Moderna COVID-19 vaccine gets Health Canada approval for kids 12+ – National | Globalnews.ca

As the Delta variant rages through unvaccinated populations in Canada ahead of the back-to-school season, children aged 12 and up will now be able to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Health Canada authorized the use of the highly effective mRNA vaccine for Canadian children between the ages of 12 and 17 on Friday morning. The … Read more

Thailand on track to get 100 million shots in arms by year end, official says – Thailand News – ASEAN NOW formerly Thai Visa Forum

So if the government buy another 12m Sinovac, they could reach their target. I really hope it goes perfectly because Thai people could sure use a break. Yesterday Astra Zeneca to deliver 61 million doses ……… Now only 7 million doses a month 4×7 = 28 million and the new of yesterday if the 61 … Read more

Moderna says its COVID-19 shot 93% effective six months after second dose | Reuters

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Thursday its COVID-19 shot was about 93% effective through six months after the second dose, showing hardly any change from the 94% efficacy reported in its original clinical trial. That compares favorably to data from Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech SE (22UAy.DE) last week in which … Read more

Prime Minister says ‘sorry’ for problems with COVID-19 vaccine rollout program – ABC News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is “sorry” for the challenges his government had with rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine earlier in the year. Key points: “I’m certainly sorry that we haven’t been able to achieve the marks that we had hoped for at the beginning of this year. Of course I am,” Mr Morrison said. Yesterday, Mr Morrison … Read more

Prime Minister says ‘sorry’ for problems with COVID-19 vaccine rollout program – ABC News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is “sorry” for the challenges his government had with rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine earlier in the year. Key points: “I’m certainly sorry that we haven’t been able to achieve the marks that we had hoped for at the beginning of this year. Of course I am,” Mr Morrison said. Yesterday, Mr Morrison … Read more

More Genetic Clues to COVID-19 Susceptibility and Severity – NIH Director’s Blog

Posted on July 20th, 2021 by Dr. Francis Collins Many factors influence our risk of illness from SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. That includes being careful to limit our possible exposures to the virus, as well as whether we have acquired immunity from a vaccine or an earlier infection. But once a person is … Read more

S’porean, 30, takes 2 Covid-19 vaccine jabs in Hong Kong after taking 2 in S’pore, could face prosecution – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world

Hong Kong authorities are mulling over prosecuting a 30-year-old Singaporean man for taking two BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine shots in the city, despite having already taken two Moderna shots in Singapore, the South China Morning Post reported. Needed shots locally to visit bars The man, who works in Hong Kong, reportedly took the two extra shots … Read more

Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine Generated 10 Times More Antibodies Than China’s Sinovac Shot, Hong Kong Study Shows

People who were inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine had ten times the amount of antibodies compared to those who had received the Chinese-developed Sinovac vaccine, a Hong Kong study has shown, likely offering evidence about the varying levels of protection offered by different Covid jabs. A nurse fills a syringe with a dose of … Read more

S’pore cuts dine-in cap to 2 as Covid-19 KTV cluster grows; up to 5 at some F&B outlets if fully vaccinated

SINGAPORE – Unvaccinated people without valid Covid-19 test results will be allowed to dine out only alone or in pairs from Monday (July 19) to Aug 8, but fully vaccinated people will be able to continue to dine out in groups of five. However, unvaccinated individuals with a valid negative pre-event test (PET) result may join such groups … Read more

Can private businesses enforce their own COVID-19 ‘vaccine passports’? – National | Globalnews.ca

Most Canadian provinces are still on the fence about whether they will implement a domestic COVID-19 “vaccine passport” to allow access to some public places, but what leeway do private businesses have to introduce their own policy? According to lawyer Cara Zwibel, who is also the director of the Fundamental Freedoms Program at the Canadian … Read more