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UK finds vaccines 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s
The Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations from COVID-19 in those over 80 after one dose of either shot, Public Health England (PHE) said on Monday, citing a pre-print study.
Just ONE dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine slashes Covid hospitalisations for over-80s by 80%, English study says
A single dose of the Pzifer or AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 cuts the hospitalisation rate of those aged 80 years and older by 80 percent, Public Health England (PHE) officials said on Monday, citing a pre-print study.
Covid vaccines cut risk of serious illness by 80% in over-80s
A single shot of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid jab reduces the chance of needing hospital treatment by more than 80%, an analysis in England shows.
What we know and don't know about Covid-19
Over the past year, BBC Future has aimed to go deeper into the science behind the pandemic as it evolved. What have we learnt, and what is still unknown?
Pfizer Covid Vaccine Reduces Transmission After One Dose
Researchers analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England.
Pfizer studies if 3rd vaccine jab is needed to counter COVID variants
The study aims to determine if an additional booster shot would rev up the immune system enough to ward off a mutated virus.
Nearly 14% in England have Covid antibodies from past infection or vaccination, new study says
A major study of 155,000 people in England shows that one in seven have evidence of Covid-19 antibodies from infection or vaccines, with people in London and ethnic minorities having the highest rates from contracting the virus.
New normal? 'Green Pass' opens music concert to vaccinated Israelis
It was an event that could set a precedent in a world longing for a return to normal - a music concert attended by scores of Israelis vaccinated against COVID-19.
Italian police fear black market sales of vaccines and scams
One year on from the confirmation of the first case of coronavirus in Italy, police are investigating Covid-19 vaccine procurement and fake drugs and vaccines to treat the virus
The One Area Where the U.S. COVID-19 Strategy Seems to Be Working
By spending lots of money and not worrying about liability, America is beating Europe in the vaccine race.
Pfizer Vaccine 95.8% Effective Against COVID-19: Israel Health Ministry
The health ministry said the jab was 99.2 percent effective against serious illness and 98.9 percent effective in preventing death.
Pfizer Says Its Coronavirus Vaccine Can Be Stored In Ordinary Freezers
The companies said they have asked the US Food and Drug Administration to allow for the vaccine to be stored for up to two weeks at minus 25 to minus 15 degrees Celsius (minus 13 to five degrees Fahrenheit), temperatures commonly found i...
‘Cruel and unnecessary’: UK government will ask parents to test their kids twice a week for Covid at home – reports
The British government is reportedly planning on asking parents to test their children for Covid-19 twice weekly once schools reopen. The rumoured plan has been met with a wave of condemnation.
A Few Covid Vaccine Recipients Developed a Rare Blood Disorder
A link to the vaccines is not certain, and investigations are underway in some reported cases.
Twitter to remove COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theories
Twitter announced on Wednesday that it will force people to remove tweets that contain false information about COVID-19 vaccines.
‘Shot Trips’ To Dubai, Florida, Tel Aviv, Havana: Covid-19 Vaccine Tourism Takes Off
It started in December 2020 with reports that Indian tour operators were eying up trips to London or New York to transport guests to parts of the world where they could get a Covid-19 vaccination.
Here’s How COVID Vaccines Are Made - And Why We Can’t Just Start Making A Lot More Of Them
“It’s more complicated than hitting a button and turning on a machine somewhere,” said one industry expert.
England 'on track' for vaccinating Covid priority groups
The NHS is "firmly on track" to offer everyone in the top four priority groups in England a Covid vaccine by Monday, says the head of NHS England.
Left out by EU, Balkan nations turn to Russia, China for vaccine
Nearly two months after the European Union started its vaccination campaigns, four out of six countries in the Western Balkans have yet to begin.
European Commission President Says Late Approval Of COVID-19 Vaccine Slowed Rollout
"We are still not where we want to be," Ursula von der Leyen told European Parliament lawmakers in Brussels on Wednesday.
Boris Johnson 'very confident' in vaccines being used in UK
Boris Johnson says he is "very confident" in the Covid vaccines being used in the UK, amid concerns about the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab's effectiveness against the South Africa variant.
A third suffer covid vaccine side effects, study finds
A new study suggests more than a third of people who receive their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine report some side effects - and a more frequent reaction in people who have had Covid "could be good news".
Coronavirus: Vaccine chief 'optimistic' about over-50s May target
The UK can meet the target of vaccinating all over-50s by May, the chairman of the vaccines taskforce has said, adding he is "very optimistic".
French COVID-19 Cases Fall As AstraZeneca Inoculations Start
The country registered 20,586 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, down from 22,139 the previous day and marking the third straight daily fall.
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