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World Health Organization Identifies Issues At Russian Vaccine Plant
World Health Organization released a summary report of its preliminary findings, detailing six issues found during its May 31 to June 4 visit to the Pharmstandard Ufa Vitamin Plant in Ufa, southern Russia.
Chile begins vaccination against covid-19 in minors from 12 years of age
Despite having deployed a heavy immunization processes against covid-19 in the world, Chile has been experiencing a wave of cases for several weeks.
Delta Variant Greatest Threat To US Pandemic Response: Top Expert Fauci
"The transmissibility is unquestionably greater" in the Delta variant than the original variant of COVID-19, Dr Anthony Fauci said, adding that "it is associated with an increased disease severity."
US To Miss July 4 Goal Of One Covid Shot For 70% Adults: White House
"We think it'll take a few extra weeks to get to 70 percent of all adults with at least one shot," said Jeffrey Zients, head of the White House Covid response team.
China Vaccine Doses Pass 1 Billion Mark: Officials
China's Sinovac previously said trials of its shot in Brazil showed around 50 percent efficacy in preventing infection and 80 percent in preventing cases requiring medical intervention.
It's not just Delta -- other coronavirus variants worry scientists, also
Coronavirus variants are what keep Dr. Scott Lindquist, an epidemiologist for Washington state, up at night.
Delta COVID Variant Becoming Globally Dominant, Says Top WHO Scientist
WHO officials said Africa remains an area of concern, even though it accounts for only around 5% of new global infections and 2% of deaths.
1 new COVID-19 case reported in Bermuda, 15 June 2021
COVID-19 Update - Minister of Health's Remarks 15 June 2021 | Government of Bermuda
Boris Johnson Delays Reopening After Warning That Thousands Could Die
Boris Johnson has delayed lifting the last COVID-19 restrictions in the UK by a month.
Panama receives new batch of Pfizer vaccine with 42,120 doses
This is the nineteenth batch of the vaccine against covid-19 from the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer that Panama receives.
Two Doses Mostly Prevent Hospitalisation With Delta Variant: UK Body
Scientists said two jabs of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine stopped the need for in-patient treatment in 96 percent of cases.
Vaccines From Pfizer, AstraZeneca Protect Against Delta Strain
The findings, presented in a research letter published in The Lancet, come as U.K. officials wrestle with whether to delay a lift in pandemic restrictions as the delta variant spreads.
"We Need More": UN Joins Criticism Of G7 Global Covid Vaccine Pledge
On the G7 Covid vaccine plan, head of UN Antonio Guterres said that the world needed to act "with with a logic, with a sense of urgency, and with the priorities of a war economy."
G-7 Leaders Vow No Pandemic Repeat
Leaders of the G-7 are set to sign the Carbis Bay Declaration, described as a “historic statement setting out a series of concrete commitments to prevent any repeat of the human and economic devastation wreaked by coronavirus.”
France reopens restaurants, bars and borders as COVID-19 rules ease
French people are from Wednesday allowed back into restaurants and bars while foreign travellers with a COVID passport can once more visit the country.
‘Empire 2.0 fantasy’: Boris Johnson pens G7 article on post-Covid world, draws flak for ‘hypocrisy’ and ‘undermining democracy’
Ahead of the G7 summit, British PM Boris Johnson has drawn ridicule for an article in which he seemingly invokes wartime bonhomie to state his vision for a post-Covid world built on “openness, freedom, democracy and free trade.”
South Asian Nations Turn To China, Russia For COVID-19 Vaccine Supplies
Nepal halted inoculations at the end of May amid shortage, while Sri Lanka has been aggressively rolling out China's Sinopharm jab after receiving two million doses in the past week
UK regulator approves Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children as young as 12
The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulator Agency (MHRA) has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use in 12- to 15-year-olds after a “rigorous review” found the jab to be “safe and effective in this age group.”
"...To Save Lives": US President Biden Unveils International Covid Vaccine Sharing Plan
"We are sharing these doses not to secure favors or extract concessions. We are sharing these vaccines to save lives and to lead the world in bringing an end to the pandemic, with the power of our example and with our values," US Preside...
These seven countries are now using the EU's COVID travel pass
Travellers can use the pass to prove that they are vaccinated, have tested negative, or are vaccinated against COVD-19.
Bermuda Government Pfizer Vaccine Deadline
June 8'th, 2021 is the last day for your Pfizer vaccine first dose.
WHO greenlights China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine
China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine "meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing," the UN health body said on Tuesday.
Bermuda reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, 31 May 2021
The Ministry of Health received 5816 test results since the last update, and three were positive for COVID-19. This gives a test positivity rate of 0.05%.
In rich countries, vaccines are making Covid-19 a manageable health issue
For the UK and elsewhere the pandemic’s end is in sight, but less fortunate parts of the world urgently need help
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