Thailand to reopen tourism to vaccinated tourists from 10 countries

Officials in Thailand say fully vaccinated travelers from 10 low-risk countries, including the UK, China, Germany and the U.S., will be exempted from COVID-19 quarantine requirements beginning 1st November. Photo by Valeriy Ryasnyanskiy on Pexels.com "This decision comes with some risks," said Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, but it is considered a key step to reviving … Continue reading Thailand to reopen tourism to vaccinated tourists from 10 countries

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

COVID-19: Risk of blood clot high in AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines

Patients developed blood clotting conditions after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a "similar" rate to those who received the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, say researchers. A team of researchers from Spain, the UK and the Netherlands compared data from over 1.3 million people vaccinated against COVID in Catalonia, looking for evidence of blood clotting conditions that … Continue reading COVID-19: Risk of blood clot high in AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines

CDC: Vaccinated US residents should wear masks indoors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. Scientists cited new information about the ability of the delta variant to spread among vaccinated people. The CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students … Continue reading CDC: Vaccinated US residents should wear masks indoors

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

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

EU Summit: Focus on slow delivery of coronavirus vaccines, travel certificates

EU leaders meet Thursday under pressure to speed up Europe's coronavirus vaccine rollout, and divided over border closures and what introducing vaccine travel certificates could mean. The video summit for the leaders of the 27-nation bloc comes a year into the Covid-19 crisis, as most of the EU is experiencing a second wave of cases -- or a third … Continue reading EU Summit: Focus on slow delivery of coronavirus vaccines, travel certificates

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

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5 common myths about coronavirus vaccines debunked

Margaret Keenan has become the first person in the UK to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. Following approval for the Pfizer jab and another major breakthrough from Moderna, there is hope in sight for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. But along with these developments comes heaps of information – and unfortunately, myths. Together with FullFact, ITV News has compiled the most common … Continue reading 5 common myths about coronavirus vaccines debunked