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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,072
6824hr
Pakistan Cases
1,218,749
2,92824hr
5.08% positivity
Sindh
448,658
Punjab
419,423
Balochistan
32,707
Islamabad
103,720
KPK
170,391

AstraZeneca

Hopes for WTO momentum as new boss takes charge
Business & Finance

Hopes for WTO momentum as new boss takes charge

  • The Ottawa Group, which brings together the EU and 12 countries including Brazil, Canada and Switzerland, will meanwhile demand that countries commit not to hinder the flow of medical goods during the pandemic, and remove customs duties on those considered essential.
Published 01 Mar, 2021 10:44am
AstraZeneca-Amgen drug could widen treatment options for severe asthma
Business & Finance

AstraZeneca-Amgen drug could widen treatment options for severe asthma

  • The medicine, tezepelumab, cut the rate of asthma attacks by 56% among patients when compared to placebo in a year-long late-stage study, which had roughly 1,000 patients who were already receiving standard care, the drugmakers said on Friday.
  • The drug cut the risk of exacerbations by 70% in patients with more than or equal to 300 eosinophils per microlitre of blood, which is the baseline, by 41% in those with less than 300 cells, and 39% with less than 150 cells.
Published 26 Feb, 2021 09:12pm
Rich nations stockpiling a billion more COVID-19 vaccine shots than needed: Report
World

Rich nations stockpiling a billion more COVID-19 vaccine shots than needed: Report

  • In an analysis of current supply deals for COVID-19 vaccines, the ONE Campaign said wealthy countries, such as the United States and Britain, should share the excess doses to “supercharge” a fully global response to the pandemic.
  • On Thursday, the World Health Organization urged nations with vaccines not to share them unilaterally, but to donate them to the global COVAX scheme to ensure fairness.
Updated 19 Feb, 2021 02:55pm
New Covid-19 cases down 16 percent last week: WHO
World

New Covid-19 cases down 16 percent last week: WHO

  • The interim distribution list issued on February 3 broke down the programme's initial 337.2 million doses -- of which all barring 1.2 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses, are from AstraZeneca. Both WHO-approved vaccines require two injected doses.
Published 17 Feb, 2021 11:13am
South Africa offers AstraZeneca jabs to AU
World

South Africa offers AstraZeneca jabs to AU

  • "The first batch of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines have arrived at OR Tambo International Airport," Mkhize tweeted as the precious cargo landed in the financial capital Johannesburg.
Published 17 Feb, 2021 11:06am
Albania gets 7,020 more Pfizer shots, expects AstraZeneca in April
World

Albania gets 7,020 more Pfizer shots, expects AstraZeneca in April

  • Albania launched its inoculation programme in early January with only 975 Pfizer/BionTech shots that were donated from an unspecified EU country.
  • Today we have got a written confirmation from a friendly country for 360,000 vaccines of AstraZeneca that will roll out in April.
Published 16 Feb, 2021 05:54pm