Monday January 24-th, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines: Efficacy varies in different scenarios COVID-19 vaccines: Efficacy varies in different scenarios

The company plans to seek emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration next week. The overall effectiveness rate for preventing moderate to severe illness was 72% in the US and 66% across all countries studied, the pharmaceu...

Province to fast-track COVID-19 testing orders at airports, border crossings

Any global travellers refusing to take the mandatory tests will face fines of $750. Mandatory Testing of Travelers: To address the risks associated with variants of concern to the health of Ontarians, the Chief Medical Officer of Health is issuin...

Level 5 lockdown to be extended until March Level 5 lockdown to be extended until March

Ministers are also set to sign off on mandatory isolation for people who arrive into Ireland without a negative PCR test and those travelling from South Africa and Brazil . "Ireland is in regular contact with companies to make sure we have a tim...

Swiss drugmaker Novartis to help make Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Swiss drugmaker Novartis to help make Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. shipments from Moderna are coming from plants within the United States. "Due to this inconsistency, health officials view the ability to draw additional vaccine as a surplus benefit, not a benchmark to plan for", said Jim Billington, Moe...

Government lays out plan for easing restrictions Government lays out plan for easing restrictions

There are now 594 people in the hospital with COVID-19, including 110 in intensive care. The eradication of the flu falls directly on the health restrictions that are in place in the province. Hinshaw said there is now no evidence of spread within th...

Province cautious about re-opening with COVID variants identified in Alberta Province cautious about re-opening with COVID variants identified in Alberta

Deena Hinshaw said this is lower than the peak of hospitalizations on December 30 with 900 Albertans admitted, but the medical system is still under a lot of pressure. "People spend longer in emergency department while waiting for a bed ... leaving a...

South African COVID Variant Found in US

CDC will continue communicating with global, state, and local partners to monitor the presence and impact of variants in the United States and around the world. This is because B.1.351 seems able to elude some of the blocking action of antibodies pr...

Foreigners Arrested for Flouting COVID-19 Rules at Bar Foreigners Arrested for Flouting COVID-19 Rules at Bar

He said: 'Every venue has to follow the rules, even if it is their fifth anniversary. Ten COVID-19 patients died as a result. Attendants and organizers of the party are facing charges of violating an emergency decree which was put in place last M...

Mandatory COVID-19 testing to begin at Pearson in days

On Friday, Ford said the federal government's plan announced this morning would have seen mandatory testing implemented in a few weeks, which Ford said is "a few weeks too late". Premier Doug Ford has repeatedly called on the federal government to br...

Jordan Denies Plans To Launch Campaign To Fill Portman's Senate Seat Jordan Denies Plans To Launch Campaign To Fill Portman's Senate Seat

Gov. Jon Husted, Reps. Jordan's decision has major implications for the race. Josh Mandel, the former state treasurer who lost the 2012 Senate race, is considering a bid and is expected to run. Trump rewarded Jordan, 56, for his steady support by g...

SC detects first USA cases of South African Coronavirus variant

CDC will continue communicating with global, state, and local partners to monitor the presence and impact of variants in the United States and around the world. Discussing the variants in a briefing Wednesday, White House officials noted that in ca...

Pfizer-BioNTech say vaccine 'effective' on new variants Pfizer-BioNTech say vaccine 'effective' on new variants

Deaths rose two-fold in the same four-week period, with over 15 000 concentrated in 10 mainly southern and northern African nations. More preliminary results in the lab suggest the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine will be effective against new, ...

Wearing three-layer masks blocks 90% of infectious particles, experts say Wearing three-layer masks blocks 90% of infectious particles, experts say

The CDC has not recommended the public use N95 respirators as N95s should be reserved for health care workers. According to CNN a single-layer mask isn't really effective in blocking aerosols and even homemade two- and three-ply fabric masks ...

Cuomo slammed for blaming NY COVID deaths on government incompetence Cuomo slammed for blaming NY COVID deaths on government incompetence

The Department of Health "has consistently found numerous inaccuracies when examining unverified data , and as a result, months ago DOH began an audit of fatality numbers reported by nursing homes to ensure public release of these statistics were ac...

Queensland border reopens to NSW from Monday Queensland border reopens to NSW from Monday

It comes as NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has accused Queensland of asking taxpayers to bail the state out for the economic hit from its own hardline border closures , as Ms Palaszczuk called on the federal government for a JobKeeper extension to ...

First US cases of South African coronavirus variant identified in SC First US cases of South African coronavirus variant identified in SC

Noting the limited supply of vaccines, she added, "Every one of us must recommit to the fight by recognizing that we are all on the front lines now". The highly transmissible variant of COVID-19 first identified in South Africa has now made its way...

Ontario's New Cases Today Are The Lowest They've Been In Two Months Ontario's New Cases Today Are The Lowest They've Been In Two Months

Adalsteinn Brown said on Thursday. "Rather than provide data on the number of people who have been fully vaccinated (currently two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine), officials inadvertently provided data on the number of doses administ...

Lilly Covid antibodies cut hospitalisations and deaths Lilly Covid antibodies cut hospitalisations and deaths

The therapy thus represented a risk reduction of 70 percent, and the result was statistically significant, meaning it was unlikely to have occurred by chance. It also reduced the overall rate of infection, whether with symptoms or without, by 50 perc...

Faster, stronger response to stamp out new COVID-19 outbreaks: Deputy PM Faster, stronger response to stamp out new COVID-19 outbreaks: Deputy PM

Quang Ninh province has asked all students to stay at home until Sunday and requested minimizing crowd-gathering activities.Meanwhile, testing experts of several major national hospitals have been sent to Hai Duong province to help with testing, acco...

Joe Biden To Scrap Ban On US Funds For Abortion Counseling Joe Biden To Scrap Ban On US Funds For Abortion Counseling

Although the number of uninsured Americans has grown because of job losses due to the economic hit of COVID-19, the Trump administration resisted calls to authorize a "special enrollment period" for people uninsured in the pandemic. Under the previou...

Science Magazine confirms efficacy of PharmaMar's Plitidepsin against COVID-19 Science Magazine confirms efficacy of PharmaMar's Plitidepsin against COVID-19

Plitidepsin, according to the researchers, should be considered for clinical trials based on its in vivo study results. Shares in Spanish pharmaceutical company PharmaMar spiked over 20% on Tuesday, after it cited a paper published by peer-reviewed...

Anyone In Shreveport Can Get A COVID Vaccine This Spring? Anyone In Shreveport Can Get A COVID Vaccine This Spring?

Retired doctors and nurses are being called to the front lines of the US coronavirus vaccination effort, the White House COVID-19 Response team announced. That's not the same message we're getting from other leaders. "We are facing two constraini...

Single-dose J&J coronavirus vaccine data coming in days Single-dose J&J coronavirus vaccine data coming in days

On the production front, Joseph Wolk, CFO of J&J, said on Tuesday he was "very confident" that J&J will honor all of its finalized purchase orders. The vaccine can also be stored at standard refrigerator temperatures, whereas the two vaccines authori...

Malaysia drops six spots to 57th position in corruption perceptions index Malaysia drops six spots to 57th position in corruption perceptions index

But even those at the top of the CPI must urgently address their role in perpetuating corruption at home and abroad", said Transparency International Chair. Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation working to end corruption ...

European Union Warns AstraZeneca Over Reduction In Vaccine Shipments European Union Warns AstraZeneca Over Reduction In Vaccine Shipments

Mr Soriot said the United Kingdom had got a "head start" on its vaccine deal because the Government was already working with Oxford University. "We have worked closely with AstraZeneca and conducted regular and coordinated reviews of the production...

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