Category Archives: covid-19

India Kicks Off A Massive COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

A medical worker inoculates a colleague with a COVID-19 vaccine at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata on Saturday.

Cheers erupted in hospital wards across the country as a first group of nurses and sanitation workers rolled up their sleeves and got vaccinated. India aims to inoculate 300 million by July.

(Image credit: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images)

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Production, sale of cigarettes surge in COVID pandemic: report

RAWALPINDI: The production of cigarettes, their sale, and stocks increased by 9.4pc and 19.2pc, respectively, in Punjab during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, according to official data. A monthly survey conducted by the Planning and Development Department on industrial production and employment showed that total employment in three major cigarette industries in the province… Continue Reading

Biden Administration Will Rename ’Operation Warp Speed,’ Citing Trump ’Failures’

The Biden transition team also announced that Dr. David Kessler will be the White House’s chief science officer for the COVID-19 response. (Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Läs artikeln här! Continue Reading

Pandemic Shortens U.S. Life Expectancy, Study Concludes

The deaths caused by the pandemic appear to be shortening overall life expectancy in the U.S. by 1.13 years, which would be the largest single decline in at least 40 years. (Image credit: Jae C. Hong/AP) Läs artikeln här! Continue Reading

ICU Nurse Says Careless Attitudes Around COVID-19 Are ’A Slap In The Face’

Lydia Mobley has experienced the pandemic’s deadliest days from the inside of a Michigan hospital. ”You see people not wearing masks. And then you go to work and you watch people die,” the nurse says. (Image credit: Lydia Mobley) Läs artikeln här! Continue Reading

Google launches US$3 million fund to fight misinformation about COVID vaccines

Running in parallel with the COVID-19 pandemic has been an ‘infodemic’. The spread of misinformation related to the novel coronavirus and vaccines, particularly online, has alarmed many commentators. To address this, Google has announced a US$3 million fund to back fact-checking initiatives in order to counter fake news about COVID-19 vaccines. The California-based tech giant… Continue Reading

Sverige får färre vaccindoser än utlovat

Sverige kommer från och med nästa vecka och en tid framöver att få färre leveranser av Pfizers vaccin mot covid-19 än planerat. Den första veckan rör det sig om ungefär 25 procent färre vaccindoser. Men regionerna rekommenderas inte att spara på några doser. Läs artikeln här! Continue Reading

Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 January 2021, week 2

This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 10-16 January 2021 and includes updates on Lyssavirus infection, measles, COVID-19, MERS-CoV and seasonal influenza. Läs artikeln här! Continue Reading

Pandemic Fuels Record Overdose Deaths

The nation faces a grim milestone of having a record number of overdose deaths in 2020. One expert says social isolation increased the risk of dying from an overdose. (Image credit: Robert Watson) Läs artikeln här! Continue Reading

Putting A Roof On Risk With A COVID-19 Vaccine Jab

NPR’s Bob Mondello is back from his vaccination appointment and feeling safer. (Image credit: Bob Mondello/NPR) Läs artikeln här! Continue Reading

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