Ireland reaches milestone of half a million Covid vaccinations

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ireland has now administered half a million coronavirus jabs. The taoiseach, Micheál Martin, hailed Irish progress in the pandemic, tweeting on Saturday afternoon that he had been informed by Läs mer…

Dalai Lama urges people to get Covid vaccine after having first dose

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Dalai Lama, the 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, was administered the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine on Saturday at a hospital in the north Indian hill city of Läs mer…

From Pfizer to Moderna: who's making billions from Covid vaccines?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The arrival of Covid-19 vaccines promises a return to more normal life – and has created a global market worth tens of billions of dollars in annual sales for Läs mer…

Nadiya Hussain urges British Bangladeshis to get Covid vaccine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has appeared in a video campaign urging members of the British Bangladeshi community to get vaccinated against coronavirus. Hussain, Asma Khan Läs mer…

EU indecision led Cyprus to allow in UK visitors, says minister

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cyprus’s decision to allow vaccinated Britons entry to the country ahead of the rest of the EU was spurred by the bloc’s reluctance to take a decisive stance on Läs mer…

WHO chief: waive Covid vaccine patents to put world on 'war footing'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The normal rules of business that protect the profits of vaccine manufacturers will have to be set aside if that is what it takes to ensure everybody is immunised Läs mer…

Digested week: surgery scared me stiff. I'm sure I used to be a stoical hypochondriac

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Monday When I got a letter from our local hospital, inviting me to a telephone consultation with one of the urology team, I didn’t give the matter much thought. Läs mer…

Covid vaccine ads aim to influence without alienating people

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In England, the NHS signed up Elton John and Michael Caine for a lighthearted social media campaign aiming to convince the public that Covid vaccines are safe and effective. Läs mer…

Experts warn Covid vaccines being sold on darknet likely to be scams

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Three major Covid-19 vaccines are being advertised for sale on the darknet – the part of the internet not visible to search engines and which requires specialised software to Läs mer…

Australia news live: national cabinet to meet as Italy blocks 250,000 doses of Covid vaccine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Live feed Show 4.29pm EST16:29 The New Zealand tsunami warning has been reissued, after we earlier reported it had been withdrawn. The warning is here and our updated story Läs mer…

Italy blocks export of 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Australia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Italy has blocked the export of 250,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to Australia in an escalation of a row with the Anglo-Swedish company. In the first such intervention Läs mer…

Ian Brown pulls out of music festival over Covid vaccination row

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ian Brown has pulled out of headlining the Neighbourhood Weekender festival in Warrington this September after claiming that all attendees require proof of vaccination. Brown is a noted Covid Läs mer…

Mandatory Covid jabs for NHS staff could be discriminatory, top doctor says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A mandatory Covid vaccination policy for NHS staff in England could be discriminatory, widen inequalities and increase workplace bullying and harassment, a top doctor has said. Downing Street is Läs mer…

Vaccines tweaked for Covid variants will be fast-tracked safely, says UK regulator

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Coronavirus vaccines tweaked to deal with variants will be fast-tracked without compromising on safety or effectiveness, the UK’s regulator has said. The approach will be similar to the regulatory Läs mer…

Interpol warns fake vaccines seized in China and South Africa are ‘tip of iceberg’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Police in China and South Africa have seized thousands of fake doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, the global police organisation Interpol said on Wednesday, warning this represented only the Läs mer…

Australian government won't reveal how much it is paying companies to distribute Covid vaccine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The federal government is refusing to say how much it is paying the four companies it contracted to help distribute the Covid-19 vaccine, saying the information is “commercial in Läs mer…

Princesses vaccinated for Covid while visiting Spain's ex-king in exile – reports

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Spain’s royal family is facing further criticism after reports that the former king Juan Carlos’s daughters were vaccinated against Covid-19 while visiting their father in his self-imposed exile in Läs mer…

Twitter targets Covid vaccine misinformation with labels and 'strike' system

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter is expanding its use of warning labels on tweets that contain misleading details about coronavirus vaccines. The move, announced in a blogpost on Monday, is designed to strengthen Läs mer…

Humour over rumour? The world can learn a lot from Taiwan’s approach to fake news | Arwa Mahdawi

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Matt Hancock, we learned recently, got a few pointers on how to shape the UK’s vaccine strategy from the 2011 movie Contagion. I don’t know if that is something Läs mer…

Instagram removes anti-vaxxer Robert F Kennedy Jr for false Covid-19 claims

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; [embedded content] The prominent anti-vaxxer Robert F Kennedy Jr has been booted from Instagram for repeatedly sharing false claims about Covid-19 and the safety of vaccines. Facebook confirmed on Läs mer…