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Coronavirus live news: Biden vows to get vaccinated in public as South Korea reports highest cases in nine months

Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office; Italy approves Christmas restrictions; Iran’s cases top 1mSouth Korea reports highest cases in nine monthsEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 2.30am GMT South Korea said it is considering tightening its social ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Korea


Coronavirus live news: Biden joins ex-presidents in pledge to get vaccinated in public as global deaths pass 1.5m

Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office; Italy approves Christmas restrictions; Iran’s cases top 1mEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 1.31am GMT Here is the full story on the global death toll passing 1.5m: Related: Covid: 1.5 million dead globall...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, Microbiology, Biden, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Biden to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days as global deaths pass 1.5m

Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office; Italy approves Christmas restrictions; Iran’s cases top 1mUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 11.31pm GMT How is everyone’s December going? I enjoy walking my...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Biden, Phoebe Bridgers, Helen Sullivan


Coronavirus live news: Global death toll passes 1.5m

World passes grim tally with a death reported every nine seconds on average; Italy registers 993 new deaths and 23,255 new cases; Iran goes past 1m casesUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 8.38pm GMT More than 1.5 million people ha...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Gaza, Gaza Strip, Reuters, Coronavirus


Experts warn anti-vaxxer concerns about a COVID-19 vaccine could slow the end of the pandemic

A protester holds a placard during the Irish Freedom Party an anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown rally outside the Custom House, on day 39 of the nationwide Level 5 lockdown. On Saturday, November 28, 2020, in Dublin, Ireland. Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Vaccines are a to a virus without contracting the disease, but some Americans are still skeptical of an upcoming vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Anti-vaxxers in the US and beyond are worried there isn't enough informatio...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, New York City, US, Alabama, Los Angeles, Trends, World Health Organization, Michigan, Pfizer, Vaccine, Houston, Frost, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Gavin Williamson: UK is 'a much better country than every single one of them'

Education secretary lauds vaccine rollout saying scientists in UK better than in France, Belgium or USCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has claimed the UK was the first country in the world to clinically approve a coronavirus vaccine because the country has “much better” scientists than France, Belgium or the US.Williamson said he was not surprised the UK was the first to roll out the immunisation because “we’re a much better c...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, France Belgium, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus, US Williamson


Coronavirus live news: US sees highest daily deaths since April; French ex-president dies of Covid complications

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was 94 and served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981; US suffers highest daily deaths since April; Spain caps parties at 10 peopleFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays 2.15am GMT Mass immunisation against coronavirus will begin next week, UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday as he m...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Johns Hopkins University


Red Cross leader urged countries to combat COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, which he called a 'parallel pandemic' to the disease

Ricardo Rubio/Europa Press via Getty Images The head of the Red Cross, the world's largest humanitarian organization, said a vaccine alone cannot stop COVID-19 if governments fail to address misinformation about the disease. Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, called COVID-19 misinformation a "parallel pandemic." Rocca cited a Johns Hopkins University survey in 67 countries that found vaccine acceptance declined "significantl...
Tags: Health, Japan, Politics, UK, Science, News, France, Trends, Canada, Pakistan, Healthcare, Un, Red Cross, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine


UK coronavirus live: Johnson confirms it will take months until most of vulnerable group are vaccinated

Latest updates: PM says rollout will take time after earlier warning people not to ‘get hopes up too soon’ about early vaccinationUK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for roll out next weekDon’t get hopes up about rapid vaccine rollout, says JohnsonHow do I get the vaccine in the UK?British exceptionalism ‘undermined pandemic preparedness’Coronavirus global updates - live 6.19pm GMT At his press conference Boris Johnson repeatedly claimed that mass testing - or community testing, as the gover...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Simon Stevens, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pmqs, Johnson


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson leads Downing Street briefing after vaccine approved for use

Latest updates: PM holds press conference after earlier warning people not to ‘get hopes up too soon’ about early vaccinationUK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for roll out next weekHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Don’t get hopes up about rapid vaccine rollout, says JohnsonBeware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolCoronavirus global updates - live 5.24pm GMT Johnson says it would be a mistake to ease up on the restrictions now. 5.23pm GMT Q: When will ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pmqs, Johnson, Downing Street, Keir Starmer


Coronavirus live news: deaths in the Americas rise nearly 30% in November; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

North America seeing record daily cases; WHO says vaccines won’t stop short-term surges; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 5.10pm GMT Morocco hopes to launch an ambitious vaccination campaign against the coronavirus by the end of...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Putin, China, Americas, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Morocco, Microbiology, Who


Coronavirus live news: WHO says vaccines won't prevent short-term surge; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

Health body says there won’t be enough doses to prevent new wave in cases in next six months; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 4.22pm GMT Covid-19 deaths in the Americas have increased nearly 30% in November compared to the end ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Putin, Americas, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who


UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock says batch testing for first 800,000 doses of vaccine completed

Latest updates: health secretary says the NHS will start vaccinating from ‘early next week’UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for roll out next weekHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Don’t get hopes up about rapid vaccine rollout, says JohnsonBeware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolCoronavirus global updates - live 3.01pm GMT Politicians are lining up to say they would be willing to be filmed having the coronavirus vaccine to show people that it’s safe. In ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Piers Morgan, House Of Commons, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pmqs


More than 2.5 miles of cliff paintings found hidden in the Amazon rainforest show ancient hunter-gatherers killing Ice Age creatures

Tepuye de Cerro Azul, the largest of the rocky, image-covered shelters studied by a team of researchers, in the Serranía La Lindosa region of Colombia. Jeison Lenis Chaparro-Cárdenas Researchers discovered thousands of drawings adorning three rock shelters in the Colombian Amazon. The drawings cover more than 2.5 miles of rock and are at least 11,800 years old. They depict an ancient hunter-gatherer society that lived at the end of the Ice Age, with scenes of humans hunting mastodons and ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Science, News, Trends, Colombia, Guardian, South America, Farc, Business Insider, Mark Robinson, Cave Art, Mastodon, Exeter University, University of Exeter, BCE


The most popular wildlife photos of the year include a moose stare-down, a shark smorgasbord, and a lynx playdate

A moose at Antelope Flats in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Guillermo Esteves/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition offers the public a chance to vote on their favorite images from the contest.  The leading photographs show an Iberian lynx along a Spanish highway, a civet cat taking a backpack ride in India, and an animal rescuer caring for orphaned bats in Australia. Here are the frontrunners for the...
Tags: Japan, Florida, UK, Science, London, News, Australia, California, Animals, Russia, India, Environment, US, Trends, Features, Wildlife


Coronavirus live news: Russia has record daily Covid deaths; UK to get vaccine from next week

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UK; Russia suffers worst day of record daily Covid deaths; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in NovemberJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.48am GMT International tourist arrivals to Spain fell 87% year-on-year in October, official data show, after authorities imposed new ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Cdc, Russia, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Poland, Pfizer


UK Approves Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine For Distribution Early Next Week

Health authorities in the UK have approved a coronavirus vaccine developed by U.S.-based pharma company Pfizer and German-based biotech firm BioNTech, according to a press release from the two companies. The first doses will be given free to some of the most vulnerable Britons and health care workers early next…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, NHS, National Health Service, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Vaccines, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Scott Gottlieb, Matt Hancock, President Trump, BioNtech, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Operation Warp Speed


The UK approved Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, the first Western nation to give it the green light

Vaccines can't be rolled out in a country until its drug regulator has scrutinized and approved it. Dado Ruvic/Reuters The UK regulator on Wednesday approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by the US Pharma giant Pfizer and German biotech BioNTech. The approval makes the UK the first western nation to approve one of the several vaccines in the late stages of development. The UK government said that the vaccine will be made available next week. Pfizer and BioNTech started developing the experim...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, US, Trends, NHS, Healthcare, News UK, Astrazeneca, Goldman Sachs, Fda, Pfizer, Canada Japan, Alok Sharma, Matt Hancock, Moderna


Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine approved for use in UK to be rolled out next week

‘Historic moment’ opens way for mass immunisation with first doses to arrive in coming daysHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin in those most at risk next week.The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regu...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Biology, US, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, MHRA, Coronavirus


UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine for rollout next week

‘Historic moment’ allows mass immunisation, with 800,000 doses expected to be available next weekHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin next week for those most at risk.The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare produc...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Biology, US, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare


Coronavirus live news: UK to get vaccine from next week; England enters tier system after lockdown

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UK; New tier system replaces lockdown; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in NovemberJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.19am GMT No actual virus is needed to create an mRNA vaccine. This means the rate at which it can be produced is dramatically accelerated. As a result, m...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Cdc, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pfizer, Press Association, Coronavirus


Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine wins licence for use in the UK

‘Historic moment’ opens way for mass immunisation with vaccine to target those most at riskHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin in those most at risk.The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Aut...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Biology, US, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, MHRA, Coronavirus


Brexit opens the door to tougher anti-smoking measures

No-deal Brexit likely to raise cigarette and tobacco pricesIt offers the UK opportunities to strengthen its world-leading tobacco control measures, by creating greater flexibility to respond to industry action and market developments, according to new research from the University of Bath.
Tags: UK, Science


Coronavirus live news: Turkey's Covid death toll hits record for ninth day; Pfizer and Moderna file for EU approval of vaccines

Latest updates: Turks brace for new restrictions to combat spread of disease; two companies submit applications to European Medicines AgencyUS may begin vaccinations before ChristmasVietnam reports first community virus in almost three monthsModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmScott Atlas resigns as Trump’s pandemic adviser after controversial tenureSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.06pm GMT Prime minister Boris Johnson suffers biggest Commons revolt since election ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Eu, World news, Turkey, US news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Johnson, Trump, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, European Medicines AgencyUS


Meningococcus B vaccine prevents disease with 79 per cent effectiveness in under-18s

Meningococcus group B, the most prevalent strain of meningococcal infection, is prevented with 79 per cent effectiveness in children and young adults inoculated with the 4CMenB vaccine, also known as Bexsero, according to a new collaborative study from researchers in Portugal and the UK and led by the University of Bristol which evaluated the vaccine's performance in a real-world setting. The findings are published today [1 December] in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Tags: UK, Science, Portugal, University of Bristol, Bexsero


Liverpool is attempting mass COVID-19 testing during the UK's lockdown — but the reaction to the program is mixed

Liverpool is undertaking a mass coronavirus testing pilot, with residents having access to lateral flow tests that are able to determine if someone has coronavirus in under an hour. Peter Byrne/Getty Images Liverpool's mass COVID-19 testing program, a pilot in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "Operation Moonshot vision," is dividing public health officials and politicians, according to The Washington Post. The Post reported that as of November 3, Liverpool's weekly rate of COVID-19 tests was...
Tags: Post, Politics, UK, England, Science, Trends, Bbc, NHS, Liverpool, Boris Johnson, University of Bristol, Public Health England, The Washington Post, Bmj, Pcr, Cabinet Office


3 coronavirus vaccines so far seem to prevent COVID-19. Here's how their efficacy compares to vaccines for flu, measles, and more.

A healthcare worker injects a patient with the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during the phase 3 trial in Turkey in October. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images AstraZeneca reported last week that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was 70% effective, on average, in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. Moderna and Pfizer's vaccine candidates were found to be 94% and 95% effective, respectively.  The chart below shows how the efficacy of those vaccine candidates co...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Massachusetts, Trends, Turkey, MMR, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Pascal Soriot, Johnson Johnson


Moderna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirm

US company submits data kickstarting approval process with regulators around the worldCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFinal results from the trials of Moderna’s vaccine against Covid-19 confirm it has 94% efficacy and nobody who was vaccinated with it developed severe disease, says the company, kickstarting the approval process with regulators around the world.The US company is submitting the data to the regulators in the US, Europe and the UK for an emergency licence...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, US, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Food And Drug Administration, US Europe, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID


Study reveals unintended impact of conversation policies

New research involving the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows how conservation polices can avoid having unintended consequences for local ecosystems and people.The research, conducted by scientists at the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) and University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, with partners in Palau and economists in Italy and the UK, shows that the PNMS policies which restrict industrial offshore fishing could drive up offshore fish prices and, in turn, increase tourists' consumption of...
Tags: UK, Science, Italy, University of Hawai, Palau, University of East Anglia UEA, Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions COS


UK Will Ban the Installation of Huawei 5G Equipment After September 2021

The UK has taken another step towards removing Huawei from its 5G network. On Sunday, the British government announced that the country’s telecommunications companies would not be allowed to install new 5G equipment from Huawei after September 2021, Bloomberg reported.Read more...
Tags: Security, UK, Science, Privacy, China, Bloomberg, Huawei



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