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Ecuador's health minister resigns after vaccine access scandal
Ecuador's health minister Juan Carlos Zevallos stepped down Friday, after his department allowed a university official receive a Covid-19 vaccine ahead of other priority groups.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla On Covid Vaccine: Extended Interview
In an exclusive interview with Lester Holt, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla discusses the company’s Covid-19 vaccine — including the potential for a booster shot, vaccine trials for children and more.
Pfizer Covid Vaccine Reduces Transmission After One Dose
Researchers analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England.
Great-great gran, 105, says she beat Covid by eating 'gin-soaked raisins'
An 105-year-old nursing home resident says she managed to overcome Covid-19 by eating nine gin-soaked raisins per day and ‘no junk food’.
Pfizer studies if 3rd vaccine jab is needed to counter COVID variants
The study aims to determine if an additional booster shot would rev up the immune system enough to ward off a mutated virus.
Phase 2 vaccination against COVID-19 will begin on March 4
The President of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, announced that next Thursday, March 4, phase 2 of vaccination against COVID-19 will begin in the country.
New normal? 'Green Pass' opens music concert to vaccinated Israelis
It was an event that could set a precedent in a world longing for a return to normal - a music concert attended by scores of Israelis vaccinated against COVID-19.
Johnson & Johnson's One-Shot Covid Vaccine Effective, Safe: US Drug Regulator
J&J's vaccine was 66% effective in preventing COVID-19 against multiple variants in a global trial involving nearly 44,000 people, the company said last month.
Panama completes stage 1A of vaccination against covid-19
Health personnel who are on the front lines of the battle against covid-19 in both public and private hospitals, as well as bedridden elderly and nursing homes are immunized against this disease, according to the Ministry of the Presidency.
Italian police fear black market sales of vaccines and scams
One year on from the confirmation of the first case of coronavirus in Italy, police are investigating Covid-19 vaccine procurement and fake drugs and vaccines to treat the virus
Minsa plans to start the 2nd phase of covid-19 vaccination in early March
Phase 2 of the vaccination plan against covid-19 in Panama could begin between March 4 and 5, said Eusebia de Copete, national head of Nursing at the Ministry of Health (Minsa).
The One Area Where the U.S. COVID-19 Strategy Seems to Be Working
By spending lots of money and not worrying about liability, America is beating Europe in the vaccine race.
Pfizer Vaccine 95.8% Effective Against COVID-19: Israel Health Ministry
The health ministry said the jab was 99.2 percent effective against serious illness and 98.9 percent effective in preventing death.
Coronavirus doctor's diary: Don't ask me which vaccine is best, please
Dr John Wright of Bradford Royal Infirmary says he's noticed that his medical colleagues show a preference for one vaccine, while members of the public often prefer another. He argues that this isn't a time to be choosy.
Joe Biden says US is administering 1.7million Covid vaccines a day
Joe Biden has revealed that the US is administering 1.7million Covid vaccine doses every day as the country’s death toll nears 500,000.
Pfizer Says Its Coronavirus Vaccine Can Be Stored In Ordinary Freezers
The companies said they have asked the US Food and Drug Administration to allow for the vaccine to be stored for up to two weeks at minus 25 to minus 15 degrees Celsius (minus 13 to five degrees Fahrenheit), temperatures commonly found i...
Panama will receive next week third batch with 77,200 doses of Pfizer covid vaccine
The Vice Minister of Health of Panama, Ivette Berrío confirmed that the third batch of the vaccine against covid-19 from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer will arrive in the country next week, although she did not specify a date.
Listen: A Forever Pandemic
Vaccines are a public good. Until the world regards them as such, the pandemic will not end.
14 health regions received second shipment of doses of vaccine against covid-19
This Wednesday, February 17, 14 of the 15 health regions of Panama received the second shipment of the vaccine against covid-19, after the arrival in the country of a second batch of the preparation from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer.
Minsa: the total quarantine is maintained over the weekend in six provinces
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) clarified, this Wednesday, February 17, that the total quarantine during Saturday and Sunday is maintained in six provinces of the country.
Panama resumes COVID-19 vaccination, and begins application of second dose
This Wednesday, February 17, Panama resumed the vaccination against covid-19 , and began applying the second dose after the arrival of a new batch of Pfizer vaccines.
DHL flight carrying second batch of vaccines will arrive in Panama at 12:30 am
The Presidency of the Republic of Panama reported that the flight that carries the second batch of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines will arrive at Tocumen International Airport at 12:30 am on Wednesday, February 17.
North Korea accused of hacking Pfizer for Covid-19 vaccine data
North Korea attempted to steal Covid-19 vaccine technology from US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, according to South Korean intelligence officials.
A Few Covid Vaccine Recipients Developed a Rare Blood Disorder
A link to the vaccines is not certain, and investigations are underway in some reported cases.
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