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CDC Sees Pandemic Among Unvaccinated

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said COVID-19 is “becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated” and that vaccinated people are protected against severe disease. The highly transmissible delta variant is fueling expanding outbreaks, but they are centered in parts of the country with lower vaccination rates. “We are seeing outbreaks of cases in parts of the country […]

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WHO Director-General — Relying On A Few Companies To Supply Global Public Goods Limiting And Dangerous

Middle and low-income countries have taken the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, with most of their population yet to be vaccinated. In an effort to provide greater access to the vaccines by poorer countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced an initiative to help these countries manufacture their own vaccines. At a recent news conference, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros […]

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WHO Head Says Caribbean Countries Need Help Now Not Next Year

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, in addressing the virtual fifth sitting of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Assembly, recently said he welcomes the help being provided by the industrialized countries, but it can’t come soon enough. “I welcome the announcement made by the G7 countries that together will donate 870 million doses primarily through […]

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PAHO Director Appeals For Vaccine Donations To Latin America And Caribbean

Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), has appealed to the G7 countries to give Latin America and the Caribbean countries preferred attention following their promise to donate one billion vaccine doses to countries in need. Dr. Etienne said only 10 percent of Latin America and the Caribbean people had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. At […]

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Pfizer Gets Approval To Give COVID-19 Vaccine To Children Ages 12-15

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 in the United States. This move will allow for more people in the country to be vaccinated and a faster return to normalcy. To date, over 260 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the U.S., but demand […]

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WHO Head — The World Is “On The Brink Of Catastrophic Moral Failure”

The hoarding of vaccines by richer countries is a matter of concern for the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus has charged that there could be delays for COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to poorer countries under the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility. He said, “Just 25 doses have been given in one lowest-income country — not […]

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COVID-19 Crisis Continues Unabated

The global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 93 million on Friday and the death toll rose above 2 million, with the U.S. leading all nations by cases and fatalities. The U.S. added another 238,390 new cases on yesterday, according to a New York Times tracker, and at least 3,973 patients died. The U.S. has averaged 240,199 cases a […]

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Prescription For Fighting Off Dementia

When he’s not on CNN giving updates on the coronavirus, Sanjay Gupta is at his day job, as a neurosurgeon. “I’ve had a longstanding love affair with the brain,” he said. “You’re a brain surgeon — what’s it like to hold it in your hands?” asked CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. “First time I ever operated on […]

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Diabetes Drug Gets Recall For Contaminant

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a widely used diabetes drug metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets have been recalled from the market. This move follows the manufacturer’s discovery of unacceptably elevated levels of a cancer-causing contaminant. Consequently, Indian pharmaceutical company Marksans Pharma has recalled the selling of the product. Metformin tablets are used to treat type 2 diabetes and […]

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Health Tips Under COVID-19 Lockdown

COVID-19 has immensely affected the global healthcare. Its dangerous effect has continued to keep many of us locked in our homes, which may easily result in the adoption of some bad habits. So, we are here with some ideas that might be helpful for most. Using these ideas on how to stay healthy during lockdown will provide some inspiration as […]