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EU declines option to buy 100 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses

Family members sit on benches next to a pyre of a Covid-19 victim at Nigambodh Ghat Crematorium in New Delhi, India in the early hours...

Some promising news for pregnant people – Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

The early findings may offer some reassurance to pregnant people in the US and help other countries make better informed decisions about how to include...

India’s health care system close to collapse — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

On Wednesday, the country saw its highest daily rise in infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic — 295,041 new Covid-19 cases and...

Lyrid meteor shower peaks April 22. Here’s how to watch the night sky

That all ends April 22 this year with the first show of the season: the annual Lyrid meteor shower. “These dazzling meteors are fast and...

Faltering vaccine supplies in India is bad news for the world — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

Around half of all US adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while a quarter of the population has been fully inoculated....

Mars didn’t lose all of its water at once, based on Curiosity rover find

The Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012, has been exploring different aspects of Gale Crater on Mars to understand more about this transition...

A rich-poor vaccination system is emerging — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

A double blow for the global south, particularly Africa, is that it was just beginning to pivot toward the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine when...

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...

US could have 300M extra vaccines. Why won’t it share? — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

The US is the biggest financial donor to the global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX, but the country has been tight-fisted with the actual vaccines it has...

J&J vaccine pause catches White House off guard — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

It was after 10 p.m. on Monday that officials leading Biden’s ambitious vaccine effort received the news that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA),...

US pauses Johnson & Johnson rollout over clotting reports — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended the pause over “six reported US cases of a...

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,...

China brings out its censors over vaccine critique

“The protection rates of existing vaccines are not high,” Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said Saturday. “It is...

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...

Corona cases in India: In over 5 months, India’s Covid count again world’s highest | India News

A continuing surge in the Covid-19 pandemic pushed the country’s daily cases to over 93,000 on Saturday, with deaths crossing 500 for the first time...

A rare interstellar comet reveals its secrets and 5 other top space and science stories this week

Welcome to Wonder Theory, your weekly space and science digest. It has been said by many an educator that space and dinosaurs are the gateway...

Babies and mothers have died due to the pandemic — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

Many of the deaths were avoidable and likely caused by a lack of access to medical care, according to the authors of the study, which...

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...

A sense of ‘impending doom’ — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

On Monday US President Joe Biden implored state and local officials to reinstate mask mandates, after Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for...

Europe’s pause on the AstraZeneca vaccine is worrying

Global health and medicines watchdogs, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health England and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), have said there is no...

More evidence severe Covid-19 can affect brain function, study finds

Nurse Liliana Ocampo administers the second dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine into the arm of Sister Patricia Supple, 86, on March 3, in Los...

Europe is struggling to contain the third wave of the epidemic.

The coronavirus is still spreading across the US, infection levels remain high and new variants are putting the progress made so far at risk. “When...