After long delay, Congo's Tshisekedi receives COVID-19 vaccine

FILE PHOTO: Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo addresses a press conference after the G20 Compact with Africa conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany August 27, 2021. Tobias Schwarz/Pool via REUTERSKINSHASA (Reuters) – Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi has received his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the government said… Continue reading After long delay, Congo's Tshisekedi receives COVID-19 vaccine

Bill Cosby accuser Victoria Valentino describes devastation at release

EXCLUSIVE: ‘We felt safe and now everything is upside down.’ Bill Cosby accuser and former Playboy model Victoria Valentino describes how her ‘stomach lurched’ at learning the serial sexual predator is being released from prison Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court today Long-time Cosby accuser Victoria Valentino, 77, has told… Continue reading Bill Cosby accuser Victoria Valentino describes devastation at release

Report: Woman drove through vaccination tent to protest

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman accused of driving through a COVID-19 vaccine distribution tent as a form of protest has been charged with seven counts of felony reckless endangerment, according to a police report. Virginia Christine Lewis Brown, 36, was arrested after a Blount County deputy witnessed her driving through the tent at… Continue reading Report: Woman drove through vaccination tent to protest

Coronavirus UK news – India variant fears 'mean Brits should ignore lockdown lift and NOT sit inside pubs or hug family'

MILLIONS of lockdown-weary Brits have been told to ignore measures easing today and not sit inside pubs or hug relatives. With fears growing over the threat the surging Indian variant poses to June 21's total unlocking, experts are sounding warnings over how cautious we should continue to be today. Although new rules in force today… Continue reading Coronavirus UK news – India variant fears 'mean Brits should ignore lockdown lift and NOT sit inside pubs or hug family'

Italy suspends distribution of J&J shots after use paused in U.S

FILE PHOTO: A worker transports boxes carrying Johnson & Johnson vaccines after a delivery arrived at the Pratica di Mare military airport, in this still image taken from video, near Rome, Italy, April 13, 2021. Ministero della Difesa/Handout via REUTERS ROME (Reuters) – Italy said on Wednesday it had suspended the use of some 184,000… Continue reading Italy suspends distribution of J&J shots after use paused in U.S

Chile inks deal for 1.8 million doses of CanSino COVID-19 vaccine as inoculation drive plows ahead

Slideshow ( 2 images )SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s president Sebastian Pinera said on Tuesday that his government had signed a new deal with CanSino Biologics for its one-dose coronavirus vaccine as the South American nation vaults ahead with one of the world’s fastest inoculation drives. Pinera said in a televised statement that Cansino had agreed… Continue reading Chile inks deal for 1.8 million doses of CanSino COVID-19 vaccine as inoculation drive plows ahead

Japan vaccine czar Kono says inoculation pace to accelerate in May

FILE PHOTO: Japan’s vaccination programme chief Taro Kono attends a news conference on the country’s preparations to begin vaccinating health workers, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Issei KatoTOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s vaccine minister, Taro Kono, said on Monday that the pace of inoculation in the country would accelerate… Continue reading Japan vaccine czar Kono says inoculation pace to accelerate in May

Biden doubles goal of COVID vaccines to 200 million doses

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden opened his first formal news conference Thursday with a nod toward the improving picture on battling the coronavirus, doubling his original goal by pledging that the nation will administer 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of his first 100 days in office. The administration had met Biden’s… Continue reading Biden doubles goal of COVID vaccines to 200 million doses

Bitcoin Cumulative Transfer Value Surpasses $3.5 Trillion

The latest data from Coinmetrics shows that the Bitcoin cumulative transfer value has hit more than 3.5 trillion. The number of bitcoin processed on a single day reached its highest value at the beginning of 2021, as more people display interest in the cryptocurrency.  Bitcoin Bull Run in the Past Year In December 2020, bitcoin… Continue reading Bitcoin Cumulative Transfer Value Surpasses $3.5 Trillion

Japan vaccine chief says to use six-dose syringes from mid-April

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker holds a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Tokyo Medical Center, as Japan launches its inoculation campaign, in Tokyo, Japan February 17, 2021. Behrouz Mehri/Pool via REUTERS TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will use specialised syringes capable of extracting six doses of coronavirus vaccine from each Pfizer vial… Continue reading Japan vaccine chief says to use six-dose syringes from mid-April

Japan's vaccination chief says Tokyo Olympics not in his planning

FILE PHOTO: Japan’s vaccination programme chief Taro Kono adjusts his protective face mask during a news conference on the country’s preparations to begin vaccinating health workers, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Issei KatoTOKYO (Reuters) – The minister overseeing Japan’s vaccination programme said on Wednesday that the Summer Olympics… Continue reading Japan's vaccination chief says Tokyo Olympics not in his planning

Exclusive: Pakistan to allow private firms to import COVID shots, exempt from price caps – documents

Slideshow ( 2 images )ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan is to allow private companies to import coronavirus vaccines and has agreed to exempt such imports from price caps, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, even as the nation scrambles to secure supplies. The documents show the National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination division had sought a… Continue reading Exclusive: Pakistan to allow private firms to import COVID shots, exempt from price caps – documents

Kenya says it will move ahead with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationNAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya is going ahead with its plan to inoculate its citizens against COVID-19 using a vaccine developed… Continue reading Kenya says it will move ahead with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Italian DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate could start clinical trials in March – developer

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s second COVID-19 vaccine candidate, COVID-eVax, is likely to start trials in early March after it was approved by the national drug regulator last week, one of the biotech firms leading the project said on Monday.FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a… Continue reading Italian DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate could start clinical trials in March – developer

Italian DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate could start clinical trials in March – developer

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s second COVID-19 vaccine candidate, COVID-eVax, is likely to start trials in early March after it was approved by the national drug regulator last week, one of the biotech firms leading the project said on Monday.FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a… Continue reading Italian DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate could start clinical trials in March – developer

Spain approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for 18-55 year olds, El Pais newspaper says

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A vial and sryinge are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationMADRID (Reuters) – Spain has approved AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for use in 18-55 year olds, El Pais newspaper reported on Friday, citing anonymous sources. The Health Ministry did not immediately… Continue reading Spain approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for 18-55 year olds, El Pais newspaper says

India's vaccination platform readied to handle 10 million shots daily: official

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The digital platform anchoring India’s massive COVID-19 vaccination drive will be able to handle up to 10 million shots daily to meet the country’s target of covering 300 million people by July-August, a government official told Reuters.A paramedic receives a dose of Covishield, a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of… Continue reading India's vaccination platform readied to handle 10 million shots daily: official

'Go for it,' says first person vaccinated in India's massive COVID-19 campaign

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hospital cleaning worker Manish Kumar became the first person in India to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on Saturday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched one of the world’s largest immunisation campaigns to bring the pandemic under control. Kumar received his shot at Delhi’s premier All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), one… Continue reading 'Go for it,' says first person vaccinated in India's massive COVID-19 campaign

Israel delivers 1M COVID-19 vaccines to 10 percent of population

More On: Coronavirus Fauci says mandatory COVID-19 vaccines possible for travel, school Kim Jong Un thanks North Koreans in rare New Year’s letter Congressman-elect who died of COVID had undergone surgery for blood clot Bangkok shuts down venues as COVID-19 spreads Israel delivered its 1 millionth COVID-19 vaccination on Friday — and is the first… Continue reading Israel delivers 1M COVID-19 vaccines to 10 percent of population

Japan's Suga urges citizens to have a quiet and distanced New Year

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga urged the nation on Friday to spend a quiet New Year period without the usual social gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has been breaking infection records almost on a daily basis.A man wearing a protective mask walks past a wall of a construction site… Continue reading Japan's Suga urges citizens to have a quiet and distanced New Year

China to vaccinate 'key groups' over winter, spring: official

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker in protective suit collects a swab from a man at a makeshift nucleic acid testing site inside a sports centre in Binhai New Area, following new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tianjin, China November 21, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS BEIJING (Reuters) – China will focus first on vaccinating high-risk… Continue reading China to vaccinate 'key groups' over winter, spring: official

Bitcoin average transaction value increases 500% since July

The average value of Bitcoin (BTC) transactions has increased dramatically since July this year.  The average transaction value was sitting at approximately $25,000 per transaction four months ago, but posted a yearly high on Oct 20 at $151,000 per transfer — representing an increase of more than 500%. The latest spike, as shown by crypto… Continue reading Bitcoin average transaction value increases 500% since July

Moderna details coronavirus vaccine pricing as orders roll in

Novavax R&D head: ‘Hopeful’ coronavirus vaccine can be deployed in December Novavax Research and Development President Dr. Gregory Glenn on the next steps for the company’s coronavirus vaccine. Moderna’s customers are lining up to order its coronavirus vaccine even though it's still in the experimental state. Continue Reading Below Ticker Security Last Change Change %… Continue reading Moderna details coronavirus vaccine pricing as orders roll in

Stocks dip after gains from vaccine-fueled rally on Wall Street

Efforts at a US stock rally largely stumbled on Tuesday as investors reined in their optimism about a promising coronavirus vaccine. The Dow Jones industrial average dipped as much as 221.18 points, or about 0.9 percent, to 24,376.19 to give back some of its 900-point Monday rally. But the blue-chip index had pared the loss… Continue reading Stocks dip after gains from vaccine-fueled rally on Wall Street