25 Jul 2022

EU approves smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox

The World Health Organization declared the spread of monkeypox a global health emergency. Shortly after the declaration, the European Union has approved a smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox.  The Commission extended the market authorization for the vaccine, known as Imvanex, to treat monkeypox in addition to smallpox. The approval

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24 Feb 2022

Uganda’s proposed new law will see anti-vaxxers face fines or six months in jail

Uganda has proposed new and harsh penalties for anti-vaxxers in a new bill that is still under consideration of the parliament as the country attempts to crack down on its Covid-19 vaccine mandate. On Tuesday, a parliamentary health committee stated that it plans to propose legislation to fine or imprison

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15 Feb 2022

Trudeau vows to freeze anti-mandate protesters’ bank accounts

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has vowed to freeze the bank accounts of protestors involved in demonstrations against vaccine mandates that have caused blockades in several different Canadian cities. Trudeau stated that he would invoke the Emergencies Act to crack down on the protests. In addition, he confirmed that the

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07 Feb 2022

Ottawa declares emergency over trucker protests

Jim Watson, the mayor of Ottawa, has declared a state of emergency in response to more than a week of truckers’ protests against Covid restrictions, stating that the city was completely out of control. At the moment, demonstrators outnumber police and pose a threat to residents’ safety, said Watson. There

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15 Dec 2021

Murder plots and threats from anti-vaxxers pose challenge for Germany’s new chancellor

Germany is facing threats from anti-vaccine organizations, posing a new challenge for Germany’s recently-inaugurated Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Mr. Scholz finds himself confronting an increasingly popular and dangerous radical anti-vaccination movement. According to police reports, the group has plotted to murder elected officials and is actively threatening others. On Wednesday morning,

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02 Sep 2021

North Korea Rejects Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

North Korea has decided not to accept roughly three million doses of Covid-19 vaccines developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech Ltd. The country stated that the doses should be sent to countries that have been hit harder by the pandemic. The shots were offered over the past few weeks

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01 Sep 2021

Japan finds black particles in Moderna vaccine

Just a week after Japan suspended the use of roughly 1.63 million Moderna Covid-19 vaccine doses due to contamination, another batch has been put on hold after a foreign substance was found in a vial. The foreign substance was detected by a pharmacist in the Kanagawa Prefecture, according to authorities.

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19 Aug 2021

Vaccine Effectiveness Against Infection May Wane, C.D.C. Studies Find

Three studies were released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that provided evidence that booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines would be needed in upcoming months. Some experts disagree and say the evidence does not back up the decision to recommend booster shots to all

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13 Aug 2021

Germany fears thousands got saline, not Covid vaccine from nurse

In northern Germany, more than 8,000 people have been asked to receive repeat Covid vaccinations due to the actions of one nurse. Police are still investigating the incident, however, this nurse is suspected of injecting saline instead of the Covid-19 vaccine in several cases. The nurse worked at a vaccination

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03 Aug 2021

Delta variant has spiked Covid-19 deaths in Africa by 80% in one month, WHO says

The Delta variant has caused Covid-19 related deaths in Africa to spike by 80% in just one month, according to reports released by the World Health Organization. Africa is currently experiencing its worst death rates throughout the course of the pandemic, with unprecedented rises in fatalities. Africa reported its highest

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