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AstraZeneca withdraws Covid vaccine worldwide

AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company has announced the withdrawal of its Covid-19 vaccine from global markets, claiming the drug has been sidelined by alternatives. The development comes after the drug manufacturer recently admitted that the vaccine can cause potentially fatal blood clots in rare cases. In a statement on Wednesday, cited by …

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Biden to ask US Congress to fund new Covid vaccine

US President Joe Biden has announced that he plans to request additional funding from Congress to develop a new Covid-19 vaccine, adding that it is likely everybody will be encouraged to take the new shot. Speaking to reporters on Friday, the president was asked if the White House was planning …

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Covid-19 pandemic is over – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that Covid-19 no longer represents a global health emergency, after more than three years and nearly 7 million dead.  WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus officially downgraded the status of the disease on Friday while stressing it remained a “global health threat.” The decision to …

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US Congress greenlights Covid origins report

The US House of Representatives has voted unanimously to pass a bill that would direct the federal government to declassify all information related to the genesis of the Covid-19 pandemic, sending the measure to President Joe Biden’s desk.  The legislation cleared the House on Friday, with 204 Democrats joining 215 …

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Quadruple-vaxxed Pfizer CEO gets Covid-19

The CEO of Pfizer has tested positive for Covid-19, he revealed in a series of tweets on Monday. The drug giant’s chief executive added that he was taking his company’s antiviral, Paxlovid, slipping in some free advertising for the pill. “We have come so far in our efforts to battle …

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Biden remains in isolation despite negative Covid test

President Joe Biden tested negative for Covid-19 on Saturday, but “in an abundance of caution” will remain in strict isolation under daily monitoring until a second negative result confirms he has beaten his “rebound” infection, according to White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor. “The President continues to feel very well,” …

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Zelensky lectures Americans on inflation and Covid

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has told British broadcaster Piers Morgan that inflation and coronavirus are “nothing” compared to Ukraine’s struggle, and Americans should support aid for Kiev “until we win.” As the US grapples with a 40-year-high inflation rate and record gas prices, multiple polls name these economic concerns as …

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China comments on safety of Covid-19 vaccines

China has made a renewed push to promote the safety and effectiveness of its Covid-19 vaccines by pointing out that they were good enough for the country’s entire leadership, including President Xi Jinping, to fully rely on them. “All China’s incumbent party and state leaders have completed vaccination against the …

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Biden tests positive for Covid-19

US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and is working remotely from the White House. Biden, who has received a total of four vaccine doses, is taking antiviral medication. The president tested positive for the disease on Thursday morning, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced, adding that he …

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WHO demands return of Covid masks

With cases of Covid-19 trending upward globally, World Health Organization Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called on Tuesday for authorities to bring back masking, ventilation, and social distancing.  Speaking during a weekly briefing, Tedros stated that “the virus is running freely, and countries are not effectively managing the disease.” …

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