Vaccine Protection Stronger Among Those Previously Infected by COVID-19, Study Reveals
Vaccines work better in people who already had COVID-19 as it protects against the South African and Brazilian variants more effectively.
FDA Recalls Hand Sanitizers Containing Bacteria, Cancer-Causing Chemicals
The FDA recalled various hand sanitizers made amid the COVID-19 pandemic as they contain bacteria and cancer-causing chemicals.
New Zealand Approves Automatic Paid Leave After Miscarriage
New Zealand's parliament deliberated unanimously on Wednesday to enable mothers and their partners three days of paid bereavement leave following a miscarriage. While employers in the nation were already required to offer paid leave in the event of pregnancy loss, there was some uncertainty surrounding the eligibility.
Pfizer Launches First-Ever COVID-19 Pill, Prevents Virus Mutation Inside the Human Cells
Pfizer Inc has started early-stage human trials of a new oral drug that could be administered to patients as soon as they show symptoms of COVID-19 infection.
People Who Had Common Cold Could be Protected Against COVID-19 Study Suggests
Scientists say that people who have recently recovered from a common cold could be safe from COVID-19.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Receive AstraZeneca Vaccine Shot
As the United Kingdom seeks to reassure the public that the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford is effective and safe, the country’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to receive his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.
AstraZeneca Vaccine Declared ‘Safe’ by EU Agency After Countries Halt Use
The AstraZeneca CCP virus vaccine has been announced as “safe and effective” by the European Union’s drug regulator on March 18. This move follows reports of fears of blood clots or death after being administered the shot.
Four-Week Paris Lockdown to Commence Following Sudden Surge in COVID-19 Cases
After a faltering vaccine rollout and the rise in the spread of the highly contagious variants of coronavirus, the French government has imposed another month-long Paris lockdown along with portions in the north of the country.
Florida Baby, First to Be Born with COVID-19 Antibodies
After a woman in south Florida had received one dose of coronavirus vaccine while pregnant, the maternal vaccination resulted in the world’s first baby with COVID-19 antibodies based on the claims of two pediatricians.
Moderna Begins Study of Vaccine in Children
Moderna declared on Tuesday that the first children participating in its vaccine trial had been administered initial shots.
Boris Johnson Defends Safety of AstraZeneca Vaccine
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended the safety of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. This follows many European countries pausing their dissemination over blood clot fears.
McConnell Slams Biden's Adults COVID-19 Vaccination Target
Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, blasted President Joe Biden on Monday for promoting a May 1 target of getting all adults lined up for COVID-19 vaccination that is not as "admirable" as it sounds.
WHO Investigators Defend Wuhan Lab on COVID-19 Origins
A core member of the WHO team that researched COVID-19's origin in China in early 2021 defended a Wuhan lab's withdrawal of a viral sample database from public view.
AstraZeneca Vaccines: Safe To Use, Canada Claims
Despite the vaccine being discontinued in many European countries due to news of a small number of blood clots, Dr. Bonnie Henry of Canada told the public that the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe.
Utah Mother Dies Days After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine
With no pre-existing medical conditions, a Utah mother died four days after receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Moderna.