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Coronavirus vaccination is voluntary, says health ministry in new document Coronavirus vaccination is voluntary, says health ministry in new document
- December 21, 2020

However, it is advisable to receive the complete schedule of the vaccine for protecting oneself against this disease and also to limit the spread of this disease to the close contacts including family members, friends, relatives and co-workers", the ministry said in response to a question on if it is mandatory to take the shot. (more...)
After UK, Australia detects new fast-spreading coronavirus strain After UK, Australia detects new fast-spreading coronavirus strain
- December 21, 2020

As a result of the rapid spread of the new variant, preliminary modelling data and rapidly rising incidence rates in the South East, the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) now consider that the new strain can spread more quickly. (more...)
EU Regulator Authorizes Use Of Pfizer Vaccine : Coronavirus Updates EU Regulator Authorizes Use Of Pfizer Vaccine : Coronavirus Updates
- December 21, 2020

The European Union has said there is no evidence to suggest that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will fail to protect against the mutated strain of the virus that has emerged in the United Kingdom. The EMA recommended that the European Commission now grant a conditional marketing authorization, which will give the green light to EU capitals to begin administering the jab. (more...)
Pakistan cancels United Kingdom flights amid new strain of coronavirus Pakistan cancels United Kingdom flights amid new strain of coronavirus
- December 21, 2020

In France, all flows of people from the United Kingdom to France will be suspended from midnight tonight, for 48 hours, global media reported. Ireland, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Italy all blocked flights from the United Kingdom - some for 48 hours and others for longer. (more...)
Coronavirus: EU regulator gives conditional approval to BioNTech-Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine Coronavirus: EU regulator gives conditional approval to BioNTech-Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine
- December 21, 2020

European Union countries including Germany, Austria and Italy have said they plan to start vaccinations from December 27. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has already been given to tens of thousands of people in the United Kingdom , after the country became the first in the world to approve it earlier this months. (more...)
New variant of Coronavirus spreading rapidly in southeastern England New variant of Coronavirus spreading rapidly in southeastern England
- December 21, 2020

Prof Whitty said that the United Kingdom has informed the World Health Organisation that the new variant coronavirus can spread more rapidly. Is this something to be anxious about? Viruses mutate constantly as they replicate and spread. (more...)
Netherlands Bans UK Flights After Finding Mutated COVID-19 | IE Netherlands Bans UK Flights After Finding Mutated COVID-19 | IE
- December 21, 2020

Prime Minister Alexander De Croo tell Belgian television channel VRT say di ban go dey in place for at least 24 hours and say na " precautionary measure", adding say "we go see later if we need additional measures". Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are responsible for administering their own restrictions. Tui is the U.K.'s largest holiday company and will offer passengers a full refund or the option to rebook their holidays to popular destinations still remaining on the United Kingdom ... (more...)
New coronavirus strain discovered in UK New coronavirus strain discovered in UK
- December 21, 2020

Dr Susan Hopkins warned that the new COVID variant has already spread to other areas of the country. It has been named VUI-202012/01, the first variant under investigation in December. The spike protein is the part of the virus that allows it to infiltrate cells in the lungs, throat, etc. Scientists will be growing the new strain in the lab to see how it responds. (more...)
Moderna Vaccine Could Be Approved Soon Moderna Vaccine Could Be Approved Soon
- December 21, 2020

Joining first responders, teachers and school staff are workers in food and agriculture, manufacturing and corrections, U.S. Postal Service workers, public transit and grocery store workers. Warp Speed official General Goss Berna said earlier that about 2.9 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine had been distributed since it was approved a week ago. (more...)
CDC issues guidelines after reports of allergic reactions
- December 21, 2020

The start of delivery for the Moderna vaccine will significantly widen availability of COVID-19 vaccines as US deaths caused by the respiratory disease have reached more than 316,000 in the 11 months since the first documented USA cases. The expert panel's advice is nearly always endorsed by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said Sunday the state, which was the hardest hit at the beginning of the pandemic, had received all the ... (more...)
Oklahoma tops Iowa State for sixth Big 12 title in a row Oklahoma tops Iowa State for sixth Big 12 title in a row
- December 20, 2020

Oklahoma still has its 14th Big 12 title overall in the league's 25-season history, and the 50th conference championship in school history. Rattler finished the day with 272 passing yards and a score, and Mims was his main target, as the two hooked up seven times for 101 yards and a score. (more...)
Coronavirus lockdown tier postcode checker - check which level your area is in Coronavirus lockdown tier postcode checker - check which level your area is in
- December 20, 2020

Mr Trump tweeted that "the cure can not be worse than the problem itself" after Mr Johnson announced new Tier 4 restrictions for London and much of the east and south-east of England, affecting 18m people. Public Health England medical director Yvonne Doyle said the "sharp" rise in cases was of "serious concern". Every region has cases but with very small numbers. (more...)
European neighbours shut doors to Britain amid alarm over new coronavirus strain European neighbours shut doors to Britain amid alarm over new coronavirus strain
- December 20, 2020

Belgium , the Netherlands and Italy have banned British travellers from flying into their airports over fears of the new coronavirus strain spreading among citizens. "I wouldn't second guess Public Health England but our people seem to be more of the view that there are lots of strains of the virus", a source said. (more...)
New variant is ‘beating all others’ on transmission - Vallance New variant is ‘beating all others’ on transmission - Vallance
- December 20, 2020

This is reported by the World Health Organization on Twitter page. "There's no evidence to suggest it is more lethal or causes more severe illness, equally there's no evidence to suggest the vaccine will be any less effective against the new variant". (more...)
Coronavirus: Five deaths and 527 new cases confirmed in Ireland Coronavirus: Five deaths and 527 new cases confirmed in Ireland
- December 20, 2020

Cavan reported 6 new cases, 117 in the last two weeks and a rate of 153.6. Chief Medical Officer Dr Tobny Holohan urged the public to limit their movements, saying: "The figures we are seeing across all key indicators of disease severity continue to give us strong reason for persistent, ongoing concern". (more...)
Former Gov. Robert Bentley receives COVID-19 vaccine Former Gov. Robert Bentley receives COVID-19 vaccine
- December 20, 2020

Deyalsingh also noted that COVAX, the global initiative to ensure rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all countries, regardless of income level, yesterday announced that it had arrangements in place to access almost two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, on behalf of 190 participating economies. (more...)
Tighter lockdowns across Britain on fears of new coronavirus variant Tighter lockdowns across Britain on fears of new coronavirus variant
- December 20, 2020

To know if the mutation is more unsafe, we will have a wait till the testing is conducted on the mutation. "In London, data over the past week suggests the new variant has accounted for more than 60% of new cases", Whitty told CNBC. Coronaviruses will mutate all the time, he said, but the virus "does appear to have more mutations at this point in time than we would expect". Meanwhile, the original L strain persisted for longer in Asia because several countries - including China - were ... (more...)
Netherlands bans flights from United Kingdom over new coronavirus strain Netherlands bans flights from United Kingdom over new coronavirus strain
- December 20, 2020

Meanwhile, Italy plans to suspend flights to and from Britain over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus detected there, Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio said in a Facebook post. "There's no evidence to suggest it is more lethal or causes more severe illness", Johnson said, or that vaccines will be less effective against it. (more...)
COVID-19 three times more deadly than influenza COVID-19 three times more deadly than influenza
- December 20, 2020

Since earlier this year, experts already assumed we would see less flu activity in the country because flu rates were low in the Southern Hemisphere - where flu season occurs during the summer months - but the low rates may also be a outcome of the social distancing and safety measures that have been taken due to the coronavirus pandemic . (more...)
CDC issues new guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine side effects CDC issues new guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine side effects
- December 20, 2020

Perna said the government now is on track to get approximately 20 million doses to states by the first week of January, a combination of the newly approved Moderna vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Perna also denied there have been any vaccine production issues on the part of Pfizer and its partner, BioNTech, responding to additional concerns that emerged last week from HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Florida Gov. (more...)

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