice as HK sees four imported cases
Hong Kong on Saturday reported four imported cases, while Hong Kin House of Tsz Hong Estate in Tsz Wan Shan was named in compulsory testing notice amid mutant strain fear.
Chinese researchers find third Sinovac dose boosts Delta immune response
A number of countries are considering boosters or authorising them for certain groups amid the battle against the Delta variant.
Hong Kong to target elderly with one-stop Covid-19 jabs service as drive stalls
Patrick Nip, who is in charge of Hong Kong’s inoculation drive, says the daily vaccine uptake has fallen to 12,000 and a more proactive approach is needed.
Covid: Vaccine complications dwarfed by virus risks
A major review of vaccines suggests the AstraZeneca jab does raise the risk of blood clots and another serious condition that can cause bleeding.
COVID-19 Has More Blood Clot Threat Than Vaccines, Says UK Study: Report
COVID-19 Oxford Study: The research used findings from more than 29 million people who were vaccinated with the first doses of either vaccine between December 2020 and April 2021.
Helpers vaccinated in Philippines ‘could travel to Hong Kong as soon as August 30’
Manila’s top diplomat in the city says the arrangement is likely to involve the use of a special ‘yellow card’ issued by the Philippine government.
Are Covid booster jabs necessary?
Evidence about efficacy of additional dose of vaccine is unclear as some raise moral argument
Facebook shuts accounts in anti-vaccine influencer campaign
Russia-based marketing firm sought to pay social media influencers to smear Covid vaccines
Facebook removes Russian network that targeted influencers to peddle anti-vax messages
Facebook said on Tuesday it had removed a network of accounts from Russia that it linked to a marketing firm which aimed to enlist influencers to push anti-vaccine content about the Covid-19 jabs.
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