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Coronavirus
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Pakistan Deaths
18,993
7824hr
Pakistan Cases
861,473
344724hr
Sindh
292,644
Punjab
319,365
Balochistan
23,447
Islamabad
78,200
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124,484

Pfizer

Hungary to extend AstraZeneca jabs to people over 60
World

Hungary to extend AstraZeneca jabs to people over 60

  • A week ago, Hungary became the first European Union member to start inoculating people with China's Sinopharm vaccine after rolling out Russia's Sputnik V vaccine as well, even though neither has been granted approval for emergency use by the bloc.
  • A new change is that it (AstraZeneca jab) can be given to everyone above the age of 18 without any age limit. There has been sufficient data that proves its efficacy also for older people.
Published 03 Mar, 2021 08:52pm
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine reduces transmission after one dose - UK study
World

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine reduces transmission after one dose - UK study

  • “Our findings show a dramatic reduction in the rate of positive screening tests among asymptomatic healthcare workers after a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine,” said Nick Jones, an infectious diseases specialist at Cambridge University Hospital, who co-led the study.
Published 26 Feb, 2021 04:17pm
Health minister fuels Lebanese anger over vaccine line-jumping
World

Health minister fuels Lebanese anger over vaccine line-jumping

  • Hassan's comments and pushback by other politicians added to anger in Lebanon, where decades of state waste and corruption have triggered a financial meltdown.
  • "You're a liar and a hypocrite, and you shouldn't stay in Lebanon," Ferzli shouted on live TV. Screenshots went viral among Lebanese on social media with captions such as "What I look like when I stub my toe" or "Vaccine side effect."
Published 25 Feb, 2021 06:09pm
Brazil approves Pfizer's COVID-19 shot, but has none to use
Business & Finance

Brazil approves Pfizer's COVID-19 shot, but has none to use

  • The Pfizer/BioNTech shot is the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus to receive full approval in Brazil, Anvisa said. Other vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd, have only been approved for emergency use so far.
  • The approval is good news for a country whose immunization campaign has been plagued by delays and political squabbling.
Published 23 Feb, 2021 07:44pm
US nears 500,000 Covid deaths
World

US nears 500,000 Covid deaths

  • Though concern has grown over variants of the virus, especially those that appear to spread more easily and render current shots less potent, Fauci sounded a hopeful note on whether another surge was coming.
Published 22 Feb, 2021 10:54am
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