Category: Health

Coronavirus, South Africa

EU health agency calls for ‘urgent’ Covid measures

The European Union health agency on Nov 24 called on member states to “urgently” introduce measures to reduce the potentially “very high burden” from Covid-19 in...

Covid-19 vaccine, herd immunity, pandemic, coronavirus, Covid-19 herd immunity

US authorizes Covid boosters for all over 18s

The United States on Friday authorized Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccine boosters to all people aged 18 and older, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. Boosters...

Europe Covid, WHO, Covid-19, coronavirus

Europe is only region with increasing Covid deaths: WHO

The World Health Organisation says coronavirus deaths in Europe rose 5pc in the last week, making it the only region in the world where COVID-19 deaths increased. The...

China Covid origins, US report, Covid-19

China rejects ‘political, false’ US report on Covid origins

Beijing lashed out against a US intelligence review into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic on Oct 31, calling it “political and false” while urging Washington to...

Indian vaccine loan

India seeks loans from ADB, AIIB to procure over 650m Covid vaccine doses

The Government of India has applied for loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to procure as many as 667 million...

Tuberculosis

Breathing spreads tuberculosis bacteria, study suggests

Story by AFP Breathing is enough to spread the bacteria that causes tuberculosis, research presented at a major conference on Tuesday shows, potentially forcing the...

Marijuana

Researchers explain how smoking marijuana affects academic performance

Story by Reuters The use of marijuana among college students in 2020, a trend that coincided with the pandemic, reached levels not seen since the 1980s, the latest...

WHO antiviral pill , Anti-Covid pill Pfizer, Pfizer

WHO says it awaits full data from Merck on antiviral pill

The World Health Organization is awaiting full clinical data on the antiviral pill made by Merck & Co Inc to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients, a WHO...

Russia Covid deaths, Russia

Russia decries ‘high’ Covid deaths, rejects new measures

Story by Reuters The Kremlin on Oct 11 described Russia’s Covid fatality toll as “high” and the country’s vaccination rate as “unacceptably” low,...

phone tracker women, UK

British govt eyes ‘walk me home’ phone-tracker to protect lone women

A top British government official is backing a phone company’s proposal for a new tracking service to help protect women walking alone, an idea pitched amid...