COVID-19: US CDC issues guidelines on vaccination after allergic reactions

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday said it was monitoring reports of allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccination and made recommendations on how people with histories of allergies should proceed. Anyone who had a severe reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine should not get the second dose, the agency said, defining … Read more

COVID-19: Biggest vaccination drive begins in US as trucks carrying Pfizer vaccine hit roads

The biggest vaccination drive in the history of US started on Sunday (December 13) as trucks carrying Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine pulled out of a Michigan warehouse. It is learnt that 636 hospitals and clinics across the states will be delivered the Pfizer vaccines under Operation Warp Speed. Sources said that trucks carrying about 184,275 vials … Read more

COVID-19: US FDA panel votes in favor of authorizing Pfizer's vaccine

A US government advisory panel gave its approval for the widespread use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, taking the country another step forward to launching a full scale vaccination campaign against the pandemic which has killed close to 300,000 Americans. All eyes now turn to the FDA staff scientists who will give their acceptance for the … Read more

WHO advises against this COVID-19 drug for hospitalised patients

LONDON: Gilead`s drug remdesivir is not recommended for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence it improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organisation panel said on Friday. “The … panel found a lack of evidence that remdesivir improved outcomes that matter to … Read more