Tag: Coronavirus update: Latest vaccine and world news

India reports highest-ever 24-hour surge in Covid-19 cases and a record-high daily death toll

India has received the first part of an oxygen-generating plant shipment from Germany, India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a tweet...

Delhi’s crematoriums say they are cremating more than 600 bodies daily – double the official figure

A health worker prepares a dose of the Covaxin vaccine at a vaccination center in Kolkata, India, on April 24. Sudipta Das/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images Dr....

German vaccine experts recommend AstraZeneca only be given to people over 60

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a Covid-19 briefing at the Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Ontario, on December 18, 2020. Lars Hagberg/AFP/Getty Images Canada...

Sweden moves towards eliminating upper age limit on AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on March 4. Markus Schreiber/AP Germany will stretch the interval between administering the first and second doses of Covid-19...

There’s still huge amounts we don’t know about long-term Covid

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a news conference at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, in March 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images The World Health Organization...

Johnson & Johnson applies for WHO authorization that could make its vaccine available in 190+ countries

People of color have been vastly underrepresented in US-based vaccine trials for the last decade, according to a new study released Friday by researchers at...

Russia responds to EU calls to “explain” the pace of its vaccine rollout

A person receives the Gam-COVID-Vac Covid-19 vaccine, also known as Sputnik V, in Moscow on January 2. Sergei Savostyanov/TASS/Getty Images The Kremlin on Thursday said...

Increasing data suggests UK variant may be deadlier, says CDC director

Workers hold placards in protest at a Food 4 Less supermarket in Long Beach, California on February 3, after a decision by owner Kroger to...

German vaccine commission recommends AstraZeneca’s vaccine should not be given to people over 65

Military medical workers collect swab samples at a drive-thru Covid-19 testing center in Turin, Italy, on January 12. Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images Thirty European countries have...

US reports more than 142,000 new Covid-19 cases

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...

For the first time in the pandemic, parts of Hong Kong are under lockdown

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual press conference on Covid-19 at 10 Downing Street in London, on January 22. Leon Neal/Pool/AFP/Getty Images The...

China reports another rise in new Covid-19 cases

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the White House in Washington,...

Germany reports highest single-day coronavirus death toll 

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro arrives for the opening ceremony of the forum “The Control in Combating Corruption” at Planalto Palace on December 9, 2020...

Ireland’s Covid-19 infection rate was world’s highest last week, researchers find

A nurse attends to a patient in a Covid-19 ICU at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital on January 6 in the Willowbrook neighborhood of...

North Korea just held a major political meeting with about 5,000 people — and there wasn’t a mask in sight

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un addressed the opening session of its 8th Workers’ Party Congress on Tuesday morning, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency. ...

Someone has died of Covid-19 every 33 seconds in the US over the past week

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is pictured at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on December 30. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool/AFP/Getty Images Most of mainland Scotland will...

“We do not recommend mixing Covid-19 vaccines,” Public Health England chief says

A nurse prepares to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, on December 8, 2020. Frank Augstein/Pool/AFP/Getty Images Mixing Covid-19 vaccines is...

Former Harvard professor calls for a domestic travel ban after first case of the UK Covid-19 variant found in Colorado

A volunteer in Oxford, England, is administered a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. John Cairns/University of Oxford/AP The British government has announced...

Scientific adviser urges further coronavirus restrictions to prevent “catastrophe” in England

Nurse Deborah Henley fills a syringe with the Moderna Covid vaccine as first responders are vaccinated on December 28, in Sterling, Virginia. Ricky Carioti/The Washington...

“Assume that it’s here already”

The United Kingdom has identified a new, potentially more contagious coronavirus variant linked to a recent surge in cases in England. The new mutation is being called VUI-202012/01 –...

French President in stable condition with Covid-19 symptoms persisting

A registered nurse at UCI Health, prepares a dose of Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California,...

US FDA plans to quickly issue emergency use authorization for Moderna vaccine

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. Source: CNN As the US authorizes Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use, the task at hand...

Covid-19 death rate three times that of flu, study finds

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. Source: CNN As the US authorizes Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use, the task at hand...