Led by the nose: Meet the UAE's Covid-19 sniffer dogs
DUBAI — One year after completing one of the first studies into canine detection of Covid-19, the United Arab Emirates now has 38 sniffer dogs working at its airports that can identify infected persons at a 98.2 per cent success rate.
Covid-19: Vaccinated travel lane scheme extended to 9 more countries including US, UK and France; fewer tests required
SINGAPORE — The vaccinated travel lane scheme will be extended to nine more countries, after its successful implementation with Brunei and Germany, where travellers between Singapore and the two countries need not serve a quarantine order or stay-home notice.
I gave birth to my first child just before COVID-19 worsened in MalaysiaSeems easier to protect baby Max when he was still inside of me. This article, I gave birth to my first child just before COVID-19 worsened in Malaysia, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
About 3,200 vaccinated seniors first to receive Covid-19 booster shots0.2 percent of Americans have died from virus-related causes. Not 'with' covid anymore, but virus related causes - any virus. Are you still believing this crap, scare story? Surely even the intellectually challenged must by now be doubting this...?
Nicki Minaj's COVID-19 vaccine 'swollen testicles' claim is false, says Trinidad health ministerTrinidad and Tobago Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh on Wednesday criticized as 'false' the claim by American rapper Nicki Minaj that a person on the Caribbean island suffered swollen testicles after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Trinidad-born Minaj sparked an international furor when she alleged on Twitter that her cousin in Trinidad refuses to get a vaccine because his friend become impotent after being vaccinated.
Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine protection wanes, makes case for boosterCHICAGO (Reuters) -New data from Moderna Inc's large COVID-19 vaccine trial shows that the protection it offers wanes over time, supporting the case for booster doses, the company said in a news release on Wednesday. 'This is only one estimate, but we do believe this means as you look toward the fall and winter, at minimum we expect the estimated impact of waning immunity would be 600,000 additional cases of COVID-19,' Moderna President Stephen Hoge said on a conference call with investors. Hoge did not project how many of the cases would be severe, but said some would require hospitalization.
China fully vaccinates more than 1 billion people against Covid-19
Evidence of 'superhuman' immunity to COVID-19It's being dubbed 'superhuman immunity'.new research shows some people may have a significantly higher level of immunity to COVID-19 that could even protect them from future pandemics.Scientists studied individuals who have recovered from the virus and then later received a mRNA vaccine, such as Pfizer or Moderna.What they found was that protection against the disease and its variants was higher than immunity conferred by either infection alone or vaccine alone.Paul Bieniasz is a virologist at the Rockefeller University, he prefers the term hybrid, rather than superhuman immunity:'So this is a phenomenon that we and others have uncovered in people who were infected by SARS-CoV-2 early in the pandemic, and then some months later when vaccines became available, they were vaccinated.''..Their antibodies were not only capable of neutralizing all of the SARS-CoV-2 variants that we have seen thus far, they're also capable of neutralizing viruses that are very much more diverse, including the original SARS coronavirus, which is really quite different to the current ones, viruses that are currently circulating in bats and pangolins...'Bieniasz went on to urge caution, stressing that the research is new and needs more real world testing.He said it did offer hope, though, for the people who had recovered from the disease and been vaccinated.His team is investigating whether a third booster shot has the same effect.So far, more than 226 million people around the world have been infected with COVID and some 4.8 million people have died.The World Health Organization has said another influenza pandemic is inevitable - that it is a matter of when, not if.