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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.
Delta Variant Represents Almost 90% Of New Moscow Covid Cases
A total of 9,056 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, with Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin saying that the highly infectious Delta variant first identified in India represented almost 90 percent of new cases.
Britain considers easing Covid-19 international travel restrictions for fully vaccinated citizens
The UK is considering easing travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated Britons, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jesse Norman said, adding that the government strives for a balanced decision to not discriminate against anyone.
Hong Kong business chambers announce HK$35 million in vaccination giveaways
Among the new prizes being offered up are luxury cars, business class plane tickets, jewellery and shopping vouchers.
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.
How many deaths are acceptable in ‘zero-Covid-19’ economies?
Through lockdowns and border closures, many Asia-Pacific territories have kept deaths below a typical flu season, but now face scientific and philosophical considerations over the value of a human life.
EU to ease restrictions on travellers from US, Hong Kong, Taiwan
The EU has added the US and eight other territories to its white list, ahead of the busy summer holiday season.
Hong Kong banks remain squeezed by low interest rates, economic uncertainty
Net interest margin likely to ‘remain challenging’ for Hong Kong’s banks this year, KPMG China said in its latest report card on the city’s financial sector.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong and ConsenSys create COVID-19 digital passport
Healthcare professionals in Hong Kong will trial the COVID-19 Digital Health Passport. Later on, patients will be able to access the passport through a mobile app.
Hong Kong's banks “may be” out of the pandemic woods, KPMG says
Hong Kong's banks may have put the worst of the pandemic behind them and may see an improvement in their profitability in 2021, although COVID-19-related uncertainties remain, a report from KPMG said.
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.
445,000 Hongkongers register for lottery aimed at boosting Covid-19 vaccination rate
The goodies worth over HK$120 million on offer include a flat in Kwun Tong worth HK$10.8 million.
Which European countries have the least travel restrictions right now?
A guide to the countries popular with tourists which allow travellers in, facilitate internal travel and don’t have early curfews.
US hits 600,000 Covid deaths, the most for any country
The US has reached a grim milestone of more than 600,000 coronavirus deaths, even as the number of lives lost and cases decreases amid an aggressive vaccination campaign.
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’.
Is the great digital-nomad workforce actually coming?
Are we actually on the brink of remote workers scattering across the globe en masse – or are predictions of the new, great digital-nomad movement overblown?
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.
Hong Kong party hub Lan Kwai Fong primed for a comeback, LKF Group CEO says
‘I don’t think nightlife in Hong Kong is over or anything, because Hong Kong is a place where people work hard and then they play hard,’ says Jonathan Zeman.
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.
G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations
The leaders of the world’s richest countries have pledged more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, endorsed a global minimum tax on multinational corporations and agreed they will work together to challenge China’...
A peek at the HK$11 million flat in lottery to boost vaccine rate
A HK$10.8 million apartment in east Kowloon is among a host of incentives to convert Hong Kong residents from doubters to believers as the city attempts to boost its Covid-19 vaccination rate. Will these goodies move the needle?
There is no vaccine without any side effects
There is no vaccine that has no side effects at all, former chairman of Hospital Authority Edward Leong Che-hung said when encouraging citizens to get the jabs as soon as possible.Leong also pointed o...
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