Tag: covid19

WHO warns of possible 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths in Europe by December, and Fauci says U.S. could see another 100,000

The World Health Organization warned Monday that Europe will likely see 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths by Dec. 1, and Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S....

BCG Vaccination May Help Protect Older Adults From COVID-19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination could be useful against COVID-19 in older adults in India, a study of inflammatory biomarkers before...

Cuba Struggles to Get Oxygen to the Sick, Vaccines to the Healthy

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba has turned to the military to provide oxygen amid a surge of the coronavirus even as doctors rush to administer locally...

Moderna’s stock price is ‘ridiculous,’ says BofA analyst

Shares of Moderna Inc. have soared so much that the biotechnology company’s valuation is “unjustifiable on a fundamental basis,” said analyst Geoff Meacham on Tuesday,...

AstraZeneca Lost Money on COVID-19 Vaccine in First Half of 2021

AstraZeneca said losses on Vaxzevria were the main factor that shaved seven percentage points off its Reported Gross Profit Margin, which fell to 73.5 percent...

Pfizer Says 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Sales to Top $33.5 Bln, Sees Need for Boosters

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc on Wednesday raised its full-year sales forecast for the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Germany’s BioNTech by 29% to $33.5 billion,...

As Americans Navigate Conflicting COVID-19 Mask Advice, ‘Everyone Is Confused’

PRINCETON, N.J./SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Reuters) – A COVID-19 surge ignited in parts of the United States by the highly contagious Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy...

Picky ‘Vaccine Sommeliers’ Undermine Brazil Inoculation Campaign, Experts Say

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – One question rippled through the queue outside a makeshift inoculation center in Rio de Janeiro’s beachside neighborhood of Copacabana...

Multiple Myeloma Patients May Not Mount Adequate Response to COVID Vaccine

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with multiple myeloma mount a highly variable antibody response after completing the recommended two-dose COVID-19 vaccination regimen, with some...

Delta Variant Sweeps Asia, Prompting Curbs as Vaccination Remains Tepid

SEOUL/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus is surging through Asia this week, with record numbers of infections in Australia and...

Most States’ COVID-19 Vaccination Plans Created Without Advice on Health Equity

(Reuters Health) – Most states created their vaccine distribution plans without getting advice from a health equity committee, and often without input from minority communities,...

Data policies of 45 out of 100 smart cities approved, 35 cities using insights for governance

A total 45 cities out of the 100 smart cities planned under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ National Smart Cities Mission have already...

View: How ‘woke’ folks are out to tarnish government’s image

Over the past 50 days, India has been relentlessly hauled over the coals. Its national image and the reputation of its government has been battered....

COVID-19 situation improves in Guwahati, Assam government announces new restrictions

While COVID-19 situation in other parts of state except in Guwahati is not improving much, the Assam government has announced restrictions for rural areas of...

Should My Child Get a COVID-19 Shot?

(Reuters) – Tristen Sweeten, a 34-year-old nurse in Utah, hopes her three children will receive Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine through its pediatric clinical trial. The sooner...

Brazil’s P1 COVID Variant Mutating, May Become More Dangerous

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s P1 coronavirus variant, behind a deadly COVID-19 surge in the Latin American country that has raised international alarm, is...

Families Thwart COVID-19 Patient Transfers as Third Wave Grips France

PARIS (Reuters) – In March, emergency room doctor Frederic Adnet needed to move COVID-19 patients from his fast-filling Paris hospital to less hard-hit regions of...

Scientists Call for New Probe Into COVID-19 Origins With or Without China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A joint China-World Health Organization (WHO) study into COVID-19 has provided no credible answers about how the pandemic began, and more rigorous...

India Posts Record COVID-19 Cases, 13-fold Jump Over 2 Months

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s second wave of coronavirus infections continued to swell as it reported a record 115,736 new cases on Wednesday, a 13-fold...

COVID-19 Landing in Canada Despite Preflight Testing

(Reuters) – More than 1,000 air passengers arrived in Canada infected with COVID-19 over a recent four-week period despite obligatory pre-departure testing, according to federal...

Americans Seek Compensation for Failed COVID-19 Treatments From US Fund

(Reuters) – In March of last year, Steve Cicala took his wife, Susan, to the emergency room at Clara Maass Medical Center in New Jersey...

Amid Scramble for COVID-19 Vaccine, Latin America Turns to Russia

LA PAZ (Reuters) – As Bolivia struggled late last year to secure deals with large drug firms to supply COVID-19 vaccines, the incoming president, Luis...

Pfizer-BioNTech Testing Booster of COVID Vaccine in New Trial

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Thursday they are testing a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine to better understand the immune...

US Community Health Centers Say They Have Given More Vaccines Than Government Data Show

(Reuters) – Some U.S. community health centers say they are doling out COVID-19 shots far faster than government data suggests, likely accounting for some of...

India becomes fastest country to reach 4 million COVID-19 vaccination mark

NEW DELHI: In a significant achievement, India has become the fastest country in the world to reach the 4 million COVID-19 vaccination mark in 18...