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Johnson & Johnson vaccine delayed in Europe due to safety concerns
Johnson and Johnson has delayed the rollout of its Covid vaccine in Europe after regulators in the United States called for a pause because of safety concerns.
US Recommends "Pause" In Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Over Clot Fears
The US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control are assessing the "potential significance" of six reported cases of a rare blood clot in patients who have received the shot,
Brussels faces soaring costs for Pfizer's Covid vaccine
Contracts for 900m jabs are now being signed at a price of €19.50, the Bulgarian prime minister claimed
The world's most powerful passports for 2021
The gap in travel freedom is its biggest in decades and disparities in vaccination access between countries could make the situation even worse, says a new report.
Should governments rethink their coronavirus vaccine rollouts?
China's top health official had admitted domestically produced jabs have low rates of protection.
Stranded Hongkongers welcome decision to lift ban on arrivals from Britain
Chief Executive Carrie Lam says city residents will be allowed to fly back on any Hong Kong-bound flights from Britain from early May.
Hong Kong Covid-19 ‘vaccine bubbles’ to allow larger group dining, some travel
Quarantine requirement to be dropped for mainland visitors to Hong Kong from mid-May, subject to screening conditions; city confirms 13 new cases.
‘Vaccine hesitancy’ may delay easing of restrictions in Hong Kong, experts warn
Expats and others planning to travel are among the relative few to be vaccinated, as most choose to ‘wait and see’.
What does getting vaccinated offer Hongkongers?
With Pfizer-BioNTech jabs running again, the Post offers a guide to the city’s wider coronavirus vaccination programme and its implications for participants and those opting out.
Restaurants to open till midnight, only if staff get vaccinated
Restaurants will be allowed to extend dine-in services to midnight and seat more people at each table --- on the condition that all staffers get vaccinated and all diners use the Leave Home Safe app.
Quarantine rules to be relaxed for fully vaccinated arrivals
Coronavirus quarantine measures for visitors from low or medium risk areas, who have completed their vaccinations, will be reduced to 14 days or less, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said today as she announced a roadmap to normalcy from the ...
‘Up to 80%’ of people in Sicily refusing AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine over safety concerns
The vast majority of people offered the Oxford/AstraZeneca anti-Covid vaccine Vaxzevria on the southern Italian island of Sicily are refusing to take it, according to the region’s president, Nello Musumeci.
China Mulls Mixing Different COVID-19 Vaccines To Improve Efficacy Of Jabs
Authorities have to "consider ways to solve the issue that efficacy rates of existing vaccines are not high", Chinese media outlet The Paper reported.
Man died of cardiac arrest 23 days after he took Sinovac jab
A 58-year-old Drainage Services Department contact staffer died of cardiac arrest in his office last Thursday, 23 days after he took the Sinovac Covid-19 jab.
Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 jabs ‘won’t be supplied to Hong Kong this year’
Top public health experts such as Professor Gabriel Leung, dean of the University of Hong Kong’s faculty of medicine, believe the government also needs to come up with more incentives to overcome residents’ ‘vaccine hesitancy’.
Hong Kong graduates will enter anaemic job market this year, statistics suggest
The number of jobs available to fresh graduates this year is up slightly from 2020, but is still nowhere near the pre-pandemic norm.
Are Covid passports a threat to liberty? It depends on how you define freedom
The pandemic is once again causing governments to pit incompatible ideas of freedom against each other
MeToo-19: Brazil prostitutes strike for first-line Covid shots
Prostitutes in the city of Belo Horizonte in southeast Brazil have gone on strike for a week, demanding to be included in the group of front-line workers receiving priority coronavirus vaccines.
Airlines blast Britain's travel restart plan, Jet2 cancels holidays until June
British travel company Jet2 said it was cancelling holidays until late June, blaming uncertainty in UK government plans for restarting international travel, which were condemned by airlines.
Govt to delay AstraZeneca vaccine delivery amid safety concerns, says Sophia Chan
Hong Kong said on Friday it will delay shipments of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine this year amid mounting concerns over possible links between the shot and very rare cases of blood clots.
UK recognition of EU’s vaccine effort would not go amiss, says Brussels
Europe could have fully vaccinated 70% of adults before UK reaches its target, says head of EU taskforce
Greta Thunberg says she will not attend Cop26 climate summit
Swedish activist says uneven Covid vaccine rollout means countries would not participate on even terms
HSBC and Asian Development Bank join forces in $300 million vaccine financing
HSBC and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a combined $300 million in financing to help Asia’s supply chains boost manufacturing capacity for COVID-19 vaccines, the two lenders said on Friday.
Hong Kong coronavirus: wrong vaccine given to cancer patient
Hong Kong resident David Allardice, 55, erroneously given Sinovac jab despite deliberately choosing BioNTech one after consulting his doctor.
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