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Initial doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine are expected to arrive in Canada next week after Health Canada on Wednesday deemed the vaccine safe and effective.

Vaccine documents hacked as West grapples with virus surge

Documents related to the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine were illegally accessed during a cyberattack at the EU regulator, the company said Wednesday, as Germany and other northern hemisphere countries grappled with a winter surge in the pandemic.

What do Canadians really think about the flu vaccine?

A new survey focusing on Canadians’ perspectives on the flu vaccine has been published. The survey highlights several interesting insights and also reinforces the need for greater education about the flu shot.

Grandmother, 90, gets first Covid jab as UK starts vaccine drive

Nurses cheered on Tuesday as a 90-year-old grandmother in Britain became the first person in the Western world to receive an approved vaccine against Covid-19, at the start of a marathon campaign health officials hope heralds a fight-back against the p...

UK starts mass Covid vaccination programme

Britain on Tuesday hailed a turning point in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, as it begins the biggest vaccination programme in the country's history with a new Covid-19 jab.

Millions of Californians locked down, UK to start vaccinating

An overwhelming majority of California's residents went into lockdown Monday, putting 33 million people under stay-at-扑克王游戏下载home orders as the United States battles record Covid deaths and Britain readied to vaccinate the elderly and frontline staff.

Review: Ergonomically designed AirPop masks based on 3D printing Special

Wearing face masks is one of the key criteria for minimizing coronavirus infection. Yet many masks are either uncomfortable for the wearer or, when comfortable, ineffective. New masks from AirPop solve this.

COVID-19 is now the top killer of Americans as deaths top 281K

The coronavirus surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States this week, as many of the nation's hospitals are overwhelmed and officials implement new COVID-19 restrictions.

UK's initial vaccine rollout will only cover 400,000 people

The UK received its first shipment of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Thursday night and are now prepared to begin vaccinations on Tuesday - with one little change. Many doctors and nurses have been excluded from the first round of injections.03

Pfizer CEO — Not sure if vaccine will stop transmission of virus

Pfizer Inc’s CEO Albert Bourla has said that the company is “not certain” if its COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed in collaboration with German drugmaker BioNTech SE prevented the transmission of the novel coronavirus.

Op-Ed: Over 3,000 people died from COVID-19 in the U.S. on Wednesday

On Wednesday, hospitalizations for coronavirus topped 100,000, while the total number of cases in the United States climbed close to 14 million. The most distressing figure is the 3,008 deaths recorded in one day.

Britain OKs vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, while Italy and Japan promised free inoculations for all even as the global death toll ticked towards 1.5 million.

Japan residents to get free Covid-19 vaccine

Japan will give free coronavirus vaccines to all of its residents under a bill passed Wednesday, as the nation battles record numbers of daily cases.

The challenges set to confront life sciences in 2021 Special

How will the life science sector and wider healthcare further transform into 2021? The coronavirus disruption, which saw a rise in telehealth, and other remote services being offered.

Devastating effect of COVID-19 pandemic on TB response

A side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic is the impact upon other diseases and conditions. One prime example is tuberculosis, where cases have been increasing in different regions of the world.

The Covid 'longhaulers' behind a global patient movement

Snatching moments of clarity through the brain fog that was among the lingering symptoms of her coronavirus infection, Hannah Davis joined a team of similarly ill researchers and launched a study of what is now called "long Covid".

Moderna requests US, Europe vaccine approvals after full results

US firm Moderna said it would file requests for emergency ization of its Covid-19 vaccine in the United States and Europe on Monday, after full results confirmed a high efficacy estimated at 94.1 percent.

Covid-19 outbreak reported on Oregon mink farm

An outbreak of COVID-19 at a mink farm in Oregon has resulted in a quarantine at that farm. The farmer and his staff have also been advised to self-isolate after multiple coronavirus cases were reported among workers on the farm.

Canada's COVID-19 'Atlantic Bubble' is now on life-support

The “bubble” pact between Canada’s four Atlantic provinces has disintegrated in the face of rising COVID-19 cases across the region. Nearly 60 new cases of the coronavirus were reported on Saturday and Sunday

Narcolepsy fiasco spurs Covid vaccine fears in Sweden

Take a vaccine developed in haste? Never again, says Meissa Chebbi, who, like hundreds of other young Swedes suffered debilitating narcolepsy after a mass vaccination campaign against the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic.

AstraZeneca admits errors were made in vaccine study results

AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus treatments: some progress, no panacea

Nearly a year after a mysterious pneumonia emerged in China and began its global spread, there is still no silver bullet treatment for Covid-19 despite an unprecedented effort to discover new medicines or repurpose existing drugs.

Pandemic or not, people must stay active: WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is no excuse for not getting enough exercise, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, warning that even before the crisis many were getting too little physical activity.

Coronavirus cases and deaths set new record highs in U.S.

The U.S. logged 2,092 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, making it the deadliest day since May 6, when 2,611 fatalities were reported. More than 3.1 million new cases of the virus have been reported since November 1, the most reported in a single month.

Scotland becomes first country to offer free period products

Scotland on Tuesday voted to offer free universal access to period products, becoming the first country in the world to do so.

Op-Ed: Tattoos and skin damage: Looking at the data

Tattoos are increasingly popular and tattoo parlours are one area of consumer product supply that are doing well during the peculiar circumstances arising from COVID-19. Not all tattoo shops are of the same standard and there are some areas of concern.

COVID-19 cases in children increases 28% in past two weeks

There were 144,145 new coronavirus cases among children 17 and under in the U.S. from Nov. 12 to 19, a record 28 percent increase over the previous week ending Nov. 12, which saw 112,000 new COVID-19 cases among children.

AstraZeneca promises virus vaccine at cost price worldwide

Hopes of an effective vaccine against coronavirus becoming available rose again on Monday with AstraZeneca and Oxford University claiming success with their product, becoming the third team to do so.

Millions ignoring CDC warnings to travel for Thanksgiving

Airports across the U.S. were jam-packed with travelers over the weekend as more than 2 million people passed through TSA checkpoints on Friday and Saturday — the busiest two-day period since March.

Images show the extent of food insecurity in America

About 4 in 10 Americans have experienced food insecurity for the first time during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since March as many as seven million people have enrolled in the federal government's food stamp program and that won't last much longer.

US approves Regeneron antibody treatment given to Trump

A Covid-19 antibody therapy used to treat President Donald Trump was approved by the US drug regulator on Saturday for people who aren't yet hospitalized by the disease but are at high risk.

WHO advises against remdesivir for coronavirus treatment

The anti-viral drug remdesivir should not be used to treat Covid-19 patients no matter how severe their illness as it has "no important effect" on survival chances, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Almost a million people inoculated with Chinese Covid-19 vaccine: firm

Nearly a million people have taken an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Chinese company Sinopharm, the firm said, although it has not yet provided any clear clinical evidence of efficacy.

Virus wave must be fought without vaccines: WHO

The World Health Organization's emergencies director warned Wednesday that vaccines would not arrive in time to defeat the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over one million children in U.S. tested positive for COVID-19

According to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association, children under the age of 19 now make up at least 1 in 11 of all reported U.S. coronavirus cases.

Covid-19 threatens to overwhelm Canada's healthcare system

As COVID-19 infections skyrocketed in the U.S. Canada seemed to be doing everything right in keeping the virus at bay. But Canadians’ exhaustion with pandemic restrictions is now coinciding with an outbreak that threatens to overwhelm healthcare systems

Can surgical masks be reused?

Health ities say the most widespread anti-Covid weapon -- surgical masks -- must be thrown away after a single use, but environmental concerns are pushing some scientists to question this recommendation.

What is it like to take part in a vaccine trial?

A key facet of the global mad scramble by Pfizer, Moderna and other pharma groups to develop a viable coronavirus vaccine is the recruitment of tens of thousands of volunteers willing to participate in clinical trials.

Hospitals to restrict COVID-19 antibody treatment limited supply

U.S. Hospitals, taking into account high demand and limited supplies, said they may limit the use of a new Eli Lilly antibody drug to COVID-19 patients with multiple risk factors or to those whose immune systems have not begun to fight the infection.

Potential state-backed cyber attacks against vaccine development Special

According to Microsoft, state-backed hackers from North Korea and Russia have been targeting organizations working on a coronavirus vaccine, using 'brute force' tactics to get into accounts.

Moderna vaccine results 'stunningly impressive,' Fauci tells AFP

The United States' top infectious disease official on Monday hailed early results from Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine as "stunningly impressive," calling the result a validation for experimental mRNA technology that some had doubted.
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