Novavax applies to WHO for emergency listing of COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax applies to WHO for emergency listing of COVID-19 vaccine

A Novavax logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationSept 23 (Reuters) – Novavax Inc (NVAX.O) and its partner Serum Institute of India have applied to the World Health Organization for an emergency use listing of Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine, potentially clearing the way for … Read more

Divorced Sask. parents fight in court over COVID-19 vaccination for teen daughter

Divorced Sask. parents fight in court over COVID-19 vaccination for teen daughter

A judge has ruled the 13-year-old child of divorced Saskatoon parents should be vaccinated against COVID-19, despite legal opposition from the girl’s mother. The father said his daughter was initially excited to receive her shot, but was then “bombarded” with false information by her mother and his own parents. CBC News agreed to grant the father confidentiality in order to protect … Read more

Russia’s COVID-19 deaths return to record daily highs

Russia's COVID-19 deaths return to record daily highs

A medical specialist wearing protective gear transports a person on a stretcher at a hospital for patients infected with COVID-19, on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia July 2, 2021. REUTERS/Tatyana MakeyevaMOSCOW, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday reported 820 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, matching an all-time high set on Aug. 26, … Read more

President’s wife Samina Alvi tests positive for Covid-19

ISLAMABAD: The wife of President Arif Alvi, Samina Alvi, said on Thursday that she had tested positive for Covid-19. “I was tested positive for covid, day before,” said the president’s wife on Twitter and added that she was “doing well” and was only experiencing some weakness. I was tested positive for covid, day before. I have … Read more

‘I Know Who Caused Covid-19’ review – the global blame game | Science and nature books

It’s not surprising that Covid-19 has made people angry: their lives have become disrupted in unimaginable ways. People have lost family members to the disease, or suffered for months with long Covid. With the restrictions needed to keep health services afloat, small businesses have gone under, city centres have been shuttered and people have spent … Read more

Queensland records one new locally acquired COVID-19 case

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaking to reporters

Queensland has recorded one new local case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the COVID-positive person was a female student from St Thomas More College in Sunnybank, which was linked to a known cluster.The student has been in home quarantine.Ms Palaszczuk said there was also a second case in a person who had arrived from … Read more

FDA Authorizes Booster Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Certain Populations

FDA Authorizes Booster Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Certain Populations

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2021 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series in: individuals 65 years of age and older; individuals … Read more

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Wednesday, Sept. 22

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Wednesday, Sept. 22

Calgary·THE LATESTAlberta Premier Jason Kenney, facing a mushrooming COVID-19 hospital crisis that now threatens to topple him as leader, accepted the resignation of his health minister Tuesday.Calgary city council approves vaccine passport bylaw with $500 fine for violationsCBC News · Posted: Sep 22, 2021 8:26 AM MT | Last Updated: September 22Equipment at an ICU … Read more

Syria sees spike in COVID-19 cases as fears grow of new wave

Syria sees spike in COVID-19 cases as fears grow of new wave

Internally displaced Syrian girls play together at Teh camp in northern Idlib, Syria May 5, 2021. Picture taken May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Khalil AshawiNew surge threatens collapse of health serviceLow vaccinations and summer visitors help spread Delta variantSurge worse in overcrowded rebel-held northwestAMMAN, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Syria is facing a new surge in COVID-19 infections … Read more

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Push for mandatory vaccination for key health workers

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Push for mandatory vaccination for key health workers

Auckland shifted to Alert Level 3 on Wednesday after over a month under Alert Level 4 restrictions. Video / Jed Bradley / Mark Mitchell / Dean Purcell / Jason OxenhamCOVID LATEST:* The 90% Project: Phil Goff – Why Aucklanders should get vaccinated today* Surprise vaccine proposal catches Parliament unawares* Covid-19: Experts answer five questions we’re … Read more

Confirmed community spread of COVID-19 in Baie Verte area with 42 cases linked to outbreak

Confirmed community spread of COVID-19 in Baie Verte area with 42 cases linked to outbreak

Dr. Rosann Seviour, acting chief medical officer of health, says public health officials have detected community spread in the Baie Verte area. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador/YouTube) Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the majority of them in the Central Health region and linked to a growing outbreak in the Baie … Read more

19 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

19 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

NEWS RELEASE COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS ************************* Today, Sept. 22, Nova Scotia is reporting 19 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 recoveries.Fourteen of the cases are in Central Zone. Five are close contacts of previously reported cases. Nine are under investigation. There are signs of community spread among those in Central Zone aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated … Read more

50-year-old among 3 Covid-19 deaths; 1,457 new cases in S’pore, Community News & Top Stories

50-year-old among 3 Covid-19 deaths; 1,457 new cases in S'pore, Community News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – A total of 1,457 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Singapore on Wednesday (Sept 22), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its nightly update. Three Singaporeans have also died of Covid-19 complications, taking the Republic’s Covid-19 death toll to 68, said MOH. Before this, the highest number of new Covid-19 cases recorded … Read more

Green-thumbed Thai cabbies turn taxis into gardens amid COVID-19 crunch

Green-thumbed Thai cabbies turn taxis into gardens amid COVID-19 crunch

BANGKOK, Sept 22 (Reuters) – With demand for taxis drying up in Thailand and thousands of drivers leaving town, one Bangkok cab company has turned its vehicles into mini vegetable gardens, hoping to take the edge off the coronavirus crunch.The Ratchapruek Taxi Cooperative has taken hundreds of cars off the road in the past year … Read more

Nigeria: Around 20% of workers lost jobs due to COVID-19, stats office says

Nigeria: Around 20% of workers lost jobs due to COVID-19, stats office says

The National Bureau of Statistics and the United Nations Development Program surveyed nearly 3,000 businesses in the formal and informal sectors in Nigeria.In March, the NBS said a third of Nigeria’s workers were out of a job in the fourth quarter of 2020, a situation worsened by the pandemic.”While there have been promising signs of … Read more

Clover says its COVID-19 vaccine candidate 67% effective in large trial

Clover says its COVID-19 vaccine candidate 67% effective in large trial

BEIJING, Sept 22 (Reuters) – A potential COVID-19 vaccine from China’s Clover Biopharmaceuticals was 67% effective against COVID-19 and 79% against the highly infectious Delta variant in a large, late-stage trial, the company said on Wednesday.The company has a deal to supply up to 414 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine through the global vaccine … Read more

U.S. parents weigh risks, benefits as COVID-19 vaccine for kids nears approval

U.S. parents weigh risks, benefits as COVID-19 vaccine for kids nears approval

A child wears a face mask on the first day of New York City schools, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidSept 22 (Reuters) – In an ideal world, Leah Smithers said she could afford to wait for longer-term testing of the COVID-19 vaccines before getting … Read more

Fashion label Valentino makes $690 hoodie to support COVID-19 vaccine

Fashion label Valentino makes $690 hoodie to support COVID-19 vaccine

MILAN, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Luxury label Valentino is producing a limited-edition, $690-apiece “(V) Vaccinated” hoodie using its V signature logo in support of the vaccination campaign against COVID-19, with proceeds donated to UNICEF.The black sweaters, with the “vaccinated” writing in red on the chest, were first created by a small Los Angeles company called … Read more

Truck driver who spent 48 hours in WA returns positive COVID-19 test but no lockdown planned

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A truck driver who spent 48 hours in WA has tested positive for COVID-19, the WA Health Minister has announced.Key points:The driver wore a face mask while out of the truckThe Health Minister described the risk as “low”No lockdown or restrictions will be imposed at this stageBut neither a lockdown nor any other restrictions are being … Read more

COVID-19 sends northern Chinese city into semi-shutdown

COVID-19 sends northern Chinese city into semi-shutdown

A man walks near a coal-fired power plant in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jason LeeBEIJING, Sept 22 (Reuters) – China’s northeastern city of Harbin, population 10 million, went into semi-shutdown after reporting new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases for the first time since early February.Three of 16 new local cases reported in China … Read more

Panama to give immunocompromised people third COVID-19 vaccine shot

Panama to give immunocompromised people third COVID-19 vaccine shot

A Panamanian health worker receives the second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Santo Tomas Hospital, in Panama City, Panama February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erick MarciscanoPANAMA CITY, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Panama will offer a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to moderate and severely immunocompromised people starting this week, Health Minister Luis Sucre said on … Read more

Locked-down Melbourne beefs up security as COVID-19 protesters gather

Locked-down Melbourne beefs up security as COVID-19 protesters gather

A lone woman, wearing a protective face mask, walks across an unusually quiet city centre bridge on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra SandersSYDNEY, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Australia’s Victoria State on … Read more

US coronavirus: The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says

US coronavirus: The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says

In the least vaccinated states, roughly eight people out of every 100,000 residents died of Covid-19 over the past week, compared with only about two out of every 100,000 people in the 10 most vaccinated states.CNN used data from Johns Hopkins University and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the analysis. Less … Read more

Lee Health reports 287 COVID-19 patients isolated Tuesday, 8 deaths Monday

Lee Health reports 287 COVID-19 patients isolated Tuesday, 8 deaths Monday

FORT MYERS New COVID-19 cases in the State of Florida are slowing down, but the number of more serious cases is still high. Lee Health CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci said he believes we’ll see death and ICU admissions decline eventually, but we’re not there yet and it could take weeks. Antonucci  reiterated “these are … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 65 new cases, and hospitalizations and ICU admissions rise

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 65 new cases, and hospitalizations and ICU admissions rise

New Brunswick has another 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, putting the province’s active case count at 509, the dashboard shows. The number of people in hospital and in intensive care have both risen by one to 24 and 15 respectively. No one under the age of 19 is currently hospitalized, according to a news release … Read more

Argentina eases COVID-19 controls with ‘last stage’ of pandemic in view

Argentina eases COVID-19 controls with 'last stage' of pandemic in view

An employee checks the temperature of a woman at the entrance to a school, amid a rise in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases , in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Agustin MarcarianBUENOS AIRES, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Argentina on Tuesday unveiled plans to ease coronavirus pandemic restrictions, including loosening strict border controls, allowing more commercial … Read more

U.S. retail industry seeks 90-day lead time on COVID-19 rules

U.S. retail industry seeks 90-day lead time on COVID-19 rules

A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Two major U.S. retail industry groups on Tuesday asked the Biden administration for at least 90 days before imposing new rules that will require … Read more

A Covid-19 vaccine for younger children could be available by Halloween — here are 4 steps that have to happen first

A Covid-19 vaccine for younger children could be available by Halloween -- here are 4 steps that have to happen first

Many parents now are waiting for the time when their young children can sign up to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told MSNBC on Monday there’s a “reasonably good chance” the shot will be available by the end of October.”I think there’s a … Read more

Melbourne police fire pepper balls, pellets to break up COVID-19 protest

Melbourne police fire pepper balls, pellets to break up COVID-19 protest

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Police in Melbourne fired pepper balls and rubber pellets on Tuesday to disperse about 2,000 protesters who defied stay-at- home orders to damage property, block a busy freeway and injure three officers, leading to more than 60 arrests.It was the second day of demonstrations in the locked-down Australian city after … Read more

COVID-19 ‘weak positive’ result in SA traveller to NSW sends five close contacts into quarantine

SA Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier addresses the media.

SA Health is investigating a potential coronavirus case after a young man who recently travelled from South Australia to New South Wales returned a “very weakly positive” result.Key points:The man left South Australia for New South Wales on ThursdaySA Health was informed he had returned a “weak positive” resultFive people have been sent into quarantine as investigations … Read more

SA to return to some dancing, stand-up drinking as COVID-19 testing requirements for Queensland travellers dropped

Man wearing police uniform talking and looking off camera

South Australians will be able to stand up and drink in beer gardens and other outdoor venues from Thursday, with the state’s authorities also set to ease COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers from south-east Queensland.Key points:Dancing will be allowed for up to 50 people at private functionsPeople will be able to stand up and drink … Read more

Coronavirus latest: Victoria embroiled in protests as Covid-19 cases rise

Coronavirus latest: Victoria embroiled in protests as Covid-19 cases rise

Victoria reported 603 new local cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, as the Australian state’s capital saw aggressive anti-lockdown protests.State authorities imposed a two-week shutdown on construction in Melbourne and other cities from Monday evening after peaceful protests against the industry’s vaccine mandate turned violent.The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union, whose headquarters was damaged … Read more

NSW records 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths as ‘friends bubble’ for under 18s announced

NSW records 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths as 'friends bubble' for under 18s announced

Play dates are back on in NSW with children under 18 allowed to form a “friends bubble” after the state recorded 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths.A snap seven-day lockdown has also been announced for the Tweed, Byron Bay and Kempsey local government areas (LGAs) beginning from 5:00pm this afternoon.The announcement comes after an … Read more

Queensland records zero local COVID-19 cases as authorities monitor response to northern NSW case

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at Logan COVID-19 vaccination centre

Queensland has recorded zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and one was detected in hotel quarantine.Key points:Authorities are monitoring the state’s border bubble with NSW after a positive case in the Byron Bay areaShe says she will wait to hear an update from NSW before making any changes to the border statusThe Premier described reports of Queensland … Read more

Mark Butler says teenagers with COVID-19 are ending up in hospital at a rate of one in 30. Is that correct?

Mark Butler says teenagers with COVID-19 are ending up in hospital at a rate of one in 30. Is that correct?

The claimAfter 18 months of intermittent lockdowns and ongoing restrictions, the National Cabinet has agreed on a plan to open up Australia once vaccination targets are achieved.The targets relate to the percentage of the population aged 16 years and older, despite the Therapeutic Goods Administration approving the Pfizer and Moderna jabs for all those aged 12 and above.Opposition spokesman … Read more

NEW: Weekend COVID-19 cases top 2,200, breakthrough deaths up 25 to 137

NEW: Weekend COVID-19 cases top 2,200, breakthrough deaths up 25 to 137

Below is the full COVID-19 report for the weekend of Sept. 17-19 LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reports a three-day total of 2,213 new COVID-19 cases — 1,287 from Clark County — along with 35 deaths in data released today. While the totals on Monday are usually much higher than daily counts because they include statistics … Read more

COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What’s happening the week of Sept. 20

COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening the week of Sept. 20

P.E.I. issued a public exposure notification for a ceilidh which took place last Tuesday. Under current restrictions, a cohort of up to a maximum of 100 people would have been permitted to attend. West Royalty Elementary and École La-Belle-Cloche students return to class Monday as the province continues to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak at West Royalty. … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Province provides update this afternoon

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Province provides update this afternoon

The province will provide an update on COVID-19 this afternoon as case counts continue to rise. Dr. Jennifer Russell, the chief medical officer of health, and Premier Blaine Higgs will participate in the 2:30 p.m. news conference. The event will be livestreamed here on CBC New Brunswick’s website. It will be the first update since … Read more

US coronavirus: Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says

US coronavirus: Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says

“We are at the point where not every patient in need will get the care we might wish we could give,” said Dr. Shelly Harkins, chief medical officer of St. Peter’s Health in Helena, Montana.It’s one of the latest hospitals to resort to crisis standards of care, meaning emergency medicine personnel must ration care.In those … Read more

Biden Pushes Global Plan to Battle Covid-19 as National Gaps Widen

Biden Pushes Global Plan to Battle Covid-19 as National Gaps Widen

WASHINGTON — Already grappling with divisions in his own country over vaccine mandates and questions about the ethics and efficacy of booster shots, President Biden is facing another front of discord: a split among world leaders over how to eradicate the coronavirus globally, as the highly infectious Delta variant leaves a trail of death in … Read more

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Infected prisoner made four stops before arriving at bail address

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Infected prisoner made four stops before arriving at bail address

Auckland moves to level 3 for two weeks, rest of NZ in level 2 – with changes. Video / NZ HeraldThe prisoner who recently tested positive for Covid-19 made four stops including at two private addresses, before arriving at his bail address at Whakatīwai.His bail conditions required him to be collected by a family member … Read more

Indonesia logs fewest daily COVID-19 cases in over a year

Indonesia logs fewest daily COVID-19 cases in over a year

Visitors wearing protective masks walk at a shopping mall after the ease of restrictions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Jakarta, Indonesia, September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Willy KurniawanJAKARTA, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Indonesia on Monday reported 1,932 new daily coronavirus infections, the lowest since August 2020, data from country’s COVID-19 task force showed, and the … Read more

Seth Rogen Asks Why Emmy Awards Didn’t Take More Covid-19 Precautions

Seth Rogen Asks Why Emmy Awards Didn’t Take More Covid-19 Precautions

When Seth Rogen stepped onstage to present an Emmy Award, he said, “Let me start by saying there is … [+] way too many of us in this little room. What are we doing?” (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) Getty Images Seth Rogen did wear an orange suit to the 2021 Emmy Awards. But the … Read more

Cambodia bat researchers on mission to track origin of COVID-19

Cambodia bat researchers on mission to track origin of COVID-19

STUNG TRENG, Cambodia, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Researchers are collecting samples from bats in northern Cambodia in a bid to understand the coronavirus pandemic, returning to a region where a very similar virus was found in the animals a decade ago.Two samples from horseshoe bats were collected in 2010 in Stung Treng province near Laos … Read more

Pindi records three Covid-19 casualties – Newspaper

Pindi records three Covid-19 casualties - Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: Three persons succumbed to Covid-19 and 259 cases surfaced in the federal capital and Rawalpindi on Sunday. The weekly positivity ratio in Islamabad dropped to 4.62 per cent while it remained at 7.2pc in Rawalpindi. There were no casualties in the federal capital, however, 192 people were found infected out of 4,289 tests carried … Read more

Queensland records zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19, two detected in hotel quarantine

Queensland records zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19, two detected in hotel quarantine

Queensland has recorded zero new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as authorities look into contact tracing efforts after an infected traveller transited through Brisbane Airport on their way to the Northern Territory.Key points:The traveller spent four hours in transit at Brisbane Airport while infectiousPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk is confident Queensland has ticked over to 60 per cent with a … Read more

Key data on U.S. J&J, Moderna COVID-19 boosters weeks away, Fauci says

Key data on U.S. J&J, Moderna COVID-19 boosters weeks away, Fauci says

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Data needed to determine the advisability of booster shots of the Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccines is just weeks away, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday.Health officials signaled they expected boosters would ultimately be recommended for a broad swath … Read more

COVID-19 puts Australian gold medallist Madison Wilson in hospital, despite being fully vaccinated

COVID-19 puts Australian gold medallist Madison Wilson in hospital, despite being fully vaccinated

Tokyo gold medal-winning swimmer Madison Wilson has been admitted to hospital having tested positive for COVID-19.Key points:A positive COVID-19 test has forced Madison Wilson out of the International Swim League competitionWilson says she feels “extremely unlucky” to have contracted COVID-19, being fully vaccinated She acknowledged those who have reached out in supportThe 27-year-old is in Italy for … Read more

Sept. 19, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 474 New Cases in Hawai‘i, 12 Deaths

Sept. 19, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 474 New Cases in Hawai‘i, 12 Deaths

Longs Drug Store (CVS) offers vaccination by appointment at locations in: Lahaina at the Lahaina Cannery Mall at 1221 Honoapiʻilani Highway; in Kahului at 70 East Kaʻahumanu Ave.; in Kīhei at 41 East Līpoa St.; and in Pukalani at 55 Kiopaʻa St. To pre-register, visit the following website. For a running list of vaccination sites available … Read more