Germany recommends vaccine mix for better protection

Germany’s vaccine committee on Thursday recommended that everyone who received an AstraZeneca first dose switch to BioNTech-Pfizer or Moderna jabs for better protection against the coronavirus, including against the Delta variant. Studies show that the immune response is “clearly superior” when an AstraZeneca shot is combined with a second mRNA […]

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 […]

EXPLAINER: What we know about AstraZeneca blood clot reports

LONDON — German officials have decided to limit the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in people under 60 after more unusual blood clots were reported in a small number of people who received the shots. In response, Europe’s drug regulator reiterated Wednesday that “there is no evidence that would support […]