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Brazil approves COVID-19 booster shots for healthcare workers

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Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga attends a news conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano Machado BRASILIA, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Brazil has approved booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines for “health professionals,” with preference given to the Pfizer (PFE.N) shot, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said......

Australia hits vaccine milestone as Melbourne cases hover near record levels

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A healthcare worker walks down stairs at the Kings Park townhouse complex locked down in response to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Melbourne, Australia, June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders Australia passes 50% double-dose vaccine mark Two million doses administered in a week Seeing ‘pleasing declines’ in NSW......

Linda Evangelista files $50 mln lawsuit over disfiguring cosmetic treatment

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LOS ANGELES, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Former supermodel Linda Evangelista has filed a $50 million lawsuit over cosmetic procedures that she says left her “brutally disfigured” and turned her into a recluse. The Canadian model, one of the biggest figures on runways and magazine covers in the 1990s, said in......

U.S. CDC director breaks with panel, backs COVID-19 boosters for high-risk workers

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Sept 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday backed a booster shot of the Pfizer (PFE.N) and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older, some adults with underlying medical conditions and some adults in high-risk working and institutional settings. The move......

U.S. FDA clears Pfizer COVID-19 booster for older and at-risk Americans

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WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 65 and older, all people at high risk of severe disease, and others who are regularly exposed to the virus. The decision......

Under pressure, U.S. donates half billion more COVID-19 vaccine doses to world

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WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday promised to buy 500 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to donate to other countries as it comes under increasing pressure to share its supply with the rest of the world. President Joe Biden made the announcement during a virtual summit......

Severe COVID-19 may trigger autoimmune conditions; New variants cause more virus in the air

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The word “COVID-19” is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Sept 22 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that......

Key data on U.S. J&J, Moderna COVID-19 boosters weeks away, Fauci says

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Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 20, 2021. J. Scott Applewhite/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Data needed to......

FDA advisers recommend COVID boosters for 65 and older after rejecting broad approval

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Sept 17 (Reuters) – Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted on Friday to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness, after overwhelmingly rejecting a call for broader approval. The panel also recommended that the FDA include......

White House says U.S. can roll out COVID boosters next week

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United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy delivers remarks during a news conference with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at the White House in Washington, U.S., July  15, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The United States is ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccine booster shots next week but......

Over 50s to get booster shot as UK says COVID vaccines have saved more than 100,000 lives

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Booster shot recommended for all Britons over 50 Third shot also eyed for vulnerable and some health staff Winter “could be bumpy at times”, health official says LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – COVID-19 vaccines have saved more than 112,000 lives and averted 24 million cases of the disease, British officials......

UK takes friendly fire in latest vaccine spat

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A nurse fills a syringe with Pfizer vaccine as mobile vaccination teams begin visiting every Los Angeles Unified middle and high school campus to deliver first and second doses of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 30, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters......

Sydney COVID cases seen topping 2,000 a day; Australia ramps up vaccinations

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More pressure on health system in next few weeks, premier says Daily cases in Sydney hotspots to rise as high as 2,000 First vaccine shipments from Britain arrive SYDNEY, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Sydney, the epicentre of Australia’s biggest coronavirus outbreak, is expected to see daily infections peak next week,......

Pfizer on track for U.S. vaccine boosters, Moderna lagging, Fauci says

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 20, 2021. Stefani Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Top U.S. infectious disease......

Israel to reopen for small foreign tour groups

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JERUSALEM, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Israel will allow small foreign tour groups from selective countries to visit from Sept. 19 under a pilot programme to kick-start tourism, the government said on Sunday. Tour groups of between 5 and 30 people from countries on Israel’s green, yellow and orange lists will......

Drug companies say enough U.S. states join $26 bln opioid settlement to proceed

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Sept 4 (Reuters) – Three large U.S. drug distributors and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) will move forward with a proposed $26 billion settlement resolving claims that they fueled the opioid epidemic after eight states joined the deal, according to letters on Saturday reviewed by Reuters. Reporting by Nate......

U.S. administers 374.5 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines -CDC

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A person registers to receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mobile inoculation site in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., August 18, 2021. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado Sept 4 (Reuters) – The United States had administered 374,488,924 doses of......

Bahrain approves third booster shot of Sputnik V vaccine

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DUBAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Bahraini authorities have authorised the use of a booster dose of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the first time the Russian shot has been approved for a third dose, the state-run Bahrain News Agency said on Saturday. The booster shot was approved for use among......

AstraZeneca reaches settlement with EU on COVID-19 vaccine delivery

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Settlement brings doses delivered to 300 million as agreed Agreement will also end pending litigation in Brussels Capped rebates on vaccine will apply if doses are delayed Doses will go to EU-laggards in uptake ranking, COVAX facility Sept 3 (Reuters) – AstraZeneca (AZN.L) and the European Commission have reached a......

Australia announces Pfizer coronavirus vaccine swap deal with Britain

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SYDNEY, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Australia will get 4 million doses of the Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) coronavirus vaccine in a swap deal with Britain, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, days after announcing a smaller swap agreement with Singapore. The doses will reach Australia over the next few weeks,......

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