Category: Health

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EU loses case for speedier AstraZeneca deliveries

Story by Reuters The Euro­pean Union on Friday lost its bid to speed up deliveries of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccines, the first of its legal challenges against the...

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India confirms first death after Covid-19 vaccination

A government panel studying Covid-19 vaccine side effects has confirmed the first death due to anaphylaxis following vaccination. The causality assessment of 31...

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China approves emergency use of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine for children, adolescent

Story by Reuters China has approved emergency use of Sinovac Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine in people aged between three and 17, its chairman Yin Weidong told state TV...

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Immune system has long-term defenses after mild COVID-19: research

Story by Reuters Months after recovery from mild COVID-19, when antibody levels in the blood have declined, immune cells in bone marrow remain ready to pump out new...

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Hong Kong could soon throw away millions of unused vaccine doses

Story by AFP Hong Kong may soon have to throw away millions of Coronavirus vaccine doses because they are approaching their expiry date and not enough people have signed...

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Pakistan purchases two million doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine

Pakistan on May 23 evening received two million more doses of the Sinovac vaccine, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said. “PIA plane carrying two...

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WHO asked to help resolve vaccine acceptability issue

The Pakis­tan Medical Association (PMA) has urged the World Health Organisation (WHO) to lay its role in getting all vaccines acceptable by countries which have made it...

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Pakistan begins vaccination of people above 30 years old

The vaccination of 30 to 39 year olds has started across the country from May 22, the National Command and Operations Center informed. The National Command and...

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The race to find a COVID-19 treatment pill

In early 2020, as a new deadly coronavirus began spreading around the world, Pfizer assembled what it called a “SWAT team” of scientists and chemists to identify a...

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US allows Pfizer vaccine to be stored in fridge for a month

Story by AFP The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can be stored at refrigerator temperatures for up to a month in the United States, the country´s health regulator...