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New York: With just seven weeks to go before the end of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is asking Member States to immediately establish a high-level working group, to reach the target of vaccinating 40% of the world’s population against COVID19, by 31 December.  more
Indian Covaxin found 77.8 pct effective against COVID-19: Lancet study

London: Interim data from a phase 3 trial of BBV152, a COVID-19 vaccine developed in India and known as Covaxin, reports that two doses offer 77.8% protection against symptomatic COVID-19 ...

Salaries for Afghanistan health workers sends ‘message of hope’ to millions

New York: By the time the Taliban took over Afghanistan in mid-August, at the main hospital in Maidan Shar, a city of 35,000 in the center of the country, many of the staff had been paid ...

COVID-19 pandemic brings global syringe shortage into sharp focus

New York: Efforts to boost COVID-19 vaccine production should be matched by access to the syringes needed to inject them - and there could even be a global shortage of needles for regular ...

Bangladesh records 3 deaths due to COVID-19 in past 24 hours

Dhaka: Bangladesh recorded three new deaths due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, media reports said.

Pfizer COVID-19 antiviral pill shows it cuts risks of hospitalization, death by 89 percent

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc on Friday announced its investigational novel COVID-19 oral antiviral candidate,PAXLOVID, significantly reduced hospitalization and death, based on an inte ...

Fighting COVID-19: New Zealand secures another medicine

Wellington/UNI/Xinhua: The addition of another drug to the suite of COVID-19 medicines available in New Zealand is good news for patients and for the health system, Health Minister Andrew ...

Aussie hospitals under severe pressure despite Covid-19 respite: Report

Canberra/UNI/Xinhua: Australia's peak medical body has warned the nation's hospital system is under severe pressure despite a significant drop in patient numbers during the Covid- ...

COVID-19: Europe and Central Asia, epicentre of new rise

New York: About 22 months since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported, and almost a year since the first vaccines were approved, reported cases and deaths from the virus are increasin ...

COVID-19: Indian Prime Minister Modi announces door-to-door vaccination drive

Delhi (JEN): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said coronavirus vaccines should now be taken to the doorsteps of the people, and there should be an equal focus on the secon ...