Novavax expected to be approved as fourth Covid vaccine in UK | Vaccines and immunisation

Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna. Britons have become so accustomed to the three Covid vaccines available in the UK that most have forgotten about another jab, Novavax – even though the government has ordered 60m doses and hundreds of British jobs depend on it.Late last month the US company, with a factory on Teesside primed to manufacture … Read more

Bodies pile up outside hospital morgue as Romania struggles with fourth wave of Covid

Bodies pile up outside hospital morgue as Romania struggles with fourth wave of Covid

“I never thought, when I started this job, that I would live through something like this,” said Ionita. “I never thought such a catastrophe could happen, that we’d end up sending whole families to their graves.” Several floors above, all the beds but one in the hospital’s now-expanded intensive care units were full. A nurse … Read more

Austria powers down public life as fourth COVID-19 lockdown begins

Austria powers down public life as fourth COVID-19 lockdown begins

Police officers check the vaccination status of shoppers against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the entrance of a store in Vienna, Austria, November 16, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi NiesnerRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterVIENNA, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Austria powered down public life on Monday as its fourth national COVID-19 lockdown began, making it the … Read more

Germany battles ‘dramatic’ fourth COVID-19 wave as cases double in two weeks to 52,826 per day

People walk down a crowded street wearing face masks

Germany’s disease control agency reported 52,826 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday — a number that has roughly doubled in two weeks — stoking calls for fresh measures to curb the country’s steadily rising infections.Key points:COVID-19 infections increase among unvaccinated people in Germany’s east and southThe WHO lists Germany among countries with the most new COVID-19 cases in … Read more

Germany fears fourth Covid wave as vaccination rates remain low | Germany

Concerns are mounting in Germany about a rapidly growing and hard to predict fourth wave of Covid-19 this autumn, as the government is in transition and flatlining vaccination rates lag behind those in the rest of western Europe.An increasingly mobile population, a largely dismantled pop-up testing infrastructure and reduced staffing at hospitals have led some … Read more

Belgium enters fourth COVID-19 infection wave as cases jump

Belgium enters fourth COVID-19 infection wave as cases jump

Shoppers, wearing protective face masks, walk past posters for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre installed inside a supermarket in Brussels, Belgium, August 30, 2021. REUTERS/Bart BiesemansBRUSSELS, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Belgium’s daily COVID-19 cases have jumped to the highest level in almost a year, prompting health experts to say that a fourth wave of … Read more

German Covid-19 cases jump as ‘fourth wave’ hits

German Covid-19 cases jump as 'fourth wave' hits

A key measure of coronavirus infections in Germany rose sharply over the past week, figures showed, raising the prospect of tougher restrictions as winter approaches. The seven-day incidence rate of cases – which has been used to decide Covid-19 curbs – jumped more than 26 points in a week, the Robert Koch Institute responsible for … Read more