Category Archives: Coronavirus

We have a vaccine!

PUBLISHED MON, NOV 9 20206:45 AM EST UPDATED 3 MIN AGO KEY POINTS Dr. Albert Bourla, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, hailed the trial results as a “great day for science and humanity.” Pfizer and BioNTech said the case split between vaccinated individuals and those who received a placebo indicated a vaccine efficacy rate of above 90% at seven days

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WHO warns against COVID-19 lockdowns due to economic damage

12 Oct. 2020 – New York Post – Fox News Dr. David Nabarro suggests lockdowns should be a last resort only. The World Health Organization has warned leaders against relying on COVID-19 lockdowns to tackle outbreaks — after previously saying countries should be careful how quickly they reopen. WHO envoy Dr. David Nabarro said such restrictive measures should only be treated as a last

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Trump, Melania test positive for coronavirus, president vows to bring quarantine ‘immediately’

John Fritze USA TODAY – 2-10-20 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning development that came hours after he confirmed one of his longest-serving aides with whom he had recently traveled also received a positive test result. The revelation had implications for the president’s health, the administration’s response to the pandemic and also the Nov. 3

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Ukraine shuts borders to foreigners until October to contain COVID-19 spread

Ukraine will close its borders to foreign citizens for a month starting on Aug. 29, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced during a government meeting on Aug. 26. The ban will last until Sep. 28. Foreigners with permanent residency permits and refugees will be exempt from the ban, as will transit passengers who can confirm that they will leave the country in

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US authorises to use convalescent plasma as potential COVID–19 treatment

09:15, 24 August 2020 – 112UA This is the result of extensive review of the science and data generated over the past several months of efforts to facilitate emergency access to convalescent plasma for patients as clinical trials to definitively demonstrate safety and efficacy remain ongoing. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for

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Russia’s Covid-19 Vaccine Breaches Crucial Scientific and Ethical International Standards

Public health is supposed to be above geopolitical struggles and nationalist boasting. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced regulatory approval of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute. He plans to start mass vaccinations in October.  Naming the vaccine Sputnik V, Putin asserted that Russia had won the vaccine race. His action is reckless and dangerous, gambling with the health

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Huge shortfall in funds to fight coronavirus, WHO says

GENEVA (Reuters) – There is a huge gap between the funds needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic and funds committed worldwide, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday. More than 19.92 million people have been reported to be infected by the coronavirus globally and 729,883​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in

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Montenegro puts Russia in green zone; Ukraine outraged

The authorities of Montenegro believes that such a decision might attract the Russian tourists for early recovery of the tourism industry Montenegro included Russia on the list of the green zone countries as RTCG reported. The authorities of Montenegro believe that such a decision might attract Russian tourists for the early recovery of the tourism industry. “It will create the

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WHO Urges Russia to Follow Guidelines on Virus Vaccine

The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged Russia to follow the established guidelines for producing safe and effective vaccines after Moscow announced plans to start swiftly producing COVID-19 jabs. Russia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine in September and turn out “several million” doses per month by next year. Russia is pushing ahead with

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Coronavirus: Wrangling over huge EU recovery plan enters fourth day

EU talks aimed at reaching an agreement on a huge post-coronavirus recovery fund have stretched into a fourth day. There are reportedly deep differences between the leaders, who are trying to negotiate the deal at the same time as the bloc’s next long-term budget. Some member states believe the proposed €750bn ($857bn; £680bn) package is too large and should come

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Six Ukrainian regions not ready for quarantine easing – health ministry

22:40, 11 July 2020 – UNIAN In particular, Volyn, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Rivne, Ternopil, and Chernihiv regions are not ready for the easing of quarantine. Ukrainian Health Ministry says six Ukrainian regions are not ready for the easing of the quarantine-related restrictions, as the incidence of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases there exceeds the limit. In particular, Volyn, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Rivne, Ternopil, and

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Russian Propaganda: Russia ready to supply coronavirus vaccine, medication to global market

From the first days, Russia has been providing assistance to the countries in Europe, America and Asia, international institutions, including the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union and the World Health Organization. (ed. Most of this “assistance” was deemed faulty, dangerous, exaggerated, incompatible, unneeded, a PR stunt, accompanied with Russian intelligence officers, rejected and came with a hefty price

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Ukraine sold 18 tons of medical masks to Russia during Covid-19 pandemic, – ex-MP

18:10, 26 June 2020 – 112 UA The data state that Ukraine first sold 80 tons of masks to China in January-February and then bought Chinese ones in March. Ukraine exported more than 500 tons of medical masks prior to the coronavirus epidemic: 18 of them – to Russia. At the same time, Moscow was buying masks for less price than other

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Beijing lockdown tightens as new coronavirus outbreak spreads

China capital enters ‘extraordinary period’ after another 36 new cases are linked to a second seafood market Beijing authorities have locked down residential compounds and fired officials over a new Covid-19 outbreak as health officials warned the risk of the outbreak worsening was “very high”. On Monday, authorities announced 49 new cases, 36 of which were linked to the Xinfadi

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Moscow Sees 57% Mortality Spike in May as Russia’s Low Virus Deaths Questioned – Ekho Moskvy

Almost 60% more people in Moscow have died in May than the city’s average toll for the past three years, the Ekho Moskvy radio station reported Wednesday as questions continue to swirl around Russia’s low coronavirus death figures. Around 15,700 people died in Moscow in May, Ekho Moskvy cited an unnamed source familiar with preliminary civil registry data as saying.

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Brazilian President Bolsonaru threatens to withdraw his country from WHO

Only 100 days have passed since Bolsonaru called virus, from which one Brazilian dies every minute, ‘a little flu’ Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaru has threatened to withdraw his country from the World Health Organization, as Reuters reports. “Brazil will consider withdrawing from WHO if it does not cease to be a ‘partisan political organization’, Bolsonaru told reporters in a comment

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