Canada is facing 'very serious' third wave of COVID-19 pandemic: PM Trudeau

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Blair GableOTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s hospitalizations are surging, intensive care beds are filling up and COVID-19 variants are spreading as a […]

Spain extends use of AstraZeneca vaccine to 18-65 year olds

FILE PHOTO: A primary school worker receives an AstraZeneca vaccine amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at Illumbe Bullring in San Sebastian, Spain March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Vincent WestMADRID (Reuters) – Spain will extend the age range for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to 18-65 year olds from 18-55 year olds when it […]

EU's drug regulator backs 'safe and effective' AstraZeneca vaccine

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The EU’s drug watchdog said on Thursday it is still convinced the benefits of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the risks following an investigation into reports of blood clots that prompted more than a dozen nations to suspend its use.A person receives a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine […]

Exclusive: U.S. workplace safety regulator will review COVID-19 enforcement under Trump

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Federal workplace safety regulators said on Friday they will revisit several COVID-19 related safety investigations performed during the Trump administration as part of a wider effort to better protect workers from the pandemic.FILE PHOTO: Restaurant workers are seen inside one of the city’s most popular restaurants […]

South Africa looking at ways to use AstraZeneca vaccine, advisers say

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa is looking at ways to deploy AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine after temporarily putting on hold plans to roll it out to healthcare workers, government advisers said on Tuesday.Slideshow ( 4 images )The government had planned to start rolling out 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca shot […]