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India is struggling to find buyers for its surplus Covid-19 vaccines

India is struggling to export its surplus of Covid-19 vaccines as logistical hurdles delay their use in many countries despite low levels of inoculation, vaccine producer the Serum Institute of India (SII) and a government official said on Tuesday. The SII, the world’s biggest vaccine maker that produces the AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sputnik Covid-19 shots, […]

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US Air Force discharges 27 service members for refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine

The US air force has discharged 27 people for refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine, making them what officials believe are the first service members to be removed for disobeying the mandate. The air force gave its forces until November 2 to get the vaccine and thousands have either refused or sought an exemption. The […]

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‘Vax’ declared as word of the year by Oxford English Dictionary

Vax has been chosen as the word of the year by Oxford English Dictionary. The words related to vaccine have spiked frequency in 2021 due to Coronavirus, with double-vaxxed, unvaxxed and anti-vaxxer all seen surge in use. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) senior editor Fiona McPherson says vax was the obvious choice as it made ‘the […]

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Slovenia suspends use of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 jab over death of 20-year-old woman

Slovenia suspended vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus jab amid a probe into the death of a 20-year-old woman. The suspension will be in place until experts examine whether there is a link between the woman’s death from a stroke and the vaccine she received two weeks earlier, Health Minister Janez Poklukar said on […]

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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 […]