Tag Archives: COVID19

FDA Considers Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

An independent advisory committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) met Tuesday (26/10) to consider approving emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. Although children are thought to rarely get seriously ill or die from COVID-19, the FDA’s head of vaccines Dr. Peter Marks Tuesday …

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White House Promotes COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Program

The White House on Friday (22/10) encouraged everyone eligible for booster injections or booster shot COVID-19 to do so. This push comes a day after the health and medicine institutions expanded the list of recommended injections for vaccination programs booster. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for …

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Putin Orders Paid National Leave To Control COVID-19

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a week of paid national leave to curb COVID infections in Europe’s worst-affected country. He urged Russian citizens to show “responsibility” and be vaccinated. Putin approved the government’s plan to declare a week-long holiday across the country from October 30 when Russia recorded …

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Canada Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination in Canadian Lower House

Canadian lawmakers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to serve in the House of Commons from late November, Lower House Speaker Anthony Rota said Tuesday night. “Effective Monday, November 22, 2021, everyone must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter the Lower House area,” he said in a statement. …

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The Government Continues To Look For COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs

JAKARTA – Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin said the government is currently exploring efforts to bring three drugs that are claimed to be anti-COVID-19 viruses to Indonesia. The drugs are Molnupiravir from Merck, AT-527 from Roche and Atea Pharmaceutical, and Proxalutamide, manufactured by Kintor Pharmaceuticals of China. “So we …

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