Corona News

EU Reviewing Pfizer’s Coronavirus Pill For Emergency Use

November 20, 2021

AMSTERDAM — Before it is formally approved, the European Union’s medicines authority has begun studying Pfizer Inc.’s coronavirus pill to determine if it can be used in emergency situations. The European Medicines Agency said in a statement Friday that it is reviewing evidence on the efficacy of Pfizer’s antiviral tablet in persons infected with COVID-19 […]

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Beneficiaries Of J&J Should Have Confidence In The Company’s Booster Advice. Dr. Anthony Fauci

October 17, 2021

White House senior medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC’s “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz that recipients of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccination need not be concerned about the shot’s decreased effectiveness now that boosters have been suggested. “I believe they should feel good about it,” he said Sunday, “because the FDA advisors […]

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New COVID-19 Pills Can Keep Newly Diagnosed Patients Out Of The Hospital, Says Company

October 3, 2021

According to early data released by pharmaceutical firms Merck and Ridgeback, COVID-19 Pills taking a five-day course of a specific antiviral medication soon after a COVID-19 diagnosis can reduce the chance of being hospitalized or dying from the virus by half. If the Food and Drug Administration approves molnupiravir, it will be the first antiviral […]

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Students Who Are Vaccinated At Milwaukee Public Schools Are Eligible For $100 Reward

September 11, 2021

Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin’s largest school system, will reward kids who receive the COVID-19 vaccination with a $100 prize. The school board of the district decided overwhelmingly Thursday night to require staff immunizations by Nov. 1, with exceptions for religious or medical reasons. The board debated requiring kids to get vaccines, but ultimately decided on […]

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French Doctors Are Requesting Workplace Security From Death Threats

September 8, 2021

PARIS — On Tuesday, French doctors and scientists called on authorities to take action against the insults and threats they have received often throughout the coronavirus outbreak, including death threats. The physicians expressed their concern that someone from the realm of conspiracy theories might act against them, as well as other medical professionals, and criticized […]

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Germany Promotes Vaccinations, Warns Of A Drop COVID-19 Surge

September 4, 2021

BERLIN — Germany’s top health official is encouraging more people to be vaccinated, saying on Saturday that if vaccination rates do not rise, the country’s hospitals would be overrun by COVID-19 Surge patients by the end of the year. Health Minister Jens Spahn tweeted, “We need at least 5 million vaccines for a safe autumn […]

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J&J Vaccine Booster Shot Raises Antibody Levels 9-Fold, Company Says

August 25, 2021

According to a press release from Johnson & Johnson, a new study indicates that providing a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson shot six months after first vaccination results in antibody levels 9-fold increase. In the meanwhile, previous research revealed that patients who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccination had a long-lasting immune response […]

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New Zealand Has Extended Virus Lockdown; Australia Eyes Vaccines

August 23, 2021

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — As it seeks to put a stop to a growing coronavirus epidemic, New Zealand’s government said on Monday that a severe countrywide lockdown will be extended until at least Friday. The announcement came as health officials reported 35 new local infections of the fast-spreading delta form, the most daily COVID-19 cases […]

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After A Single Viral Case Was Discovered, New Zealand’s Government Was Placed On Lockdown

August 17, 2021

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — After discovering a single instance of coronavirus infection in the community, New Zealand’s government took dramatic measures Tuesday, placing the whole country under lockdown for at least three days. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern resurrected some of her rousing rhetoric from earlier in the epidemic, asking the “team of 5 million” — […]

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Pandemic Restrictions Are Being Tightened In Australia On The Deadliest Day Of The Epidemic

August 16, 2021

CANBERRA, Australia — As pandemic restrictions tightened in other areas of the nation, Australia’s most populous state recorded its worst day of the epidemic on Monday, with 478 new infections and seven COVID-19 fatalities. On Saturday, New South Wales set a new daily record with 466 new cases recorded. Two of the victims had only […]

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