Medical & Health

US: Novavax vaccine over 89% effective in stage 3 trials

January 29, 2021

A coronavirus vaccine candidate from American pharmaceutical company Novavax is over 89% effective in preventing people from contracting COVID-19, the drug maker announced Thursday.The Maryland-based company announced the results of its phase 3 trials…

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South Africa records 555 new COVID-19 deaths

January 29, 2021

South Africa registered 555 new coronavirus deaths that pushed the number of fatalities to 43,105, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said late Thursday.Mkhize said health workers detected 7,150 new infections that brought the number of cases to 1,437,798 a…

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Turkey to receive 2nd shipment from 2nd batch of vaccine Friday

January 29, 2021

The second shipment of a second batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China will arrive Friday morning in Turkey, said the country’s health minister.”The first part of the second shipment of 10 million doses of inactivated vaccines arrived last weekend. As …

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UPDATE – British coronavirus variant rising steadily in France

January 29, 2021

France may soon announce new restrictions as coronavirus infections continue to rise steadily due to the circulation of a British variant that has left current measures ineffective, the French health minister said Thursday.Olivier Veran said at a news…

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Serbia: Europe’s 2nd-fastest COVID-19 vaccine rollout

January 29, 2021

Serbia’s novel coronavirus vaccine rollout has been the second-fastest in Europe despite EU and other Balkan countries struggling to get their hands on the doses.Serbia is now second in Europe, after the UK in terms of the number of vaccinated citizen…

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US: At least 6 dead after chemical leak in Georgia

January 29, 2021

At least six people died from a liquid nitrogen gas leak at a food processing plant, officials in the US state of Georgia said Thursday.Five deaths occurred at Prime Pak Foods, while one was killed while receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.In all…

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UPDATE – Turkey reports over 7,200 new coronavirus cases

January 29, 2021

Turkey on Thursday reported over 7,200 new coronavirus cases, according to the Health Ministry data.A total of 7,279 cases, including 670 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, the data showed.Turkey’s overall case tally is over 2.45…

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COVID-19: 28,680 new cases recorded across UK

January 29, 2021

The UK registered 28,680 more cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, along with 1,239 deaths, according to official figures.With the new additions, the total case tally in the country rose to 3,715,054 and the overall death toll to 101,887, showe…

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