CORONAVIRUS | U.S. FDA Advisory Panel Sets Stage For Moderna Vaccine Authorization

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will 'rapidly' work towards granting emergency approval of Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahm said on Thursday. A panel of outside advisers to the FDA overwhelmingly endorsed the emergency use of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine on Thursday, virtually assuring a second option for protecting against COVID-19 … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | U.S. FDA Advisory Panel Sets Stage For Moderna Vaccine Authorization

BREAKING NEWS | U.S. FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID – 19 Vaccine For Emergency Use

MILAN - - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it authorized the use of Pfizer Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, with the first inoculations expected within days, marking a turning point in the United States where the pandemic has killed more than 292,000 people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | U.S. FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID – 19 Vaccine For Emergency Use

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Food And Drug Authority Approves Registration Of Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) announced on Thursday that it has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid -19 vaccine for use in the Kingdom. The approval is based on a review of data provided by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German partner BioNTech on November 24 and confirmation that it meets the authority's requirements in … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Food And Drug Authority Approves Registration Of Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine

CORONAVIRUS | UK Warns People With Serious Allergies To Avoid Pfizer Vaccine

LONDON - Britain's medicine regulator has advised that people with a history of significant allergic reactions do not get Phizer - BioNTech's COVID -19 vaccine after two people reported adverse effects on the first day of rollout. Britain began mass vaccinating its population on Tuesday in a global drive that poses one of the biggest … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | UK Warns People With Serious Allergies To Avoid Pfizer Vaccine

LIFESTYLE | Moscow Opens Its Biggest Outdoor Ice Rink For Winter Amid Pandemic

RIYADH - - Across town one ice rink has been converted into a COVID-19 hospital, but some Moscow residents took to the ice late on Friday as the city's biggest outdoor rink opened for winter during the pandemic. The rink in the Soviet - era VDNKh amusement park in northern Moscow opened its doors despite … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Moscow Opens Its Biggest Outdoor Ice Rink For Winter Amid Pandemic

CORONAVIRUS | Fauci Says He Will Take New Pfizer Vaccine if FDA Approves It

WASHINGTON - - U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said he will take Pfizer Inc.’s new coronavirus vaccine if the Food and Drug Administration approves it and that he has confidence in the company and the government agency. Asked on MSNBC if he would take the vaccine, Fauci said: ‘I’m going to look at the … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | Fauci Says He Will Take New Pfizer Vaccine if FDA Approves It

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | UAE Announces 1,292 New COVID-19 Cases

DUBAI – UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said it registered on Friday 1,292 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 139,891. The new number were announced after the minister conducted 137,606 new COVID-19 test over the past 24 hours. The Ministry said in a statement that … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | UAE Announces 1,292 New COVID-19 Cases

CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ALERT | France Restricts Outdoor Movement Under New Covid-19 Lockdown, PM Says

PARIS | FRANCE - - French people will only be allowed to leave the house for food shopping, commuting to work, medical or pressing family reason, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday after France ordered new lockdown to curb a second wave of coronavirus infections. Castex also said in a news conference that outdoor … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ALERT | France Restricts Outdoor Movement Under New Covid-19 Lockdown, PM Says

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Qatar Signs Deal To Buy Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine

MILAN | ITALY – Qatar has signed an agreement with drugmaker Moderna Inc to buy its potential COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is approved and released for global use, state news agency QNA quoted a health official as saying on Sunday. There are no internationally approved vaccines yet, but several are in advanced trials, … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Qatar Signs Deal To Buy Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine

NEWS ALERT | Tunisia To Ban Gatherings, Cut Public-Sector Work Hours Due To Pandemic

MILAN | ITALY - Tunisian Authorities will ban all gatherings and reduce working hours for employees in the public sector in order to stop the rapid spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said on Saturday. The decision was taken amid strong fears that hospital in the North African nation will be unable to … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Tunisia To Ban Gatherings, Cut Public-Sector Work Hours Due To Pandemic