Tag - Covid-19

J&J reports promising Ebola vaccine data

Johnson & Johnson said on Monday (Sept 13) its Ebola vaccine regimen demonstrated antibody immune responses in adults and children, citing data published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. The two-dose regimen was well-tolerated and induced antibody responses to the Zaire ebolavirus species 21 days after the second dose in 98 per cent of all [...]

No evidence younger adults need Covid-19 booster jabs, say local infectious diseases experts

A student getting her jab at the Bishan Community Club Vaccination Centre in June, 2021.Lianhe Zaobao Local infectious diseases experts have questioned the Government's plan to study giving Covid-19 vaccine boosters to younger adults to reduce infection rates, saying there is currently no evidence that this group of people need boosters. They also reiterated that the [...]

12 months on, many patients in Wuhan find their Covid-19 symptoms still persist

Medical workers attend to Covid-19 patients at a hospital in Wuhan in February. Beijing has for months defended its initial response to the virus.Reuters Nearly half of about 1,200 recovered Covid-19 patients in Wuhan still had symptoms a year after they fell ill, according to a new study that highlights the need for long-term support. Chinese [...]

KISS Singer Paul Stanley Tests Positive for COVID-19, Concert Postponed at Last Minute

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 16: Paul Stanley of KISS performs during their End Of The Road World Tour at The Forum on February 16, 2019 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) KISS had to postpone their Thursday night (August 26) concert at the very last minute. Just before they were set to take the stage [...]

Moderna withholds 1.63 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in Japan due to contamination

Vials with a sticker reading, "Covid-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Moderna logo in this illustration taken on Oct 31, 2020.Reuters file Moderna Inc has withheld supply of about 1.63 million doses in Japan after it was notified of contamination of its Covid-19 vaccine [...]

Malaysia’s striking doctors defiant after police probe, vow further action ‘if promises are not kept’

Malaysian contract doctors who staged a wildcat walkout on Monday in protest over unfair treatment are satisfied with the wide public attention their industrial action has received and will co-operate with police investigations, according to a spokesman. Organisers of the Hartal Doktor Kontrak - or "contract doctors' strike" - estimated that some 6,000 to 8,000 [...]

Bubble burst: New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel with Australia

Passengers arrive from New Zealand after the Trans-Tasman travel bubble opened overnight, following an extended border closure due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, on Oct 16, 2020.Reuters New Zealand will pause its quarantine-free travel arrangement with Australia for at least eight weeks starting Friday (July 23) night, Prime Minister [...]

Philippines to bar travel from Malaysia, Thailand to curb Delta’s spread

Passengers, mostly Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) queue at the departure area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines, on June 1, 2021.Reuters The Philippines will ban travellers coming from Malaysia and Thailand, as well as tighten restrictions in the Manila area, in a bid to prevent [...]

Malaysia’s Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul on the ‘Bendera Putih’ campaign, job losses and standing for election

Malaysia’s Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz.Twitter/tzafrul_aziz Malaysia ’s Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz spoke to the South China Morning Post on a wide range of issues concerning the National Recovery Plan, a four-phase road map for the country to progressively reopen its economy by the end of the year. While Malaysia’s heaving health care [...]

Myanmar funeral services overwhelmed as Covid-19 toll mounts

Hundreds more bodies than usual are being taken for funerals every day in junta-ruled Myanmar as a new wave of Covid-19 sweeps through the country, services transporting the bodies and arranging ceremonies said. The accounts from different parts of Myanmar point to the daily death tolls being higher than those given by the health ministry, [...]