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Brazil's top court opens investigation into Bolsonaro for vaccines claim
Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro's false claim that people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 may have a higher risk of contracting AIDS.
US, Other Countries Tighten Travel Rules Over New Variant Concerns
A World Health Organization official said 24 countries may have reported cases of the variant so far but that some of the early indications were that most cases were mild, with none severe.
Moderna chief predicts existing vaccines will struggle with Omicron
The chief executive of Moderna has predicted that existing vaccines will be much less effective at tackling Omicron than earlier strains of coronavirus and warned it would take months before pharmaceutical companies could manufacture new...
Pfizer Already Working On Covid Vaccine Targeting 'Omicron': CEO
The current vaccine is "very effective" against Delta, the executive said, adding that the companies expect to be able to produce four billion vaccine doses in 2022.
Developing New Version Of Sputnik Vaccine Adapted To 'Omicron': Russia
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which supported the vaccine's development by the state-run Gamaleya Center, said that the centre "has already begun developing the new version of Sputnik vaccine adapted to Omicron."
"Race Against Time" To Tackle New Covid Variant: European Union Chief
"We know we are now in a race against time," Ursula von der Leyen said during a visit to Riga, adding that vaccine manufacturers needed two to three weeks "to get a full picture of the quality of the mutations".
Too Early To Know If New Covid Variant Needs New Vaccine: EU Medical Body
The EU has reacted with concern to news of the new strain, proposing that member states stop all flights to and from southern African where it was first discovered.
BioNTech And Pfizer Expect New Variant Impact Data "Within 2 Weeks"
The discovery of the new variant in South Africa has sparked global alarm, amid concerns its many mutations could make it even more dangerous than the highly contagious Delta strain.
Developing countries get free access to Spanish COVID testing tech
Spain's public medical research body and the World Health Organization struck a deal that could make COVID testing cheaper and more accessible for poorer nations.
Secondary students on way to top jab marks
All secondary schools should soon be able to resume whole-day classes, the chairman of the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Lau Yu-lung, says.
AstraZeneca's pledge to poorer nations as it seeks COVID jab profits from next year
The pharmaceutical company's chief executive defends the company's decision to start making profits from its COVID-19 vaccine, saying that countries with "low purchasing power" will be spared.
How Bad Is US Covid Rebound? ICU Beds Offer Worrying Clue
The COVID-19 numbers are a sobering reminder of how brutal the pandemic remains for the US health-care system, and could augur trouble ahead for its Northeast states.
COVID-19 deaths could fall to seasonal flu levels in 2022, Bill Gates says
Pfizer recently announced that its experimental antiviral pill cuts hospitalizations and death rates by nearly 90%
Anti-Covid Drug Trial Shows "Robust Efficacy": AstraZeneca
The AstraZeneca Covid drug AZD7442, made from a combination of two antibodies, has been undergoing final stage clinical trials to assess its safety and efficacy.
U.S. “plans” to invest billions in manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine
The United States plans to invest billions of dollars in expanding COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity and make available an additional one billion doses per year, White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said on Wednesday.
AstraZeneca accused of breaking promises as it looks to make a profit on COVID-19 vaccine
More than a billion doses of the jab have so far been released around the world by AZ and its partners but until now they have been sold at cost.
PHARMAFIA: Why Pfizer Fights to Control Secret of $36 Billion Covid Vaccine Recipe?
The high-stakes dispute over price, profit and control that is shaping the pandemic endgame
Covid vaccines: NHS jabs more than 1m children aged 12-15 in England
More than a million children between 12 and 15 years old in England have received a Covid-19 vaccine.
Millions to be offered Covid booster jabs earlier to protect NHS over winter
Exclusive: boosters to be offered five months after second dose as part of major change to vaccination rollout programme
Berlin bans unvaccinated from entertainment venues, as Germany battles record-breaking Covid cases
Germany's capital Berlin will ban unvaccinated people from restaurants, bars, cinemas and other entertainment venues from Monday, as the country grapples with its highest surge in Covid-19 cases to date.
Europe at global epicentre as COVID deaths and cases continue to rise
COVID-19 deaths have increased by 10% in the World Health Organization's Europe and Central Asia region over the last week.
EU Lists Rare Spinal Condition As Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Side Effect
Reports of this serious neurological illness was also at the heart of trial halts in the early stages of development for both AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson's Covid shots, which are based on similar technology.
Germany advises on Covid-19 vaccine CHOICE for under-30s
Germany's vaccine advisory committee has recommended that those under 30 years of age receive Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid jab, citing increased incidences of post-vaccination heart inflammation in young people with Moderna's shot.
What to expect in year three of the pandemic
New antibody and antiviral treatments, and better vaccines, are on the way
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