UK probing if allergic reactions linked to Pfizer vaccine

LONDON — British regulators warned Wednesday that people who have a history of serious allergic reactions shouldn’t receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as they investigate two adverse reactions that occurred on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program. The U.K.’s Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency is looking into whether the reactions were linked to the vaccine. The […]

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UK approves Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

The United Kingdom has granted emergency authorization to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first Western country to approve a vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The first doses of the vaccine are expected to roll out in the U.K. next week. Prizer’s coronavirus vaccine, developed with BioNTech, was recently shown to be 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 among participants of a still-ongoing […]

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Coronavirus symptoms: Myaglia is a reported warning sign – what is it?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Coronavirus was dealt a decisive blow this week after early data from a final stage-trial of a vaccine suggested a 90 percent effectiveness. The news could not come at a more propitious time – much of the […]

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Coronavirus vaccine update: It could be rolled out by March says WHO senior adviser

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. A breakthrough vaccine has today ignited hopes of a way out of the current pandemic engulfing in the world. The coronavirus vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been found to be 90 percent effective in […]

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No escaping from Wales: UK police to enforce travel ban

A police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown to slow a surging rate of coronavirus infections. The Gloucestershire Constabulary will patrol routes from Wales and pull over drivers they believe are making long journeys. Travelers without a good excuse will be asked to turn around. If they […]

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Cancer patient backlog as high as 100,000 as crisis hits ‘point of no return’

It estimates that at least 86,000 patients remain in the backlog but the total is likely to be much higher. The charity says cancer services would need to be working at around 135 percent to clear the thousands of patients waiting for treatment over the next six months. But with services still not operating at full capacity it means that […]

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Insect spray chemical can kill coronavirus: UK study

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A chemical used in insect repellent can kill the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to a preliminary study by Britain’s defense laboratory published on Wednesday. Scientists at the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that Citriodiol, the active ingredient in repellents such as Mosi-guard, had anti-viral properties if mixed with the virus in […]

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UK trial will tell us if fighting off coronavirus gives you immunity

UK trial will tell us if fighting off coronavirus gives you immunity… and it could be the key to ending lockdown Some 20,000 antibody testing kits are being sent to homes across the country 5,000 tests have gone out and 15,000 more will be distributed in coming days World-renowned epidemiologist Professor Sir Rory Collins is leading the trial  Here’s how […]

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UK becomes coronavirus epicenter of Europe; South Korea plays baseball

LONDON — Britain on Tuesday became the first country in Europe to confirm more than 30,000 coronavirus deaths and infections rose sharply again in Russia, even as other nations made great strides in taming the virus. China marked its third week with no new virus deaths and South Korea restarted its professional baseball season. In the U.S., some states began […]

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