Boris insists UK must learn to live with the virus

Britain plans to scrap laws requiring face masks and social distancing later this month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday, even as he acknowledged that lifting the restrictions will drive surging coronavirus cases higher. Boris Johnson Johnson said legal controls will be replaced by “personal responsibility” when the country moves to the final stage of … Continue reading Boris insists UK must learn to live with the virus

Texas Court acquits doctor accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccine

A Texas grand jury has declined to indict a former health department doctor who was accused of theft because he took nine doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that were about to expire and gave them to acquaintances and friends. Hasan Gokal, MD, was fired from his job and charged with theft by a public servant. A judge … Continue reading Texas Court acquits doctor accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccine

Sydney goes into lockdown to control spread of the deadly Delta variant

Australia's largest city Sydney begins a two-week lockdown on Saturday to contain a rapidly spreading outbreak of the Delta variant. A woman walks her dog past the St. Vincent's Hospital drive-through clinic in Sydney on the first of lockdown. AFP Millions of residents woke on Sunday to the first full day of coronavirus lockdown, as … Continue reading Sydney goes into lockdown to control spread of the deadly Delta variant

Most Japanese firms want the Tokyo Olympics delayed

Nearly 70 percent of Japanese firms polled in a new survey have said they are in favor of cancelling or delaying the Tokyo Olympics over concerns they could cause coronavirus cases to spike and further strain the country's already burdened medical system. "There's no way that the Olympics can go ahead under the current circumstances," … Continue reading Most Japanese firms want the Tokyo Olympics delayed

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Health expert says coronavirus vaccines have low effectiveness

China’s top disease control official, in a rare acknowledgement, said current vaccines offer low protection against the coronavirus and mixing them is among strategies being considered to boost their effectiveness. China has distributed hundreds of millions of doses of domestically made vaccines abroad and is relying on them for its own mass immunization campaign. But the director of the … Continue reading Health expert says coronavirus vaccines have low effectiveness

COPA AMERICA! Messi to get China-made coronavirus vaccine to be able to play

According to TV3, Lionel Messi will have the Chinese-manufactured coronavirus vaccine to be able to play in the Copa America this summer. The vaccine will be sent directly to Barcelona to ensure he will be available for the competition, that will be played in Colombia and Argentina in June and July. Thank you for watching … Continue reading COPA AMERICA! Messi to get China-made coronavirus vaccine to be able to play

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Germany ready to stiffen lockdown measures

German authorities were expected to extend lockdown measures again on Monday and possibly tighten some restrictions as they face a steady rise in new coronavirus infections, but leave schools open for now. Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's 16 state governors, who in highly decentralized Germany are responsible for imposing and lifting restrictions, held a … Continue reading Germany ready to stiffen lockdown measures

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What’s behind the increasing cases of gang violence in Paris?

France has been alarmed over recent weeks by a spate of killings of young people in gang violence in the Paris region during the school holidays. Experts say that the role of social media and the economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis are major factors behind this phenomenon. The most recent killing to shake France was that … Continue reading What’s behind the increasing cases of gang violence in Paris?

China approves more coronavirus vaccines from domestic companies

China's drug authority said Thursday it had approved two more coronavirus vaccines made by domestic companies for public use. The vaccines made by CanSino Biologics and a unit of Sinopharm were given conditional approvals after they were found protective against Covid-19, said the National Medical Products Administration. Conditional approvals help to speed emergency drugs to … Continue reading China approves more coronavirus vaccines from domestic companies

Nigerians shouldn’t expect coronavirus vaccines anytime soon – FG

The Federal Government has said it would not be able to put a date on when the expected COVID-19 vaccines would be delivered to Nigeria. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President … Continue reading Nigerians shouldn’t expect coronavirus vaccines anytime soon – FG