Wednesday 27 January 2021

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...

Italy to start distributing Covid-19 vaccine at the end of January

(CNN) ROME - Italy wants to start distributing a Covid-19 vaccine at the end...

How a Covid-19 vaccine could change travel for good

(CNN) — It was the good news that gave the world hope. On November...

Study Shows Covid-19 Antibodies Waning Over Time, Suggesting Immunity Might Wear Off

WSJ - A large English study showed the number of people with Covid-19 antibodies...

WHO: The pandemic is “far from over”

QCOSTARICA - COVID-19 "is far from over," warned Maria Van Kerkhove, responsible for managing...

New rapid antigen tests could transform COVID-19 response in the Americas

QREPORTS - The new affordable, reliable antigen diagnostic tests recently approved by WHO that...

Countries Turn to Rapid Antigen Tests to Contain Second Wave of COVID-19

(Reuters) - Countries straining to contain a second wave of COVID-19 are turning to...

Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid vaccine trial after participant’s ‘adverse reaction’

US drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has paused all trials of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine...

Coronavirus vaccine: Is Chilean tree bark a key ingredient?

The quillaja tree, which grows in the Chilean Andes, has traditionally been used by...

COVAX: Working for global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

The vaccines pillar of the ACT-Accelerator, convened by CEPI GAVI and WHO, is speeding up the...

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Some people infected with the virus have no symptoms. When the virus does cause...

Face masks could be giving people Covid-19 immunity, researchers suggest

Face masks may be inadvertently giving people Covid-19 immunity and making them get less...

Face masks could be giving people Covid-19 immunity, researchers suggest

Face masks may be inadvertently giving people Covid-19 immunity and making them get less...

Why experts are concerned about India’s low death toll

(CNN) India has one of the world's lowest Covid-19 mortality rates. But the numbers...

In the race for vaccine doses, rich countries run over poor ones

(AFP) Richard Hatchett, general manager of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Cepi), is...

A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged

Earlier this summer, the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee set...

Wear a mask while having sex, Canada’s top doctor suggests

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Skip kissing and consider wearing a mask when having sex to...

People with sociopathic traits less likely to follow coronavirus guidelines, study finds

TORONTO -- A new study has found that people with sociopathic traits are less...

U.S. sees unnecessary COVID-19 testing in asymptomatic people

AFP - After previously encouraging people without Covid-19 symptoms to get tested if they...

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