They thought they were being vaccinated. It was a trial.

February 26, 2021

Residents of the slum areas of the central Indian city of Bhopal, who recalled hearing about the offer back in December, said they scrambled to take it up. 750 rupees ($10) is about twice what they’d usually earn for a day’s hard labor. “They told us it is the corona vaccine and we should get it so that we don’t fall sick,” said Yashoda Bai Yadav, a housewife from Bhopal…

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Queen Elizabeth II urges public to “think about other people” and get vaccinated

February 26, 2021

Cars are lined up at the mass Covid-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium on February 23 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images More than half of Americans said they have already gotten at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine or want to get vaccinated as soon as possible, the Kaiser Family Foundation reported Friday. A survey by the foundation found that 55% of polled US adults have either…

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Latest Covid-19 vaccine and world news

February 26, 2021

A health care worker gestures to her arm before receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a public health center in Incheon, South Korea on February 26. SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg/Getty Images South Korea began its vaccine rollout on Friday as health authorities extended current social distancing measures and bans on gatherings of five or more people until March 14, according to Health Ministry Spokesperson Son Young-rae. Son emphasized that people…

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Latest Covid-19 vaccine and world news

February 26, 2021

A health care worker gestures to her arm before receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a public health center in Incheon, South Korea on February 26. SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg/Getty Images South Korea began its vaccine rollout on Friday as health authorities extended current social distancing measures and bans on gatherings of five or more people until March 14, according to Health Ministry Spokesperson Son Young-rae. Son emphasized that people…

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Emma Watson’s imminent future in the acting world

February 26, 2021

After starring in two dozen films, it appears that the actress Emma Watson he would have decided to take a break. If not of interpretation, although it has been almost two years without projects, yes sure of social networks. A first medium, the British The Daily Mail, who assures that he has had access to the actress’s agents, affirms that the 30-year-old is going to spend an “inactive” period. The…

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Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 2.5 million

February 25, 2021

Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel attends the Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York in December 2019. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Moderna’s current vaccine production numbers “are far from indicative” of future production, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said during an EU virtual summit Thursday.  “The numbers we are producing today are far from indicative of what we can produce in the future,” Bancel said. “We expect that the additional capacity investment, which we announced yesterday…

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Finland to enter a 3 week lockdown on March 8 

February 25, 2021

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks at a press conference in Vienna, Austria, on February 1. Helmut Fohringer/APA/AFP/Getty Images Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will push the European Union Thursday to introduce a “green passport” for people who have protection against coronavirus, he said.  “We need a ‘green passport’ for everyone who has either been vaccinated or has immunity, because they have just gone through coronavirus, or has taken a new (negative)…

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A third vaccine for the US may be just days away

February 25, 2021

The efficacy of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot against moderate to severe/critical Covid-19 infection across all geographic areas was 66.9% at least 14 days after the vaccination, and 66.1% at least 28 later, according to the analysis. “There were no specific safety concerns identified in subgroup analyses by age, race, ethnicity, medical comorbidities, or prior SARS-CoV-2 infection,” it added. The FDA’s vaccine advisers will meet Friday to determine their…

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Austria’s chancellor calls for ‘Green Passports’ for those vaccinated against coronavirus  

February 25, 2021

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks at a press conference in Vienna, Austria, on February 1. Helmut Fohringer/APA/AFP/Getty Images Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will push the European Union Thursday to introduce a “green passport” for people who have protection against coronavirus, he said.  “We need a ‘green passport’ for everyone who has either been vaccinated or has immunity, because they have just gone through coronavirus, or has taken a new (negative)…

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Latest Covid-19 vaccine and world news

February 25, 2021

The Olympic cauldron is lit during the ‘Flame of Recovery’ exhibition on March 25, 2020, in Iwaki, Japan. Clive Rose/Getty Images The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay will start in Fukushima prefecture on March 25, 2021 with several Covid-19 countermeasures in place, officials announced on Thursday.  The Olympics were originally scheduled for last summer, but were postponed until this year due to the pandemic. In recent months, the Games have been…

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