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Jack Hurn: Man's AstraZeneca jab death followed out-of-date advice

A graduate died from a rare complication of the AstraZeneca vaccine after being given out-of-date advice, an inquest has heard.

Davos is dead

Amid a pandemic and a cost of living crisis, the people have no patience left for the virtue signalling of the Davos set.

Only 7% of 5-11s in England have had Covid jab as parents hesitate

Six weeks after start of vaccine rollout, fraction of young children have had first dose as parents question usefulness

The Great Currency Reset And Why Europe Is Trapped

EU leadership and Davos understand that its hold on those countries is tenuous... This is a policy and a plan designed to force them into submission and keep them down...

Members of vaccine taskforce to be reassigned to HRT crisis

Sajid Javid announces move after emergency meeting with manufacturers and pharmacists

Pfizer accused of Covid profiteering as first-quarter sales hit $26bn

Pharma firm criticised over pricing and for keeping monopoly control over vaccine and new Paxlovid pill

U.S. likely to find out about next COVID booster by summer -Fauci

Scientists and health officials by this summer should have a better sense of what type of COVID-19 booster will be needed to deal with the next phase of the pandemic and when it should be administered, top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday.

Chinese Omicron-specific mRNA COVID vaccine candidate to be trialed in UAE

China's Suzhou Abogen Biosciences Co said its COVID-19 vaccine candidate using the messenger RNA (mRNA) technology and targeting the Omicron variant has obtained clinical trial approval in the United Arab Emirates.

HK sees 363 new Covid cases, over 27,000 prescribed with oral drugs

Hong Kong reported 363 new Covid-19 cases and added 10 related deaths as authorities said they have already distributed oral Covid drugs to over 27,000 patients.

Mainland oral drug put to the test in CUHK virus study

Chinese University of Hong Kong medics are recruiting 2,000 adults who have recently contracted Covid-19 to participate in a clinical trial of a new oral drug developed by mainland pharmaceutical companies.

Unvaccinated children hospitalized at twice the rate during Omicron surge -U.S. study

Hospitalization rates for unvaccinated children ages 5 to 11 were twice as high as among those who were vaccinated during the record COVID-19 surge caused by the Omicron variant, according to a U.S. study released on Tuesday.

Hong Kong approves trials for 3 Chinese vaccines targeting Omicron variant

Sinovac Biotech and China National Biotec Group have received approval to carry out clinical trials in the city for new vaccines.

Guatemala: As COVID misinformation spreads, vaccine doses expire

Guatemala has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the Americas, as more than half the population has not had a jab.

Fourth shot protects against severe Omicron outcomes; COVID may increase risk of rare eye blood clots

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.

China's Health System Faces Raft Of Challenges As Omicron Hits

Chinese vaccines have shown a lower rate of efficacy in studies compared with many foreign jabs.

Covid caseload at 6,646 for Thursday, with 119 deaths reported

Hong Kong on Thursday reported 119 Covid deaths and 6,646 infections, the sixth consecutive day with a caseload below 10,000.

Grave fears check case slide hopes

Hong Kong yesterday reported 119 Covid deaths and 6,646 new infections in a sixth consecutive day of daily caseloads falling under the 10,000 level.

16,000 Hong Kong patients receive new oral anti-Covid drugs

Hospital Authority has bought antiviral drugs molnupiravir, made by US firm MSD, and Pfizer’s Paxlovid, with both having been administered to patients for two weeks.

Pfizer recalls 2nd blood pressure med in a week, again on potential carcinogen fears

Pfizer issued a second round of Canadian recalls this week as the country’s drug regulator continues to weed out meds with an excess of potential cancer-causing impurities.

Lam shoots down bid for vaccine pass hospital ban

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor yesterday rubbished claims her administration is planning to extend the vaccine pass arrangement to cover entry to accident and emergency departments and clinics at hospitals.

Drugs ok for the golden years

All elderly Covid patients aged 60 or above can be given oral drugs now regardless of their vaccination status, sources said.

Coronavirus: nearly 10,000 Hongkongers treated with oral antivirals

Hospital Authority Chief Manager Dr Lau Ka-hin says public health facilities have administered Merck’s molnupiravir to 8,500 patients so far.

With 37 million in lockdown and Covid plans under fire, Chinese ask: what comes next?

Elderly residents are wary of the jab even as Omicron spreads, and critics say zero-Covid policy is not sustainable