Vaccination

WHO: Vaccine hesitancy persists among Africa health workers

Africa is seeing a rise in deliveries of vaccine doses to the continent, but only one in four of its health workers has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the World Health Organization regional office said on Thursday.

Vaccination

EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11

The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school pupils amid ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy targets unvaccinated with restrictions as cases rise

The Italian government on Wednesday decided to exclude unvaccinated people from certain leisure activities in a bid to contain rising coronavirus infections and stave off financially crippling lockdowns just as the economy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccines reduce COVID transmission by 40%: WHO

COVID vaccines reduce transmission of the dominant Delta variant by about 40 percent, the WHO said Wednesday, warning that people were falling into a false sense of security concerning jabs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Korea sets pandemic high with 4,000 new virus cases

New coronavirus infections in South Korea exceeded 4,000 in a day for the first time since the start of the pandemic as a delta-driven spread continues to rattle the country after it eased social distancing in recent weeks ...

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WHO Europe warns of possible surge in COVID deaths ahead

The World Health Organization's Europe office says projections show its 53-country region could face another 700,000 deaths in the coronavirus pandemic by next spring, topping 2 million in total.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

8 COVID precautions you can leave behind this holiday season

Our second holiday season under the shadow of COVID-19 is right around the corner. And though the pandemic isn't over and it's still important to take precautions, this year, many are vaccinated, so we're in a better starting ...

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