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COVID-19 reaches the Antarctic continent COVID-19 reaches the Antarctic continent
- December 23, 2020

Spanish-language media reported 36 people connected with the Chilean Army base had tested positive for Covid-19, meaning Antarctica was no longer the only continent free of the coronavirus . stations. The 36 have been evacuated to the southern Chilean city of Punta Arenas, and all are reported to be in good condition. The first three people on the Sergeant Aldea vessel tested positive last week and all 208 crewmembers are being quarantined aboard that ship, according to the navy. (more...)
Bharat Biotech, Ocugen to co-develop Covaxin for United States market Bharat Biotech, Ocugen to co-develop Covaxin for United States market
- December 23, 2020

Under the partnership terms, Ocugen said it would have U.S. rights to the vaccine candidate and be responsible for clinical development, registration, and commercialization for the USA market. The collaboration leverages Ocugen's vaccine expertise, and its R&D and regulatory capabilities in the United States, the statement added. Dr Shankar Mussunari, Chairman and Co-founder, Ocugen, "We are delighted to bring COVAXIN to the U.S. (more...)
Covid-19 cases nationwide rise to 2,062, one new death Covid-19 cases nationwide rise to 2,062, one new death
- December 23, 2020

In order to ensure that the vaccine reaches every district, the health department has 22 Vaccine Vans (insulated) for transporting vaccines across the state. We are starting to see a levelling in the COVID-19 curve. Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel reacts to Moderna vaccine beginning USA distribution. (more...)
Mumbai airports new Covid protocols for worldwide passengers Mumbai airports new Covid protocols for worldwide passengers
- December 23, 2020

For the rest, the official added, the Delhi global airport was a transit point. Before arriving to a testing location, patients must have government-issued identification and need to pre-register online. Further, the ministry also added that as a measure of abundant precaution, passengers arriving from the United Kingdom in all transit flights (flights that have taken off or flights which are reaching India before 22nd Dec at 23.59 hrs) should be subject to mandatory RT-PCR test on arrival ... (more...)
Kenney and Shandro to join Hinshaw for COVID-19 update Kenney and Shandro to join Hinshaw for COVID-19 update
- December 23, 2020

Deena Hinshaw explained. While the active daily case numbers are trending down, it is absolutely imperative that all Albertans stay the course in following the health protocols in order to continue to bend the curve. Paul, will each receive 975 doses. (But) it's only a first step. Active cases peaked recently at slightly more than 21,000, he said, and have since dropped to around 18,000. (more...)
These Celebrities Received the Coronavirus Vaccine Already
- December 23, 2020

He emphasized that the vaccine was "safe and effective", as he was joined in taking the shots by his wife, second lady Karen Pence and Surgeon General Jerome Adams . And in the meantime, I hope people listen to all the experts.talking about the need to wear masks during this Christmas and new year's holidays. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory board has said people who received that treatment should wait at least 90 days to be vaccinated to avoid any potential ... (more...)
New virus variant New virus variant "is not out of control", World Health Organization says
- December 23, 2020

He added, "this situation is not in that sense out of control". But it can not be left to its own devices, ' he added. Meanwhile, Michael Ryan, the WHO's health emergencies program executive director, said that at this stage, there's no evidence that "this virus will change the severity, the diagnostics or the value of vaccines going forward". (more...)
Biden gets vaccinated for COVID-19, tells people to follow suit Biden gets vaccinated for COVID-19, tells people to follow suit
- December 23, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday publicly took the newly approved coronavirus vaccine . "I think when it's their turn to get a vaccine, they should get either vaccine depending on availability", said Dr. Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband are expected to receive their first shots next week. Over the weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised people with a history of severe allergic reactions from previous immunizations which required ... (more...)
USA president-elect Joe Biden receives Pfizer COVID vaccine jab USA president-elect Joe Biden receives Pfizer COVID vaccine jab
- December 23, 2020

On Monday, the first shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine were also given in the U.S. while the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has given the Pfizer-BioNTech jab the green light. The CDC said people with severe allergies to food, pets, latex or environmental conditions as well as people with allergies to oral medication or a family history of severe allergic reactions could still get vaccinated. (more...)
US President-elect Biden takes his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine publicly US President-elect Biden takes his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine publicly
- December 23, 2020

And, if so, do you think that'd move the timetable to get kids back to class? "What I want to say is we owe these folks an terrible lot - the scientists and the people who put this together, front line workers, the people who were the ones who actually did the clinical work - just awesome". (more...)
Britain hit with several travel bans over new coronavirus strain
- December 23, 2020

The new variant of SARS-CoV-2 can reportedly be diagnosed with the RT-PCR test. A slew of countries closed their borders to Britain on Monday over fears of a highly infectious new coronavirus strain , heightening global panic, causing travel chaos and raising the prospect of United Kingdom food shortages days before the Brexit cliff edge. (more...)
"Westmoreland County coronavirus rate five times higher than 'substantial" threshold
- December 23, 2020

And the average daily positive test rate stayed almost the same, 7.21% the last seven days from 7.23% the previous seven days. Despite having the lowest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the European Union, cases in the State have risen rapidly in recent days. (more...)
BioNTech says can make mutation-beating vaccine in six weeks BioNTech says can make mutation-beating vaccine in six weeks
- December 23, 2020

Thailand said it was testing tens of thousands of people, and extended curbs on movement, following its worst outbreak yet which began at a market in a province that is a seafood industry hub and home to thousands of migrant workers. The government has allocated an early funding of over RM2 billion to secure vaccines to cover over 80% of Malaysia's population, which is around 26.5 million people. (more...)
How Worrying Is The New Coronavirus Variant That Has Rattled UK? How Worrying Is The New Coronavirus Variant That Has Rattled UK?
- December 21, 2020

The surge in cases forced Boris Johnson to announce a nationwide lockdown till December 30. According to BBC, under the Tier 4 restrictions, residents are being asked to stay at home; non-essential shops will have to close, along with hairdressers, nail bars, and indoor entertainment venues. (more...)
226 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths reported 226 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths reported
- December 21, 2020

Of the cases, 3,990 cases out of the 13,761 cases are considered active. Since the pandemic hit Saskatchewan, there have been 13,555 total cases, 9,557 recoveries and 118 deaths. 3,513 are under investigation by local public health. Saskatoon's active COVID-19 count sits at 1,261 after the province announced 112 new infections in the city over the weekend. (more...)
European Union regulator meets to discuss approval of COVID-19 vaccine
- December 21, 2020

Authorities in Germany and several other European countries have said they hope to begin giving the vaccine to people on December 27. "It's a decisive moment in our efforts to deliver save and effective vaccines to Europeans", Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wrote on social media. (more...)
Canada will share any excess vaccine doses, Trudeau says Canada will share any excess vaccine doses, Trudeau says
- December 21, 2020

The ministry, however, said that it is advisable to receive a complete schedule of anti-coronavirus vaccine irrespective of past history of infection with Covid 19 as this will help in developing a strong immune response against the disease. (more...)
Most populous county in United States sees COVID-19 cases top 600,000_china Most populous county in United States sees COVID-19 cases top 600,000_china
- December 21, 2020

The county has 4,203 people hospitalized with COVID, and almost half of the county's ICU beds are now occupied by COVID patients. "Those numbers are absolutely astounding", she said. California reported 53,711 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a record for the most populous US state. That backlog is expected to lead to an unusually large number of new cases on Tuesday. (more...)
What You Need to Know About New COVID-19 Strain What You Need to Know About New COVID-19 Strain
- December 21, 2020

The variant, which was first detected in the United Kingdom months ago, has also been found in patients in Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands. Non-essential retail, indoor gyms and leisure facilities, and personal care services must close. (more...)
Coronavirus vaccine approved for France as European Union regulator gives green light Coronavirus vaccine approved for France as European Union regulator gives green light
- December 21, 2020

Healthcare workers: Healthcare workers, especially doctors, nurses and paramedics working directly with COVID-19 patients, have an increased risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and catching the virus and becoming sick. The Bidens will each receive a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine three weeks after the first, allowing them to be fully immunized before their scaled-down inauguration in late January. (more...)

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