Medicine

Pfizer finishes enrolling kids in its Covid-19 vaccine study

Developing countries should have "the same access to vaccines as the rest of the world", Pfizer chairman Albert Bourla told a virtual press conference. Earlier ...


UK COVID variant could be slightly deadlier, early evidence shows

He said that for a man in his sixties, the average risk was that 10 in 1,000 people who got infected were expected to die . WHO Health Emergencies Programme ...


Boris Johnson faces 'mother of all arguments' over Covid restrictions next month

The total number of deaths in the United Kingdom due to the virus is now 95,981, with new records for daily deaths recorded on two days this week. The governm...


Covid: UK death toll rises to 94,580 as further 1,290 die

A further 1,290 Covid deaths were announced yesterday - down from a record 1,820 on Wednesday. The study found that the virus is growing and the R number - or...


OR moves ahead with Moderna vaccine after California pauses batch

US-based drugmaker Moderna has confirmed that it has received a report from California's health department that several individuals at one vaccination centr...


Ninth COVID-related death recorded in St Lucia

The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. January 21-The California Department of Public Health reported 22,403 new COVID-19 cases on W...


Schools in Grey, Bruce to open Monday

The Ministry of Education said it will continue to closely monitor public health trends in regions where schools remain closed in favour of remote learning. Liz...


Pfizer, BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine likely to be effective against United Kingdom strain

Israel's health ministry tested 189,000 people after they vaccinated by Pfizer's vaccine and 6.6 per cent of the people still tested positive for COVID-19. Th...


Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman reads The Hill We Climb | Arts

The promise of the very presence of Amanda Gorman on that stage represented. In her poem, Gorman referenced the musical " Hamilton " twice and " Hamilton ...


COVID-19: 93 deaths today and 73 Galway cases

Children's Hospital or B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) websites . 548 tickets of $230 fines each to individuals who refused to comply with law enf...


Toronto’s COVID-19 mass immunization clinic paused immediately amid vaccine delays

The inoculation program in private seniors' homes is still expected to take place on the week of January 25, but at a slower pace, with 21,000 doses expected to...


South Africa's New COVID Variant 50 Percent More Transmissible Than Previous Strains

President Akufo-Addo in his 22 COVID 19 address disclosed that new strains of the virus have been discovered in the country. Scientists have new biologica...


PA's Rachel Levine Poised To Become First Openly Transgender Federal Official

Biden's transition team described Levine as a "deeply experienced" public servant who will help the national response to the pandemic. Gov. Tom Wolf said Tu...


Ontario premier provides update on COVID-19 vaccination plan amid shortage

Henry described the Pfizer issues as a "slight delay", but stressed that the province still intends to dramatically expand the scope of its immunization program...


Northern Health records 166 new cases over weekend

However, he asked Quebecers to continue their efforts in order to reduce the number of hospitalizations, which rose Monday after three straight days of decline....


World Health Organization expresses concern about vaccine distribution

Speaking at press conference on Monday, Britain's health secretary Matt Hancock said he "absolutely agrees" with Dr Tedros's comments. Studies have warned t...


Miners trapped underground for week send out note to raise survival hopes

The mines entrance became blocked, trapping a total of 22 workers underground in Shandong Province in eastern China on 10 January. The writer asked if rescuer...


Previous Coronavirus Infection May Confer Immunity for at Least 5 Months

If this percentage of people who came to hospital end up with chronic respiratory disease, she said, "the NHS has just got an enormous burden that it didn't hav...


Ontario reporting lowest number of daily COVID cases in nearly three weeks

There were 28,621 active cases. However, public health officials are cautioning against being overly optimistic about today's results as the number of tests c...


‘Unusually High Number of Adverse Reactions’ Halts Injections of Vaccine in California

California Department of Public Health spokesman Darrel Ng told the Los Angeles Times that the apparent allergic reactions occurred at San Diego County's drive...


United States vaccine worries Norway as 29 elderly people die after receiving shot

He says the timetable will be longer for anyone else receiving the Pfizer vaccine , with second doses being delivered anywhere from 21 to 42 days after the i...


Cuomo calls on Pfizer to deal COVID doses directly to N.Y

The establishment of these eight sites was made possible through partnerships with both SOMOS and Northwell Health. "The problem was created by the federal ne...


COVID cases continue to mount; 103 in county

The county's all-time high for COVID hospitalizations occurred on January 7, when there were 8,098 people hospitalized. Tioga County has 1 COVID-19 patients hos...


Covid Vaccination Drive In Odisha Restarts After Gap Of One Day

Nursing Homes Ireland said every vaccination in a home is absolutely vital because the people there are so susceptible to the virus. The health department h...


United Kingdom coronavirus variant will become dominant in USA in March — CDC

The pharmaceutical companies said Thursday the mutation N501Y found in both variants B.1.1.7 and 501.V2 was tested against their vaccine and found "no reduc...


29 die in Norway within days of receiving Pfizer’s COVID vaccine shot

The Health Ministry said that the actual number of people suffering such side effects could be higher than reported. In a press release on Friday, The Norwe...


Joe Biden picks former FDA Chief to lead federal vaccine efforts

He will work out of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, replacing Dr. Moncef Slaoui on the scientific side of the former Operation Warp Speed...


Los Angeles becomes first county to hit 1 million Covid-19 cases

Officials believe the variant is already spreading in the community and are continuing to test samples. The health department said it believed the more contag...


Ontario reports more than 3000 new COVID-19 cases, 51 additional deaths

Public Health Sudbury and Districts has confirmed two new cases of COVID-19. Included in the 51 deaths were 27 individuals living in long-term care homes. Toron...


23 people dead in Norway, received Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine days before

She also said the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE), which advises World Health Organization , has a thorough methodological process f...


COVID-19 vaccines efficacy debate worries Australia’s chief medical officer

The clinical trials of the vaccines showed the dosage to be safe and effective at preventing symptomatic covid. Vaccinations in Australia are set to begin i...


Biden's virus plan: 100 million shots just the beginning

The Trump administration's strategy originally was to hold back half of U.S. vaccine production to ensure second doses are available, but it has since reversed ...


Alberta to ease some COVID-19 rules next week as a test

Alberta plans to ease some COVID-19 restrictions but Health Minister Tyler Shandro has words for those who might take advantage of the changes. Back in Novemb...


How Long Does Immunity Last After Getting Over COVID?

The SIREN study has been regularly performing antibody and PCR testing on healthcare workers from 102 NHS trusts since June 2020. "Using this test, we found t...


Trump Administration Lied About "Reserve" 2nd Vaccine Doses

The interview came on the heels of the Washington Post's new report saying, "When Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced this week that the...