WHO: Europe surpasses one million Covid-19 deaths

Syringes containing a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine are seen at a clinic in Los Angeles, California, on April 10. Mario Tama/Getty Images The US could have an estimated 300 million excess Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of July, according to a report from Duke University. Researchers used data on the US government’s … Read more

J&J vaccine pause catches White House off guard

It was after 10 p.m. on Monday that officials leading Biden’s ambitious vaccine effort received the news that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was preparing an announcement for the following morning concerning J&J’s vaccine. Because details were so scant, White House officials didn’t … Read more

Coronavirus update: Latest Covid-19 vaccine and world news

A health worker collects a swab sample from a woman for a Covid-19 test, at Sector 30 District Hospital, on April 12 in Noida, India. Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times/Getty Images India reported 184,372 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, the highest single-day figure since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data from the Indian Ministry of … Read more

Federal health channels will stop using J&J vaccine immediately, White House says

India’s drug regulator has approved the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V as the country grapples with a second wave. Sputnik V is the third coronavirus vaccine to get emergency use approval after Covishield, developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, and the Indian firm Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. The decision was made … Read more

Germany reports more than 10,000 single-day Covid-19 cases

Two new studies suggest that the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant, which was first identified in the United Kingdom, is more transmissible, but the variant does not appear to affect disease severity.  The new findings clash with separate research that previously suggested the variant may be tied to a higher risk of dying from Covid-19. One of … Read more

Unprecedented footage shows front line of Ukrainian conflict with Russia – CNN Video

As tensions with Russia continue to rise in eastern Europe, CNN gains unprecedented access to the Ukrainian president on the front line in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian military officials tell CNN they estimate more than 50,000 Russian troops are massing near the border. CNN’s Matthew Chance reports. Source: CNN Source link

UK hits Covid vaccination target, PM praises the “precious” protection vaccines offer

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro speaks at the Planalto Palace, Brasilia, Brazil, on March 31. Mateus Bononi/Getty Images Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro asked a senator to expand a parliamentary inquiry into the federal government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, to include mayors and governors, according to a recording of the conversation. Sen. Jorge Kajuru published a … Read more

British PM hails “major step forward in our roadmap to freedom” as more restrictions lifted

Hindu devotees gather on the banks of Ganges River during the Kumbh Mela festival in Haridwar on April 11. Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images Millions of people have been traveling across India in April for the Kumbh Mela, a major Hindu festival and the largest pilgrimage on Earth, held this year in the city of Haridwar. But … Read more