Intellasia East Asia News South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases stayed in the 600s for the second straight day Friday as the country’s virus fight is at a critical juncture of bracing for another wave of the pandemic. The country reported 673 more COVID-19 cases, including 652 local infections, raising the total caseload to 112,789, the Korea Disease Control […]
Intellasia East Asia News Hong Kong’s centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported 17 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, taking the total tally to 11,635. There were 11 imported cases and six local cases which were epidemiologically linked with other local cases confirmed earlier, according to the CHP. A total of 138 cases have been recorded in the […]
Intellasia East Asia News Hong Kong’s equality watchdog has told employers they risk breaching discrimination laws by firing workers who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19. But Equal Opportunities Commission chair Ricky Chu Man-kin on Friday noted that anti-pandemic measures would inevitably result in differences in the way people were treated, and those variations could fall outside the scope […]
The number of new Covid-19 cases per week worldwide has nearly doubled over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate seen so far during the pandemic, the WHO said
Symbolizing "love and compassion," a photo of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman with COVID-19 being embraced for the first time in 5 months was recognized as the World Press Photo of the Year. Via @AP.
A year after Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic, and the world’s pharmaceutical companies threw themselves into the race to find a vaccine against the deadly disease, the contest is now on patenting their immunisation shots. But intellectual property rights drive prices and can discriminate against vaccine access, prompting louder and louder calls for patents to be temporarily waived.
A potentially fatal blood-clotting disease is 30 times more common among people who have received the Covid-19 vaccines produced by Moderna and Pfizer than those given the troubled AstraZeneca jab, researchers have found.
A team of scientists from the University of Oxford has found that after vaccination, Vaxzevria (formerly AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine) recipients were less likely to suffer portal vein thrombosis (PVT) – blood clots in the artery from the intestines to the liver.
For recipients of the viral vector Vaxzevria vaccine, the incidence rate for spl...more
HUL was amongst the fastest to recover within the fast-moving consumer goods companies following a nationwide lockdown last year
Congress, like many other areas of American life, is slowly but surely beginning to return to normal as more lawmakers and staff get vaccinated and the level of coronavirus worry ebbs. Lawmakers say there's still a long ways to go yet, though.
Doctors say they are different kinds of clots --- and the coronavirus poses a greater risk than the vaccines