Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus toll soars as doctors overwhelmed

Coronavirus deaths soared across the United States and Europe on Sunday despite heightened restrictions as hospitals scrambled to find ventilators.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Denmark introduces new restrictions as virus cases surge

Faced with a rise in new coronavirus infections, Denmark on Tuesday announced new restrictions as the prime minister called for people to respect recommendations aimed at reducing the spread.

Vaccination

Slovak regulator voices misgivings about Sputnik vaccine

Slovakia's drug regulator said Thursday it was not able to determine the safety of a batch of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine delivered to Bratislava last month, voicing misgivings about its composition.

Vaccination

Malta leads EU vaccinations but wary of virus variants

The leading EU country for Covid vaccinations, Malta, on Tuesday credited the bloc's joint procurement for its success, but stressed moves need to be made to counter worrying virus variants.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Commonwealth leaders raise polio vaccine spending

(AP) -- Commonwealth government leaders meeting in Australia agreed Saturday to step up efforts to eradicate polio worldwide, despite the Afghanistan war setting back vaccination efforts there and in neighboring Pakistan.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Quarter of Italians on lockdown as virus sweeps globe

A quarter of the Italian population was locked down Sunday as the government takes drastic steps to stop the spread of the deadly new coronavirus that is sweeping the globe, with Latin America recording its first fatality.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New York rolls out curbs as virus grips US, Europe

Bars and restaurants in America's biggest city will close early from Friday as the coronavirus outbreak surges across the United States and Europe, where Greece is being forced into a nighttime curfew.

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