AstraZeneca COVID jabs should be halted for over-60s too: European Medicines Agency official

Countries should also avoid giving the Astrazeneca coronavirus vaccine to people over 60, the head of the EU drug regulator’s COVID-19 task force was quoted on Sunday as saying, amid fears over rare blood clotting and as more vaccines become available. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) considers the Astrazeneca shot safe for all age groups. […]

कोरोना टीका लगने के बाद कुछ लोगों में इसलिए दिखते हैं दुष्प्रभाव, जानिए वजह

Why do some people get side effects after Covid-19 vaccines? । जानिए कोरोना का टीका लगाने के बाद कुछ लोगों में क्यों दिखते हैं दुष्प्रभाव? – India TV Hindi News […]

Mass vaccination during pandemic a historic blunder: Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier

New Delhi: French virologist and Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier called mass vaccination against the coronavirus during the pandemic “unthinkable” and a historical blunder that is “creating the variants” and leading to deaths from the disease, LifeSite News reported. “It’s an enormous mistake, isn’t it? A scientific error as well as a medical error. It […]

Israel to lift COVID-19 restrictions as it succeeds in vaccine rollout

Jerusalem: Israel will end local COVID-19 restrictions following a successful vaccine rollout that has nearly stamped out new infections, the country`s Health Ministry said on Sunday (May 23). With the majority of the population having received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and about 92% of those 50 and older inoculated or recovered, Israel has been gradually reopening […]

COVID-19: Canada vaccinates more than half of population with first dose of vaccine

Ottawa: More than half of Canada`s population has received at least one dose of a vaccine against COVID-19, the CP24 television channel reports. The coronavirus immunity milestone was reached on Saturday (May 22) when health authorities announced that over 20.6 million vaccine doses had been administered across Canada. More than 19 million people received one […]

Two shots of AstraZeneca provide 85-90% efficacy against COVID-19, suggests UK data

London: Two doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine may be around 85% to 90% effective against the symptomatic disease, Public Health England (PHE) said on Thursday (May 20), while cautioning that it did not yet have enough data to be conclusive. Britain has suffered one of the worst death tolls globally from the pandemic but […]

Argentina imposes strict ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown to curb surging COVID-19 cases

Buenos Aires: Argentina will tighten pandemic lockdown measures to combat a severe second COVID-19 wave, President Alberto Fernandez said on Thursday (May 20), underscoring concern as daily cases and deaths have broken records over the last week. The strict “circuit-breaker” measures will come into force on Saturday (May 22) and last until May 31. They […]

COVID-19: European Union to reopen borders for fully vaccinated travellers

Brussels: The European Union (EU) has recommended to open its external borders to non-essential travel into the bloc if travellers have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The Council of the EU, representing the 27 member states, adopted a recommendation that eases the Covid-19 restrictions for non-EU travellers whose origin countries report no more than 75 […]

Britain’s Prince William gets first jab against COVID-19

London: Britain`s Prince William, who contracted COVID-19 last year, revealed on Thursday (May 20) he had received his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. William, 38, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth and second-in-line to the British throne, revealed on Twitter he had received the shot earlier this week, alongside a picture of the moment he […]

Australian govt talks with airlines on digital vaccination passports

Canberra: The Australian government has opened talks with international airlines on digital vaccine passports for people who have been inoculated against COVID-19. The Australian Border Force (ABF) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which represents about 290 airlines have been in discussions about vaccinated Australians using the IATA Travel Pass, the Guardian Australia reported […]

World is at risk of ‘vaccine apartheid’, says WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus

Paris: Highlighting the gap of vaccinations between high-income countries and low and lower-middle countries, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday (May 17) said that the world is at risk of `vaccine apartheid`. Speaking at the Paris Peace Forum Spring Meeting, Ghebreyesus said: “I think I would go one step further and […]