Tag: Coronavirus update: Latest Covid-19 vaccine and world news

France announces a 4-step process to lift lockdown

Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a virtual press conference at Downing Street in London, on Wednesday, April 28. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP The British health...

UK says it doesn’t have excess Covid-19 vaccine doses to send to India, but is providing them at cost

Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a virtual press conference at Downing Street in London, on Wednesday, April 28. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP The British health...

Countries pledge oxygen and medical assistance to India as crisis deepens

A health worker fixes an oxygen cylinder for a Covid-19 patient at a banquet hall converted into a quarantine center in New Delhi, India, on...

Global Covid-19 cases rise for ninth consecutive week

World Health Organization’s Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan speaks during an interview on April 26. CNN via Skype The actual number of Covid-19 cases in India...

“The sheer number of patients is just too much,” a doctor from Delhi says

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that fully vaccinated Americans would be able to travel to the European Union this summer in a...

India’s government asks Twitter to remove posts critical of its handling of the pandemic

The Indian government has asked Twitter to remove several tweets that have criticized its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement released on Sunday. The...

Japan to enact state of emergency in four prefectures, including Tokyo

Relatives of a patient who died of Covid-19 mourn outside a hospital in Ahmedabad, India, on April 17. Ajit Solanki/AP The second wave of the...

Third vaccine dose likely needed within 6 to 12 months, Pfizer CEO says 

A National Health Service staff member prepares to administer the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in London on March 21. Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Researchers at Oxford...

Federal health channels will stop using J&J vaccine immediately, White House says

India’s drug regulator has approved the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V as the country grapples with a second wave. Sputnik V is the third coronavirus...

Global Covid-19 cases increase for the 7th consecutive week, WHO chief says 

A patient is seen lying on a bed in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on January 1 in Houston,...

Here’s a quick recap of where we’re at on the AstraZeneca vaccine

A nurse prepares the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Deisenhofen, Germany, on March 31. Lennart Preiss/AFP/Getty Images The events of the past 24 hours have left...

German government calls for a short country-wide lockdown

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a news conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on March 31.  Andressa Anholete/Bloomberg/Getty Images Brazilian President Jair...

Global Covid-19 cases rise for sixth consecutive week, WHO says

California, the first state to implement a lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, plans to fully reopen the state’s activities and businesses beginning June 15, based...

European Union regulator adds allergic reactions to list of AstraZeneca’s vaccine possible side effects

President Joe Biden speaks on the anniversary of the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in America, in the East Room of the White House in...

The Covid-19 variant first found in Brazil is up to 2.2 times more transmissible, new study finds

There are now three Covid-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration, manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson....

Most Russians don’t want Sputnik V vaccine and see Covid-19 as artificially created, poll finds

There are now three Covid-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration, manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson....

Australian state of Victoria announces 5-day lockdown, meaning the Australian Open will go ahead without fans

Hundreds of people march to City Hall in San Francisco, California, on February 6, to protest against remote learning and demand schools reopen in-person education....

Europe is “not where we want to be” on vaccines, says EU chief

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a debate on the united EU approach to Covid-19 vaccinations at the European Parliament in Brussels...

WHO says an “intermediary host species” is most likely how Covid-19 was introduced to humans

Professor Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, receives the AstraZeneca Plc and the University of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine at Churchill Hospital in Oxford,...

South African variant cases identified in UK are “tip of the iceberg,” govt expert says

Covid restrictions mean that many of Europe’s top winter sports destinations are deserted. Ski lifts are open, with assorted caveats, in many resorts in Switzerland,...

Thailand reports more than 800 new Covid-19 cases amid mass testing drive

Director of AstraZeneca, Pascal Soriot, visits the laboratory of the AstraZeneca factory on January 20. Raphael Lafargue/SIPA/Shutterstock AstraZeneca’s chief executive Pascal Soriot has defended the...

France probably needs a new lockdown, government adviser says

Volunteers check orders of daily necessity goods at a supermarket according to wish lists of residents in quarantine in Tonghua, China, on January 24. Xu...

Latest Covid-19 vaccine and world news

Volunteers check orders of daily necessity goods at a supermarket according to wish lists of residents in quarantine in Tonghua, China, on January 24. Xu...

New coronavirus variant could be problematic for vaccines, a second study in two days suggests

A medical worker cares for and comforts a patient who is suffering from Covid-19 at UMASS Memorial DCU Center Field Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, on January...

‘Long Covid’ is a real and pressing concern, warns US National Institutes of Health director

The UK government is “pausing” plans to roll out rapid daily Covid-19 testing on close contacts of positive cases for students and staff in English...