Gordon Brown calls for urgent action to avert ‘Covid vaccine waste disaster’ | Coronavirus

More than 100m Covid vaccine doses are due to expire and be “thrown away” unless global leaders urgently share surplus supplies with the world’s poorest countries, Gordon Brown has warned.The “staggering” number of stockpiled “use now” jabs will be of no use to anyone by December, according to a new report from the research group … Read more

Do COVID-19 vaccines affect periods? Expert calls for investigation

Do COVID-19 vaccines affect periods? Expert calls for investigation

Share on PinterestThousands of women report that COVID-19 vaccines affect their period. AnanR2107/Getty ImagesCOVID-19 vaccines can cause several side effects, which are mostly mild. However, changes to menstrual cycles or unexpected vaginal bleeding are not among the listed side effects for any COVID-19 vaccines available in the United Kingdom or the United States.Despite this, thousands … Read more

Obstetrician Gauthami Bhagwanani calls on pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccine

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An obstetrician working in one Sydney’s COVID-19 hotspots has called on pregnant women to get vaccinated, saying it’s “heartbreaking” delivering babies pre-term and separating newborns from mothers because of the virus.Gauthami Bhagwanani is the birthing unit director at Liverpool Hospital and appeared alongside Gladys Berejiklian at the Premier’s COVID media briefing to describe what she had seen first … Read more

UK watchdog calls for much tougher vetting of Covid PCR test firms | Travel & leisure

The consumer watchdog has called for much tougher government vetting of private companies selling Covid-19 tests to travellers, following revelations about poor service from “rogue” operators that it said had resulted in a lottery for customers.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said the market for PCR tests, in which private businesses apply for inclusion on … Read more