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AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Protection Wanes After 3 Months: Lancet Study
The findings drawn from datasets in Brazil and Scotland suggest that booster programmes are needed to help maintain protection from severe disease in those vaccinated with AstraZeneca, known as Covishield in India.
Vaccine Mix-And-Match Approach Bolsters Antibodies, Says Study
The US government-sponsored trial is the first major US study to compare the effects of using different vaccines as boosters from the initial shot or shots.
Facebook removes Russian network that targeted influencers to peddle anti-vax messages
Facebook said on Tuesday it had removed a network of accounts from Russia that it linked to a marketing firm which aimed to enlist influencers to push anti-vaccine content about the Covid-19 jabs.
Amazon job ad sends Bitcoin surging to $40,000 amid payment speculation
An online advertisement for a “digital currency and blockchain product lead” on Amazon.com’s recruitment website sent Bitcoin soaring by 11% today - heading towards the $40,000 mark for the first time in more than a month.
Why some people don't want a Covid-19 vaccine
Social media is rife with posts disparaging the vaccine hesitant – but these reactions to a complex and nuanced issue are doing more harm than good.
WHO greenlights China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine
China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine "meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing," the UN health body said on Tuesday.
Why are COVID vaccines linked to blood clots? Scientists have answers
A group of scientists in Germany claims they have cracked the code as to why AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are causing blood clots.
TikTok takes down hundreds of Australian videos in misinformation crackdown
False Covid claims, including that Scott Morrison faked getting his vaccine, among the content removed from the popular platform
Oxford secretly used cell phone data to track millions as part of government-ordered vaccination study
The UK government has admitted it used phone data to analyse people’s movement patterns without their knowledge as part of a vaccination study, a new report claims. Officials are said to have preserved the subjects’ anonymity.
US move on vaccine intellectual property is a 'monumental moment' in COVID-19 fight
A waiver could boost production by lifting intellectual property protections and the EU is also now willing to discuss the move.
EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab
EU seals deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for potential 1.8 billion COVID-19 doses in its biggest vaccine contract so far
Should governments rethink their coronavirus vaccine rollouts?
China's top health official had admitted domestically produced jabs have low rates of protection.
‘Biopolitical surveillance regimes’: Vaccine passports reveal the growing authoritarian tendencies of Western governments
Forcing citizens to carry digital certificates showing that they’ve had the jab - and barring them from events and buildings if they haven’t - is a dangerous step that will create a two-tier society.
AstraZeneca UK Vaccine Trial In Children Paused As Clot Link Probed
It is the latest drama to hit AstraZeneca, which has been embroiled in controversy over its failure to deliver its promised doses to the European Union, and over the jab's efficacy and safety profile.
Hacker makes stunning chunk of cash creating fake COVID-19 vaccine orders online
A hacker made about $767,000 creating fake coronavirus vaccine orders on the dark web, according to researchers.
Covid-19: Vaccines and vaccine passports being sold on darknet
Covid-19 vaccines, vaccine passports and faked negative test papers are being sold on the darknet.
Here's how much vaccines are selling for on the illegal market
Counterfeit vaccine cards and what are being billed as Covid-19 vaccines are now for sale on the dark web, according to a report released Tuesday.
Will travel be possible this summer with the EU's Digital Green Certificate?
"No, I do not think that Europe is losing the battle of vaccines. I think there is a lot of noise around the European vaccination programme". - Margaritis Schinas, Vice President of the EU Commission, tells all about the Digital Green C...
Oxford University COVID-19 Lab Reportedly Hacked by Cyber Gang
Researchers have been scrambling to learn more about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. So far, the deadly virus has infected more than 113 million people worldwide and killed more than 2.5 million others.
North Korea accused of hacking Pfizer for Covid-19 vaccine data
North Korea attempted to steal Covid-19 vaccine technology from US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, according to South Korean intelligence officials.
Russia's UK ambassador rejects coronavirus vaccine hacking allegations
Russia's ambassador to the UK has rejected allegations that his country's intelligence services tried to steal coronavirus vaccine research.
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