Canada to drop COVID vaccine requirement to enter country on Sept 30-source

Canada to drop COVID vaccine requirement to enter country on Sept 30-source

A sign pointing to a clinic where residents who are over 50 years old and immunocompromised can receive their second booster shots of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines in Waterford, Michigan, U.S., April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Emily Elconin Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 20 (Reuters) – Canada’s federal government will likely … Read more

CanSino’s inhaled COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency use approval in China

CanSino’s inhaled COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency use approval in China

A logo of China’s vaccine specialist CanSino Biologics Inc is pictured on the company’s headquarters in Tianjin, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), China August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Sept 4 (Reuters) – China’s CanSino Biologics Inc (6185.HK) said on Sunday … Read more

China’s Shenzhen to adopt tiered COVID measures; Chengdu extends lockdown

China’s Shenzhen to adopt tiered COVID measures; Chengdu extends lockdown

Medical workers in protective suits collect swabs at a nucleic acid testing site at the Software Park in Nanshan district, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China September 2, 2022. REUTERS/David Kirton Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) – China’s southern tech hub of … Read more

Moderna sues Pfizer/BioNTech for patent infringement over COVID vaccine

Moderna sues Pfizer/BioNTech for patent infringement over COVID vaccine

Moderna’s logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 26 (Reuters) – Moderna sued Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Friday for patent infringement in the development of the first COVID-19 vaccine approved … Read more

UK first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna nod

UK first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna nod

A nurse prepares a dose of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the Glangwili General Hospital in Carmarthen, Wales, Britain April 7, 2021. Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UK’s JCVI backs using bivalent shot in autumn booster campaign Moderna sees Australia, Canada, EU approvals soon LONDON, … Read more

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

Aug 4 (Reuters) – The United States has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, the health secretary said on Thursday, a move expected to free up additional funding and tools to fight the disease. The U.S. tally topped 6,600 on Wednesday, almost all of the cases among men who have sex with men. “We’re prepared … Read more

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health regulator reported on Thursday a causal link between the death of an individual and Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine, the first time such a direct link has been made in the country. The person presented with rare neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome soon after being given … Read more

Polio found in New York wastewater as state urges vaccinations

Polio found in New York wastewater as state urges vaccinations

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The polio virus was present in wastewater in a New York City suburb a month before health officials there announced a confirmed case of the disease last month, state health officials said on Monday, urging residents to be sure they have been vaccinated. The discovery of the disease from wastewater … Read more

Austria mourns suicide of doctor targetted by anti-COVID vaccine campaigners

Austria mourns suicide of doctor targetted by anti-COVID vaccine campaigners

ZURICH, July 30 (Reuters) – Austrian leaders appealed for national unity after a doctor who faced death threats from anti-vaccination activists and coronavirus pandemic conspiracy theorists took her own life. “Let’s put an end to this intimidation and fear mongering. Hate and intolerance have no place in our Austria,” President Alexander Van der Bellen said, … Read more

China approves Genuine Biotech’s HIV drug for COVID patients

China approves Genuine Biotech’s HIV drug for COVID patients

BEIJING, July 25 (Reuters) – China on Monday gave conditional approval to domestic firm Genuine Biotech’s Azvudine pill to treat certain adult patients with COVID-19, adding another oral treatment option against the coronavirus. The availability of effective COVID vaccines and treatments is crucial in laying the groundwork for China’s potential pivoting from its “dynamic COVID … Read more