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Australia's Victoria State Finds Fewer New Cases of Virus Australia's Victoria State Finds Fewer New Cases of Virus
- January 03, 2021

Pictured, Melbourne residents wear masks as they line up to enter a venue © Provided by Daily Mail All three of the new cases have been linked back to the Black Rock, Melbourne, cluster. 'Or do you say no, you have to stand around on the testing stations on the off chance. "As a result of the learnings that we have gone through, we've taken the view that the responses we have put in place are proportionate and fair". (more...)
Fauci not in favor of expanding gap between COVID-19 vaccine doses Fauci not in favor of expanding gap between COVID-19 vaccine doses
- January 03, 2021

The vaccine was developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The recommendation was made following a two-day meeting which earlier saw the panel sending Covishield, the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, and manufactured by Pune's Serum Institute of India (SII) for DCGI approval on Friday. (more...)
World Health Organization okays Pfizer vaccine for emergency use World Health Organization okays Pfizer vaccine for emergency use
- January 03, 2021

Matthew W., an ER nurse at two different hospitals in the San Diego area, talked about receiving the Pfizer vaccine on Facebook. "If the same vaccine is not available, or if the first product received is unknown, it is reasonable to offer one dose of the locally available product to complete the schedule", according to the guidelines. (more...)
UK: It is reasonable to mix and match different Covid-19 vaccines UK: It is reasonable to mix and match different Covid-19 vaccines
- January 02, 2021

This vaccine is said to be between 62% and 90% effective, whereas the Pfizer vaccine is 95% effective. "Is this not an example of where, yet again, the ideal is the enemy of the good?" But others caution that more research needs to be done, and that until then it makes more sense to administer the vaccines in two separate doses as designed. (more...)
Covid-19 Vaccine Doses To Be Given To 75 Health Workers Covid-19 Vaccine Doses To Be Given To 75 Health Workers
- January 02, 2021

Dr Paul said that the government's main goal is to stall the spread to COVID-19 transmission and ensure the entire nation has herd immunity, though for that wider vaccination will be required. By the end of November, more than 1.5 million doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines had been distributed for emergency use, and 60,000 vaccinated people have traveled overseas to high-risk regions, with no severe adverse reactions reported, Zeng said. (more...)
World Health Organization allows emergency use of Pfizer vaccine
- January 02, 2021

WHO is working with regional partners to advise national health authorities about the two-dose shot and its anticipated benefits. The WHO established its emergency use listing (EUL) process to help more countries, especially poorer countries, without their own regulatory resources quickly approve medicines for new diseases like COVID-19, which otherwise could lead to delays. (more...)
First known Florida case of COVID-19 variant identified in Martin County First known Florida case of COVID-19 variant identified in Martin County
- January 02, 2021

The variant has been found in other countries besides the United Kingdom, including in Canada, where cases have been reported in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec, according to Canada's chief public health officer. The county is on Florida's east coast, south of Port St. Lucie. Florida also recorded 133 new coronavirus deaths with a total of 21,990, according to state health officials. (more...)
Pfizer Offers COVID Vaccine to Placebo Trial Recipients Pfizer Offers COVID Vaccine to Placebo Trial Recipients
- January 02, 2021

Sahin told local weekly Spiegel that the situation "does not look good" and that a "lack of other approved vaccines" has caused a gap which has to be filled by the startup. The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation's Subject Expert Committee (SEC) had also held a meeting on Wednesday to decide on approving the Covishield vaccine against Covid-19 developed by the Serum Institute of India (SII) and AstraZeneca-Oxford University. (more...)
World Health Organization gives green light to Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for emergency use World Health Organization gives green light to Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for emergency use
- January 02, 2021

Fauci said it could be debated either way, but a potential problem would be if a person didn't get the second dose in time and there was a lag period. The vaccine uses messenger mRNA technology to introduce the body to the spike protein found on the outside of the coronavirus to provoke an immune response. (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

Sgt. Harnett had stopped a vehicle in the Calgary suburb of Falconbridge at about 10:50 p.m. when the driver sped off, striking him. Hamilton Police Service Tweeted: "All of our thoughts are with the members of the @CalgaryPolice as they mourn the loss of an officer who was struck and killed by a vehicle fleeing a traffic stop on New Years Eve". (more...)
Clark County closes 2020 with five new COVID-19 deaths Clark County closes 2020 with five new COVID-19 deaths
- 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. Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: "The most concerning trend at present is the rapidly increasing number of people being admitted to hospital - we are now admitting between 50 - 70 people a day to our hospital system". (more...)
World Health Organization approves emergency use of Pfizer vaccine for poorest nations World Health Organization approves emergency use of Pfizer vaccine for poorest nations
- January 02, 2021

For approving a vaccine for EUL, WHO assesses the data from late Stage 2 and Stage 3 clinical trials for "safety, effectiveness and quality" - with the assessment panel comprising independent experts, apart from WHO's teams as also experts from individual countries' health authorities. (more...)
Florida Reports Its First Case of UK COVID-19 Variant Florida Reports Its First Case of UK COVID-19 Variant
- January 02, 2021

A California man tested positive for the first known case in the United States in California on Wednesday. The DOH says experts anticipate this new strain of the coronavirus will not pose a threat to the effectiveness of current coronavirus vaccines. (more...)
WHO Clears Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use WHO Clears Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use
- January 01, 2021

That vaccine was approved by India's drug regulator on Friday for emergency use, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters . Developers of the vaccine have said that quick deployment will help reduce hospitalisations from COVID-19 as daily cases topped 50,000 for the first time on Tuesday. (more...)
Covid-19: Biden says Trump vaccine roll-out is 'falling behind' Covid-19: Biden says Trump vaccine roll-out is 'falling behind'
- January 01, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden said on Monday that his transition team has "encountered obstruction" from the Trump administration , warning that the lack of cooperation by national security agencies could result in "confusion" that "adversaries may try to exploit". (more...)
Pharmacist arrested for deliberately spoiling vaccine doses
- January 01, 2021

The Moderna vaccine vials can stay at room temperature for up to twelve hours but must be stored at between 36° to 46° Fahrenheit. But on Wednesday night, the center revealed that the person responsible had eventually "acknowledged that they intentionally removed the vaccine from refrigeration". (more...)
Indonesia adds 1.8 million doses of Sinovac 'unauthorised' vaccine
- January 01, 2021

The strategy also seeks to build trust and enable greater confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine amongst all people by employing transparency in communication, while also managing any mis/disinformation and rumours around it. Meanwhile, the expert panel of the national drugs regulator will meet on Friday (January 1) to decide on issuing an approval on the emergency-use authorisation for Serum Institute of India's (SII) Oxford-AstraZeneca and Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccines. (more...)
Indonesian Nurse In Custody After Gay Sex With Covid Patient Indonesian Nurse In Custody After Gay Sex With Covid Patient
- January 01, 2021

He uploaded a screenshot of WhatsApp messages between the horny couple - including details about lubricants and the size of their genitals, the news outlet reported . Col. Arh Herwin of the Regional Military Command as saying. "Meanwhile, the patient continues to undergo isolation at the Athlete's House", he added, referring to a former Olympic athletes accommodation village that was transformed into a coronavirus hospital. (more...)
India races to find United Kingdom arrivals to halt new virus variant India races to find United Kingdom arrivals to halt new virus variant
- January 01, 2021

Health experts said on Thursday that India seems to be moving towards getting herd immunity from COVID-19 as cases decline. "All these persons have been kept in single room isolation in designated Health Care facilities by respective State Governments". (more...)
COVID-19: World Health Organization clears BioNTech’s vaccine for emergency use
- January 01, 2021

They have administered 1,108 to date. "This is where we have had high numbers of cases and high test positive rate". In Saskatoon, 3,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine were received on December 21, along with an additional 975 this week. Another four freezers are expected to be delivered. World Health Organization said the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was the first to receive its "emergency validation" since the novel coronavirus first broke out in China a year ago. (more...)

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