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AstraZeneca, Sputnik vaccines face hurdles if COVID shots become annual affair

AstraZeneca, Sputnik vaccines face hurdles if COVID shots become annual affair

Vaccines from AstraZeneca, Russia’s Gamaleya Institute and Johnson & Johnson fight the coronavirus with another virus, leaving scientists concerned the shots may lose potency if annual inoculations become necessary to fight new variants.
People with blood “Group O” may be less vulnerable to COVID-19, says medical expert

People with blood “Group O” may be less vulnerable to COVID-19, says medical expert

People with Blood Group “O’’ may have a lower risk of contracting COVID-19.
First COVID-19 vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive in Ghana

First COVID-19 vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive in Ghana

The World Health Organization’s global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first COVID-19 shots on Wednesday, as the race to get doses to the world’s poorest people and tame the pandemic accelerates.
Brazil approves Pfizer's COVID-19 shot, but has none to use

Brazil approves Pfizer's COVID-19 shot, but has none to use

Brazil has fully approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, its health regulator said on Tuesday, though a dispute over a supply deal means it has none to start an immunization program with.
Britain tightens travel restrictions with hotel quarantine, prison threat

Britain tightens travel restrictions with hotel quarantine, prison threat

Britain said it would bring in tighter border controls next week against new variants of the coronavirus, requiring hotel quarantine for arrivals and threatening rule-breakers with up to 10 years in jail and fines.
Transmission of Coronavirus via frozen food is a possibility- WHO

Transmission of Coronavirus via frozen food is a possibility- WHO

The head of a World Health Organization-led team probing the origins of COVID-19 said bats remain a likely source and that transmission of the virus via frozen food is a possibility that warrants further investigation, but he ruled out a lab leak.
South Korea PM pleads for COVID-19 compliance ahead of holiday

South Korea PM pleads for COVID-19 compliance ahead of holiday

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Tuesday called on restaurant and other business owners in the greater Seoul area to cooperate with social distancing rules, to head off a spread of COVID-19 during the Lunar New Year holiday.
United Kingdom will not introduce COVID-19 vaccine passports

United Kingdom will not introduce COVID-19 vaccine passports

The United Kingdom will not introduce Covid-19 vaccine passports, vaccine deployment minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Sunday.
COVID-19 vaccine to tackle new variant will be availale in September

COVID-19 vaccine to tackle new variant will be availale in September

A new version of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to tackle the variant first identified in South Africa “will be available for the autumn,” professor of vaccinology at Oxford University Sarah Gilbert said on Sunday.
COVID-19: Biden considers distributing face-mask to Americans as new variant spreads

COVID-19: Biden considers distributing face-mask to Americans as new variant spreads

The White House is considering distributing face masks to all Americans, a Biden administration official confirmed to Forbes, as public health experts call for people to wear better-quality or multiple face masks to protect against the more contagious variants now spreading throughout the country.