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Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

 Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

Highlights Protests against lockdown continue in Australia’s major cities. Cases in Victoria have spiked to a new high. The country reported 11 deaths on Monday. Anti-lockdown protests rocked Australia’s second most populous c...

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COVID-19 Weekly Roundup: Latest developments around the world

COVID-19 Weekly Roundup: Latest developments around the world

Source: Moonhonor, Shutterstock Summary The EU Commission has opted not to renew contracts for the COVID-19 vaccine from Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. Researchers at the University of Oxford introduced a Com-Cov study to evalua...

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Airlines Might Check New EU COVID-19 Pass Before Onboarding Travelers

Airlines Might Check New EU COVID-19 Pass Before Onboarding Travelers

Source: diy13, Shutterstock Summary European Union (EU) plans to roll out a digital travel certificate to start foreign travel for all EU citizens. The certificate would be valid till WHO confirms the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. The objecti...

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AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine: A look at recent challenges

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine: A look at recent challenges

e links of blood clots after the administration of AstraZeneca’s jab. The COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Oxford University and AstraZeneca Plc (LON:AZN) has been a part of controversy amid several nations suspending the vaccine's use, in...

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How is COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan panning out in New Zealand?

How is COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan panning out in New Zealand?

  • April 08, 2021 10:44 AM NZST
  • Roma

Source:Studio Romantic, Shutterstock Summary COVID-19 vaccine shots received by ministry officials, even before some frontliners. The complete vaccine roll-out strategy is out by New Zealand. Priority vaccines available in special cases such ...

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Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine shows 100% efficacy in young adolescents

Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine shows 100% efficacy in young adolescents

Source: solarseven, Shutterstock Summary Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine has proved to be 100% effective in young adolescents (12-15 years) in Phase 3 clinical study. The two partners plan to submit these data to the US FDA and t...

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A look at the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccines across the globe

A look at the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccines across the globe

Source: New Africa, Shutterstock Summary Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s COVID-19 shot reduced the risk of infection by 80% after the first of two doses. Moderna transported almost 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the US govern...

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AstraZeneca Caught On A Wrong Foot, and Other Major COVID-19-Related Developments

AstraZeneca Caught On A Wrong Foot, and Other Major COVID-19-Related Developments

other vaccine claims to reduce infection severity in patients, have a look! With the coronavirus pandemic recently becoming an year old and people across the world learning to live with it, the vaccine varieties across the world are being analys...

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EU could block vaccine export amid a shortage of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shots

EU could block vaccine export amid a shortage of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shots

Source: Juan Roballo, Shutterstock Summary With vaccination programs in Britain and the US moving far ahead, EU leaders have warned to block the vaccine supply. The EU stated that AstraZeneca intends to deliver just 100 million out of 300 mill...

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Will Opening the Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble Result in COVID-19 Infection Spread?

Will Opening the Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble Result in COVID-19 Infection Spread?

  • March 24, 2021 05:32 PM NZDT
  • Roma

Source:Mongkolchon Akesin, Shutterstock Summary Will the Trans-Tasman bubble result in increased COVID-19 cases? How can the risk of infection be lowered in the current travel dynamics of the country? What steps can be taken to help the econo...

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COVID-19 vaccines in New Zealand, will it reach out uniformly?

COVID-19 vaccines in New Zealand, will it reach out uniformly?

  • March 23, 2021 04:38 PM NZDT
  • Roma

Source: xideaa, Shutterstock Summary COVID-19 vaccine distribution in rural New Zealand could prove challenging. Healthcare professionals in rural NZ passing up the opportunity to get priority vaccine. Logistical issues such as temperatu...

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