CORONAVIRUS

WHO recommends not requiring vaccinations for international travel

WHO recommends not requiring vaccinations for international travel

An emergency committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend at this time that proof of vaccination against COVID be required for international travel. “Given that the impact of vaccines on reducing transmission is not yet known and the current availability of vaccines is too limited, the committee recommended that countries not require proof of vaccination from arriving ...

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WHO does not rule out that the decision on immune passports may change in their favor as the situation with COVID-19 develops

WHO does not rule out that the decision on immune passports may change in their favor as the situation with COVID-19 develops

The World Health Organization has not ruled out that the decision on immunization passports may change in their favor as the COVID-19 situation develops, said Michael Ryan, director of WHO’s health emergencies program. “If you look at the emergency committee’s recommendations for confirming vaccinations for overseas travelers, it says ‘for now.’ Not because it will be a bad idea in ...

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‘Unacceptable’: 6 EU countries urge bloc to address Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine delays, as Canada also flags supply issues

‘Unacceptable’: 6 EU countries urge bloc to address Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine delays, as Canada also flags supply issues

Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, and Estonia sent a letter to the European Commission, in which they resented the reduction in the supply of vaccines from Pfizer and BioNTech. It is reported by Reuters. Governments of six EU countries informed that vaccine manufacturers informed them that deliveries of the preparation will be significantly reduced in the nearest weeks. The states ...

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First case of “Brazilian” strain of coronavirus detected in Britain

First case of "Brazilian" strain of coronavirus detected in Britain

Infection with one of the two “Brazilian” strains of the coronavirus has been detected in Britain, reported British virologist Wendy Barclay. British Ministry of Transport had earlier decided on Friday to prohibit entry into the country for passengers from Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and Portugal because of the situation with COVID-19. The day before British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that ...

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Urgent! Pfizer temporarily cuts vaccine supplies to Europe

Pfizer is temporarily reducing shipments of coronavirus vaccine to Norway and the rest of Europe starting next week

Pfizer is temporarily reducing shipments of coronavirus vaccine to Norway and the rest of Europe starting next week, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health said. “The vaccine manufacturer, Pfizer, is reducing supplies of the vaccine to Norway and Europe starting next week,” the institute said in a statement. It is noted that for Norway this means a shortfall of 7,800 ...

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Paraguay registered the Russian vaccine Sputnik V

Paraguay registered the Russian vaccine Sputnik V

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Paraguay has registered a Russian vaccine against Sputnik V coronavirus under an accelerated procedure, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced. “RDIF announces the registration of a Russian vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Paraguay,” the fund said. The registration was carried out under ...

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Scientists has identified and finalized new antibody fragments for SARS-CoV-2.

An international team of scientists has identified and finalized new antibody fragments for SARS-CoV-2. MedicalXpress and EurekAlert write about it. “The nanobodies, as noted in the study, are smaller than classic antibodies, so they penetrate tissue better and can be produced in large quantities. The authors of the paper were able to combine the nanobodies into potentially particularly effective molecules ...

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Israel launched an investigation into rumors of clandestine vaccinations

Israel launched an investigation into rumors of clandestine vaccinations

The sale of the COVID vaccine in Israel is illegitimate. The vaccination is conducted at the government’s expense. Law enforcers in Israel are investigating a possible illegal supply of the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine to Ukraine. Head of the International Relations Department of the Israeli Ministry of Health Asher Yeshayhu Salmon said about this at a press conference, Ukrinform reported on ...

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France discovers new side effects from Pfizer vaccine

France discovers new side effects from Pfizer vaccine

In France, new side effects of the Pfizer vaccine were discovered. This is reported by TOP NEWS with reference to the National Agency for Drug Safety. According to the agency, four patients showed allergic reactions to the drug, two people had tachycardia. French authorities also received reports that one patient died two hours after vaccination. However, no direct link between ...

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In Norway, 23 people died after Pfizer/BioNTech vaccinations

"Twenty-three fatal cases have been reported following vaccination. Thirteen of these are currently under review," the report said.

At least 23 people vaccinated against coronavirus with Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have died in Norway. The Norwegian Medicines Agency (Legemiddelverk) reported this today, January 14. “Twenty-three fatal cases have been reported following vaccination. Thirteen of these are currently under review,” the report said. The agency’s chief physician, Sigurd Hortemu, explains that “common symptoms caused by the vaccine, such as fever and ...

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