Top COVID-19 Updates: 2020 Euro finals was a ‘superspreader’

• AstraZeneca says its new antibody therapy radically reduces the risk of people developing coronavirus symptoms, raising the prospects of treatments for preventing the virus beyond vaccines. Data from the UK drugmakers shows the chance of getting any symptoms went down by 77 percent in late-stage trials. The first to publish positive prevention trial data in the field, … Continue reading Top COVID-19 Updates: 2020 Euro finals was a ‘superspreader’

Stop politicizing COVID-19 origin tracing, WHO and diplomats warn

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for all governments to depoliticize COVID-19 origin tracing and work together to develop a common framework for future emerging pathogens of pandemic potential. Following the publication of the WHO-China joint report of the phase-one studies on the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in March 2021, the WHO … Continue reading Stop politicizing COVID-19 origin tracing, WHO and diplomats warn

Over 777 million people vaccinated in China

A total of 777.046 million people in China have been fully vaccinated, said National Health Commission spokesperson Mi Feng at a press conference on Friday. That's more than half of the total population.  More than 1.83 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across China as of Thursday, said Mi. "As of the midnight of … Continue reading Over 777 million people vaccinated in China

COVID-19 vaccines may not stop spread of Delta variant, UK Health agency warns

Scientists at the United Kingdom’s health regulator Public Health England on Friday flagged early signs that vaccination against Covid-19 may not prevent transmission of the Delta variant of the infection, Reuters reported. The observation means that those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to transmit the Delta variant as easily as those who have … Continue reading COVID-19 vaccines may not stop spread of Delta variant, UK Health agency warns

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

China to probe COVID-19 outbreak in Guangzhou

Chinese investigators have set up a task force to investigate possible dereliction of duty among Guangzhou officials over the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus. People wearing face masks in China A task force of municipal and provincial Communist Party disciplinary officials have been set up, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported, citing a report in … Continue reading China to probe COVID-19 outbreak in Guangzhou

Why Boris will delay June 21 lockdown

BORIS Johnson is set to delay lockdown lifting “freedom day” to July 19 after cases of the mutant Indian strain exploded by 240 per cent in just a week, The Sun can reveal. Boris Johnson Under plans drawn up to be announced on Monday, a two-week review will be included meaning Covid restrictions could be dropped on … Continue reading Why Boris will delay June 21 lockdown

WHO: 250 million COVID-19 vaccine doses needed to hit September target

The world needs 250 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses by September in order to ensure at least 10 percent of the population of every country receives the life-saving jab by then, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom. Tedros made the remarks at the U.K. High-Level event on equitable access to COVID-19 … Continue reading WHO: 250 million COVID-19 vaccine doses needed to hit September target

China achieves a milestone with COVID-19 vaccines

More than 800 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across China as of Tuesday, the National Health Commission (NHC) said Wednesday. COVID-19 vaccine The number has continued to rise at an ever-faster rate since China hit the landmark figure of 100 million on March 27. It only took six days for the number … Continue reading China achieves a milestone with COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccines: Hong Kong gov’t enticing citizens with cash and apartments

As demand for Covid vaccines has fallen in Hong Kong, private companies are offering residents incentives to become vaccinated, which include giveaways and prizes, such as a million-dollar apartment, shopping vouchers and a private airplane party. Photo by Nitin Sharma on Pexels.com New incentives are being announced daily. In the past week, some companies have … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccines: Hong Kong gov’t enticing citizens with cash and apartments