Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Novavax says its Covid vaccine is 90% effective, plans to submit data to FDA in third quarter

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Novavax logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Biotech firm Novavax said Monday its Covid-19 vaccine was shown to be safe and 90.4% effective overall in a phase three […]

Pakistan cricket team won’t be allowed to take families on England, West Indies tours

[ad_1] Pakistan cricket team players will reportedly not be allowed to take their families with them on the upcoming tours to England and West Indies. According to sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the national team is scheduled to visit England for an ODI and T20 series this month, after which it will leave […]

Sindh schools can resume classes 6-8 from tomorrow: Saeed Ghani

[ad_1] File photo KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani on Monday said that the Provincial Task Force on Coronavirus has decided to allow in-person learning at schools for classes 6-8 from Tuesday. The education minister said the government has okayed to start classes with 50% attendance after reviewing the latest situation of the pandemic. The […]

G7 summit: World leaders promise 1b coronavirus vaccine doses for poorer nations

A G7 logo is seen on an information sign near the Carbis Bay hotel resort, where an in-person G7 summit of global leaders took place. Photo: Reuters CARBIS BAY, England: Group of Seven countries will provide 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses over the next year to poorer countries and work with the private sector, the […]

Moscow aims for higher vaccinations by announcing car raffle

Sobyanin, left, is Putin’s former chief of staff. Photo: AFP New infections in Moscow and Russia are on the rise.  A government tally reported 7,704 new virus cases in Moscow on Sunday, a six-month high. Every week five cars will be raffled out, each worth around 1 million rubles ($13,900).  To speed up coronavirus vaccinations, […]

Daily COVID report: Pakistan reports 1,239 coronavirus cases in 24 hours

[ad_1] Three men can be seen on a motorcycle, all wearing face masks. Photo: AFP Pakistan reports coronavirus positivity ratio of 3.4%.  Fifty-six people succumb to the virus on Saturday.  Pakistan reports 1,239 new cases of the virus.  As many as 1,239 people tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, as per data from the National […]

Moscow announces ´non-working week´ as virus surges

MOSCOW: Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Saturday announced a “non-working” week in the Russian capital, with non-essential workers told to stay home, as Covid-19 cases hit a six-month high. The decision marks a change of tone for Russian authorities, with President Vladimir Putin repeatedly insisting that Russia has handled the pandemic better than most countries. […]

Why golf club-maker Callaway is moving away from the fairway

With a record number of new golfers teeing off in 2020, Callaway, the maker of golf balls, clubs, bags and apparel, has been thriving. Callaway announced in May first-quarter net revenue of $652 million, a 47% increase from a year earlier. “Callaway pre-Covid was already the number one brand in sticks, I call it, which […]

Southern states have a ‘real vulnerability’ to Delta Covid variant this summer, warns Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter Hotez warned that Southern U.S. states could feel the impact of the highly transmissible Delta Covid variant as early as this summer, due in part to low vaccination rates.  “I’m really holding my breath about the South and what happens over the summer,” said Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at […]

Suicide attempts among adolescent girls surged by more than 50% during pandemic, CDC says

chameleonseye | iStock | Getty Images Suicide attempts surged among 12- to 17-year-olds, especially adolescent girls, during the Covid-19 pandemic and got worse the longer social distancing orders and government lockdowns persisted, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Emergency department visits at hospitals among adolescents were already increasing in […]

Moderna says it hasn’t found a link between its Covid vaccine and heart inflammation

A healthcare worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in New York, January 29, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters Moderna has not found a link between its Covid-19 vaccine and the cases of a rare heart inflammation […]

The FDA reportedly forces J&J to scrap about 60 million doses of its Covid vaccine

A detail of Janssen Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that is not currently being given out because it has been put on hold. Allen J. Schaben | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Federal regulators are forcing Johnson & Johnson to scrap about 60 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine produced at a troubled Baltimore plant […]

Coronavirus vaccine is a right, not privilege: European Parliament

European Commission and European Parliament differ on issue of patenting the COVID-19 vaccine. European lawmakers back patent waiver, saying it will enhance global access to affordable COVID-19 vaccines. Millions of lives are at stake and your inaction is killing people, says left-wing French lawmaker Manon Aubry. STRASBOURG: The European Commission and European Parliament have differed […]

Pakistan continues to report coronavirus positivity ratio below 4%

[ad_1] Pakistan reports 1,303 coronavirus cases in a single day.  Country reports coronavirus positivity ratio of 3.21%.  Pakistan starts walk in vaccinations for people aged 18 and above from today.  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan continues to report a low number of coronavirus cases in a day as 1,303 people tested positive for the infection on Thursday.  As […]

Third member of prestigious FDA panel resigns over approval of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug

A sign for the Food and Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters on July 20, 2020 in White Oak, Maryland. Sarah Silbiger | Getty Images A third member of a key Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has resigned over the agency’s controversial decision to approve Biogen‘s new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm, CNBC has […]