UK Free Of Covid-19 By August, Says UK Vaccine Task Force Chief

UK Free Of Covid-19 By August, Says UK Vaccine Task Force Chief

The new coronavirus will no longer be circulating in Britain by August, the government’s departing vaccine task force chief Clive Dix told the Daily Telegraph on Friday. “Sometime in August, we will have no circulating virus in the UK”, Dix said, adding that he believed the vaccine booster program could be pushed back to early 2022. The government is looking at which COVID-19 vaccines would offer the best booster shot for vulnerable people later this year. Dix told the Telegraph that he expects everybody in the UK to have been…

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Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine shows 97.6% efficacy

Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine shows 97.6% efficacy

The Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have reported that the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine showed a 97.6% efficacy. This was based on the analysis of data on disease infection rate among people receiving both shots of the vaccine. The vaccine, which is based on an established and well-studied platform of human adenoviral vectors, uses two different vectors for the two jabs for vaccination. Data from 3.8 million Russians who received both components of Sputnik V from 5 December last year…

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Third pandemic wave in Sweden slowing down,but cases still high

Third pandemic wave in Sweden slowing down,but cases still high

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Sweden has decreased in the past week, but infections are still at a high level and it is too early to say whether the trend will continue, the Health Agency said on Tuesday. Swedenhas experienced a severe third wave of the pandemic and the number of patients treated at intensive care has been the highest since during spring last year, although deaths have remained low. The country, which has shunned lockdowns throughout the pandemic, registered 14,911 new coronavirus cases since Friday, health agency…

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Norway’s prime minister gets COVID-19 vaccine as it speeds up its vaccinations

Norway’s prime minister gets COVID-19 vaccine as it speeds up its vaccinations

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has received her first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19, her office said on Monday. Four other cabinet ministers were also vaccinated, all receiving the vaccine produced by Moderna, the office said in a statement. “I hope everyone who is offered a vaccine will accept it. Vaccination will eventually allow us to reclaim the everyday life we all long for,” said Solberg, who is 60 years old. The prime minister is due to attend a NATO summit in June, and the military alliance has recommended…

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Despite decreasing infections,WHO says threat for Europe ‘remains present’

Despite decreasing infections,WHO says threat for Europe ‘remains present’

The threat for Europe posed by the coronavirus “remains present,” the World Health Organization said Thursday, despite a recent decline in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the region. “It is 462 days since the first Covid-19 cases were reported. Based on numbers of confirmed cases, 5.5% of the entire European population have now had Covid-19, while 7% have completed a full vaccination series,” WHO’s regional director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge, said in a press conference on Thursday. “But even as new cases, hospitalizations and deaths decline, the threat…

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Third dose of COVID vaccine ‘likely’ needed within 1 year: Pfizer CEO

Third dose of COVID vaccine ‘likely’ needed within 1 year: Pfizer CEO

Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla has said that COVID-19 vaccine recipients will “likely” need a third dose between six to 12 months after they’re fully vaccinated and suggested vaccinations for coronavirus could be needed every year. According to The Hill, Bourla made these remarks while speaking to CNBC’s Bertha Coombs at a CVS Health event that he predicts based on current data a “likely scenario” will involve the COVID-19 vaccine being administered to patients annually. Bourla said it “remains to be seen” how often any potential additional vaccines would be provided….

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Worldwide impact of sex life during Lockdown: Report

Worldwide impact of sex life during Lockdown: Report

Sex life in lockdown: Lockdown significantly affected our health (for good and bad), our work and how we socialise. These consequences have been widely discussed, but far less attention has been given to the effect on our sex lives. Studies from around the world tell a similar story. Research conducted in India,Italy,Turkey,US,UK and Europe in 2020 all points to the decline in sex with partners as well as solo acts, directly attributed to lockdown. For most, pandemic-induced lockdowns created an atmosphere of uncertainty and fear. Many experienced unprecedented health-related anxiety, financial…

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STUDY SHOWS THAT GLOBAL TOURISTS ARE EXPOSED TO A GREATER BURDEN OF MULTI DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA

STUDY SHOWS THAT GLOBAL TOURISTS ARE EXPOSED TO A GREATER BURDEN OF MULTI DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA

Travelers can pick up the bacteria even during short visits and further spread the strains after returning home. International travellers are particularly vulnerable to virulent strains of drug-resistant bacteria – often picking up several different types during a trip through spending time in the company of other tourists, a new study has revealed. The global spread of intestinal multidrug resistant gram-negative (MDR-GN) bacteria poses a serious threat to human health worldwide, with MDR clones of E.coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae threatening more antibiotic resistant infections around the world. Researchers monitored a…

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CHINA,INDIA, RUSSIA MUST STEP UP EFFORTS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS: US SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE JOHN KERRY

CHINA,INDIA, RUSSIA MUST STEP UP EFFORTS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS: US SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE JOHN KERRY

The world’s big emitting countries, including China, India, Russia and Japan need to “really step up” and begin to lower greenhouse gas emissions, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry has said as he called on all nations to raise their ambition to fight against climate change. Kerry on Friday joined UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a special virtual event to mark the United States rejoining the Paris Agreement. The United Kingdom will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November this…

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Russia approves its third COVID-19 vaccine, CoviVac

Russia approves its third COVID-19 vaccine, CoviVac

Russia has already approved two COVID-19 vaccines, including the Sputnik V shot, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, following a similar approach of granting approval before seeing any late-stage trial results. The preemptive approvals had raised concerns among some scientists in the West, but inoculations with those first two shots began on a mass scale in Russia only after trials were concluded and showed success. Sputnik V was approved in August and late-stage trials began in September. Mass vaccination was launched in December, after preliminary trial results showed the vaccine to…

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