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Moderna’s Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine shows positive results

Moderna’s Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine shows positive results

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“We want to be as ready as early as August for shipping,” he added to investors in a call.The results were broadly welcomed...
Hong Kong considering buying vaccines against monkeypox despite ‘low risk’ of disease detected in city, health officials say

Hong Kong considering buying vaccines against monkeypox despite ‘low risk’ of disease detected in...

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Health chief Sophia Chan says authorities will continue to monitor situation closely but does not reveal what types of vaccine or medication are...
Partners left disappointed after Hong Kong public hospitals bring back ban on delivery rooms to protect pregnant women amid Covid-19 surge

Partners left disappointed after Hong Kong public hospitals bring back ban on delivery rooms...

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Hong Kong resident Nick Jones was ready to be by his wife’s side on February 16 for the birth of their first child...
Sinovac Hong Kong executive says trials for Omicron jab may start this month, global distribution in May

Sinovac Hong Kong executive says trials for Omicron jab may start this month, global...

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Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech has revealed that it plans to begin clinical trials for a jab to treat the highly transmissible Omicron...
Coronavirus: Philippines’ Duterte in quarantine following exposure to Covid

Coronavirus: Philippines’ Duterte in quarantine following exposure to Covid

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is under quarantine after being exposed to a household staff member who tested positive for Covid-19, his spokesman said...
Israel finds fourth vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold; Violence at pandemic protests in Germany

Israel finds fourth vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold; Violence at pandemic protests in Germany

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A fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold a week after the shot is administered, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on...
Donald Trump reveals he got a Covid-19 booster, crowd boos him

Donald Trump reveals he got a Covid-19 booster, crowd boos him

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Former US president Donald Trump revealed he received a booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine, drawing boos from a crowd in Dallas.Trump made...
Coronavirus: Poland faces surge of deaths amid high vaccine resistance

Coronavirus: Poland faces surge of deaths amid high vaccine resistance

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As Hanna Zientara, 83, endured subfreezing temperatures to get a coronavirus vaccine booster shot in Warsaw, her 30-year-old grandson was starting a Canary...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong will consider vaccine passports if necessary, but city has ‘not hit that stage yet’, Carrie Lam says

Coronavirus: Hong Kong will consider vaccine passports if necessary, but city has ‘not hit...

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A vaccine passport that would bar unjabbed residents from numerous Hong Kong venues will remain in the government’s toolkit should its Covid-19 inoculation...
Coronavirus: EU chief says it’s time to ‘think about mandatory vaccination’

Coronavirus: EU chief says it’s time to ‘think about mandatory vaccination’

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It is time for the European Union to “think about mandatory vaccination” against Covid-19, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said on...
Coronavirus: Philippines cases hit 11-month low; New Zealand’s Auckland to reopen

Coronavirus: Philippines cases hit 11-month low; New Zealand’s Auckland to reopen

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The Philippines reported an 11-month daily low in Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, even as authorities scrapped the mandatory use of face shields.The Department...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong civil servants could soon face stepped-up testing, vaccine booster shot incentives

Coronavirus: Hong Kong civil servants could soon face stepped-up testing, vaccine booster shot incentives

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Hong Kong’s unvaccinated civil servants could soon face weekly Covid-19 testing, while their inoculated colleagues may be offered incentives to take a booster...
Thousands of US intelligence officers refusing Covid-19 vaccine mandate risk being fired

Thousands of US intelligence officers refusing Covid-19 vaccine mandate risk being fired

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Thousands of intelligence officers could soon face dismissal for failing to comply with the US government’s vaccine mandate, leading some Republican lawmakers to...
Coronavirus: US FDA clears Moderna and J&J boosters, backs ‘mix-and-match’ strategy

Coronavirus: US FDA clears Moderna and J&J boosters, backs ‘mix-and-match’ strategy

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The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorised booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccines from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, and...
Coronavirus outbreaks, poor vaccine access, weak policy pushes IMF to downgrade global economic outlook

Coronavirus outbreaks, poor vaccine access, weak policy pushes IMF to downgrade global economic outlook

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“Faultlines” in global economies caused by the coronavirus pandemic have persisted and recoveries have been “hobbled” by Delta variant outbreaks, the International Monetary...
Coronavirus vaccines: why Hong Kong will find it tough to secure supplies for Covid-19 booster shots

Coronavirus vaccines: why Hong Kong will find it tough to secure supplies for Covid-19...

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Hong Kong could find it difficult to secure extra doses of Covid-19 vaccines for a booster shot for residents because of its existing...
Coronavirus Hong Kong: experts call for stepped-up testing for high-risk individuals amid Delta’s spread; city confirms 4 new cases

Coronavirus Hong Kong: experts call for stepped-up testing for high-risk individuals amid Delta’s spread;...

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Unvaccinated Hong Kong residents at higher risk of coronavirus-related complications should undergo testing every week as an added precaution against the more contagious...
Coronavirus: China’s Sinovac investing US$60 million in Chile vaccine facility

Coronavirus: China’s Sinovac investing US$60 million in Chile vaccine facility

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Chinese pharmaceutical Sinovac Biotech on Wednesday said it will build a fill-and-finish vaccine plant in Chile with an investment of US$60 million, consolidating...
Coronavirus vaccine, China top agenda as Antony Blinken visits India

Coronavirus vaccine, China top agenda as Antony Blinken visits India

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to India, an important partner in Washington’s efforts to counter China and in...
Chinese vaccines meant for Indonesian prison stolen and sold to public

Chinese vaccines meant for Indonesian prison stolen and sold to public

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Four people have been arrested on suspicion of stealing Covid-19 vaccines meant for the inmates and staff of an Indonesian prison and selling...