Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID claims 100,000 lives in Mideast

A total of 100,000 people have died in the Middle East after contracting COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in December 2019, according to an AFP tally at 0800 GMT on Thursday based on official data.

Vaccination

Oman launches COVID-19 vaccination campaign

Oman started coronavirus vaccinations on Sunday, two days ahead of plans to resume all flights and open borders that temporarily closed amid concerns over a new strain of the disease.

Vaccination

Jordan approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine

Jordan announced late Monday that it had approved emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, as the United States kicked off a mass vaccination drive.

Vaccination

Saudi Arabia approves Pfizer-BioNTech virus vaccine

Saudi Arabia on Thursday approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech novel coronavirus vaccine, state media reported, becoming the second Gulf country after Bahrain to green-light the drug.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic models need to be responsive

Research published in the International Journal of Global Warming this month suggests that the models for understanding pandemic disease and predicting their likely course need to consider the idea that it is a dialog with ...

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