Israel will begin rolling out a major coronavirus vaccination campaign next week after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out personally to the head of United States pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. But millions of Palestinians living under Israeli control will have to wait much longer.Israelis could soon return to normal life and[…]
The Solidarity Fund says it will be making a R327 million down payment toward a COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week. The Deputy Chairperson of the Fund, Adriaan Enthoven, says the pre-payment will help to secure a vaccine for 10% of the South African population. He says while healthcare[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is in consultation with several international pharmaceutical companies to get access to a vaccine to combat the coronavirus. US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer earlier announced that its vaccine candidate is showing promising results in stage-three trials of 92% efficacy in preventing COVID-19. Addressing the nation on[…]
Health minister Zweli Mkhize has praised Aspen Pharmacare’s plans to partner with Johnson & Johnson to manufacture, package and distribute a candidate Covid-19 vaccine locally, once it was successfully registered in the country. Earlier this week, the pharmaceutical group announced the Covid-19 vaccine would be produced at its existing sterile[…]
Facebook will start banning advertisements that discourage people from getting vaccinated, the social media company said, as it also announced a new flu vaccine information campaign. The United States-based company said in a blog post on Tuesday that ads advocating for or against legislation or government policies around vaccines, including a COVID-19[…]
Thai researchers plan to begin human trials of a potential vaccine for the new coronavirus in November and are preparing 10,000 doses, a senior official said on Sunday, aiming for a vaccine that could be ready for use by late next year. Following favourable results in trials on primates, the[…]
Global coronavirus cases are expected to tip over 10 million on Sunday, marking a major milestone in the spread of the disease that has so far killed almost 500,000 people in seven months. The figure is roughly double the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World[…]
During a question-and-answer session with doctors in Pretoria, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize echoed statistics that have now become commonly expressed globally, including by German chancellor Angela Merkel, who earlier this month predicted that as much as 70% of German citizens would contract Covid-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.[…]
Health workers in Congo were setting up refrigerators on Monday to keep cool an Ebola vaccine needed to tackle an outbreak suspected to have infected 43 people, the health ministry said. Giving the latest figures on the epidemic, which was declared just days after an outbreak in northwestern Congo 2,500[…]
The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100 percent effective. Initial results from the trial, which tested Merck (MRK.N) and[…]
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