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Swamped emergency rooms and ICUs have now become a common sight in the Old Dominion, as the Virginia Department of Health reported 3,876 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 306,848.

Germany's largest Covid jab site ready for business

Spaces to queue up are already marked out on the way to the 64 miniature doctors' offices where thousands of people per day will be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Hamburg.

Variant of COVID-19 spreading rapidly through southern England

Families must cancel their Christmas gatherings and most shops have to close in London and much of southern England, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday as health officials work to curb a rapidly spreading COVID-19 variant.

The COVID-19 vaccine — Know the facts to avoid being scammed

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on everyone - and now that we have two vaccines rolling out - our outlook for the future is a bit brighter. However - HHS and the FTC are issuing a PUBLIC WARNING regarding vaccine scams.

Leader of 'virus-free' Turkmenistan champions herbal defence

Ayna Garayeva, a school teacher in the capital of authoritarian and secretive Turkmenistan, began taking extra sanitary measures in her classroom when the government issued new guidelines in August.

COVID-19 — There are no ICU beds available in Southern California

The availability of intensive care unit beds throughout Southern California hit 0% Thursday, and officials warned that conditions in hospitals are expected to erode further if the coronavirus continues to spread unchecked.

Consuming more wine and cheese may reduce cognitive decline

To what extent can varying your diet affect your overall health? In terms of slowing down the potential for cognitive decline, it appears that food like cheese and liquids like wine could be of benefit.

How Germany squandered early Covid-19 success

Long held up as a European success story in the fight against the pandemic, Germany has been hit hard by a second coronavirus wave that has brought record daily infection numbers and deaths.

French researchers warn of virus risk from eating out

Spending time in a bar or restaurant increases the risk of catching Covid-19, French researchers said Thursday, while having guests over for dinner also plays a key role in transmission.

Tokyo hospitals overwhelmed as virus cases hit new record

Tokyo's hospitals are struggling to provide routine care because of a sharp spike in coronavirus cases, officials warned Thursday as new infections in the Japanese capital hit another record high.

US health worker has serious allergic reaction to Pfizer vaccine

A health worker in Alaska suffered a serious allergic reaction after getting Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine and is now hospitalized but stable, a report said Wednesday.

National Cathedral rings its bell for 30 minutes on Tuesday

Washington National Cathedral on Dec. 15 tolled its bell 300 times, once for every 1,000 people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States, as another grim milestone in the pandemic coincided this week with the promise of hope offered by a vaccine.

Strong virus response helps Vietnam's economy weather pandemic

A strong response to the coronavirus pandemic, surging exports and healthy public spending have helped Vietnam buck a global recession in 2020 and fast-track its recovery, with analysts predicting it will likely enjoy one of the highest growth rates in...

Swathes of globe may not get vaccine until 2022: study

At least a fifth of the world's population may not have access to a Covid-19 vaccine until 2022, according to a study published Wednesday, with wealthier nations reserving more than half of next year's potential doses.

Canada expecting 168,000 doses of Moderna vaccine by end of month

Canada will receive tens of thousands of doses of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year, and 200,000 more doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech shot are expected next week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday.

Lockdown tightened as new variant of COVID-19 identified in UK

UK scientists have identified a new variant of the coronavirus that may be linked with the faster spread of cases in southeast England. This means London and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire are going into the toughest tier of coronavirus restrictions.

'V-Day' arrives in Canada as Pfizer vaccine rollout begins

Pfizer vaccine shipments arrived in Canada Sunday night. More than a dozen sites across the country this week will mark what some have dubbed “V-Day” as the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations reach the arms of Canadians.

Singapore approves Pfizer-BioNTech virus vaccine

Singapore has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, and expects to receive the first shipments of the shots by the end of December, the prime minister said Monday.

What we know about Covid-19 vaccines and side effects

The distribution of the first vaccines for the coronavirus has raised hopes that the end of the pandemic may be in sight, but it has also sparked some concern about side effects. Here's what we know so far. - What side effects?

Peru suspends clinical trials of Chinese Covid vaccine

Peru has temporarily suspended clinical trials of a Covid vaccine made by Chinese drug giant Sinopharm after detecting neurological problems in one of its test volunteers.

US approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine: statement

The US green lighted the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine late Friday, paving the way for its imminent rollout across the country, with President Donald Trump promising the first immunizations would take place "in less than 24 hours.

Sanofi, GSK Covid vaccine delayed until end of 2021

France's Sanofi and Britain's GSK said Friday their Covid-19 vaccines will not be ready until the end of 2021, after interim results showed a low immune response in older adults.

Australian Covid vaccine dropped over false positive HIV result

Development of a Covid-19 vaccine in Australia was abandoned Friday after clinical trials produced a false positive HIV result among subjects involved in early-stage testing.

Health Canada approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Initial doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine are expected to arrive in Canada next week after Health Canada on Wednesday deemed the vaccine safe and effective.

US experts vote to approve Pfizer vaccine

US experts voted Thursday to recommend granting emergency approval for Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine, paving the way for America to become the next country to move ahead with mass immunization.

What do Canadians really think about the flu vaccine?

A new survey focusing on Canadians’ perspectives on the flu vaccine has been published. The survey highlights several interesting insights and also reinforces the need for greater education about the flu shot.

Grandmother, 90, gets first Covid jab as UK starts vaccine drive

Nurses cheered on Tuesday as a 90-year-old grandmother in Britain became the first person in the Western world to receive an approved vaccine against Covid-19, at the start of a marathon campaign health officials hope heralds a fight-back against the p...

UK starts mass Covid vaccination programme

Britain on Tuesday hailed a turning point in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, as it begins the biggest vaccination programme in the country's history with a new Covid-19 jab.

Millions of Californians locked down, UK to start vaccinating

An overwhelming majority of California's residents went into lockdown Monday, putting 33 million people under stay-at-home orders as the United States battles record Covid deaths and Britain readied to vaccinate the elderly and frontline staff.

Review: Ergonomically designed AirPop masks based on 3D printing Special

Wearing face masks is one of the key criteria for minimizing coronavirus infection. Yet many masks are either uncomfortable for the wearer or, when comfortable, ineffective. New masks from AirPop solve this.

COVID-19 is now the top killer of Americans as deaths top 281K

The coronavirus surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States this week, as many of the nation's hospitals are overwhelmed and officials implement new COVID-19 restrictions.

UK's initial vaccine rollout will only cover 400,000 people

The UK received its first shipment of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Thursday night and are now prepared to begin vaccinations on Tuesday - with one little change. Many doctors and nurses have been excluded from the first round of injections.03

Pfizer CEO — Not sure if vaccine will stop transmission of virus

Pfizer Inc’s CEO Albert Bourla has said that the company is “not certain” if its COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed in collaboration with German drugmaker BioNTech SE prevented the transmission of the novel coronavirus.

Op-Ed: Over 3,000 people died from COVID-19 in the U.S. on Wednesday

On Wednesday, hospitalizations for coronavirus topped 100,000, while the total number of cases in the United States climbed close to 14 million. The most distressing figure is the 3,008 deaths recorded in one day.

Britain OKs vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, while Italy and Japan promised free inoculations for all even as the global death toll ticked towards 1.5 million.

Japan residents to get free Covid-19 vaccine

Japan will give free coronavirus vaccines to all of its residents under a bill passed Wednesday, as the nation battles record numbers of daily cases.

The challenges set to confront life sciences in 2021 Special

How will the life science sector and wider healthcare further transform into 2021? The coronavirus disruption, which saw a rise in telehealth, and other remote services being offered.

Devastating effect of COVID-19 pandemic on TB response

A side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic is the impact upon other diseases and conditions. One prime example is tuberculosis, where cases have been increasing in different regions of the world.

The Covid 'longhaulers' behind a global patient movement

Snatching moments of clarity through the brain fog that was among the lingering symptoms of her coronavirus infection, Hannah Davis joined a team of similarly ill researchers and launched a study of what is now called "long Covid".

Moderna requests US, Europe vaccine approvals after full results

US firm Moderna said it would file requests for emergency authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine in the United States and Europe on Monday, after full results confirmed a high efficacy estimated at 94.1 percent.

Covid-19 outbreak reported on Oregon mink farm

An outbreak of COVID-19 at a mink farm in Oregon has resulted in a quarantine at that farm. The farmer and his staff have also been advised to self-isolate after multiple coronavirus cases were reported among workers on the farm.
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