Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, has conceded that Covid-19 lockdowns can’t go on forever and won’t eliminate the virus anyway – a view that might have helped before Britons endured months of draconian restrictions.
A number of Latin American countries have reportedly experienced extremely aggressive negotiating tactics by US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, which has demanded full immunity from any civil claims and state assets as a guarantee.
Israel’s health minister has confirmed the country plans to stop unvaccinated people from working in certain jobs but failed to elaborate on what they might be, adding anyone found forging vaccine certificates will be jailed.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top aide privately apologised to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing home death toll from COVID-19, telling them “we froze” out of fear that the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors
A hospital in the United Kingdom has issued new guidelines for midwives asking they stop using terms such as “breastfeeding” and “breast milk” to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary people.
A damning attorney general’s report that showed Governor Andrew Cuomo and other officials downplayed the deadly impact of COVID-19 on New York’s nursing homes finally led the state’s embattled health commissioner on Thursday to reveal the total number of resident fatalities.
A substantial uptick in student suicides has prompted the nation’s fifth-largest school district to start bringing children back to the classroom as soon as possible, despite high numbers of Chinese Virus cases and deaths, a report says.
Two people have died after being administered Covid-19 shots in India, but the government insists that the jabs are not to blame. Meanwhile, one drug manufacturer has advised some groups to forgo the vaccine.
A peer reviewed study comes out of one of their coveted and prestigious universities in California potentially showing that their collective reaction to the Chinese Virus may have been completely worthless and, as a result, “may have done exceptionally more harm than good.”
EU leaders are demanding that the Commission should ‘standardise’ a vaccine passport across all member countries, and that it should be required for people to travel throughout the area.
Despite the Covid-19 death count in the United States rapidly accelerating, a startlingly high percentage of health care professionals and frontline workers throughout the country, who have been prioritized as early receipts of the coronavirus vaccine, are reportedly hesitant or outright refusing to take it, despite clear scientific evidence that the vaccines are safe and effective.
Peru has reached an impasse with Pfizer as it negotiates a deal for a Covid-19 vaccine, the country’s health minister said, citing a conflict over legal immunity for the pharma firm that could undermine Peru’s sovereignty.
The Norwegian Medicines Agency has announced that two nursing home residents passed away days after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, and that an investigation has been launched into the deaths.
As Indonesia prepares to begin mass inoculations against COVID-19, its plan to prioritise working age adults over the elderly, aiming to reach herd immunity fast and revive the economy, will be closely watched by other countries.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to find the culprit behind reports of allergic reactions to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
U.S. Pharma giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said on Wednesday that documents related to development of their COVID-19 vaccine had been “unlawfully accessed” in a cyberattack on Europe’s medicines regulator.
Police in North Yorkshire are using number plate recognition cameras to track down people violating lockdown rules by leaving their area to visit a pub in a neighbouring area with less severe restrictions.
Yet another airline has announced that it sees ‘COVID passports’, proof that travellers have been vaccinated or tested negative for coronavirus, as essential for them to be able to travel.
“What we can do is to say sometimes for access or ease of getting into certain settings, if you don’t have vaccination then you’re not allowed into that setting without other protection materials,” said Williams.
Spaniards appear to be interested in the upcoming Chinese Virus vaccines. Eight in 10 people have recently looked up information about their development, according to a survey that was published on Friday by the Governmental research institute, CIS.
Facebook said Thursday it will start removing supposedly false claims about COVID-19 vaccines, in its latest move to counter a tide of coronavirus-related online free-thoughts exchange.
Over 1,300 people in Britain were inaccurately informed they were infected with Chinese Virus after a laboratory error at the government’s NHS Test and Trace system, the Department of Health and Social Care told Reuters on Saturday.
Cuba’s Centre for Control of Drugs, Equipment, and Medical Devices (Cecmed) authorized the beginning of clinical trials of two new COVID-19 vaccine candidates, which were named Mambisa (CIGB-669) and Abdala (CIGB-66).
Haircuts, shopping trips and visits to the pub will be back on the agenda for millions of people when a four-week lockdown in England comes to an end next week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday.
Germany’s Chinese Virus tracing app needs to be made more compelling for users by offering fast-track entry to venues and queue jumping for events, according to a proposal by the government of Germany’s most populous state.
Speaking during the G20 summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping promoted the idea of introducing globally-recognized health QR codes, saying it would help to restore Chinese Virus-hit international trade and travel.
The European Union could pay more than $10 billion to secure hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccine candidates being developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and CureVac, an EU official involved in the talks told Reuters.
Britain has formally asked its medical regulator, to assess the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for its suitability, the first step in making the shot available outside of the United States.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin told G20 leaders on Saturday that Russia was ready to provide its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries who need it.
Russia is also preparing its second and third vaccine, Putin said, adding that creation of vaccine portfolio was “our common goal”.
Corrie actress weeps as police arrest her retired nurse mother as they try to remove 97-year-old dementia-hit grandmother from care home after nine months – and then put pensioner in patrol car.
A first of its kind study using satellite images to count fresh graves and analyse burial activity in Yemen has estimated the death toll there from COVID-19 or COVID-related causes is far higher than official government figures suggest.