Tag Archives: vaccine

Monkeypox Cases Double in the UK, Raising Concerns

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  Sajid Javid, the UK’s health secretary, confirmed 11 new more cases today, bringing the total number of monkeypox cases to 20.   UKHSA have confirmed 11 new cases of Monkeypox in the UK. This morning I updated G7 Health Ministers on what we know so far. Most cases are mild, and I can confirm…

42 Omicron Patients in Indonesia Have Been Fully Vaccinated

In a virtual press conference on Thursday, December 16th, 2021, Indonesia’s Minister of Health (Menkes) Budi Gunadi Sadikin announced that Indonesia reported the first Omicron case in its country. The first omicron patient turned out to be a janitor at the Wisma Atlet Hospital, North Jakarta. Since thereon, Indonesia has recorded 68 Omicron cases.  Surprisingly,…

Booster Vaccine 85 Percent Effective Prevent hospital admission due to Omicron

An analysis of the impact of the Covid-19 vaccine booster conducted by researchers in the UK shows the good news, that the booster vaccine is at least 85 percent effective in preventing severe illness from infection with the Omicron variant. Although the protection provided by the Covid-19 vaccine is lower for previous versions of the…

Sinovac vaccine have less effectiveness against Omicron

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The emergence of the Omicron variant at the end of 2021 has made many parties nervous. Even the Christmas and New Year’s holiday plans must be overshadowed by concerns about the infection of this new variant of COVID-19. Not to mention the discovery of reports of the inclusion of this variant in various countries. Vaccines…

Omicron Variant, Effectivenese of Vaccine, Current Test, and Treatment

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This last month we got worried again about a new variant of covid-19. After an attack of the Alpha, Beta, Gama, and Delta variants, another variant claimed more infected than another variant. The information about this variant is also limited, but this article would enlighten you.  What is Omicron? Omicron is the 13th SARS-CoV-2 variant…

Austrian Government Imposes Fines on People Who Refuse Vaccines

Around 44,000 Austrians have taken to the streets to protest against the mandatory Covid-19 vaccine, which carries a fine of up to 3,600 euros or 4074.12 USD or 58.4 million rupiah for those who refuse to be immunized. Austrian police reported that this action was held on Saturday (11/12), shortly after the local government announced…

The Journey of Novel Coronavirus Disease: The Reflexion After 2 Years COVID 19 Pandemic

It’s has been two years since the first case of the Covid 19 virus detected in Wuhan, Hubei, Tiongkok. This virus has succeeded in forcing us to change our lifestyle and habits to be able to survive the infection. Starting from washing hands, wearing masks, maintaining distance, and avoiding crowds. In addition, the emergence of…

Oil Price Continued to Fall Amid Omicron Concerns, OPEC+ Meeting in Focus Starting Wednesday

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According to Financial Times, the chief executive officer of Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, issued a warning that the existing vaccine will not be effective against the new Omicron variant due to high numbers of mutations. It would also take months before the world’s top pharmaceutical companies are able to manufacture effective vaccines or boosters to match…

Xi Jinping pledges to give a billion dose of vaccines to Africa amid the threat of Omicron

Chinese President, Xi Jinping, announced that China will supply another 1 billion doses of vaccines to African countries over the next three years. The announcement was made amid the shocking news that the continent detected the emergence of a new and potentially more transmissible and dangerous Covid-19 variant – the Omicron. Xi stated that 600…

Ushering New Normal, Australia Begins to Ease COVID Restrictions

As dual-dose inoculations reached almost 90% in Victoria, a state that is home to Melbourne, the government decided to ease the Covid- 19 restrictions and shift its strategy to living with the coronavirus. Melbourne’s pubs and cafes can have unlimited patrons from Thursday night, while stadiums can return to full capacity.  “Your life will be…

France urged it’s citizen not to use Moderna vaccine

French health authorities have advised people under the age of 30 not to use the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. It comes after a research confirmed there was a slight risk of heart inflammation associated with the mRNA-based vaccine. The study from Epi-Phare, an independent drug safety research group in collaboration with the French government, confirms previous…

American Employees Protest Against Mandatory Vaccination

  Nearly half of the approximately 10,000 employees at aircraft companies Textron Inc and Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas, USA, still refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19, despite the threat of losing their jobs.   The federal government requires vaccinations for all company workers working on government projects to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.  …

HISTORIC GO-AHEAD FOR MALARIA VACCINE AFTER A CENTURY OF EFFORTS

  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended to roll out the ground-breaking malaria vaccine- the RTS, S/AS01 based on the results from an ongoing pilot program in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi, which has reached out to more than 800,000 children since 2019. Notably, malaria has been one of the biggest bedevil to human history…

India Makes History As The First Nation In South East Asia To Drone Deliver Vaccines

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India is not just culturally diverse; it is also a land rich in geographical diversities. To ensure the availability of Covid-19 vaccines even to the remotest corners of India, India’s government launched the first drone delivery of vaccines to the Northeastern states of India. On Monday, October 4, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launched the…

Vaccination of Minors in the Philippines To Begin Soon

Minors in the Philippines’ National Capital Region (NCR) will soon receive their first jab of COVID-19 vaccines later this month. The country’s health secretary, Francisco Duque III, recently revealed that the pilot pediatric vaccination of minors within the NCR would happen in phases following the approved guidelines for the pediatric age group. The vaccination program…

Philippines’s Metro Manila Is Nearing Herd Immunity

The Philippine National Capital Region (NCR) might be achieving herd immunity earlier than expected. The Philippine government announced that it is expecting that 85% of the eligible population in the NCR will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 2021. National Task Force against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. commented…

UK GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO COVISHIELD, PUTS IT IN THE ‘APPROVED’ LIST UNDER THE NEW TRAVEL ADVISORY

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The United Kingdom introduced the revised travel advisory for the country on Wednesday in which Covishield has qualified as an approved vaccine for travel in the country. The Covid-19 vaccine has been developed jointly by Oxford University and AstraZeneca and is currently being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII). Travellers with a full…

UK’s New Travel Rules Pose Challenges for Indian Travelers

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As countries have begun to ease restrictions and permit the entry of travelers, the UK’s recent change of rules is troubling for Indian travelers and has been labeled as being ‘racist’ and ‘biased.’ In a list release of vaccines that are recognized in England, India was excluded from the list which implies that India’s Covishield…