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Nicaragua to begin COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Tuesday

FILE PHOTO: A medical specialist holds a vial of Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in a department store in Moscow, Russia, January 18, 2021 REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File PhotoMANAGUA (Reuters) – Nicaragua will begin its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Tuesday, giving priority to people with pre-existing conditions such as heart disease, kidney failure and cancer, Vice […]

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Three new Ebola cases confirmed in Congo, two in Guinea

FILE PHOTO: A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy who had contact with an Ebola sufferer in the village of Mangina in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Olivia Acland//File PhotoGOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Three new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in […]

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Hungary stretches vaccine supply to counter "exponential" rise in cases

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary is adjusting its COVID-19 vaccination drive to give as many first shots as possible in the face of fast-spreading infections, widening immunisation by providing at least some protection to recipients, authorities said on Monday.FILE PHOTO: A man receives a dose of the Sinopharm coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, in Budapest, Hungary February […]

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Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed

Just five weeks ago, Los Angeles County was conducting more than 350,000 weekly coronavirus tests, including at a massive drive-thru site at Dodger Stadium, as health workers raced to contain the worst COVID-19 hotspot in the U.S. Now, county officials say testing has nearly collapsed. More than 180 government-supported sites are operating at only a […]

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U.S. FDA advisory panel votes in favor of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine

FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and sryinge are seen in front of displayed Johnson&Johnson logo in this illustration taken, February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(Reuters) – A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday voted in favor of authorizing Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency […]

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Ireland sees strong early evidence that vaccines are working

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland is beginning to see strong early evidence that its COVID-19 vaccine rollout is protecting healthcare workers and care home residents from catching the disease, health officials said on Thursday.FILE PHOTO: A boy plays with his dogs on Sandymount strand, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dublin, Ireland February […]