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Europe investigates Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine after four blood clot cases

Europe’s drug regulator said on Friday it is reviewing rare blood clots in four people in the United States who received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said it was aware of the rare reports of blood clots in individuals given its COVID-19 vaccine, and was working with regulators to assess the […]

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Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is 94% effective in a huge real world study

The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine proved 94 percent effective in a huge real world study published on Wednesday that involved 1.2 million people in Israel, confirming the power of mass immunization campaigns to end the coronavirus pandemic. The Israeli study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, also demonstrated there is likely a strong protective […]

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Efficacy of Johnson & Johnson’s single dose COVID vaccine almost 70% against multiple variants

Johnson & Johnson’s single dose vaccine was 66% effective in preventing COVID-19 in a large global trial against multiple variants. In a trial with over 44,000 volunteers, the level of protection against moderate and severe COVID-19 varied from 72% in the United States, to 66% in Latin America and just 57% in South Africa, from […]

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Africa witnesses strong resurgence in COVID infections with South Africa strain

Parts of the African continent are seeing a strong resurgence in coronavirus infections, with the WHO noting that 22 countries continued to see case numbers surge in the past week as a result of the emergence of the new 501Y.V2 variant, which was first identified in South Africa. The UN’s health agency said the variant […]

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‘Covid-19 vaccine will turn people homosexual,’ Jewish leader makes bizarre statements

A Jewish leader from Israel’s ultra-orthodox sect has warned against taking the Covid-19 vaccine saying ‘it might turn people gay’. Rabbi Daniel Asor, asserted that the entire vaccination drive is the work of a “global malicious government,” which is “trying to establish a new world order.” The leader in an online sermon said “Any vaccine […]

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10 million Americans have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

Over 10 million Americans have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The United States reached 10.2 million inoculations one day after the CDC and Trump administration gave new guidance to U.S. states on who should receive the shots first. Strict […]

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India Covid-19: Expert committee recommends drug regulator to approve use of two vaccines

India’s drug regulator recommended the emergency use of two coronavirus vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other backed by the state. Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drug Standards Control Organisation recommended grant of permission for restricted emergency use of Oxford –AstraZeneca’s vaccine, locally manufactured by Serum Institute of India […]

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Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna scramble to test their COVID-19 vaccines against highly infectious variant

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are scrambling to test their COVID-19 vaccines against the new fast-spreading variant of the virus that is raging in Britain. Ugur Sahin, chief executive of Germany’s BioNTech, which with partner Pfizer took less than a year to get a vaccine approved, said on Tuesday he needs another two weeks to know if […]

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Americans can’t sue Pfizer, Moderna if they develop any adverse reaction to Covid-19 Vaccine

United States health officials are closely tracking the side effects of the Pfizer vaccine after at least a dozen cases of severe allergic reactions were reported. Medical experts said that a chemical called polyethylene glycol (PEG), a compound most commonly used in laxatives, ‘could be the culprit’ causing the reactions. PEG is an ingredient in […]

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China plans to VACCINATE 50 million people ahead of the Lunar New Year

China is planning to vaccinate 50 million people in the high-priority group against the coronavirus before the start of the peak Lunar New Year travel season early next year, according to a report by the South China Morning Post. Beijing is planning to distribute 100 million doses of the vaccines made by Chinese firms Sinopharm […]

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United States APPROVES Moderna as the country’s second Covid-19 vaccine

The United States approved Moderna as the country’s second Covid-19 vaccine, clearing the way for millions of doses to be released. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorised the US-made jab about a week after approving a Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine which is now being distributed. The US has agreed to purchase 200 million doses of Moderna, […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin ORDERS large-scale vaccination drive against Covid-19 from next week

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered his government to start large-scale vaccinations against Covid-19 from next week. Russia became the first country in the world to approve its coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, in August, authorizing the treatment for public use even before crucial Phase 3 trials were conducted. The move drew criticism from scientific […]