Covid-19: Man who had up to 10 vaccines in a day labelled ‘dumb’ and ‘selfish’ by experts

Covid-19: Man who had up to 10 vaccines in a day labelled 'dumb' and 'selfish' by experts

Vaccine experts say a man’s decision to have up to 10 Covid-19 vaccines in a single day on behalf of others was dangerous, dumb and selfish. The Ministry of Health is investigating the actions of man, who Stuff understands visited several vaccination centres and was paid for receiving the jabs. “We are taking this matter … Read more

Exclusive: Up to 1 million COVID vaccines expired in Nigeria last month

Exclusive: Up to 1 million COVID vaccines expired in Nigeria last month

DAKAR, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Up to one million COVID-19 vaccines are estimated to have expired in Nigeria last month without being used, two sources told Reuters, one of the biggest single losses of doses that shows the difficulty African nations have getting shots in arms.Governments on the continent of over one billion people have … Read more

Mix and matching some COVID vaccines gives high immunity: Study | Coronavirus pandemic News

Mix and matching some COVID vaccines gives high immunity: Study | Coronavirus pandemic News

Oxford University study finds mixing a first dose of the Pfizer or Astrazeneca vaccine with a second Moderna shot yields higher antibodies.A major British study into mixing COVID-19 vaccines has found that people had a better immune response when they received a first dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech shots followed by Moderna nine weeks later, … Read more

COVID-19 vaccines have been provisionally approved in Australia for children aged five to 11. Here is what we know

Two children weariing a mask and carrying backpacks

From early next year, children as young as five will likely begin being vaccinated against COVID-19.Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has been provisionally approved by Australia’s medical regulator and only has a few small hurdles left before it is given the all-clear.It’s the latest significant expansion in the national vaccine rollout and may come as a relief to plenty of … Read more

Australian children aged five to 11 set to receive Pfizer Covid vaccine from mid-January | Vaccines and immunisation

Australian children aged five to 11 could receive the Pfizer vaccine against Covid as soon as 10 January, following provisional approval by the country’s drugs regulator.The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) green light, announced by the federal health minister, Greg Hunt, on Sunday will likely be followed by an independent recommendation from the Australian Technical Advisory … Read more

WHO consultation on COVID-19 vaccines research:  How can vaccine research further contribute to achieve the control of the pandemic everywhere?

WHO consultation on COVID-19 vaccines research:  How can vaccine research further contribute to achieve the control of the pandemic everywhere?

In continuation to the scientific discussions on COVID-19 vaccines research, WHO R&D Blueprint is organizing a consultation to identify vaccine research priorities to facilitate further contributions of vaccines to achieve improved control of the pandemic everywhere. .This will take place on Monday, 6 December 2021 from 13h00 to 19h00 (CET) Geneva time.For registration go to this LINK During this forthcoming consultation global experts will review the available evidence, … Read more

Co-founder of Christian TV network that railed against vaccines dies of Covid-19 | Coronavirus

Marcus Lamb, the co-founder of the leading Christian TV network Daystar who railed against Covid-19 vaccines, has died of Covid-19. He was 64 years old.Lamb, who was the chief executive of the conservative network that reaches an estimated 2 billion viewers worldwide, died on Tuesday, weeks after contracting the coronavirus.“It’s with a heavy heart we … Read more

Omicron variant: Will the COVID-19 Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines protect you?

New data reveals how much protection COVID-19 jabs are giving people in NSW

The Omicron variant has been generating anxiety across the world since being declared a COVID-19 variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) over the weekend.While scientists do not know a lot about this strain yet — and it may be less severe than Delta — it is believed to be more transmissible than previous variants.It … Read more

BioNTech says it could tweak Covid vaccine in 100 days if needed | Vaccines and immunisation

BioNTech says it could produce and ship an updated version of its vaccine within 100 days if the new Covid variant detected in southern Africa is found to evade existing immunity.The biotechnology company is already investigating whether the vaccine it developed with Pfizer works well against the variant, named Omicron, which has caused concern due … Read more

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

‘Children at lower risk from Covid, vaccines should go to poor’

Countries with high coverage in at-risk populations should prioritise global sharing, says WHO GENEVA: As children and adolescents are at lower risk of severe Covid -19 disease, countries should prioritise sharing vaccine doses with the COVAX programme to bring urgently needed supplies to poorer countries, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday. Some rare cases … Read more

Winsome Sears on Covid: Virginia’s incoming lieutenant governor questions vaccines for those who’ve had the virus before

Winsome Sears on Covid: Virginia's incoming lieutenant governor questions vaccines for those who've had the virus before

Sears, who did not reveal her vaccination status during her successful campaign for the second-highest seat in Virginia, told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” that revealing it would create a “slippery slope” to being asked to reveal other personal information about her “DNA” and medical history.”The minute that I start telling you … Read more

NHS ready to extend Covid vaccines to children as young as 5 | Coronavirus

NHS England officials said the health service is ready to extend the availability of vaccines quickly when and if expert recommendations for who should receive them change, after a report suggested plans to give the Covid jab to children aged five to 11 could become reality next year.Covid-19 vaccines are licensed in the UK only … Read more

Do vaccines reduce your risk of long COVID? Here’s what we know so far

A woman wearing a surgical mask stands in front of the moving train.

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 substantially reduces your risk of severe disease and diminishes your chances of catching the virus altogether.But no vaccine is 100 per cent effective, and breakthrough infections do occur.While they’re generally milder and estimated to happen in only a small proportion of people, the possibility of getting infected post-vaccination has left many Australians wondering: … Read more

Europe is learning a crucial lesson — vaccines work, but they alone won’t stop Covid now

Europe is learning a crucial lesson -- vaccines work, but they alone won't stop Covid now

Press conferences took on an almost celebratory tone as Presidents, Prime Ministers and Chancellors announced road maps away from Covid-19 restrictions, hailing their country’s uptake rates and speaking colorfully about a return to normalcy.But as another Covid-struck winter grips Europe, many of those countries are now reversing course.And Britain has endured a lengthy and stubborn … Read more

Rollout of third Covid jabs in England condemned as ‘shambolic’ | Vaccines and immunisation

A “shambolic” rollout of third Covid vaccinations has left an unknown number of immunocompromised people still without proper protection going into winter, and in other cases even given the wrong type of injection, a leading charity has said.Blood Cancer UK said a combination of poor planning and confusing messaging meant “many thousands” of people with … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Health Ministry briefing on vaccines, pandemic response and hospitalisations

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Health Ministry briefing on vaccines, pandemic response and hospitalisations

Ministry of Health officials and public health experts on how high vaccination rates affect the response to Covid-19.Ministry of Health officials and public health experts will be hosting a briefing this morning on how high vaccination rates affect the response to Covid-19.The briefing, hosted by director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield, will also cover how … Read more

Antiviral Drugs and Vaccines in COVID-19 Fight

Antiviral Drugs and Vaccines in COVID-19 Fight

Share on PinterestExperts point out that COVID-19 vaccinations are a preventative measure and the best tool to prevent serious illness from COVID-19. FG Trade/Getty ImagesBoth Merck and Pfizer are awaiting authorization from federal officials for their COVID-19 antiviral medications.Experts say antiviral drugs are designed to prevent serious illness in someone who has developed COVID-19.They say … Read more

Pfizer, Moderna Execs Explore COVID-19 Vaccines and CV Health at AHA

Pfizer, Moderna Execs Explore COVID-19 Vaccines and CV Health at AHA

Cases of myocarditis following a COVID-19 vaccine are rare, typically mild, and tend to resolve quickly—a far cry from myocarditis and other complications that stem from the virus itself, according to an expert taking part in a discussion on mRNA vaccines and cardiovascular (CV) health Saturday during the 2021 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions.Biykem … Read more

Angela Merkel urges Germans to get Covid vaccines quickly amid high infection rate | Germany

Angela Merkel has called on unvaccinated Germans to get their shots as quickly as possible as the country’s coronavirus infection rate hit the latest in a string of new highs.Germany’s disease control centre said the country’s infection rate had climbed to 277.4 new cases per 100,000 residents over seven days, up from 263.7 the previous … Read more

Aaron Rodgers: Scientists react to the quarterback’s comments on Covid-19 vaccines and treatments

Aaron Rodgers: Scientists react to the quarterback's comments on Covid-19 vaccines and treatments

Scientists have worked hard to develop vaccines to end the Covid-19 pandemic, building on decades of vaccine knowledge and developments. And some of them, like Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speak to the public almost daily about the safety and efficacy of the available vaccines.And then there … Read more

Vietnam to have enough COVID-19 vaccines for population by end-Nov – minister

Vietnam to vaccinate children against COVID-19 from next month

A woman receives a vaccine as Vietnam starts its official rollout of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine for health workers, at Hai Duong Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Hai Duong province, Vietnam, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Thanh HueHANOI, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Vietnam will by the end of this month have sufficient vaccines to cover its population … Read more

AstraZeneca to create dedicated Covid vaccines unit | AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is to create a new vaccines unit as the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker plans for the future of its coronavirus shot beyond the pandemic.The company said the reorganisation would bring together people who had previously been based in different parts of the business, and will be dedicated to the Covid-19 vaccine and tweaked versions to deal … Read more

Analysis: COVID-19 pills are coming, but no substitute for vaccines, disease experts say

Analysis: COVID-19 pills are coming, but no substitute for vaccines, disease experts say

CHICAGO, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Oral antiviral pills from Merck & Co (MRK.N) and Pfizer Inc (PFE.N)/BioNTech SE have been shown to significantly blunt the worst outcomes of COVID-19 if taken early enough, but doctors warn vaccine hesitant people not to confuse the benefit of the treatments with prevention afforded by vaccines.While 72% of American … Read more

Ted Cruz condemns Big Bird for advocating Covid vaccines for kids | Sesame Street

The Texas senator Ted Cruz led conservatives in condemnation of a much-loved public figure for advocating Covid-19 vaccinations for children. Big Bird.This week saw final US approval for five- to 11-year-olds to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine. Sesame Street, which has offered Covid advice before, duly deployed its popular characters to encourage parents to protect … Read more

I’ve had a wake-up call on Covid vaccines for children – mine will be first in line | Emma Brockes

Along with a lot of other people, over the summer I had responded to news about Covid vaccine trials in young children mainly by sitting on the fence. When the time came, I thought, I’d probably get my two six-year-olds vaccinated, but possibly not in the first wave. It seemed unnecessary to run for the … Read more

U.S. administers 429.4 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines –CDC

U.S. administers 429.4 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines –CDC

A healthcare worker prepares a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoNov 6 (Reuters) – The United States has administered 429,442,508 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the … Read more

108m people administered Covid vaccines, NCOC told

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Thursday was informed that 108 million people had been administered the Covid-19 vaccine across the country with the national vaccination average reaching 48% in all the federating units. The NCOC session was held in Islamabad participated by National Coordinator NCOC Major General Zafar Iqbal along with … Read more

Who Are the Scientists Behind the COVID-19 Vaccines?

The cover of A Shot to Save the World next to a photo of Gregory Zuckerman

There’s the slick, turtleneck-loving CEO who’s really good at raising cash for his company that has yet to release any data. There’s the workaholic power couple focused on curing cancer. There’s the researcher who co-invented a recombinant DNA technology but stays at a small biotech that’s limping along. All of these characters are the unlikely … Read more

Flu, cancer, HIV: after Covid success, what next for mRNA vaccines? | Medical research

It is one of the most remarkable success stories of the pandemic: the unproven technology that delivered the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines in record time, helping to turn the tide on Covid-19. The vaccines are based on mRNA, the molecule that instructs our cells to make specific proteins. By injecting synthetic mRNA, our cells are … Read more

Pressure Grows on G20 Nations to Get Covid Vaccines to Poorer Countries

Pressure Grows on G20 Nations to Get Covid Vaccines to Poorer Countries

As President Biden and other leaders gathered on Saturday to discuss plans to protect against future pandemics, health experts and activists say that rich nations are still not doing enough to help people in poor nations survive the current one.White House advisers said the president would spend his time at this weekend’s Group of 20 … Read more

To Prevent Erectile Dysfunction Get Covid-19 Vaccines, Warn Urologists, Tim Meadows In Video

To Prevent Erectile Dysfunction Get Covid-19 Vaccines, Warn Urologists, Tim Meadows In Video

Comedian and SNL alum, Tim Meadows, pictured here with a bunch of men, had a message for those still … [+] unwilling to get the Covid-19 vaccine. And it wasn’t hard to see the reasoning. (Courtesy of Quality Meats) Courtesy of Quality Meats This group of urologists have a bone to pick with people who … Read more

G20 should redistribute surplus COVID-19 vaccines, ex-leaders say

‘By the end of February a total of 1.1 billion surplus vaccines could be transferred’ LONDON: The leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies should use a meeting this weekend in Rome to agree on how to transfer surplus COVID-19 vaccines to low-income countries, a group of former presidents and prime ministers said on Friday. … Read more

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination

Akrotiri and Dhekelia Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme. Albania Vaccine certificate. Andorra EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine. Angola Will be added to this list 4am Monday 1 November. If you arrive in England … Read more

UK falling behind most G7 countries in sharing Covid vaccines, figures show | Coronavirus

The UK is lagging behind other G7 countries in sharing surplus Covid vaccines with poorer countries, according to newly published figures.The advocacy organisation One, which is campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, described it as shaming for the UK government.The figures show that the UK is behind every member of the … Read more

China says 76% of population have received complete doses of COVID-19 vaccines

China says 76% of population have received complete doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Staff members wait outside booths where people receive a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination center, during a government-organized visit, in Beijing, China, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas PeterBEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) – China has given complete doses of COVID-19 vaccines to about 75.6% of its population as of Oct. 23, National Health … Read more

Covax falters as rich countries buy up Covid vaccines

Covax falters as rich countries buy up Covid vaccines

Wealthy countries have received over 16 times more Covid-19 vaccines per person than poorer nations that rely on the Covax programme backed by the World Health Organization, according to analysis by the Financial Times.Just 9.3 vaccines have been delivered to low-income countries for every 100 people, the data show — 7.1 of which have been through Covax. … Read more

4 charts show how Covid vaccines are working in the UK

4 charts show how Covid vaccines are working in the UK

Caroline Nicolls receives an injection of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine administered by nurse Amy Nash at the Madejski Stadium in Reading, England, on April 13, 2021.Steve Parsons | AFP | Getty ImagesLONDON — Months of data from the U.K.’s inoculation program have given deeper insight into how effective vaccines are against Covid-19.The situation is looking … Read more

EU has exported over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines

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 RuvicBRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Over one billion COVID-19 vaccines produced in the European Union have been exported to more than 150 countries since December 2020, the head of the … Read more

Will New Covid Treatments Be as Elusive for Poor Countries as Vaccines?

Will New Covid Treatments Be as Elusive for Poor Countries as Vaccines?

“It’s not a coincidence that Merck has experience from H.I.V. — internally, with their leadership and culture, they know that if they don’t address the access challenges, they will be slammed,” said Dr. Moon, co-director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Generic manufacturing it not … Read more

Midnight vigils, snaking queues as some Indians await COVID vaccines

Midnight vigils, snaking queues as some Indians await COVID vaccines

SILIGURI, India, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Residents of a city in northeast India are spending nights in snaking queues outside vaccination centres awaiting their turn for a COVID-19 shot, an anomaly in a country with a surplus of vaccines.In Siliguri, a city in West Bengal state close to India’s border with Bangladesh, local police sometimes … Read more

Covid vaccines for US children are coming but challenge will be persuading parents | Coronavirus

Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11 are inching closer to authorization in the US, with possible availability as soon as early November, and experts are already looking to the next hurdle: actually getting the shots in those young arms.Only one-third of parents plan to vaccinate their children as soon as the vaccines are … Read more

Local Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target | Global development

Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its … Read more

B.C. to hopefully start offering COVID vaccines for children in early November

B.C. to hopefully start offering COVID vaccines for children in early November

B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Health Minister Adrian Dix are providing an update Tuesday on the COVID-19 crisis in the province. Henry said parents can now register their children, ages five to 11, to receive a Pfizer vaccine, once it is approved by Health Canada.She said the province is looking at … Read more

Schools are new battleground in war of disinformation over Covid-19 vaccines

Schools are new battleground in war of disinformation over Covid-19 vaccines

Groups opposed to vaccination have sought to stoke the fears of parents and children by falsely claiming that the vaccines are untested and dangerous.Last week, a small group of protesters demonstrated outside St. Thomas More Catholic School in the town of Blaydon, near Newcastle in northeastern England, as children entered the school gates.In a letter … Read more

Vaccines prevent severe COVID-19, even from Delta: study

Vaccines prevent severe COVID-19, even from Delta: study

A represnetative image.PARIS: Vaccination is highly effective at preventing severe cases of Covid-19, even against the Delta variant, a vast study in France has shown.The research published Monday — focusing on prevention of severe Covid and death, not infection — looked at 22 million people over 50 and found those who had received jabs were … Read more

Covid-19: Nearly all Pfizer vaccines in central storage must be used before January expiry date

Covid-19: Nearly all Pfizer vaccines in central storage must be used before January expiry date

Nearly a million Pfizer Covid vaccine doses are due to expire by the end of the January, but Medsafe says the vials will be used “well before” then. As many as 55,770 vials of Pfizer – each containing up to six doses – are due to expire before the end of the year. Another 101,790 … Read more

Why the Covid vaccines don’t contain a magnetic 5G tracking chip

Why the Covid vaccines don't contain a magnetic 5G tracking chip

Among the conspiracy theories circulating about the coronavirus pandemic, one claim is that Covid-19 vaccines contain microchips that the government or global elites like Bill Gates would use to track citizens. Despite viral videos claiming a chip in the vaccine makes their arm magnetic, the conspiracy is false.”That’s just not possible as far as the … Read more

PAHO says in advanced talks to buy more COVID vaccines

PAHO says in advanced talks to buy more COVID vaccines

Director of the Pan American Health Organization Carissa Etienne speaks to media about policies to deal with the Zika virus, in Montevideo February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Andres StapffMEXICO CITY, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday it is in advanced talks with vaccine makers to buy additional COVID vaccines for … 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