Coronavirus World

Coronavirus World

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

Tatenda Shopera

Zim Doctor Part Of Covid-19 Vaccine Team

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

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Poor countries face long wait for vaccines despite promises

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

Recovered patients from all over the world have come forward to donate plasma

Desperation for “unproven” Covid-19 medication

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

US President Donald Trump

Covid: US Vaccinations Begin On Monday

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

Covid-19 Tormented US Approves Pfizer Vaccine For Emergency Use

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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Covid: Record Deaths In Germany And Russia

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

US Experts Recommend Pfizer Vaccine Approval

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.

Covid-19: Canada Now Second Country To Approve Pfizer’s Vaccine

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

Four Lions Test Positive For Covid-19 In Barcelona

Mailonline Four lions at Barcelona Zoo have tested positive for COVID-19, veterinary authorities said on Tuesday, in only the second known case in which large felines have contracted coronavirus. Three females named Zala, Nima and Run Run and Kiumbe, a male, were tested after keepers noticed they showed slight symptoms of coronavirus. Two staff at

Covid: UK Begins Historic Vaccination Programme

BBC The first people in the UK are expected to receive a coronavirus vaccine later, as rollout of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab begins in what is being called “V-day”. About 70 hospital hubs in the UK are gearing up to vaccinate the over-80s and some health and care staff. It marks the start of a mass

US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump Jr Tests Positive For Covid-19

BBC US President Donald Trump’s oldest son has tested positive for coronavirus, according to his spokesman. Donald Trump Jr, 42, was diagnosed at the start of this week and has been quarantining at his hunting cabin since the result, the spokesman said. “He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended Covid-19

Covid-19 vaccine shows nearly 95% protection

BBC A NEW vaccine that protects against Covid-19 is nearly 95% effective, early data from US company Moderna shows. The results come hot on the heels of similar results from Pfizer, and add to growing confidence that vaccines can help end the pandemic. Both companies used a highly innovative and experimental approach to designing their

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah tests positive for coronavirus

BBC Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt. The Egyptian Football Federation said on Friday that Salah, 28, returned a positive test but is not displaying any symptoms. They added that the other members of the team had tested negative. Egypt host Togo in Africa Cup of