Private lab in Manitoba to sequence Delta variant06/22/2021 14:21According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, who spoke at a White House briefing, two doses of the Pfizer BioNTech is about 88 percent effective against the Delta strain (in comparison, it is 93 percent effective against the Alpha variant).He also urged all Americans to get a second dose of vaccine."What I think this means is that there is an additional mutation that has been identified", said Maria Van Kerkhove, the United Nations agency's COVID-19 technical head, reported CNBC...
Crash, "likely" due to storm, kills 10 in Alabama06/21/2021 03:00Tropical Storm Claudette demolished dozens of homes across Alabama and killed two others.Nine children and one adult are dead after a crash Saturday, on Interstate 65 in Butler County.Five other people were hurt in the crash, but none of their injuries were critical, Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond told Reuters news agency...
European Union and AstraZeneca both claim victory after COVID-19 vaccine fight06/20/2021 03:00Now NACI says everyone should always get the mRNA vaccines first, unless they are allergic to them.Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the updated recommendation was not unexpected, given the preliminary data emerging in other parts of the world, but that B.C. was not changing its approach to the vaccine...
Iranians head to the polls to elect new president06/19/2021 16:45The 13th presidential election started in Iran early Friday, allowing any Iranian citizen over the age of 18 to cast a vote.Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi has been officially declared the victor of Iran's presidential election, a widely anticipated result after many political heavyweights were barred from running...
Govt panel confirms first death linked to covid vaccination06/17/2021 03:07Almost half of Singapore's residents have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Ministry of Health, as the country eyes further easing including possibly resuming dining in at restaurants and allowing gyms to reopen as soon as Monday.He reiterated that this was a temporary gap that would be filled soon, adding that there were more than two million vaccine doses now available in the country...