Coronavirus World

Coronavirus World

Covid: Rich States ‘Block’ Vaccine Plans For Developing Nations

BBC Wealthy countries – including the UK – are blocking proposals to help developing nations increase their vaccine manufacturing capabilities, documents leaked to BBC Newsnight show. Several poorer countries have asked the World Health Organization to help them. But richer nations are pushing back on provisions in international law that would enable them to achieve

Covid-19: Netherlands Suspends Use Of AstraZeneca Vaccine

BBC The Netherlands has become the latest country to suspend use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine over concerns about possible side effects. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) say there is no indication of a link between the vaccine and reports of blood clots. Eight countries have so far fully

John Hollis

WATCH: Meet The Man With ‘Super Covid Antibodies’

BBC JOHN Hollis didn’t realise he’d been infected with Covid-19. But he later discovered he’s one of the rare people who has “super antibodies”. The antibodies are so good at killing the virus, he’s practically immune to the disease. Still, if scientists hope to find others like John, they’ll have to tackle long standing mistrust

Covid Trial In UK Examines Mixing Different Vaccines

BBC A UK trial has been launched to see if giving people different Covid vaccines for their first and second doses works as well as the current approach of using the same type of vaccine twice. The idea is to provide more flexibility with vaccine rollout and help deal with any potential disruption to supplies.

Pfizer Eyes $15 billion From Covid-19 Vaccine Sales

Reuters Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it expects to generate about $15 billion in sales this year from the COVID-19 vaccine that it developed with German partner BioNTech. The drugmaker is trying to deliver two billion doses of the vaccine in 2021 at a breakneck pace as countries rush to sign supply deals in an

Netherlands And Dubai Ban Travellers From SA Due To Covid Variant

TimesLive Many countries continue to bar travellers from SA, as they implement renewed lockdowns and travel restrictions due to new coronavirus variants. On Wednesday, the Netherlands announced new travel measures that will be implemented to control new Covid-19 variants. Among the travel restrictions, the country has barred passenger flights from SA, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth (94) Gets Covid-19 Vaccine

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

Pope Francis

Pope’s Private Doctor Dies From Covid-19

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

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

British Health System Buckles Under Surging Covid Cases

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

Marvelous Nakamba

Nakamba’s Aston Villa Closes Training Ground After Covid-19 Outbreak

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

Covid-19 Dampens Global New Year Celebrations

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.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine Approved

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

The volunteer dressed as Sinterklaas was welcomed in to spread Christmas cheer among the 150 residents of the Hemelrijck care home in Mol, Antwerp

Covid-19 Positive Santa Kills 18 In Belgium Care Home

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

Germany Reports First Case Of Coronavirus Variant Spreading In Britain

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

Pope Francis

Pope Urges Coronavirus Vaccine Access To Poor Nations

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

2,500 Volunteer Britons To Be Deliberately Infected With Covid-19

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

Susan Moore

Black US Doctor Dies Of Covid Alleging Racist Hospital Care

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