COVID 19

What is known so far about new Covid variant Omicron

South African scientists have discovered a new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, with multiple mutations that is thought to be highly contagious. The World Health Organization has designated it a variant of concern and many countries are racing to try and contain...

Variants Will Proliferate Unless We End Vaccine Apartheid, Says AHF

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the emergence in South Africa of yet another potentially more dangerous COVID-19 strain, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) echoes President Biden’s recent appeal for wealthy countries to step up the sharing of their excess vaccines and to back patent...

Elderly Japanese man gets 4 Covid-19 vaccine shots, believing more jabs would be “more effective”

A Hokkaido, Japan resident in his 80s secretly got two extra doses of Covid-19 vaccines, telling authorities he thought multiple jabs would afford him more protection. Fortunately, the man has suffered no adverse effects from the double dose of the...

90-year-old infected with ‘two Covid-19 variants at once’; rare phenomenon underestimated

Paris (AFP) — Researchers in Belgium announced that a 90-year-old woman who died due to Covid-19 complications was infected with the Alpha and Beta variants of the virus at the same time. The rare phenomenon of double variant infection may...

Singapore shifts from “failure” to role model? Former Australian Prime Minister points to Singapore as a role model for Covid-19 response

Singapore has recently been hailed a standard to measure up to with regard to its Covid-19 response by former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. In a recent public post, he called out the current Australian government's failure to follow...

Singapore’s plan to live with Covid raises eyebrows worldwide

Singapore—The country’s new strategies on living with Covid, as outlined by the multi-ministry task force, is receiving attention from other countries, some for good, while others have raised eyebrows on this topic. A July 4 article in the US SUN...

Thai FDA discovers gel in 110 Sinovac vials, informs healthcare workers not to use these if found

Thailand — A statement was issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Thailand on Thursday (Jul 1) concerning a clear gel that had been found in 110 vials of the Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine Sinovac. The gel in the...

Call for public-private joint effort to speed up vaccination – Angeline Lim

Kuala Lampur -- Netizens are calling for the national vaccination programme to be speeded up by harnessing both public and private healthcare resources. A petition to the prime minister titled "Mass Vaccination in the Shortest Time Possible" garnered close to...

Delhi’s new Covid-19 cases drop below 1,000

India -- Delhi on Saturday added fewer than 1,000 cases for the first time in over two months as the city's fourth and the worst wave of Covid-19 infections continued to taper, with government authorities now focusing on a...

No, hotels can’t offer Covid-19 vaccine package, clarifies Centre

India -- As a social media post of a famous hotel chain offering a vaccination package in Hyderabad's Hitec city went viral on social media with several political leaders pointing out the disparity in the vaccine situation of the...
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‘Disappointed’ Djokovic deported from Australia

By Mell Chun Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia Sunday having lost a high-stakes legal battle over his coronavirus vaccination status and with...
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YouTuber exposes flaws in Razer N95 mask; company retracts marketing claims

    Shenzhen – Following a YouTube review of its Zephyr and Zephyr Pro mask, which boasted N95-grade filters, gaming hardware company Razer has retracted all...

Study shows Covid loses 90% infectivity within minutes of being airborne

    How long the coronavirus, behind the current pandemic, survives in exhaled air has been unknown so far.  However, a recent study now shows that it...

Half naked woman throws killer litters out from 3rd floor flat, including baby cot & potted plants

    Italy — A woman in Italy, who wore only her underwear, was caught on camera disposing of her belongings from a balcony, creating havoc...

YouTuber buys grandpa S$1M Lamborghini and gives S$161k cash to grandparents

    Bangkok — A popular Thai YouTuber who goes by the handle “SpriteDer SPD” recently bought his grandfather a custom Lamborghini and surprised his grandparents...