On August 23, Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong posted on his Facebook saying that he had been “harassed” by a local woman while walking a dog with his family. Soon, on Weibo, the video recorded by the woman was released too. In this video, the recorder blamed Wong for being a bad example for the young generation in Hong Kong and asked how much bribery he had accepted in a quite sarcastic way. She called him a national traitor.
The Tanzania government through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children, has stated that there is no shortage of immunizations of any kind in Tanzania, thus urging parents and guardians to send their children to immunizations at health facilities. Distribution was going out to all regions of the country.
Vaccines are in spotlight because of the latest outbreak of the new disease Covid-19. The need of the hour, therefore, is timely production of vaccines, fast execution and enhanced follow-up to reduce failure rates. Vaccines are made from the same germs (or parts of them) that cause disease; for instance, polio vaccine is made from polio virus. But the germs in the vaccines are either killed or weakened so that they won’t make you sick. Vaccines containing these weakened or killed germs are introduced into your body, usually by injection.
Russia’s health minister, Mikhail Murashko, on Wednesday defended the country’s recently announced vaccine, stating that the criticisms against the vaccine developed by the country’s research centers are “absolutely unfounded.” Murashko attributed the said criticisms on “competition” in the international market.
This week, the news of Russia developing a vaccine against Coronavirus made world news. Currently, there over 20.7 million cases of the infected and over 749,000 deaths around the globe. According Russian President Vladimir Putin, “the vaccine forms a stable immune system,” and “passed all the necessary checks.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that his scientists have prepared a vaccine that is effective against the coronavirus. Addressing government ministers on Tuesday, he said, “as far as I know, a vaccine against a new coronavirus infection has been registered this morning, for the first time in the world.”
Russia has announced the approval of the first vaccine against the coronavirus, which grants “lasting immunity,” as President Vladimir Putin declared Tuesday during a video conference with members of the government broadcast live on television. Large-scale production of the vaccine will begin in September.
The Serum Institute of India in Pune will manufacture 100 million doses of a possible vaccine against COVID-19 by the beginning of 2021, said Adar Punawala, head of the institute. These doses of coronavirus vaccine will be sent to low-income countries, including India. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be involved.
The Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the world. Currently, there are over 14.4 million infected, and over 640,000 deaths around the globe. In the United States, the numbers continue to rise, and many US States rolled back the White House reopening plan to the initial Phase 1.
The Coronavirus continues to be a global pandemic. Many countries, including the US, are experiencing a surge in new cases. It is almost like the the second wave came earlier. Currently, there are more than 13 million infected around the globe, and more than 532,000 have died.
A Coronavirus vaccine has been developed in India, and is scheduled to launch on August 15. Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech is preparing to launch it. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has directed to complete the clinical trial in the meantime.
This year, the Coronavirus has significantly impacted the whole world. Currently, there are 9.9 million infected and over 498,000 deaths around the globe. China is experiencing a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing. In the United States, Florida, Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee posted their highest number cases in one day.
The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said today he was hopeful a vaccine for COVID-19 will be available “within a year” or less, noting that there is already an “advanced stage” trial. There has never before been a vaccine for a coronavirus.
A new antibody treatment for coronavirus may provide a breakthrough against the disease, The Guardian wrote on Sunday. According to the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, if people infected with the new coronavirus are vaccinated with cloned antibodies in the early days of the diagnosis, it can be effective in the patient’s recovery.
People in the United States believe that even if scientists succeed in developing a vaccine for coronavirus, barely half of the American people will have access to it. Ordinary people do not seem to be very optimistic about a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by medical researchers around the world.
Russia is expected to produce 3 million coronavirus vaccines per month starting this fall. The information became available via the documentary “Dangerous Virus 5” that aired on the Russia 1 channel, a state-owned Russian television channel that first began broadcasting on March 22 1951 as Program One in the Soviet Union.
Germany plans to allocate €525 million for international cooperation in developing vaccines and medicines for the emerging coronavirus. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the announcement today during a “marathon” online donor conference, which was called by European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen.
US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that he was “very confident” the US would produce a covid-19 vaccine by the end of this year. Trump held a virtual town hall, televised by Fox News, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Scientists have however repeatedly warned that the covid-19 vaccine may take 12-18 months or longer.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and heads of state and government, called for international cooperation in the search for a vaccine for the new coronavirus. As mentioned in a joint article for the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published Saturday, this desire was expressed before the International Donors Conference next Monday.
Dr. Gao Fu, the director of the Chinese Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, has proclaimed that a successful coronavirus vaccine could be developed by September. The health chief said that a breakthrough would help mitigate the disease, and stop a new wave of infections.
British Health Minister Matt Hancock announced on Tuesday that clinical trials of a new coronavirus vaccine, developed by Oxford University in the UK, will start on Thursday. The government says it is “committing” to promoting vaccine development. At a regular meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr. Hancock explained that “the best way to destroy a new virus” is a vaccine.
The numbers continue to increase in US and it is predicted that in many US states the peak of the coronavirus will not hit fully until May. Hence, it could mean the shut down of all non essential businesses can continue into May. In Canada, it seems the closures will last until at least June 30th. However, the situation is being accessed daily.
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China started the first clinical trial to test a vaccine against the new coronavirus, at a time when several countries are in a race to find effective treatment against the virus, the official press reported today. One hundred and eight volunteers, divided into three groups, received their first injections on Friday, according to the official English language newspaper Global Times.
Scientists in the United States tested an experimental coronavirus vaccine on Monday, with four volunteers receiving the first dose of the vaccine. A total of 45 volunteers between the ages of 18 and 55 will participate in the study in the coming months. They are given a dose twice, and there is a month of rest in between.
The United States is scheduled to test a possible coronavirus vaccine with 45 volunteers. The trial of the coronavirus vaccine on 45 healthy, young volunteers will be carried out in Seattle, Washington on Monday, as reported by news sources. This trial is funded by the US government, and volunteers will receive various doses of the vaccine without being infected. The vaccine itself does not contain part of the actual coronavirus.
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The World Health Organization on Coronaviruses:
“Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.”
A team of researchers said Monday that “no later than 2023” they will circulate the first vaccine against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which will stop “at least 65%” the spread of the pandemic. They confirmed it in the framework of the 10th World Scientific Conference on HIV in Mexico. A human study will be carried out, involving 3,800 people and is estimated to begin in the coming months in the United States.