Health

Probe launched over claims baby mistakenly given COVID jab

Turkey's Health Ministry has launched a probe following allegations by an expert that a baby was mistakenly given a COVID-19 vaccine.

The issue became a hotly debated matter after a professor earlier suggested that at some community health centers' coronavirus jabs are being administered to babies.

Moderna CEO Suggests Covid-19 Pandemic Could End in About One Year

he CEO of US pharmaceutical company Moderna Stephane Bancel said that the Covid-19 pandemic may end in about one year as increased vaccine output guarantees enough global supplies. "If you look at the industry-wide expansion of production capacities over the past six months, enough doses should be available by the middle of next year so that everyone on this earth can be vaccinated.

Prescriptions for Home Treatment of COVID-19: Of the 18 drugs, Only 9 are Free and 3 are Missing

"There are 18 drugs on the home treatment list that the NHIF pays for. 9 of them are completely free, and 3-4 have long been missing from the market." This was said on Nova TV by Nikolay Kostov, chairman of the Association of Pharmacy Owners.

Schools will never close again, vows health minister

All options and alternatives are on the cards to maintain face-to-face education and schools should never close again, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said.

Some 18 million students and more than 1 million teachers returned to schools on Sept. 6 under strict anti-virus rules after nearly an 18-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Türeci, Şahin recipient of top science award

Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin, the co-founders of BioNTech, and Katalin Kario, who also works at the Germany-based, biotechnology firm has been announced as the recipients of Germany's most prestigious medicine prize for their mRNA vaccine work.

They will receive the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize 2022 on March 14.

CNCAV: 15,682 people have been vaccinated against COVID in last 24 hours

A number of 15,682 doses of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson vaccine have been administered in the last 24 hours, of which 12,496 represent the first dose and 3,186 - the second dose, according to a report released by the National Coordinating Committee for Activities on Vaccination Against COVID-19 (CNCAV) on Tuesday.

Bulgaria should Ramp up Vaccination Rollout to Curb Covid-19 Spread

The coronavirus pandemic in Bulgaria could end when the level of 40,000 vaccinations per day is reached, mathematician Prof. Nikolay Vitanov has said. He told the Bulgarian National Radio that currently one-third of the infected people go through the disease without symptoms, without seeking medical help and they do not enter the official statistics.

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