Fresh vaccine hope as world tops 10,000 daily COVID-19 deaths
Top US government scientist Anthony Fauci said Thursday the coronavirus vaccine 'cavalry' was on its way, bringing fresh hope as the world ...
BookmarkLONDON: Top US government scientist Anthony Fauci said on Thursday (Nov 12) the coronavirus vaccine"cavalry" was on its way, bringing fresh hope as the world registered more than 10,000 deaths in just 24 hours, a record.The world-leading expert on infectious diseases said that after this week's much-trumpeted news that a vaccine developed by US drug giant Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech was
, another is"literally on the threshold of being announced."AdvertisementAdvertisement"The cavalry is coming, but don't put your weapons down," Fauci said by video-link to a think-tank in London, as US biotech firm Moderna waspoised to reach a threshold
in vaccine trials that would allow it to apply for an emergency use authorisation from US regulators.The scientist, who has gained global fame for standing up to President Donald Trump on COVID-19, urged the public to continue respecting public health measures such as wearing masks and washing hands. headtopics.com
Palestinian men walk past street art showing doctors mask-clad due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. (Photo: AFP/Mohammed Abed)News of promising vaccine results has brought much-needed hope as the world grapples with a pandemic that shows no sign of abating, with grim statistics flowing in day after day.
AdvertisementAdvertisementAn AFP tally of official sources found Thursday that the daily number of global deaths had gone over the symbolic level of 10,000 in the past 24 hours for the first time since the start of the pandemic, standing at 10,010.''PEOPLE JUST DON'T CARE'
Global markets slid on fears of the virus surge that threatens economic recovery, eroding earlier gains led by vaccine hopes.France reported Thursday that the number of people in hospital for COVID-19 was now higher than previous peaks in April.Advertisement
Serbia's Health Minister Zlatibor Loncar meanwhile cautioned that there were no more hospital beds available for virus patients in the capital Belgrade.But for all the dire warnings, there was growing evidence that people were ignoring restrictions imposed by governments and minimising the risk of infection. headtopics.com
In France, a survey revealed that more than half of the population had broken regulations governing a current partial lockdown.Medical workers arrive at a hospital in Naples in an ambulance with a COVID-19 patient. (PhotoL AFP/Filippo Monteforte)It showed that 60 per cent had flouted the rules at least once, either by giving a false reason for going out on their self-signed permission slip or by meeting up with family and friends.Read more: CNA »
Covid-19: Students aged 12 and above can register for vaccine from June 1, adults aged 39 and below from mid-June
SINGAPORE — Children aged 12 and above will be receiving invitations to get vaccinated against Covid-19 starting from Tuesday (June 1), while people above 60 will be able to get the jab without the need to register or book appointment slots in advance.