Australia’s New South Wales declares ‘national emergency’ as state enters stricter lockdown following 136 new Covid cases

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is headed for yet another week of lockdown, as it announced a “national emergency” on the heels of 136 new coronavirus infections – a daily record so far for 2021. … Read More >Australia’s New South Wales declares ‘national emergency’ as state enters stricter lockdown following 136 new Covid cases

Indian govt slams ‘audacious’ study that suggested country’s Covid death toll is 10 times higher than officially reported

The Indian government has sternly rebuffed a study that claimed the country’s Covid death toll is 10 times higher than officially recorded, arguing the research is an “audacious assumption” and “not based on facts.” … Read More >Indian govt slams ‘audacious’ study that suggested country’s Covid death toll is 10 times higher than officially reported

EU drugs regulator lists rare neurological disorder as potential side effect of Janssen’s Covid jab

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has listed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) as a very rare side effect of the Janssen Covid vaccine after examining 108 cases and one death worldwide from among recipients of the jab. … Read More >EU drugs regulator lists rare neurological disorder as potential side effect of Janssen’s Covid jab

African Union to start receiving 400mn J&J Covid-19 vaccines next week, but only 6mn will be delivered by end August

The African Union’s special envoy for Covid-19 has said that the continent will finally start receiving doses of the lifesaving Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week, as the virus continues to spread there. … Read More >African Union to start receiving 400mn J&J Covid-19 vaccines next week, but only 6mn will be delivered by end August

‘Every vaccination counts’: Merkel urges Germans to get inoculated amid ‘worrying’ coronavirus rise

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged all citizens to get vaccinated, as concern over Germany’s “worrying” coronavirus situation grows, with the leader saying increased inoculation was the only means of exiting the pandemic. … Read More >‘Every vaccination counts’: Merkel urges Germans to get inoculated amid ‘worrying’ coronavirus rise

$21,000 per bed: State hospital workers arrested in Peru for charging desperate Covid patients to access ICU

Nine people have been arrested in Lima for having allegedly illegally profited from patients suffering from the deadly coronavirus. The state hospital workers are suspected of selling access to intensive care unit (ICU) beds. … Read More >$21,000 per bed: State hospital workers arrested in Peru for charging desperate Covid patients to access ICU

Greek police blast anti-vaccine protesters with water cannon and tear gas outside parliament in Athens (VIDEOS)

Police in Athens have broken up a protest outside the Greek parliament, using tear gas and water cannon to scatter the demonstrators. The protest was a response to the government’s announcement of compulsory vaccination for some. … Read More >Greek police blast anti-vaccine protesters with water cannon and tear gas outside parliament in Athens (VIDEOS)