Moderna testing potential monkeypox vaccines – ET HealthWorld

Moderna Inc is testing potential vaccines against monkeypox in pre-clinical trials as the disease spreads in the United States and Europe. The World Health Organization said on Tuesday there have been 131 confirmed monkeypox cases and 106 further suspected cases since the first was reported on May 7 outside the countries where it usually spreads. Moderna did not immediately respond to a request for more details on the monkeypox vaccines. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the government was in the process of releasing doses of a…

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Health leaders stress need for coordinated global response to tackle pandemics – ET HealthWorld

At least one novel pathogen emerges every year, with each one of those having the potential to morph into another worldwide pandemic and therefore, there is a need for a coordinated global response to tackle pandemics, health leaders said here on Wednesday. Speaking at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022 here, they noted that the official count of Covid-19 deaths is more than 6 million, but the tail end of the pandemic is still raging in some parts of the world. Improved global coordination and regional capacity building will…

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Over 80% of India’s youngsters get vax first dose, total coverage 192.65 cr – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi, With more than 11 lakh vaccine doses administered, India‘s Covid-19 vaccination coverage crossed 192.65 crore On Tuesday evening, as per the Union Health Ministry report. “Young India is taking the world’s largest vaccination drive to new heights! Over 80% of youngsters between 15-18 age group have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine,” Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a tweet. As per the report, a total of 5,92,60,091 first doses of vaccines and 4,50,76,824 second doses have been administered among the age bracket of 15 to…

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Tedros re-elected as head of World Health Organization – ET HealthWorld

Geneva: The World Health Organization’s (WHO) members re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director General by a strong majority for another five years, the president of the World Health Assembly said on Tuesday. The vote by secret ballot, announced by Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh from Djibouti at a major annual meeting, was seen as a formality since Tedros was the only candidate running. Ministers and delegates took turns to shake hands and hug Tedros, a former health minister from Ethiopia, who has steered the UN agency through a turbulent period dominated by…

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India logs 2,124 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 192.67 crore. Over 3.31 crore first dose vaccines have been administered for the age group 12-14 years. 1,977 patients recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients is now at 4,26,02,714. Consequently, the country’s recovery rate currently stands at 98.75 per cent. 2,124 new cases and 17 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. India’s active caseload currently stands at 14,971. Active cases now constitute 0.03 per cent of the country’s total positive cases. The…

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UCLA to pay record of nearly $700M in doctor abuse lawsuits – ET HealthWorld

LOS ANGELES – The University of California system announced Tuesday it will pay nearly $375 million to more than 300 women who said they were sexually abused by a UCLA gynecologist, bringing a record amount in total payouts by a public university in a wave of sexual misconduct scandals by campus doctors. The settlement followed previous deals with hundreds of other patients who said Dr. James Heaps groped them, made suggestive comments or conducted unnecessarily invasive exams during his 35-year career. “Dr. Heaps sexually abused patients for years while UCLA…

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Monkeypox outbreak: On the cusp of another pandemic? – ET HealthWorld

Mumbai: In the last few weeks, several countries have reported cases of monkeypox, raising concerns globally as the world is still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since May 13, 2022, several cases have been reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) from 12 countries that are not endemic to the virus. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing, however, reported cases thus far have no established travel links to endemic areas. Based on currently available information, cases have mainly but not exclusively been identified amongst men who have sex with…

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WHO says monkeypox containable, convening research meeting to support member states – ET HealthWorld

London- There have been 131 confirmed monkeypox cases and 106 further suspected cases since the first case was reported on May 7 outside the countries where it usually spreads, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. While the outbreak is unusual, it remains “containable“, the WHO said, and it is convening further meetings to support member states with more advice on how to tackle the outbreak. Follow and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Youtube Source link

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U.S. FDA sets June meeting dates for Moderna, Pfizer small children COVID-19 vaccines – ET HealthWorld

Washington – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration set June 14-15 as the new meeting date to review Moderna Inc’s emergency authorization request for its COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months to 5 years and Pfizer Inc’s vaccine for those aged 6 months through 4 years. The new dates for our pediatric COVID-19 vaccine advisory committee meetings will now be June 14 and June 15, the FDA said in a statement Monday. “We know parents are anxious for us to determine if these vaccines are safe & effective. In…

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India registers 1,675 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 192.52 (1,92,52,70,955) crore. This has been achieved through 2,42,67,393 sessions. So far, more than 3.30 (3,30,30,574) crore adolescents have been administered with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Similarly, the COVID-19 precaution dose administration for age group 18-59 years also started from April 10, 2022 onwards. 1,635 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients is now at 4,26,00,737. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.75 per cent. 1,675 new cases and 31 deaths were…

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