Medicine


Covid-19: Vaccine distribution in India soon for emergency use Covid-19: Vaccine distribution in India soon for emergency use
- January 03, 2021

The decision was taken after the committee, which had earlier sought additional information from Bharat Biotech, reconvened on Saturday to consider the Hyderabad-headquartered company's request for marketing approval, even though the vaccine is yet to complete late-stage human clinical trials in India. (more...)
Four deaths and 3,394 new cases of Covid-19
- January 03, 2021

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota rose to 99,829 (666 new - 494 confirmed plus 172 probable) as of midday Saturday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. 46 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours. "What is clear are the measures that the Government has now mandated and the behaviours that we as individuals need to observe". (more...)
British govt allows mixing doses of different coronavirus vaccines British govt allows mixing doses of different coronavirus vaccines
- January 03, 2021

Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Donnelly said: "We have opted into a number of Advanced Purchase Agreements via EU". BioNTech is working flat out with its partner Pfizer to boost production of their Covid-19 vaccine, its founders said, warning of gaps in supply until other vaccines were rolled out. (more...)
United Kingdom decision to mix Covid-19 vaccines raises concern United Kingdom decision to mix Covid-19 vaccines raises concern
- January 02, 2021

Health authorities in the United Kingdom have chose to change their distribution strategy, prioritizing giving as many people a first shot as possible, delaying the second jab beyond the 28 days that was originally planned. Both vaccines are meant to be administered as two shots, given several weeks apart, but they were not created to be mixed. Sahin said the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, which uses messenger RNA to instruct the human immune system to fight the coronavirus , should be able to ... (more...)
Telangana governor inspects Covid-19 vaccine dry run in Hyderabad Telangana governor inspects Covid-19 vaccine dry run in Hyderabad
- January 02, 2021

There is not even a single incident of fatality due to the vaccination till now. Ahead of the actual vaccination drive , the health ministry on Saturday conducted a nationwide mock drill at 286 session sites across 125 districts to test the end-to-end planned operations and the mechanism that has been set up to ensure smooth conduct of the Covid 19 vaccination that is expected to begin soon. (more...)
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada
- January 02, 2021

There are 713 new cases in Peel (a record for the region), 700 in Toronto, 395 in York Region, 226 in Windsor-Essex County and 171 in Hamilton. A provincial spokesperson said that Toronto's numbers were underreported for December 31 and overreported on January 1 due to a data issue. (more...)
Mexican doctor hospitalized after receiving COVID-19 vaccine
- January 02, 2021

To be sure, EUL is more of a recommendation than a mandate as each country will also individually assess on whether to use the vaccine, if at all and in which population groups it's to be used. The UK will give both parts of the Oxford and Pfizer vaccines 12 weeks apart, having initially planned to leave 21 days between the Pfizer jabs. It can be recalled that the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, which was certified 95% effective in the prevention of coronavirus disease in the final ... (more...)
Covid Variant found in Florida, More Cases Identified in California Covid Variant found in Florida, More Cases Identified in California
- January 02, 2021

The department is working with the CDC on the investigation. "We encourage all to continue practicing COVID-19 mitigation". Earlier Thursday, the health agency reported a record for increase of cases in one day, 17,192, surpassing the mark of 15,300 in July. (more...)
BioNTech warns of vaccine supply gaps - Spiegel
- January 02, 2021

Part of the problem is that the European Union placed a relatively low order of 300 million doses for its 27 member states, and the contract was only signed in November, later than other countries. The federal government, which has backed BioNTech with 375 million euros ($458 million) in funding, has resisted calls from opposition leaders to speed production of its vaccine by issuing compulsory licenses to other drugmakers. (more...)
United Kingdom allows mixing COVID-19 vaccines as experts warn of risks United Kingdom allows mixing COVID-19 vaccines as experts warn of risks
- January 02, 2021

But the announcement on Wednesday prompted concern from Pfizer, with a spokesperson saying: "There are no data to demonstrate that protection after the first dose is sustained after 21 days". "From the data that was available, there was indication that the vaccine was effective in older people as well", he said. Pfizer's vaccine is a new kind of messenger RNA vaccine , while AstraZeneca is using viral vector technology. (more...)
Murder warrants issued in 'senseless' traffic stop death of Calgary officer Murder warrants issued in 'senseless' traffic stop death of Calgary officer
- January 02, 2021

Police say the vehicle is a copper-coloured, 2006 Infiniti FX, with a small spare tire on the front passenger side. Police say the 17-year-old is alleged to be the driver of the sport utility vehicle that struck Harnett while Abdulrahman was his passenger. (more...)
Slight downward trend of COVID cases continues into 2021 Slight downward trend of COVID cases continues into 2021
- January 02, 2021

This brings to 2,248 the total number of people with Covid-19 who have died in Ireland and 93,532 total confirmed coronavirus cases. Health officials have confirmed that there have been 1,754 new cases of COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland. (more...)
Pfizer And BioNtech To Offer Covid Vaccine To Volunteers Who Got Placebo Pfizer And BioNtech To Offer Covid Vaccine To Volunteers Who Got Placebo
- January 02, 2021

The world health body had convened regulatory experts from across the world along with its own teams, which reviewed the information on the Pfizer/BioNTech's vaccine safety, efficacy and quality as part of a "risk-versus-benefit analysis". Sahin said the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, which uses messenger RNA to instruct the human immune system to fight the coronavirus , should be able to cope with a new, more contagious variant first detected in Britain . (more...)
Florida confirms its first case of new coronavirus strain Florida confirms its first case of new coronavirus strain
- January 02, 2021

On Thursday, the Florida Department of Health reported its first case. The variant strain has since been discovered in other places, including in two US states: Colorado and California. People have clogged hotlines to book appointments, and some seniors have camped out overnight outside vaccination sites, leading some hospitals to hit pause on scheduling further shots. (more...)
Shots First, Questions Later: UK's New COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Approach Shots First, Questions Later: UK's New COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Approach
- January 01, 2021

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is expected to approve a vaccine by pharma company Moderna on January 6 , while German Health Minister Jens Spahn has also urged the EMA to quickly approve a vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca that the United Kingdom cleared this week. (more...)
Biden-Harris inauguration to feature memorial for Covid-19 victims Biden-Harris inauguration to feature memorial for Covid-19 victims
- January 01, 2021

He also has a COVID-19 task force working on ways to better streamline the government response to the pandemic and help turn the tide of infections. Some 170,000 people in long-term care facilities received a shot as of Dec 30 although 2.2 million doses have been distributed for residents, according to data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (more...)
United Kingdom records highest daily increase in coronavirus cases United Kingdom records highest daily increase in coronavirus cases
- January 01, 2021

There have been 40 fatalities attributed to COVID-19 of county residents and 968 estimated victim recoveries. Yesterday, 981 people died of the virus. The two men were later administered coronavirus tests. An intensive care doctor told the PA news agency the situation in intensive care units in England is now "pretty dire". (more...)
United Kingdom coronavirus strain: 20 cases as India steps up testing United Kingdom coronavirus strain: 20 cases as India steps up testing
- January 01, 2021

The new United Kingdom variant has also been detected in several other countries like Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore. Screening back through databases of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, the first sample was taken in the county of Kent on September 20. Experts are not sure if it is more deadly than the previous strains, but they know that it spreads much more easily. (more...)
Moderna to supply COVID-19 vaccine to S
- January 01, 2021

The bulk of Moderna vaccines are not expected to arrive until March. A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at the Santa Maria care home on December 29. and four more are en route. The decision "makes the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine the first to receive emergency validation from World Health Organization since the (novel coronavirus ) outbreak began a year ago", World Health Organization said in a statement. (more...)
More clarity around who gets COVID-19 vaccine first More clarity around who gets COVID-19 vaccine first
- January 01, 2021

Hospitalizations also continue to surge, leading to increased concerns about the ability of the healthcare system to withstand the strain. The province reported 65 new cases in Ottawa. Hiller states that the province will be preparing for this by getting mass vaccination sites up and running by early March. "Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases and are our best defense to help us get back to our normal lives". (more...)

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