Pfizer/BioNTech say vaccine effective against UK, SAfrica virus mutations
The vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech appears to retain its effectiveness against coronavirus mutations in worrying new variants that have emerged recently in Britain and South Africa, the firms said Thursday. | 28-Jan-2021 13:00

WHO team in Wuhan departs quarantine for COVID origins study
A World Health Organization team emerged from quarantine in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday to start field work in a fact-finding mission on the origins of the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic. | 28-Jan-2021 12:45

Covid: WHO probe team in China exits Wuhan quarantine
A team of experts will begin interviewing people in the city where Covid-19 was first detected. | 28-Jan-2021 09:03

Parosmia: 'Since I had Covid, food makes me want to vomit'
Many are finding things do not smell right after Covid - and that most foods smell and taste disgusting. | 28-Jan-2021 01:15

Covid-19: 'I told my kids I wasn't going to make it'
Taxi driver Ali Sakallioglu spent 222 days in hospital with Covid, including three months in a coma. | 28-Jan-2021 01:01

English National Opera lessons for long Covid sufferers
The English National Opera's singing coach gives long Covid sufferers breathing space. | 28-Jan-2021 01:00

UK COVID variant sufferers cough more, but smell less affected
People testing positive for the new British variant of the coronavirus are more likely to report coughing, sore throat or fatigue as symptoms of COVID-19, but are less likely to lose their sense of taste or smell, a British survey has found. | 27-Jan-2021 13:03

Coronavirus: France's Sanofi to boost Pfizer vaccine supply amid EU shortages
Sanofi will produce doses of Pfizer/BioNTech which, along with AstraZeneca, has had supply problems. | 27-Jan-2021 12:55

COVAX to supply 355 mln vaccine doses for Eastern Med this year
The COVAX vaccine sharing platform expects to have 25 million coronavirus vaccine doses for the Eastern Mediterranean region in March, rising to 355 million doses by December, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Wednesday. | 27-Jan-2021 12:48

Covid: US pharmacist in vaccine tampering guilty plea
Steven Brandenburg admits he believed inoculation could harm people, prosecutors in Wisconsin say. | 27-Jan-2021 06:58

Covid-19 vaccine: Woman to restart chemotherapy after jab
Vicki Meredew, who received a leftover vaccine dose, will continue palliative treatment for a brain tumour. | 27-Jan-2021 01:08

Dismay in France, land of Pasteur, over vaccine flops
News that France had fallen further behind in the race to develop Covid-19 vaccines caused dismay on Tuesday, reigniting a debate about the country's standing in the world and its scientific prowess. | 27-Jan-2021 01:03

Coronavirus: AstraZeneca defends EU vaccine rollout plan
The pharmaceutical giant said the late signing of contracts limited time to sort out supply glitches. | 27-Jan-2021 00:24

Prof Chris Whitty: 'The rate of mortality will come down relatively slowly'
England's chief medial officer described today as a very sad day, as England surpasses 100,000 Covid deaths. | 26-Jan-2021 19:26

Alfie Dingley: Six-month reprieve for EU cannabis medicine import
The government says it is seeking a permanent solution to the EU supply issue. | 26-Jan-2021 16:59

WHO issues new clinical advice on treating COVID-19 patients
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued fresh clinical advice on Tuesday for treating COVID-19 patients, including those displaying persistent symptoms after recovery, and also said it advised using low-dose anti-coagulants to prevent blood clots. | 26-Jan-2021 13:03

Coronavirus: Vaccine supply fears grow amid EU export threat
The EU calls for "fair" distribution after vaccine companies cut back on pledged supplies. | 26-Jan-2021 12:56

Covid: UK virus deaths exceed 100,000 since pandemic began
Another 7,700 registered with coronavirus on the death certificate brings the total to nearly 104,000. | 26-Jan-2021 12:55

Saudi Arabia to get 3 mln AstraZeneca shots in about a week from India
The Serum Institute of India (SII) will supply Saudi Arabia with 3 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses priced at $5.25 each in about a week on behalf of the British drugmaker, its chief executive told Reuters on Monday. | 26-Jan-2021 12:48

Covid-19: Five days that shaped the outbreak
Before Wuhan was locked down in January 2020 officials said the outbreak was under control - but the virus had spread inside and outside the city. | 26-Jan-2021 02:16

Covid vaccines: Why some countries will have to wait until 2022
How are Covid-19 vaccines being distributed across the world? As some countries start vaccinating their populations, others are being left behind. | 26-Jan-2021 01:16

Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine appears to be effective against new variants
Moderna Inc said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine produced virus-neutralizing antibodies in laboratory tests against new coronavirus variants found in the UK and South Africa. | 26-Jan-2021 01:00

Hancock: 'Difficult to put timeline on exiting lockdown'
The health secretary says lifting restrictions can only happen when the "facts on the ground" show it is safe. | 25-Jan-2021 19:53

Moderna vaccine appears to work against variants
Laboratory tests suggest antibodies can recognise and fight the UK and South Africa variants. | 25-Jan-2021 16:31

Egypt begins coronavirus immunisation campaign
Egypt began its Covid-19 immunisation program Sunday, becoming one of the first countries in Africa to vaccinate its citizens, with a doctor and a nurse receiving the Chinese-made Sinopharm jab. | 25-Jan-2021 13:02

Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country
Key maps and charts explaining how the virus has spread around the world. | 24-Jan-2021 18:17

Learning disability vaccine plea: 'Don't leave us to rot'
As high risk groups continue to be immunised there are growing concerns that people with learning disabilities have been missed out. | 24-Jan-2021 13:02

Covid: New Zealand reports first case in the community in months
The woman, who recently returned from Europe, had completed two weeks in isolation. | 24-Jan-2021 10:57

Covid: Norwich man's daughters praise hospital staff as he loses virus battle
Daughters of a man who died from Covid pay tribute to hospital staff who fought to keep him alive. | 24-Jan-2021 10:13

'I couldn't breathe': The 26-year-old with Covid
Twenty-six-year-old Mae Mamaril and her family all tested positive for Covid-19 at the end of 2020. Mae was the only one who was moved to an intensive care unit. | 24-Jan-2021 01:03

Coronavirus: 'Lockdown made me feel like I was in prison'
John Nicholl, who is deafblind, says his use of hands-on sign language left him isolated in lockdown. | 24-Jan-2021 01:03

Coronavirus: European Union vaccine woes increase
AstraZeneca is the latest company, after Pfizer, to warn of delivery delays, frustrating officials. | 22-Jan-2021 23:09

Infection level 'very, very high' and 'extremely precarious' - Prof Whitty
The chief medical officer warns that in some ages groups Covid cases may still be going up. | 22-Jan-2021 19:10

New UK Covid variant death risk put into context by Sir Patrick Vallance
The UK chief scientific adviser says data suggests a higher death rate among those infected with the new variant. | 22-Jan-2021 18:47

In tracking virus mutations, most countries flying blind
To monitor changes to the coronavirus that could supercharge the pandemic or render vaccines less effective, scientists must sequence its genetic code to catalogue potentially dangerous mutations as they emerge. | 22-Jan-2021 13:00

TikTok: GP posts videos to tackle vaccine fake news
Dr Nighat Araf records messages in Urdu and Punjabi, urging people to trust the Covid jab. | 22-Jan-2021 08:00

Africa's long wait for the Covid-19 vaccine
Africa will have to wait "weeks if not months" before getting WHO-approved vaccines, officials say.
BBC News | 22-Jan-2021 02:04

Wuhan lockdown: A year of China's fight against the Covid pandemic
The world's first coronavirus quarantine began in Wuhan a year ago - how has China changed since then? | 22-Jan-2021 01:53

Manaus: Brazil's city on the Amazon river buckles under second Covid wave
Doctors in the Amazon's biggest city, Manaus, are struggling to control rising numbers of deaths and cases. | 22-Jan-2021 01:17

Coronavirus: Hungary first in EU to approve Russian vaccine
Its health authorities give preliminary approval to the Russian-developed Sputnik V coronavirus jab. | 21-Jan-2021 13:49

US to join COVID vaccine push for poor nations, remain WHO member: Fauci
The United States under President Joe Biden intends to join the COVAX vaccine facility that aims to deliver vaccines to poor countries, his chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci told the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday. | 21-Jan-2021 13:00

Covid: Infections 'must be brought down' to help NHS
Researchers warn that unless something changes, hospitals will continue facing significant pressure. | 21-Jan-2021 10:32

Joe believes playing video games helps his mental health
Many argue the positives outweigh the negatives when it comes to gaming and mental health | 21-Jan-2021 01:15

Covid: Israel vaccine fears 'out of context and inaccurate'
Israel is likely to be the first country to see an impact from vaccination - but it is still too early. | 21-Jan-2021 01:04

Pfizer vaccine appears effective against coronavirus variant found in Britain
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is likely to protect against a more infectious variant of the virus, which was discovered in Britain and has spread around the world, according to results of further lab tests released on Wednesday. | 20-Jan-2021 13:03

Coronavirus: Why South Africa has yet to roll out vaccines
South Africa is the worst-hit country in Africa, but has not yet started doing Covid-19 vaccinations.
BBC News | 20-Jan-2021 01:12

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