PFIZER, MODERNA JABS 94% EFFECTIVE AT KEEPING US SENIORS OUT OF HOSPITALS, CDC STUDY SHOWS

Thu 06 May 2021: Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have proven 94 percent effective in preventing hospitalization of patients aged 65 and older, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. “Effectiveness was 94% among adults who were fully vaccinated and 64% among adults who were partially vaccinated,” a CDC report said. “This […]

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US BACKS COVID VACCINE PATENT WAIVERS

Thu 06 May 2021: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed a decision by the United States to back intellectual property waivers for coronavirus vaccines, calling it “a monumental moment” in the fight against the virus. WHO Executive Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday commended the Biden administration’s support for temporarily waiving intellectual property […]

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INDIA BREAKS ITS OWN RECORDS AGAIN WITH 412K NEW CASES, NEARLY 4,000 DEATHS

Thu 06 May 2021: The Health Ministry reported 412,262 new cases, taking the country’s total number of infections to over 21 million. With a record 3,980 new fatalities, the death toll reached 230,168. It marked the second time that the country’s daily cases surpassed 400,000. Last Saturday, India registered 401,993 daily infections. Many experts also […]

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PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA TO ADDRESS THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Wed 05 May 2021: President Cyril Ramaphosa will use his reply to questions in the National Assembly, to provide an update on progress with the country’s COVID-19 vaccination programme. The President will outline details of the country’s vaccination programme following the resumption of the vaccination of health workers, in the same week as the first […]

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GLOBAL AIR TRAVEL STAYS 88% BELOW PRE-PANDEMIC LEVEL, REPORT

Wed 05 May 2021: The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), has reported on Tuesday that March remained depressed at 87.8 percent of pre-pandemic March 2019 levels, even as domestic air travel pulled to within 32 percent of volumes prior to the COVID-19 crisis, the International Air Transport […]

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INDIAN HIGH COURT COMPARES OXYGEN SHORTAGE HOSPITAL DEATHS TO ‘GENOCIDE’

Wed 05 May 2021: The high court in India’s Allahabad district said oxygen shortage deaths in the coronavirus-hit country could be compared to a genocide. The court observed that “death of Covid patients just for non-supplying of oxygen to the hospitals is a criminal act and not less than a genocide” by those responsible for […]

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KUWAIT, UAE SEND OXYGEN TO INDIA AS ANGER GROWS AGAINST MODI GOV.

Tue 04 May 2021: India received urgently needed coronavirus-related supplies on Tuesday from the UAE and Kuwait, among other countries, its foreign affairs ministry said. The shipment included oxygen tanks and concentrators, ventilators, and other medical equipment. Coronavirus cases in India have hit record highs in the past couple weeks, and there are oxygen shortages […]

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NEPAL APPEALS FOR VACCINES AS INDIA’S OUTBREAK SPILLS ACROSS THE BORDER

Tue 04 May 2021: Coronavirus cases in Nepal have exploded as the virulent Indian strain of the virus crosses the two neighbouring countries’ open border.  On Monday, Nepal’s COVID-19 cases increased by 7,388 and deaths by 37, the highest spike in 24 hours since the pandemic started. Nepal has recorded a total of 343,418 cases […]

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