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Italian specialist and director of infectious diseases department of Amedeo di Savoia Hospital, Giovanni Di Perri, gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at the hospital in Turin, northern Italy, on December 27, 2020. Photo: Marco Bertorello / AFP
Italian specialist and director of infec […]

High hopes but slow start: Europe’s Covid vaccine drive

Despite high hopes and ambitious goals, most vaccination campaigns in Europe are off to a slow start, hampered by limited stocks of doses and logistical constraints
A sign informing customers that the shop will be closed until January 10, 2020 at the entrance to a shop in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on December 16, 2020. Photo: Armando Babani / AFP
A sign informing customers that the shop […]

Europe tightens virus curbs as Christmas surge fears grow

Several European countries tightened coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday, as Germany set a record for daily deaths and the US broke its own daily high for infection numbers
A woman receives a Covid-19 vaccination from Yaquelin De La Cruz at the Research Centers of America (RCA) in Hollywood, Florida, on August 13, 2020. Photo: Chandan Khanna / AFP
A woman receives a Covid-19 vaccination […]

How the world has sped up vaccine approvals

As Britain becomes the first Western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, authorities in Europe, the US, Russia and China have also sped up their approval procedures
A bottle label reading "Vaccine Covid-19" next to US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German biotech company BioNTech logos in a picture taken on November 23, 2020. Photo: Joel Saget / AFP
A bottle label reading "Vaccine Covid-19 […]

EU regulator defends vaccine rules as Britain OKs jab

The EU's medicines regulator insists it has the "most appropriate" method to approve a coronavirus vaccine, after Britain became the first Western country to give one the green light
Minks are pictured in their cages at a fur farm on May 1, 2019 in Brumunddal, Norway. - The Norwegian parliament will in June adopt new legislation immediately banning any new fur farms and requiring existing farms to be dismantled by February 1, 2025. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP)
Minks are pictured in their cages at a f […]

Scientists on guard over ‘mutant’ mink coronavirus

Coronavirus transmission from minks to humans does not necessarily mean the disease will become more dangerous, but scientists are closely monitoring the situation in Denmark
A biologist working on immunotherapy for HPV+ cancers holds test tubes in the lab of Dr. Christian Hinrichs, an investigator at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, February 7, 2018. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP
A biologist working on immunotherapy for […]

HPV vaccine is safe, says cancer agency, slams ‘unfounded rumours’

"Unfounded rumours" causing people to spurn the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine are preventing the elimination of cervical cancer, health authorities say.