Britain tests, vaccinates to contain variant

LONDON — Britain is deploying public health officials, supported by the army, to distribute coronavirus tests door-to-door in two northern England towns to help contain a fast-spreading variant that threatens lockdown-easing plans. Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel receives her first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine from Dr. Vin Diwakar More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
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One dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine gives 80% lower death risk, say English health authorities

LONDON (Reuters)- Data from the rollout of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine shows one dose of the shot results in 80% less risk of death from the disease, Public Health England said on Monday. It also said protection More...

By Manisha Sen On Friday, May 7th, 2021
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European agency studying new COVID-19 treatment

LONDON — The European Medicines Agency says it has begun an accelerated authorization process for an experimental coronavirus treatment made by GlaxoSmithKline and Vir BioTechnology. Commuters wearing face masks More...

By Manisha Sen On Thursday, May 6th, 2021
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Can COVID-19 vaccines affect my period?

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect my period? It’s not known, but researchers are starting to study the issue. Vaccines are designed to activate your immune system, and some experts have wondered if that could temporarily More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, April 17th, 2021
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Odisha CM urges PM to allow sale of COVID-19 vaccines in open market

Bhubaneswar, Apr 17 (PTI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make COVID- 19 vaccines available in the open market for citizens willing to buy them. People wait to receive More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, April 16th, 2021
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Plea in Supreme Court to give COVID-19 vaccine to all above 18 years

New Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI): A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court on Friday seeking COVID-19 vaccination for all above the age of 18 years beacuse of a sudden upsurge in coronavirus More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, April 15th, 2021
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What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and will I need one?

What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and will I need one? “Vaccine passports,” or vaccine certificates, are documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19 or recently tested negative for the virus. More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, April 12th, 2021
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Fourth COVID-19 wave: Infection spreading faster, high-grade fever, affecting younger population more

New Delhi, Apr 12 (PTI) The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Delhi is causing high-grade fever, spreading faster and affecting the younger population, especially those in the age group of 30 to 50, more, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, April 11th, 2021
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India bans export of Remdesivir till COVID-19 situation improves

New Delhi [India], April 11 (ANI): India on Sunday prohibited exports of injection Remdesivir and Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) till the Covid-19 situation in the country improves. As Covid-19 More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, April 9th, 2021
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How worried should we be about links of blood clots to AstraZeneca’s vaccine?

ZURICH (Reuters) – Europe’s drug regulator on Wednesday said it had found a possible link between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots in adults who received the shot. Britain recommended More...

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