Medical research

Designing better contact-tracing apps for the next pandemic

As COVID-19 began to spread last spring, apps were developed to track cellphone signals and other data so people who had been near those who were infected could be notified and asked to quarantine. The novel coronavirus rapidly ...

Vaccination

Sweden resumes use of AstraZeneca jab for seniors

Sweden's Public Health Agency on Thursday announced it was resuming use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine after it was put on pause over blood clot fears, but limited it to seniors.

Vaccination

Portugal suspends AstraZeneca jabs

Portugal has followed the lead of other EU countries and stopped rolling out AstraZeneca's COVID vaccine after reports of "serious but rare" side effects, health chief Graca Freitas said on Monday.

Vaccination

Sweden targets AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab for under 65s

Swedish health officials on Tuesday recommended that the newly approved AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine primarily be used for those under the age of 65, citing a lack of evidence for its efficacy among the elderly.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sweden passes 10,000 virus deaths

Sweden on Thursday said it had passed 10,000 deaths associated with COVID-19, as it reported a record number of 351 deaths in a day.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Greece tops 5,000 COVID-19 deaths: health agency

Greece on Monday announced that the coronavirus death toll had exceeded 5,000 people, days after the government was accused of vaccinating too many state officials instead of health staff.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sweden sees deadliest November since Spanish flu

Sweden's statistics agency said Monday that the country suffered the highest number of deaths in November since the Spanish flu a century ago, as it battles a second coronavirus wave.

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