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I tested positive for Covid-19 twice in two cities. The responses were vastly different
As someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 in both Britain and Hong Kong, I've experienced the worst of both worlds.
Delta Variant Forces New Lockdowns As Europe Lifts Covid Restrictions
While COVID-19 vaccination drives have brought down infections in several countries, the rise of the Delta variant has stoked fears of new waves of the virus.
Health secretary expects vaccination rate to hit 50 percent in August
Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee hoped the vaccination rate would rise to 50 percent in August or September.
Hong Kong sets 1-day record for jabs; half of city could be vaccinated by August
Health minister Sophia Chan made the optimistic projection, while also noting some 30,000 tests sparked by a variant case involving an airport worker had returned no positive results.
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.
Even amid a pandemic, Hong Kong is in a better place than most
The government has been gradually regaining respect as the coronavirus is brought under control in Hong Kong. At the same time, the city’s unique strengths – proximity to China, common law system, and top universities – mean it has a bri...
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."
Primary school kid feels "very happy" for getting BioNTech jab
A group of students from a primary school in Fanling arrived at a vaccination center and got their BioNTech vaccine shots today.
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.
BioNTech shots have stronger antibody response than Sinovac, Hong Kong study shows
People who are vaccinated against COVID-19 with BioNTech's (22UAy.DE) vaccine were found to have "substantially higher" levels of antibodies than those who received Sinovac's jab, the South China Morning Post reported on Saturday, citing...
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.
3 Covid-19 vaccine takers in Hong Kong receive payouts over side effects
With more than 3 million doses of vaccines having been administered since February, the Food and Health Bureau said it had received 74 applications for compensation as of June 10.
Will Hong Kong answer the Philippines’ plea for its excess vaccines?
The Philippines’ top diplomat said he had appealed to the city’s leader ‘to donate or sell excess vaccines before they expire. But her hands are tied by purchase agreements’.
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...
Age limit for receiving BioNTech vaccine lowered to 12
The lowering of age limit for receiving the BioNTech vaccine to 12 was approved by secretary for food and health Sophia Chan Siu-chee today.
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.
One day off per Covid-19 jab for civil servants: sources
Civil servants will be entitled to two days of paid leave for their Covid-19 vaccination, sources said, as the government is expected to make the announcement this week the earliest.
Over 40 percent of DSE candidates won’t get the jabs
A survey saw 44 percent of DSE candidates refusing to get the jabs, and about half of youngsters disagreeing on universities requiring students and teachers to either get the jabs or undergo regular virus tests.
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