Friday 16 April 2021

What is mRNA? The messenger molecule that’s been in every living cell for billions of years is the key ingredient in some COVID-19 vaccines

One surprising star of the coronavirus pandemic response has been the molecule called mRNA....

India Overtakes Brazil as Second Worst-Hit Country by COVID-19

Q24N - The death toll from the coronavirus infection in the world has topped...

Brazilian variant of coronavirus detected in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - A 28-year-old man from Alajuela and a 32-year-old woman from Heredia are...

Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine protection lasts at least six months, protects against variants

(CNN)The ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial of Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine confirms its protection lasts...

Is it for Real? Odd Video of Tiny Protective Masks for the Nose Puzzles Netizens

As a new spike in the number of COVID-19 cases is registered, many countries...

The Chilean contradiction: Why doesn’t the success of the vaccination stop the pandemic?

Q24N - Something does not add up. At an impressive rate since the beginning...

Vehicle restrictions for April will be same as March

QCOSTARICA - The sanitary vehicle restriction for Semana Santa and April 2021 will not...

Pfizer Begins Human Trials of New Pill to Treat Coronavirus

Q HEALTH - Pfizer said it has begun human safety testing of a new...

Private Sector Proposes Rapid Antigen Test to Help Revive the Economy

QCOSTARICA - Workers and educators, as well as private sector employers, could increase their...

DNA from Neanderthals affects vulnerability to covid-19

AS BEST AS scientists can tell, Neanderthals died out around 40,000 years ago. But...

More European Countries Halt Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine

(VOA News) LONDON - Venezuela says it will not authorize use of the COVID-19...

Pfizer Covid vaccine blocks 94% of asymptomatic infections and 97% of symptomatic cases in Israeli study

(CNBC) Pfizer said Thursday, March 11, its Covid-19 vaccine blocked 94% of asymptomatic infections...

Denmark, Norway and Iceland suspend use of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine over reports of blood clots

(CNBC) LONDON — Denmark, Norway and Iceland announced Thursday they will temporarily suspend the...

Japan creates Ministry of Loneliness

Japan is beefing up measures against loneliness, taking a first major step toward comprehensively...

Global weekly COVID cases are falling, WHO says — but ‘if we stop fighting it on any front, it will come roaring back’

The number of reported global weekly COVID cases is falling and has dropped nearly...

Countries without coronavirus registered in their territory

QCOSTARICA - The list is not long, most of the names we've never heard....

Life in Iceland slowly returns to normal

REYKJAVIK - Boasting Europe's lowest Covid incidence rate, Iceland has gradually eased restrictions and...

WHO team visits Wuhan wet market to find COVID clues

A World Health Organization (WHO) team tracing the origins of COVID-19 on Sunday visited...

A healthy microbiome builds a strong immune system that could help defeat COVID-19

You may not know it, but you have an army of microbes living inside...

Mutating coronavirus: reaching herd immunity just got harder, but there is still hope

A year after the first cases of COVID-19 were found in China, mass vaccination...

Cuba intends to have its vaccine against covid-19 ready in 2021

TODAY CUBA – Havana. It’s a gamble that may sound crazy, but experienced Cuban...

First vaccines against covid-19 arrive in Panama, the country with the most infections in Central America

TODAY PANAMA – With a sideways view of the syringe, nurse Violeta Gaona received...

WHO rules out covid-19 herd immunity in 2021

(VOA) The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that mass vaccinations against the novel...

Australian doctor’s at-home Covid test approved by FDA

(AFP) An Australian doctor who began inventing virus detection tools as a "hobby" is...

Three-quarters of Wuhan patients hospitalized for Covid-19 still had symptoms 6 months later, Chinese study finds

(CNN) Most patients who had been hospitalized with Covid-19 still suffered a variety of...

Spain to keep registry of those who refuse to get Covid-19 vaccine

AFP - Spain will set up a registry of people who refuse to be...

If you want to travel next year, you may need a vaccine passport

(CNN Business) Now that coronavirus vaccines are starting to roll out in the US...

Europe launches mass vaccination program

(CNN) A pilot took to the skies above Germany using his flight path to...

7 facts and 4 unknowns about the coronavirus vaccines

(POLITIFACT) The distribution of coronavirus vaccines begins a hopeful new phase of the pandemic...

EU to start vaccinations on December 27

(DW) In just 10 days, the first people across the European Union will be...

Coronavirus digest: COVID nearly three times deadlier than flu

(DW) The death rate among hospitalized coronavirus patients is almost three times higher than...

Vaccination will be ‘a necessity’ for international flights, says Qantas chief

FINANCIAL TIMES - Qantas plans to insist that passengers on international flights have been...

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