UK identifies new South African coronavirus variant, calls it 'highly concerning'

Two cases of another new strain of COVID-19 linked to South Africa have been identified in the UK, Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed in London on Wednesday. Like the UK COVID-19 variant identified earlier, the new variant of the novel coronavirus is also driving a massive resurgence of the disease in South Africa, with experts … Read more

Joe Biden to receive COVID vaccine as Donald Trump remains on sidelines

WASHINGTON: The leader of the Trump administration’s vaccination program says people who have been infected with the coronavirus, a group that includes President Donald Trump should receive the vaccine. Moncef Slaoui, the chief adviser of Operation Warp Speed, told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that the vaccine is safe for those who have … Read more

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine shots leave warehouses, widening US push to immunize

Trucks and planes loaded with doses of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine are expected on Sunday to leave warehouses en route for healthcare facilities around the United States in a push to distribute the second approved COVID-19 vaccine. The distribution of Moderna`s vaccine to more than 3,700 locations in the United States will vastly widen the … Read more

US head nurse faints during press briefing, received COVID vaccine shot hours back

Tennessee: Tiffany Dover, a head nurse at Chattanooga Hospital in Tennessee, created a stir after she passed out during a press briefing from CHI Memorial Hospital. According to reports, the Dover was addressing media informing them that her team was among the first one to receive Pfizer-Bion Tech’s coronavirus vaccine shot. However, while taking up … Read more

China stoops to a new low, plans this move to achieve its political ambitions

In the post-COVID-19 era, Chinese President Xi Jinping has recently announced that the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by China will become a ‘global public good’. Chinese officials have begun to use a possible vaccine for the pandemic as a political tool and are thus promising early access to the vaccine to poor and developing countries … Read more

Are we guinea pigs? France seniors wary of COVID-19 vaccine

SARTROUVILLE: French nursing home boss Yann Reboulleau was trying to persuade 92-year-old resident Madeleine Bonnet of the merits of taking the COVID-19 vaccine, and he was having a tough time. “Are we guinea pigs?” asked Bonnet, who used to work as a pharmacist, as she sat across from Reboulleau in the television room of the … Read more

COVID-19: Four Pfizer vaccine volunteers develop Bell's palsy – Read details here

As the United Kingdom started inoculating people with the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, four volunteers who were administered the vaccine in the trial stage developed Bell’s palsy, according to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators. Bell’s palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis.  The US FDA regulators, however, noted that it was … Read more

Canada approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, first shots likely next week

TORONTO: Canada on Wednesday approved its first COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for doses of the Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE shots to be delivered and administered across the country. Canada is the third country after the United Kingdom and Bahrain to give the green light to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Canada has a temporary accelerated … Read more

Remarkable achievement, says British doctor on COVID-19 vaccine as nation began mass vaccinating its people

Having a coronavirus vaccine ready less than a year after treating the first patient with COVID-19 has been a “remarkable” achievement said a British doctor on Tuesday (December 8). The country began mass vaccinating its people in a global drive that poses one of the biggest logistical challenges in peacetime history. “This is the most … Read more

COVID-19: 87-year-old Indian-origin man Hari Shukla first to get Pfizer vaccine in UK – Details here

An 87-year-old Indian-origin man, Hari Shukla, is set to become the first person in the UK to get a coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech. Shukla will receive the vaccine shot at a hospital in the United Kingdom (UK) on Tuesday (December 8). “When I received a telephone call, I was very excited that I got … Read more

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