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Boris Johnson's vaccine strategy gets another boost, while Europe's scramble for shots continues
Boris Johnson didn't have a very good start to the pandemic. The United Kingdom still has one of the world's worst coronavirus mortality rates, and is near the top of the table in total infections and deaths -- truly the Covid capital of...
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla On Covid Vaccine: Extended Interview
In an exclusive interview with Lester Holt, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla discusses the company’s Covid-19 vaccine — including the potential for a booster shot, vaccine trials for children and more.
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.
Great-great gran, 105, says she beat Covid by eating 'gin-soaked raisins'
An 105-year-old nursing home resident says she managed to overcome Covid-19 by eating nine gin-soaked raisins per day and ‘no junk food’.
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.
Johnson & Johnson's One-Shot Covid Vaccine Effective, Safe: US Drug Regulator
J&J's vaccine was 66% effective in preventing COVID-19 against multiple variants in a global trial involving nearly 44,000 people, the company said last month.
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
UK’s Covid vaccine rollout slashed hospitalisation rates by up to 94 percent, Scottish data reveals
The UK’s mass vaccination program has dramatically cut Covid hospitalisation rates, Scottish data has shown, with the Pzifer jab reducing rates by 85 percent and AstraZeneca by 94 percent.
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.
Coronavirus doctor's diary: Don't ask me which vaccine is best, please
Dr John Wright of Bradford Royal Infirmary says he's noticed that his medical colleagues show a preference for one vaccine, while members of the public often prefer another. He argues that this isn't a time to be choosy.
Covid: Scotland 'in line' with UK's July vaccine target
All adults in Scotland could receive the first dose of the vaccine by the end of July if supply is available, the Scottish government has confirmed.
'I feel privileged': the people helping to give vaccine jabs in the UK
With 17 million people now vaccinated, three volunteers speak about their part in the programme
Joe Biden says US is administering 1.7million Covid vaccines a day
Joe Biden has revealed that the US is administering 1.7million Covid vaccine doses every day as the country’s death toll nears 500,000.
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...
Listen: A Forever Pandemic
Vaccines are a public good. Until the world regards them as such, the pandemic will not end.
‘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.
Boris Johnson says 'very low' Covid case rate key to easing lockdown
Emphasis on infection rate in addition to four initial criteria likely to inflame backbench tensions
UK could give two doses of COVID vaccine to all adults by September, task force says
The United Kingdom could give two doses of COVID-19 vaccine to all adults by August or September, helped by its portfolio approach of buying from several different producers, the interim head of the country’s vaccine taskforce told Sky N...
North Korea accused of hacking Pfizer for Covid-19 vaccine data
North Korea attempted to steal Covid-19 vaccine technology from US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, according to South Korean intelligence officials.
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.
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