Health Care

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine’s trial results in Lancet: ‘Safe, protects against disease’

The Pfizer vaccine is now being reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. All participants have recovered or are recovering, and remain in the trial. Efficacy data from the trial in South Africa...

by · Health Care
Edinburgh to stay in level three restrictions for another week

Edinburgh to stay in level three restrictions for another week

Had Edinburgh been moved to Level 2, hospitality places would be allowed to operate for dine in and alcohol sales permitted with a main meal when consumed indoors. According to a Scottish Government e...

by · Health Care
COVID-19 vaccine no quick fix: Mayor

COVID-19 vaccine no quick fix: Mayor

The province's public health agency also confirmed 28 deaths, which include one person between the ages of 40 and 59 years old, seven people between the ages of 60 and 79 years old, and 20 people over...

by · Health Care
UK starts mass Covid vaccination programme

UK starts mass Covid vaccination programme

Margaret Keenan reportedly received the vaccine shot at the University Hospital in Coventry, central England, at 6:31 am GMT. More than 80 per cent of the USA drug maker Pfizer's vaccine, which i...

by · Health Care
Rich countries are hoarding the vaccine

Rich countries are hoarding the vaccine

Nine out of 10 people in dozens of poor nations could miss out on getting vaccinated against Covid-19 next year because rich countries have hoarded far more doses than they need, campaigners said on...

by · Health Care
FAQ: Answering the most common questions about Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

FAQ: Answering the most common questions about Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

The FDA has said it will authorize a COVID-19 vaccine if it's at least 50 percent effective, if its benefits outweigh any risks, and if at least half of trial participants have been monitored for ...

by · Health Care
Four lions being treated for COVID-19 at Spanish zoo

Four lions being treated for COVID-19 at Spanish zoo

She added: "This study is important because it helps us understand more about how Covid-19 can infect the conjunctiva [tissue that lines the inside of the eyelids] and how this then allows the virus t...

by · Health Care
Cyberattack hits European Union medicines agency

Cyberattack hits European Union medicines agency

The U.S. drugmaker and German partner BioNTech SE said in a statement they had been told by the European Medicines Agency that some documents relating to the regulatory submission for their vaccine th...

by · Health Care
Pfizer to deliver first vaccine doses to Canada in December: PM

Pfizer to deliver first vaccine doses to Canada in December: PM

Immunisations with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine began on 8th December for those in priority groups , with 800,000 doses arriving in the United Kingdom in the first delivery. "But we're still very fa...

by · Health Care

COVID-19 Ontario: Nearly 1900 new cases logged on Wednesday

A joint statement from the CEOs of Mackenzie Health, Markham Stouffville Hospital and Southlake Regional Health Centre highlights a "significant increase" in admissions due to the novel coronavirus in...

by · Health Care
Biden Picks Massachusetts Infectious Disease Specialist to Head CDC

Biden Picks Massachusetts Infectious Disease Specialist to Head CDC

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Massachusetts General Hospital's chief of infectious diseases Dr. Rochelle Walensky to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the key ag...

by · Health Care

Warning after pair suffer reactions to Coronavirus vaccine

The move makes Canada just the third country to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for general use, after the United Kingdom greenlit it last week and began widely administering immunizations ...

by · Health Care
First batch of COVID-19 vaccine lands in Indonesia

First batch of COVID-19 vaccine lands in Indonesia

Indonesia on Sunday already took delivery of 1.2 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine from China, which it wants to authorize for emergency use, depending on the results. Union Health Secretary Rajes...

by · Health Care
Britain warns people with ‘significant’ allergic reactions not to take Pfizer vaccine

Britain warns people with ‘significant’ allergic reactions not to take Pfizer vaccine

Authorities also are focusing on large-scale distribution points because each package of vaccine contains 975 doses and they don't want any to be wasted. Once thawed, the vial can be kept for up to ...

by · Health Care

Poorer people left behind as rich nations hoard COVID-19 vaccine

Just one in 10 people in dozens of poor countries will be able to get vaccinated against the coronavirus because wealthy countries have hoarded more doses than they need, the People's Vaccine Allia...

by · Health Care
Coronavirus: UK first country to approve Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Coronavirus: UK first country to approve Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Coronavirus vaccine: Who will get it first? Those aged 60 and over will be vaccinated next, followed by those aged 55 and over, and then those aged 50 and over. "This recommendation has only been g...

by · Health Care
County records 2 more COVID-19 deaths

County records 2 more COVID-19 deaths

The county reported that there have been 934 probable cases spanning from April through December 8. The seven-day rolling positivity rate in the county dropped to 14%, according to the most recent d...

by · Health Care
Applications for $1,000 B.C. Recovery Benefit open next week

Applications for $1,000 B.C. Recovery Benefit open next week

Robinson introduced legislation Tuesday to provide the tax-free recovery benefit of $1,000 for families and $500 for individuals to about 3.7 million people. "Coupled together, the recovery benefit an...

by · Health Care
Canada confident in vaccine deliveries even if US blocks export

Canada confident in vaccine deliveries even if US blocks export

The Food and Drug Administration posted online a positive review of the Pfizer vaccine which was co-developed by BioNTech. Pharmacy chains CVS and Walgreens plan a "mobile vaccination service"...

by · Health Care
Covid-19 vaccinations underway in South Yorkshire

Covid-19 vaccinations underway in South Yorkshire

Dr Hari Shukla, a race relations campaigner based in Tyne and Wear, had been contacted by the National Health Service (NHS) based on the criteria set for the world's first vaccine to receive regulator...

by · Health Care
Name of Fenn treasure finder revealed - Full show on CBS All Access

Name of Fenn treasure finder revealed - Full show on CBS All Access

Fenn died earlier this year, not long after the treasure was found. Thousands of people pursued the elusive treasure since 2010, and at least five people died in the thrill of the chase . Stuef say...

by · Health Care
Dr. Fauci explains why coronavirus vaccines come in two doses

Dr. Fauci explains why coronavirus vaccines come in two doses

Del Rio described the findings as "very important", and further evidence that the " vaccine is not only effective but also durable". Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making the announcement on Parl...

by · Health Care
Chinese COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Indonesia

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Indonesia

It also said it will prioritize health care workers in its coronavirus vaccination plan. "We are very grateful, thank God, the vaccine is now available so that we can immediately curb the spread of ...

by · Health Care
Why India is not approving Pfizer COVID vaccine sale.?

Why India is not approving Pfizer COVID vaccine sale.?

At 6.31am, Margaret made history by becoming the first patient to receive the vaccine - all less than a year after the first case of the virus was diagnosed! If authorized, a small number of America...

by · Health Care
Apple Fitness+ is launching December 14

Apple Fitness+ is launching December 14

Apple has advised potential fitness enthusiasts they can try out Fitness+ workouts from December 14 . Apple's Fitness+ subscription service was a long time in development, says senior director of f...

by · Health Care
COVID-19 vaccine may get license in coming weeks: Health Ministry

COVID-19 vaccine may get license in coming weeks: Health Ministry

Three vaccine candidates are under consideration of the regulator for licensing. Talking about the preparedness for rolling out the vaccination drive, the secretary said the requirement of additiona...

by · Health Care
Wisconsin reports 17 COVID-19 deaths, 2,791 more confirmed cases

Wisconsin reports 17 COVID-19 deaths, 2,791 more confirmed cases

India may license some COVID-19 vaccines in the next few weeks, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. The government already has contracted for 34.4 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vac...

by · Health Care
Bahrain becomes second country to approve Pfizer COVID vaccine

Bahrain becomes second country to approve Pfizer COVID vaccine

The state-run Bahrain News Agency made the announcement on Friday night, following an earlier announcement by the United Kingdom on Wednesday, which made Britain the first in the world. "The approval ...

by · Health Care
India accelerates Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines review as UK begins roll-out

India accelerates Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines review as UK begins roll-out

Meanwhile, The Centre has said that India will get its first COVID-19 vaccine in "few weeks" and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has noted that the government is already discussing vaccine's price in the...

by · Health Care
The latest on the pandemic as vaccine rolls out in the UK

The latest on the pandemic as vaccine rolls out in the UK

Next week, it will do the same thing for Moderna's coronavirus vaccine candidate. "I didn't think the [COVID-19] vaccines would exceed those figures, so I was surprised to see the rates higher tha...

by · Health Care

Covid: The day the United Kingdom received 'a shot in the arm'

But with most people not expected to get vaccinated until early 2021, he said the public still needed to be careful to stop the spread of the virus. Regulators in Britain - one of the worst-affected...

by · Health Care
White House Lays Out Optimistic Vaccine Schedule

White House Lays Out Optimistic Vaccine Schedule

In May, while announcing his administration's "Operation Warp Speed", the U.S. president, alongside one of the world's largest coronavirus vaccine developers, affirmed confidence in attaining a goal...

by · Health Care
Health Ministry Develops Mobile App for Real-time Monitoring of COVID-19 Vaccination

Health Ministry Develops Mobile App for Real-time Monitoring of COVID-19 Vaccination

He followed 90-year-old British woman Margaret Keenan , who was the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Numerous watching world were in disbelief that the second per...

by · Health Care
Covid-19 vaccine: First person receives Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in UK

Covid-19 vaccine: First person receives Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in UK

The jab was administered by May Parsons, a nurse originally from the Philippines who has worked for Britain's state-run National Health Service (NHS) for 23 years. As each person requires two doses, t...

by · Health Care
First Vaccine Doses Begin To Be Delivered To People In Northern Ireland

First Vaccine Doses Begin To Be Delivered To People In Northern Ireland

The vaccination programme began this morning, with vaccinators receiving the first injections. Hubs in the United Kingdom will vaccinate over-80s and some health and care staff first. Further detail...

by · Health Care