Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Tackling testing delays ‘number one’ priority, says minister

Plans to prioritise coronavirus tests and put NHS staff at the top of the list will be published in the coming days, the justice secretary has said. People in care homes would also be a priority, while schools could also be considered, Robert Buckland said. Resolving delays with testing was “the number one issue”, he… Read More »

South Korea to provide coronavirus vaccines for 60% of population: report

South Korea announced Tuesday its plans of $ 146 million to secure coronavirus vaccines for 60% of its population, according to a report. Uncertainties over any potential vaccine’s “safety, efficacy and development” curbed investment, though authorities prefer vaccination of the whole population, Reuters wrote, citing comments from Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun at a cabinet meeting. According to… Read More »

U.S. Won’t Join Global Coronavirus Vaccine Effort Because It’s Led By The WHO

TOPLINE The U.S. announced Tuesday that it would not join an international coalition to find and distribute a Covid-19 vaccine worldwide due to the group’s association with the World Health Organization, the latest sign of the Trump administration withdrawing the country from the international health community’s response to the pandemic over political concerns. Researching vaccine… Read More »

Coronavirus model projects more than 317,000 US Covid-19 deaths by December

Officials with the Operation Warp Speed coronavirus vaccine effort told reporters Friday that the public-private partnership is not cutting corners, but that it may not take long to tell if one or more of the vaccines works. Paul Mango, deputy chief of staff for policy at the Department of Health Human Services, said during a… Read More »