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No new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 19 active cases remain
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 471 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 21 April 2021. All were negative.
EU confirms it won’t be ordering more AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs as Europe mulls legal action
A spokesman for the European Commission has said that no decision has been made as to whether the body will pursue legal action against the Anglo-Swedish firm but confirmed reports it won’t purchase any more of its vaccine.
No new COVID cases reported in Cayman Islands, 21 April
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 300 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 20 April 2021. All were negative.
Find out which countries are welcoming international tourists back
There have been more than 142 million Covid-19 cases worldwide and vaccination roll outs have been much smoother in some countries than others. This pandemic is far from over, even though many of us are now itching to make plans to trave...
France hopes to begin easing COVID-19 restrictions in early May
France's government said it would only lift its semi-lockdown restrictions if the number of daily coronavirus cases fell to around 20,000 within a month.
Scientist who helped develop Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine agrees third shot is needed as immunity wanes
The chief medical officer of BioNTech told CNBC that people will likely need a third shot of its two-dose Covid-19 vaccine as immunity against the virus wanes.
Russia Aiming For Herd Immunity Against Virus By Autumn: Vladimir Putin
"Vaccination is now of paramount importance... to allow herd immunity to develop in the fall," Vladimir Putin said during his annual state of the nation address.
No new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 206 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 19 April 2021. All were negative.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine risk-benefit ratio remains "positive," says EMA
The EMA established "a possible link" between the vaccine and registered cases of blood clots, which should be included as "very rare side effects".
Congressional investigation launched into Emergent BioSolutions' federal vaccine contracts
Congressional investigators have requested top executives from Emergent BioSolutions testify before the Select Subcommittee.
EU regulator finds possible blood clot link with J&J vaccine, but says benefits outweigh risks
The European Medicines Agency said Tuesday the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has possible links to rare blood clot incidents, but reiterated that its benefits still outweighed the risks.
Netflix will spend $17 billion on content this year as pandemic restrictions loosen and production resumes
Netflix is grappling with a dip in content after production was stalled due to pandemic-driven delays in 2020.
Travellers to France from four countries hit with new restrictions
New arrivals from Argentina, Chile, South Africa and Brazil must adhere to strict new guidelines that will come into force next Saturday, including a 10-day home quarantine.
Europe should be open to Russia's Sputnik V shot amid 'Pfizer monopoly,' vaccine backer says
Europe should be open to taking up and using Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, according to Kirill Dmitriev, the chief executive of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, amid what he described as a “Pfizer monopoly” across the region.
US "Very Closely" Tracking Course Of COVID-19 Outbreak In India: Official
"There are protocols in place, requiring testing for international travel," US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement on Tuesday.
Half of U.S. adults have received at least one Covid shot in milestone for vaccination campaign
More than 129 million people ages 18 and older have received at least one vaccine shot, or 50.4% of the total adult population.
Fauci says U.S. will likely resume use of J&J Covid vaccine with a warning or restriction
Health regulators have asked states to temporarily halt J&J's single-dose shot after reports of six cases of rare brain blood clots in women.
As Invitations Arrive - Wedding Guest Dresses to Shop Now
Shop the best dresses to wear to ceremonies by the sea, backyard nuptials, and more.
Shanghai Offers a Hopeful Glimpse of Post-Pandemic Fashion Weeks
Shanghai Fashion Week just wrapped with 100 in-person shows and a newly energized consumer base.
Israel removes mandatory outdoor mask use – another step towards normality
Masks do not completely disappear in Israel: they are still mandatory indoors, and Health recommends using them in large gatherings as well.
AstraZeneca Could Have Vaccine Against South African Variant By End-2021: Report
AstraZeneca's Austria country manager, told the Kurier newspaper that studies, so far, indicating the existing AstraZeneca vaccine was less effective against the more infectious variant first documented in South Africa were "too small to...
Over a year and $85bn later, US spies still don’t know ‘where, when or how’ Covid-19 hit the world – but it ‘could've been a lab’
The question of how SARS-CoV-2 came to wreak havoc on the planet is one many have asked but none, so far, have answered. The truth is out there, but the very people on the case could have every reason to ensure it doesn’t emerge.
Reopening verdict: 'It was 'buzzing, chaotic and crazy'
On Monday morning, many business owners across the country nervously flipped signs from 'closed' to 'open'.
U.S. to spend $1.7 billion tracking Covid variants as dangerous new strains make up half of all cases
The funds will be used to help improve the detection, monitoring and mitigation of "new and potentially dangerous strains," the White House said.
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