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Just ONE dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine slashes Covid hospitalisations for over-80s by 80%, English study says
A single dose of the Pzifer or AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 cuts the hospitalisation rate of those aged 80 years and older by 80 percent, Public Health England (PHE) officials said on Monday, citing a pre-print study.
First batch of Pfizer-BioNTech arrives in Hong Kong
More than 500,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived in Hong Kong today, after a two-day delay due to export restrictions.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla On Covid Vaccine: Extended Interview
In an exclusive interview with Lester Holt, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla discusses the company’s Covid-19 vaccine — including the potential for a booster shot, vaccine trials for children and more.
Pfizer Covid Vaccine Reduces Transmission After One Dose
Researchers analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England.
Great-great gran, 105, says she beat Covid by eating 'gin-soaked raisins'
An 105-year-old nursing home resident says she managed to overcome Covid-19 by eating nine gin-soaked raisins per day and ‘no junk food’.
Pfizer studies if 3rd vaccine jab is needed to counter COVID variants
The study aims to determine if an additional booster shot would rev up the immune system enough to ward off a mutated virus.
New normal? 'Green Pass' opens music concert to vaccinated Israelis
It was an event that could set a precedent in a world longing for a return to normal - a music concert attended by scores of Israelis vaccinated against COVID-19.
Johnson & Johnson's One-Shot Covid Vaccine Effective, Safe: US Drug Regulator
J&J's vaccine was 66% effective in preventing COVID-19 against multiple variants in a global trial involving nearly 44,000 people, the company said last month.
Italian police fear black market sales of vaccines and scams
One year on from the confirmation of the first case of coronavirus in Italy, police are investigating Covid-19 vaccine procurement and fake drugs and vaccines to treat the virus
The One Area Where the U.S. COVID-19 Strategy Seems to Be Working
By spending lots of money and not worrying about liability, America is beating Europe in the vaccine race.
Pfizer Vaccine 95.8% Effective Against COVID-19: Israel Health Ministry
The health ministry said the jab was 99.2 percent effective against serious illness and 98.9 percent effective in preventing death.
Coronavirus doctor's diary: Don't ask me which vaccine is best, please
Dr John Wright of Bradford Royal Infirmary says he's noticed that his medical colleagues show a preference for one vaccine, while members of the public often prefer another. He argues that this isn't a time to be choosy.
Digital vaccination records can help resume cross-border travels, says Patrick Nip
Secretary for Civil Services Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, who oversees Hong Kong’s mass vaccination drive, said digital vaccine records the government plans to introduce can help to resume cross-border travel restrictions.
HK sees 15 new cases as vaccine program sets to start next week
Hong Kong reports 15 cases today, as the first 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine arrived in the city yesterday.
Joe Biden says US is administering 1.7million Covid vaccines a day
Joe Biden has revealed that the US is administering 1.7million Covid vaccine doses every day as the country’s death toll nears 500,000.
Pfizer Says Its Coronavirus Vaccine Can Be Stored In Ordinary Freezers
The companies said they have asked the US Food and Drug Administration to allow for the vaccine to be stored for up to two weeks at minus 25 to minus 15 degrees Celsius (minus 13 to five degrees Fahrenheit), temperatures commonly found i...
Listen: A Forever Pandemic
Vaccines are a public good. Until the world regards them as such, the pandemic will not end.
Coronavirus: Hong Kong official defends safety of Sinovac jabs for elderly
Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip rejected suggestions the government had ‘jumped the gun’ in prioritising elderly people for vaccination.
North Korea accused of hacking Pfizer for Covid-19 vaccine data
North Korea attempted to steal Covid-19 vaccine technology from US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, according to South Korean intelligence officials.
Approval of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine not rushed, says Hong Kong panel
Group of 12 experts gives unanimous support for Chinese manufacturer’s vaccine after reviewing new data. Recommendation is for second dose to be given 28 days after first.
A Few Covid Vaccine Recipients Developed a Rare Blood Disorder
A link to the vaccines is not certain, and investigations are underway in some reported cases.
Twitter to remove COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theories
Twitter announced on Wednesday that it will force people to remove tweets that contain false information about COVID-19 vaccines.
‘Shot Trips’ To Dubai, Florida, Tel Aviv, Havana: Covid-19 Vaccine Tourism Takes Off
It started in December 2020 with reports that Indian tour operators were eying up trips to London or New York to transport guests to parts of the world where they could get a Covid-19 vaccination.
New Zealand puts city into lockdown after recording just three cases
A city in New Zealand will go into lockdown after three cases of coronavirus were identified – the country’s first outbreak in 21 days.
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