CNN Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh have received their Covid-19 vaccinations, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said Saturday. The inoculations were administered by a household doctor at Windsor Castle, a royal source said. To prevent inaccuracies and further speculation, Her Majesty, who 94, decided that she would let it be known that she
CNN Pope Francis’ personal doctor, Fabrizio Soccorsi, has died as a result of “complications due to Covid,” the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano announced on Saturday. Pope Francis chose Soccorsi as a personal doctor in 2015, the news outlet said. He was 78 years old when he died. Soccorsi was hospitalized in Rome on December 26
BBC Flexing the coronavirus lockdown rules could be fatal, the health secretary has warned as hospital admissions soar. Matt Hancock did not rule out strengthening current restrictions and told the BBC’s Andrew Marr the NHS was under “very serious pressure”. It comes after almost 60,000 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the UK on
By Sports Reporter MARVELOUS Nakamba’s English Premier League side Aston Villa has been forced to close its Bodymoor Heath training ground after a “significant” coronavirus outbreak at the club. In a statement on their official website on Thursday, Aston Villa say a “large number” of their first-team players and staff have tested positive and first-team
BBC RESTRICTIONS are being placed on New Year festivities around the world as many countries struggle to curb new spikes in coronavirus cases. Fireworks displays and other public gatherings have been cancelled from Sydney to New York. Festivities are being particularly muted in Europe, amid fears over a new more contagious strain of the disease.
The Daily Mail THE British-made Covid-19 vaccine from Oxford University and AstraZeneca has today been approved for use – hours before millions more people are plunged into Tier 4 lockdown. In a boost for the UK as it recorded more than 50,000 cases for the first time yesterday, the Department of Health has said today’s
BBC Some 18 care home residents have now died from coronavirus after an infected Santa Claus came to visit in Belgium. Sinterklaas and his helpers in black face known as Zwarte Piet (‘Black Pete’) infected 121 residents and 36 staff at the Hemelrijck care home in Mol, Antwerp, earlier this month. Pictures of the man
SABC A new variant of the pandemic SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that has been spreading rapidly in Britain has been found in Germany for the first time, the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg said on Thursday. The infected person flew to Frankfurt from London Heathrow on December 20 to visit relatives and tested positive upon arrival. Further genetic
BBC Pope Francis has called on world leaders to ensure unfettered access to coronavirus vaccines for everyone. In a Christmas Day address delivered online for the first time, the pontiff warned against putting up “walls” to treatments. The pandemic meant this year the annual Urbi et Orbi message was not presented from the balcony at
Mailonline Around 2,500 Britons will deliberately be infected with coronavirus in the world’s first ‘human challenge trials’ which will begin next month in a bid to accelerate research on the pandemic. Alex Greer, 20, is among those who have volunteered to take part in the research, which is due to begin at the Royal Free
BBC A black physician in Indianapolis has died with Covid-19 weeks after she accused a doctor of denying her proper medical care because of her race. In a video from her bed at Indiana University Hospital North, Susan Moore said she had to “beg” for treatment. Offering its condolences, the hospital said it took accusations
BBC President-elect Joe Biden has received his first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, saying he was getting the jab to show Americans it is “safe to take”. Biden joins a growing number of political leaders getting the jab, including Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. On Sunday, the roll-out began for a
VOA A ZIMBABWEAN, who works for Pfizer which came up with the Covid-19 vaccine, says he is proud to be part of a team that delivered “this great Christmas present to the world”. In a tweet Dr. Tatenda Shopera said, “I grew up in the dusty streets of Harare (Zimbabwe) and one thing that was
AP With Americans, Britons and Canadians rolling up their sleeves to receive coronavirus vaccines, the route out of the pandemic now seems clear to many in the West, even if the rollout will take many months. But for poorer countries, the road will be far longer and rougher. The ambitious initiative known as COVAX created
BBC Desperate calls for blood plasma to treat Covid-19 patients continue to appear on India’s social media platforms even as doctors have mixed views about the experimental therapy. When people have Covid-19 or other viral diseases, their immune system responds by creating antibodies, which attack the virus. Over time the antibodies build up and can
BBC The US public will start receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine from Monday after it was authorised for emergency use, officials say. The first three million doses of the vaccine would be shipped “across all states” this weekend, said Gen Gustave Perna, who is overseeing distribution. The vaccine offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19
BBC The US Food and Drug Administration has authorised the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. The agency said the authorisation was a “significant milestone” in the pandemic, which taken more than 295,000 lives in the US. The vaccine, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19, was deemed safe and effective by the FDA.
BBC Germany is facing calls for a second lockdown before Christmas after recording 585 deaths and 29,875 new infections in one day – the highest numbers since the pandemic began. “We have to act urgently. We have to do more than was previously planned,” warned Economy Minister Peter Altmaier. Russia and Ukraine also reported record
BBC Medical experts advising the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recommended emergency approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. The decision comes after a 23-member panel met to determine whether the drug’s benefits outweigh the risks. The Pfizer vaccine has already been approved for the public in the UK, Canada, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Mailonline The government has purchased six million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine, developed with its German partner BioNTech SE, which requires people to receive two doses each. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the first vials will arrive at 14 distribution centers across the country next week. Health Canada is reviewing three other vaccine candidates, including one