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WHO warns against Covid complacency, urges for life-saving action

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned again against complacency in fighting Covid-19, urging for coordinated action and political commitments to save ... read more

Singapore scientists develop blood test kit to detect immunity against COVID-19 in 10 minutes

The serology test, which is up to 93 per cent accurate, paves the way for personalised vaccination strategies where people are vaccinated or given booster shots when necessary, said the scientists. read more

Rapid blood test kit can determine if person has immunity against Covid-19

Using a drop of blood from a finger prick, a new rapid blood test kit developed by scientists in Singapore can determine if a person has immunity against Covid-19 and its variants. read more

Trial tests efficacy and safety of NVX-CoV2373 COVID-19 vaccine among adolescents

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers in the United States described the safety, efficacy, and immunogenicity of the NVX-CoV2373 vaccine against severe acute ... read more

Expert warns flu could be bigger problem in Hong Kong than Covid this winter and appeals for children and elderly to be vaccinated against both

HKU infectious diseases expert says low flu jab rate and lack of exposure because of Covid restrictions could fuel outbreaks Government to launch schools' flu vaccination drive in kindergartens and ... read more

Moderna’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine also creates antibodies against BA.4, BA.5 variants, says its chief medical officer

Singapore will receive the Moderna 1273.214 booster, which primarily targets the original strain and the BA.1 Omicron variant. read more

WHO strongly advises against antibody treatments for Covid-19 patients

Two antibody drugs that work by neutralising the SARS-CoV-2 virus' spike protein (foreground) are no longer recommended for treating Covid-19 due to their lack of effectiveness against current viral ... read more

Assertive foreign policy, fight against Covid: PM Modi's vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat coming in a book

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) will release a collection of 86 speeches by PM Modi where he talks about inclusive development through collective trust. read more

Up to 10.8mln Kazakhstanis get 1st jab of vaccines against COVID-19

The first jab of vaccines against COVID-19 has so far been given to 10,833,731 in the country, Kazinform has learnt from the Telegram channel of the sanitary epidemiological control committee. read more

China-made mRNA Covid jab protects against multiple variants, study shows

A booster dose of a hybrid messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccine can provide better protection against Omicron and other coronavirus variants than strain-specific shots, a mice-based study led by ... read more

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