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

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

Contract medical officers to go on strike next Monday (July 26) despite surging Covid-19 cases, PM’s new deal | The Star

PETALING JAYA: As Covid-19 cases continue to surge, a nationwide protest is set to take place on Monday (July 26), where government medical contract workers, including doctors at public hospitals across the country will go on strike. The move, led by a group of contract doctors called “Hartal Doktor Kontrak”, was jointly announced by Dr … Read more

Police clash with protesters demanding Thailand PM’s resignation | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

Police have used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon against protesters in Thailand’s capital Bangkok as demonstrators defied COVID-19 restrictions to call for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s resignation. The protests came on Sunday as the kingdom is currently facing its worst wave of COVID-19 infections, registering daily case records as hospitals buckle under pressure. … Read more

New Mexico gives most US funding to child care of any state

Early childhood advocates say the new rules will lead to increased pay for child care workers and improvements in worker-to-child ratios. New Mexico is directing the nation’s biggest chunk of federal coronavirus relief money to helping middle-class families pay for child care, a vast expansion aimed at getting parents back to work in one of … Read more

FDA ordered Johnson & Johnson to throw out 60 million COVID-19 vaccine doses | Daily Mail Online

Published: 15:51 BST, 11 June 2021 | Updated: 16:10 BST, 11 June 2021 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered Johnson & Johnson to discard 60 million COVID-10 vaccine doses on Friday. The shots were made at a plant in Baltimore that had several violations and ruined 15 million doses of the vaccine during … Read more

24 COVID-19 cases in total announced

There are 18 new COVID-19 cases since the update last night. Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says 10 cases are from 2 related families in Waila, 4 cases are from a household in Tacirua while 2 cases are from a household in Muanikoso. Doctor Fong says they are early in the investigations into … Read more

Health Canada approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 12-15 – CityNews Toronto

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old. The vaccine was initially approved for use in those aged 16 and older in December, and Health Canada received an application from Pfizer to expand the age threshold on April 16 of this year. “After completing a thorough and independent … Read more

Three-week lockdown needed to blunt explosive growth of COVID-19 variants, Ontario’s science advisory table says | CTV News

TORONTO — A three-week lockdown in certain regions of the province is necessary to blunt the explosive growth of the variants of concern, Ontario’s COVID-19 scientific advisory table says. Dr. Peter Juni, the scientific director of the advisory table, believes Ontario could see between 2,500 to 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 per day in a few … Read more