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

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

Coronavirus: Krispy Kreme offering 2 free doughnuts to people vaccinated against COVID-19 – WSB-TV Channel 2 – Atlanta

Officials with Krispy Kreme announced Wednesday that for one week, they will give two free doughnuts to people who show proof that they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 to show support “for those who are protecting themselves and others by getting vaccinated.” People who show their vaccination cards between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5 will get … Read more

Canada, Mexico imported AstraZeneca doses from facility not fully inspected: regulator – National |

Canada and Mexico imported millions of doses of AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine and offered them to the public without health officials properly inspecting the operations of the U.S. manufacturer, according to inspection records and the regulators involved. The Baltimore plant belonging to Emergent BioSolutions Inc was producing vaccines for both AstraZeneca Plc and Johnson & Johnson under a $628 … Read more

‘I take responsibility’: Prime Minister acknowledges COVID-19 vaccine rollout failures, as one million weekly doses mark reached – ABC News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he takes responsibility for the slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout, but that the country is now tracking well with the vaccination program. Key points: One million Australians received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the past seven days, placing the country on track to offer vaccines to all Australians by … Read more

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

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

Australia COVID: The great lie at the heart of Australia’s de facto COVID-19 strategy is about to be exposed

The problem began, as it so often does, with outsourcing. Overwhelmed by the complexity of the pandemic Australia’s political class wisely sought to tap expert medical advice. What wasn’t wise was proffering that advice as final and inviolable. This was gutless because making tough calls and accepting responsibility is the job of political leaders. It … Read more

NSW COVID-19 lockdown set to be extended by a week, ABC understands – ABC News

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is expected to announce today an extension of the state’s COVID-19 lockdown orders as well as new restrictions for schools returning from holidays. Key points: More than 330 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 have been recorded since mid-June when the virus broke out in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and spread west of the city. Twelve days ago, the … Read more

Surging Covid and unlocking: does England risk being a variant factory? | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Covid cases in the UK are rising exponentially, largely in younger age groups who are more likely to be partially or completely unvaccinated. What does this mean for the risk of new variants popping up? How do variants develop? Once a person is infected, the virus that causes Covid-19 replicates tens of thousands of times … Read more

Made-in-Malaysia Covid-19 vaccine expected to be ready in 2024 | The Star

PETALING JAYA: The Covid-19 vaccine currently in development in Malaysia is also being designed as a booster shot, says Institute for Medical Research (IMR) director Dr Tahir Aris. “Those who are fully vaccinated may need booster shots to stay protected, and they may even need it yearly. “Such a move is important to continue our … Read more

Covid: Sage scientist fears England could repeat ‘mistakes of last summer’ | Coronavirus | The Guardian

A scientific adviser to the government’s Covid-19 response has expressed fears England could be in danger of repeating “the mistakes of last summer”. Prof Stephen Reicher, from the University of St Andrews and a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) subcommittee on behavioural science, said the government may have to reimpose restrictions … Read more