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Argentina – Country approves its first nationally produced nasopharyngeal swab

Télam reports that the National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT) approved the first 100 percent nationally produced nasopharyngeal swab, designed as a testing kit for...

Canada – Country authorises Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for children ages 12-16

According to TN, Canada is the first country to approve the Pfizer vaccine for people as young as 12-16 years old. Health Canada Chief Medical Advisor Supriya Sharma said clinical trial data shows...

Argentina – Almost 70 percent of Covid-19 patients in ICUs in Buenos Aires die

According to Infobae, seven out of 10 over-60s who enter ICUs die in hospitals in the Buenos Aires suburbs. It is the highest fatality recorded in Argentina since the beginning of the pandemic. The...

India – As Covid-19 rages in India, scientist warns further waves ‘inevitable’

Reuters reports that India’s principal scientific adviser, K. Vijay Raghavan, alerted that even after infection rates subside, India should prepare for a third wave. "Phase three is inevitable,...

World – US supports release of Covid-19 vaccine patents

BBC reports that the United States government announced its support for the temporary release of Covid-19 vaccine patents so they can be produced in other countries. "This is a global health crisis...

Chile – China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine 67 percent effective in preventing symptomatic infection – Chile government report

China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine was 67 percent effective in preventing symptomatic infection, data from a huge real-world study in Chile has shown, a potential boost for the jab which has come...

World – Coronavirus: WHO chief criticises ‘shocking’ global vaccine divide

The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised what it describes as a "shocking imbalance" in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor countries. The group's chief said a...

World – Covid-19 deaths exceed three million worldwide

The number of people who have died worldwide in the Covid-19 pandemic has surpassed three million, according to Johns Hopkins University. The milestone comes the day after the head of the World...

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