Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tokyo adopts tougher virus rules, starts vaccinating elders

Tokyo adopted tougher measures against the coronavirus Monday as it struggles to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Olympics in a country where less than 1% of people have been vaccinated.

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Hong Kong to resume Pfizer shots after packaging defects

Hong Kong will resume administering the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday following a 12-day suspension over packaging defects detected in one batch, officials said.

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WHO reiterates call to continue use of AstraZeneca jab

The World Health Organization on Thursday renewed a call for countries to continue the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, shortly before expected assessments by EU and UN agencies.

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WHO experts say countries should keep using AstraZeneca jab

World Health Organization experts on Wednesday recommended countries continue to use the AstraZeneca vaccine, but said they were looking into the jab's safety after a slew of countries suspended its use over health fears.

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AstraZeneca jab not linked to clotting: co-developer

The director of the Oxford Vaccine Group on Monday said there was no link between the jab it developed with AstraZeneca and blood clotting, after several countries suspended its use.

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WHO insists AstraZeneca vaccine safe as jab faces new setbacks

The World Health Organization said there was no reason to stop using AstraZeneca's Covid-19 jab after several countries suspended rollout over blood clot fears, while the hard-hit United States exceeded 100 million doses ...

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White House provides $250 million to reduce COVID-19 inequities

(HealthDay)—The Biden administration will provide $250 million in federal grants to community organizations that encourage underserved and minority populations to get COVID-19 vaccinations and follow safety measures to ...

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