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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.
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.
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."
US To Miss July 4 Goal Of One Covid Shot For 70% Adults: White House
"We think it'll take a few extra weeks to get to 70 percent of all adults with at least one shot," said Jeffrey Zients, head of the White House Covid response team.
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.
It's not just Delta -- other coronavirus variants worry scientists, also
Coronavirus variants are what keep Dr. Scott Lindquist, an epidemiologist for Washington state, up at night.
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.
Boris Johnson Delays Reopening After Warning That Thousands Could Die
Boris Johnson has delayed lifting the last COVID-19 restrictions in the UK by a month.
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."
G-7 Leaders Vow No Pandemic Repeat
Leaders of the G-7 are set to sign the Carbis Bay Declaration, described as a “historic statement setting out a series of concrete commitments to prevent any repeat of the human and economic devastation wreaked by coronavirus.”
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.
South Asian Nations Turn To China, Russia For COVID-19 Vaccine Supplies
Nepal halted inoculations at the end of May amid shortage, while Sri Lanka has been aggressively rolling out China's Sinopharm jab after receiving two million doses in the past week
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.
In rich countries, vaccines are making Covid-19 a manageable health issue
For the UK and elsewhere the pandemic’s end is in sight, but less fortunate parts of the world urgently need help
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.
Here are all the states offering cash prizes as an incentive to get the COVID-19 vaccine
Residents of Ohio, New York, Maryland, Kentucky, Colorado, Oregon, and California will get a shot at cash prizes for getting the COVID-19 shot.
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.
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