Italy has detected a patient infected with the coronavirus mutated strain that first appeared in Britain, becoming the fifth country to record a case outside the UK. The Italian Ministry of Health said the Italian patient had flown to Rome from the United Kingdom in the last few days with his partner, who had not tested positive. The pair are isolating themselves now. In Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, and Belgium, the mutated Covid virus is said to be up to 70% more contagious than normal Covid and has been spotted. On Monday morning, the French Health Minister said it was ‘entirely plausible’ that the virus variant was already circulating in France despite studies not picking it up yet, while the First Minister of Northern Ireland said it was ‘probable’ that the strain was also there. As part of an international crackdown to monitor the mutant virus, more than a dozen nations, including France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, and Canada, have banned travel to and from the UK.View More Italy becomes the fifth country to detect mutated Covid virus after infected British traveller flew to Rome
US Vice President Mike Pence got a live TV vaccine against the coronavirus, telling the viewers and doctors, “I didn’t feel a thing.” The purpose of the move, according to the White House, was to “promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and build confidence among the American people” At the televised White House gathering, Mr. Pence’s wife and Surgeon General Jerome Adams also got the jab. Dr. Fauci, an infectious disease expert, was also present, but Trump was noticeably absent. Mr. Pence, 61, along with his wife Karen and Mr. Adams, got the first of two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab at 08:00 local time (13:00 GMT). He is the top U.S. official to be vaccinated so far. “We gather here today at the end of a historic week to affirm to the American people that hope is on the way,” he told the crowd after the number of newly reported US coronavirus fatalities exceeded 3,000 for the third day in a row. “Karen and I were more than happy to step forward before this week was out to take this safe and effective coronavirus vaccine that we have secured and produced for the American people,”a truly inspiring day,” a truly inspiring day” The US started rolling out the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Monday, which reportedly provides up to 95% protection against Covid-19. In the United States, more than 310,000 people have died from coronavirus, which has reported…View More US VP Mike Pence gets covid-19 vaccine on live TV
The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has finally been approved for emergency use by the US government. After a main panel overwhelmingly endorsed the shots on Thursday evening, December 10, Commissioner Stephen Hahn said in a statement Friday, the Food and Drug Administration is ”rapidly” working towards clearing Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use. Stephen Hahn, the Commissioner of Food and Drugs said in a statement on Friday December 11, that the Food and Drug Administration is “rapidly” working toward clearing Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use after a key panel overwhelmingly endorsed the shots on Thursday evening. “Following yesterday’s positive advisory committee meeting outcome regarding the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has informed the sponsor that it will rapidly work toward finalization and issuance of an emergency use authorization,” Hahn said in a joint statement with Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. Hahn and Marks said. “The agency has also notified the U.S. Centers…View More FDA Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert, has apologised for making remarks that criticized the United Kingdom’s covid-19 vaccine approval process. The UK…View More Top US infectious disease expert Dr Fauci apologises after saying UK ‘rushed’ covid-19 vaccine approval.
According to reports emanating from the UK, the new covid-19 vaccine could be given to National Health scheme (NHS) staff in the next ten days…View More Covid-19 vaccine ‘to be delivered to UK hospitals in 10 days time’