Vaccination

EXPLAINER: How activists target CDC vaccine tracking system

Once, getting vaccinated was all but routine. But since the heightened public awareness around the new COVID-19 vaccines, it's a different story. Now, it means check-ins with family and friends about possible arm soreness ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus deaths top 4,000 in India as WHO green-lights Chinese vaccine

New COVID-19 deaths surged past 4,000 for the first time in India on Saturday as it struggled with one of the world's worst outbreaks, but the global immunisation effort was boosted with WHO approval for Chinese firm Sinopharm's ...

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WHO approves Chinese COVID vaccine as India logs new virus record

The World Health Organization on Friday approved the first COVID-19 vaccine from China in a bid to boost global immunisation drives, as India logged yet another record number of infections that have spilled over into neighbouring ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mexico City exhales as COVID-19 infections fall

More than three months after COVID-19 infections peaked in Mexico City, the local government announced Friday that the public hospital network dedicated to fighting the disease is experiencing its lowest rate occupancy of ...

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EU calls on US to push exports to counter vaccine shortage

The European Union called on the United States Friday to start boosting its vaccine exports to contain the global COVID-19 crisis, and said that the U.S. backing of patent waivers would provide only a long-term solution at ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK to ease holiday travel ban yet keeps most quarantines

Britain announced a "first tentative step" Friday toward resuming international travel, saying U.K. citizens will be able to travel to countries including Portugal, Iceland and Israel later this month without having to quarantine ...

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Response to COVID-19 vaccine positive in patients with IBD

(HealthDay)—Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients taking biologics achieved a positive antibody response to both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, according to research published online April 19 in Gastroenterology.

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EU sceptical of US push to lift COVID vaccine patents

The EU voiced scepticism Friday over the United States' sudden push to waive COVID vaccine patents to boost supply to poorer countries, while defending its own record as the world's biggest exporter of doses.

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