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‘The war has changed,’ CDC says, calling for new response to Delta variant

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:55 AM

The war against COVID-19 has changed because of the highly contagious Delta variant, the US Centers for Disease Control said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines [...] » More

Israel approves Covid jabs for at risk children aged 5-11

30-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Children in Israel aged five to 11 at risk of serious health complications can be vaccinated against Covid-19 as of August 1, Israeli health officials said Wednesday. The [...] » More

After Covid jab, BioNTech sets sights on malaria vaccine

28-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Germany’s BioNTech, which developed a coronavirus vaccine with US giant Pfiser in record time, said Monday it aimed to start trialling a malaria vaccine next year using [...] » More

Ending Eviction Moratoriums Likely Led To Thousands Of Coronavirus Deaths: Study

28-Jul-2021 Intellasia | HuffPost | 5:02 AM

States that ended protections banning evictions in the spring and summer of 2020 likely led to hundreds of thousands of additional COVID-19 cases and thousands of deaths from [...] » More

Medical Groups Call For Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines For Health Care Workers

28-Jul-2021 Intellasia | HuffPost | 5:02 AM

More than 50 major health care organisations have signed a letter urging health care and long-term care employers to require their employees to get vaccinated against [...] » More

Pfiser And Moderna To Expand Studies Of Vaccines In 5 To 11-Year-Olds

28-Jul-2021 Intellasia | HuffPost | 5:02 AM

Pfiser and Moderna are expanding the size of their vaccine trials for children 5 to 11 years old, seeking to better detect very rare heart issues among those vaccinated. The [...] » More

‘It’s Too Late’: Doctor Says Dying COVID-19 Patients Are Begging For Vaccines

23-Jul-2021 Intellasia | HuffPost | 5:02 AM

A doctor in Alabama pleaded for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as she shared grim accounts of young, healthy and unvaccinated people dying of the disease. The [...] » More

BioNTech produces 10 times more antibodies than China’s Sinovac: study

BioNTech produces 10 times more antibodies than China’s Sinovac: study

16-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:24 PM

People who received BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine had ten times the amount of antibodies than those given China’s Sinovac, a Hong Kong study has shown, adding to [...] » More

One in two Covid hospital cases develop complications: study

16-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 11:32 AM

As many as one in every two people hospitalised with severe Covid-19 go on to develop other health complications, according to comprehensive new research released on Friday. [...] » More

WHO experts warn ‘more dangerous’ variants could take hold

16-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 11:25 AM

The World Health Organization’s emergency committee warned Thursday that new and more dangerous Covid-19 variants were expected to spread around the world, making it [...] » More

WHO’s Tedros to set out follow-up study into COVID-19 origins-director Ryan

16-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:21 AM

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus will share proposals for a phase 2 study into the origins of the coronavirus with member states on Friday, its emergency [...] » More

UN warns of ‘perfect storm’ as childhood vaccination plummets

16-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

The UN warned Thursday that a “perfect storm” was brewing, with a raging pandemic disrupting access to routine vaccinations, leaving millions of children at risk [...] » More

Israel launches third vaccine jab for most vulnerable

14-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Israel on Monday began administering a third shot of the Pfiser/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to patients with compromised immune systems, as cases in the country rise, the [...] » More

‘Increased risk’ of rare nerve disorder after J&J Covid vaccine: US

14-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday added a warning to the fact sheet for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine saying that data suggests there is an [...] » More

FDA Adds Warning Of Rare Autoimmune Disorder To J&J Vaccine

14-Jul-2021 Intellasia | HuffPost | 5:02 AM

The Food and Drug Administration is attaching a new warning to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine about an increased risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare [...] » More