All adults in U.S. to be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine on April 19, Biden says – National

U.S. President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he’s bumping up his deadline by two weeks for states to make all adults in the U.S. eligible for coronavirus vaccines. But even as he expressed optimism about the pace of vaccinations, he warned Americans that the nation is not yet out of the woods when it […]

Pfizer CFO hints at raising COVID-19 vaccine price, but company says ‘too early’ to tell – National

A high-ranking Pfizer official touted “significant opportunity” for the pharmaceutical giant to increase the price of its COVID-19 vaccine once the spread of the virus shifts from pandemic to endemic, but Pfizer says it’s “too early to speculate.” Speaking to investors during the virtual Barclays Global Healthcare Conference last week, Frank A. D’Amelio, Pfizer’s CFO […]

Canada has asked U.S. for COVID-19 vaccine help, White House confirms – National

Canada has indeed asked the United States for help in procuring doses of COVID-19 vaccines, but the White House refused to say Wednesday whether it has agreed to the request. Press secretary Jen Psaki was responding to reports about Canada and Mexico clamouring for surplus doses — including one from Bloomberg News that the […]

COVAX donates first AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to Nicaragua – National

Nicaragua received a first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses, health authorities said on Tuesday, touting the inoculations donated through the World Health Organization’s global vaccine-sharing COVAX program. Officials with the World Health Organization’s Americas branch PAHO said COVAX had donated 135,000 doses and that Nicaragua would receive more shots through the COVAX mechanism […]

AstraZeneca defends COVID-19 vaccine, says ‘no evidence’ of increased risk of blood clots – National

By Radhika Anilkumar Reuters Posted March 14, 2021 2:47 pm     Updated March 14, 2021 2:55 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ AstraZeneca Plc on Sunday said it had conducted a […]

COVID-19 survivors may only need one vaccine dose, study says – National

A single dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine could provide the same level of protection or higher in a person who has recovered from the virus than someone with no history of infection who has received both shots, a new study has found. If widely accepted, experts say it could be a pivotal part […]

Fauci says 3 approved COVID-19 vaccines ‘really quite good,’ urges public to accept shots – National

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said on Sunday he would take the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, as he encouraged Americans to accept any of the three approved shots. “All three of them are really quite good, and people should take the one that’s most available to them. […]

COVID-19 vaccines cut risk of severe infection, Scotland study shows  – National

Scotland’s vaccination drive appears to be markedly reducing the risk of hospitalisation for COVID-19, suggesting that both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca shots are highly effective in preventing severe infections, preliminary study findings showed on Monday. Results of the study covering the entire Scottish population of 5.4 million showed that by the fourth week after […]

U.K. speeds up COVID-19 vaccinations, aims to have all adults receive 1st dose by July 31 – National

The British government announced Sunday that it aims to give every adult in the country a first dose of coronavirus vaccine by July 31, a month earlier than its previous target. The new target also aims for everyone over 50 or with an underlying health condition to get a vaccine shot by April 15, […]

As COVID-19 variants spread, why are global coronavirus cases declining? – National

In an encouraging sign for the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of new coronavirus cases around the world and in Canada is continuing to fall this year. For the fifth consecutive week, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a decline in new infections on Wednesday. With a 16 per cent reduction compared to the previous […]