Covid-19

Has COVID-19 pandemic proven more hostile to developing economies?

 Has COVID-19 pandemic proven more hostile to developing economies?

Highlights  Unlike advanced economies, developing countries would not be able to achieve pre-pandemic economic levels by 2023. As per the WHO, 85% of people in Africa have not received a single COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 36 countries hav...

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Are the Vaccines Working? When will Covid-19 end?

Are the Vaccines Working? When will Covid-19 end?

The deadly coronavirus pandemic was first reported from Wuhan, China in December 2019 and spread across the globe leaving economies of the biggest countries come to a standstill. No one had predicted what the outbreak could cost, and sadly it did 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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CDC, FDA Recommend Halting Johnson & Johnson’s One-Shot COVID Vaccine

CDC, FDA Recommend Halting Johnson & Johnson’s One-Shot COVID Vaccine

Source: solarseven, Shutterstock  Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) fell 1.34 percent on Tuesday after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended pausing the compan...

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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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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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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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US mulls compulsory Covid tests for all domestic air passengers

US mulls compulsory Covid tests for all domestic air passengers

Source: ETAJOE, Shutterstock Summary US considering compulsory COVID-19 test for all domestic flyers after reports of new variants emerge Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) coordinating with other agencies to find out more ab...

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Covid may prove a boon for US tech companies

Covid may prove a boon for US tech companies

Source:fizkes, Shutterstock The pandemic has elevated the need for contactless technologies for human interaction as the risk of contracting the disease increased. Although that may have become a reality eventually, the massive crisis has forced go...

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