Covid-19 Vaccine: It’s Not Just Anti-Vaxxers That Are Worried

Would you take a Covid-19 vaccine? Bloomberg Opinion’s Therese Raphael, below, explains why it’s not just anti-vaxxers that may be worried: With any luck, one of the handful of promising Covid-19 vaccines currently going through human trials will meet with regulatory approval, maybe even in time for winter. One thing worrying public health officials, though, … Read more Covid-19 Vaccine: It’s Not Just Anti-Vaxxers That Are Worried

OPINION: It’s Not Just Anti-Vaxxers Who Worry About Covid-19 Vaccines

OPINION (Therese Raphael via Bloomberg Opinion) — With any luck, one of the handful of promising Covid-19 vaccines currently going through human trials will meet with regulatory approval, maybe even in time for winter. One thing worrying public health officials, though, is what happens if a significant number of people don’t want to be vaccinated. … Read more OPINION: It’s Not Just Anti-Vaxxers Who Worry About Covid-19 Vaccines

‘Masks make us slaves’: thousands march in Berlin anti-lockdown protest

Up to 17,000 people, including libertarians and anti-vaccination activists, have marched in Berlin to protest against Germany’s coronavirus regulations. Many flouted guidance on wearing masks and social distancing as they accused the government of ‘stealing our freedom’. While Germany had initial success in containing the virus, infections are rising and its R number has risen … Read more ‘Masks make us slaves’: thousands march in Berlin anti-lockdown protest

Berlin: Thousands protest against coronavirus restrictions

Thousands of demonstrators protesting against German coronavirus restrictions converged on Saturday in Berlin. The demonstration, proclaiming “the end of the pandemic”, took place as authorities voice increasing concern about an upturn in new infections in Germany. A crowd of people, whistling and cheering and with few masks in sight, marched through downtown Berlin from the … Read more Berlin: Thousands protest against coronavirus restrictions

Thirty million people to be offered flu jab in England | ITV News

Concerns over a second wave of the virus coinciding with a winter flu surge have prompted the biggest-ever rollout of the flu jab – planned for September. Thirty million people in England will be offered the vaccination to avert a crisis in hospitals – which could quickly become overwhelmed. But – questions are being raised … Read more Thirty million people to be offered flu jab in England | ITV News

UN warns of critical child vaccination campaigns disruption amid Covid-19 pandemic

Two United Nations agencies have warned that the spread of the coronavirus pandemic has led to a dramatic fall in the numbers of life-saving child vaccinations around the world, which could lead to a spike in deaths from illnesses that could have easily been treated. “We are talking about three big diseases: diphtheria, pertussis, and … Read more UN warns of critical child vaccination campaigns disruption amid Covid-19 pandemic

New Human Clinical Trial Underway Amid Race for Covid-19 Vaccine

A new human clinical trial for a Covid-19 vaccine is underway at the University of Queensland, in collaboration with pharmaceutical company CSL. Starting on July 13, about 120 adult volunteers in Brisbane are participating in the initial study of the vaccine to check that it’s safe and induces a sufficiently strong immune response. The University … Read more New Human Clinical Trial Underway Amid Race for Covid-19 Vaccine

DR Congo declares end to deadly Ebola outbreak

DR Congo has declared an end to its Ebola epidemic, which lasted two years, the longest in the country’s history. It was also the world’s second deadliest Ebola outbreak on record. A mass vaccination campaign that inoculated more than 320,000 people helped turn the tide against the deadly virus. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more DR Congo declares end to deadly Ebola outbreak

Indonesia children at risk as COVD-19 disrupts vaccination drives

More than 80 percent of inoculation programs in Indonesia have been disrupted by COVID-19, and the government says it is trying to get them back on track, with the health ministry advising provinces on how to continue vaccinating, safely. But even a brief pause in these essential programs could put millions of children’s lives at … Read more Indonesia children at risk as COVD-19 disrupts vaccination drives

Global Vaccine Summit draws pledges to increase vaccine accessibility

The Global Vaccine Summit, hosted by the UK, raised 8.8 billion U.S. dollars to support vaccination and save more lives. Leaders from over 30 countries and heads of international organizations attended the summit. The summit aims to raise funds for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) to ensure vaccine accessibility worldwide. The funds … Read more Global Vaccine Summit draws pledges to increase vaccine accessibility

Chinese Premier: China to donate 20 million U.S. dollar to Gavi vaccine alliance

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and senior government officials of more than 50 countries have attended an online summit to raise funds for global vaccination programs, including a COVID-19 vaccine, hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Premier Li has announced a 20,000,000 U.S. dollar donation to the program. The Global Vaccine Summit is expected to … Read more Chinese Premier: China to donate 20 million U.S. dollar to Gavi vaccine alliance

BREAKING: Boris Johnson to explore ‘travel corridors’ with some countries – UK COVID-19 briefing

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined steps for preventing a second COVID-19 peak in UK: the test and trace programme, a two-week quarantine for arrivals into the country and financial support for vaccination in developing countries. In the daily government briefing, he said the test and trace programme will allow the government to “replace national … Read more BREAKING: Boris Johnson to explore ‘travel corridors’ with some countries – UK COVID-19 briefing

Covid-19 Solidarity & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Eid Message – Programme Budget 2021 – Vaccination – Bangladesh – Senior Personnel Appointment – Mali – South America Appeal – Forests – Financing for Development SECRETARY-GENERAL/EID MESSAGE Today, the Secretary-General will give a virtual Eid Message at an interactive discussion with Member States representing the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. … Read more Covid-19 Solidarity & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 May 2020)

Johns Hopkins Envisions ‘Massive Vaccination Program’ for Covid-19

May.08 — Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Professor Andrew Pekosz discusses work being done on finding a coronavirus vaccine, and using mobile apps to conduct contract tracing. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” The Bloomberg School of Public Health is supported by Michael R. Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent … Read more Johns Hopkins Envisions ‘Massive Vaccination Program’ for Covid-19