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
Tensions in a row between AstraZeneca and the EU over vaccine shortages have heightened further as Paris and Berlin said the company should face penalties or even legal action if it turns out it preferred Britons to Europeans.
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.
Some 240 people have been arrested as unrest spread to at least 10 municipalities across the Netherlands, with riot police using water cannons, batons, dogs and horses to break up unauthorized anti-lockdown gatherings and riots.
Hundreds of restaurants and pubs have re-opened across the Czech Republic, defying the enduring Chinese Virus restrictions. The venues have been closed for months and owners say the restrictions have failed to improve the situation.
Amazon offered on Joe Biden’s first day as president to help speed the US rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations, leading observers to wonder why the world’s largest retailer didn’t step forward before Donald Trump left the White House.
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.
Thousands of Anti-Lockdown protesters took to the streets of Amsterdam, decrying restrictive measures against the Chinese Virus. The unauthorized gathering was met with a strong riot police force.
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.”
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.
Elderly Britons are refusing the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine because they’d rather ‘wait for the English one’ and failing to turn up for appointments as ministers scramble to turbo-charge the jab’s roll out.
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.
Journalists and rich people defined as ‘high value business travellers’ will be made exempt from having to enter a 2-week quarantine when they return to the UK under new rules announced by the government.
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.
People who refuse a vaccine for COVID-19 could find normal life halted as restaurants, bars, cinemas and sports venues could block entry to those who don’t have proof they are inoculated, Britain’s new vaccine minister said on Monday.
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.
Andrew Cuomo, the Catholic governor of New York State has shown his anti-Semitic side, well-known in the Italo-American community. He demanded a Brooklyn synagogue to be investigated over reports that it hosted a secret wedding with thousands of unmasked guests earlier this month.
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”.