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Startling! Low number of VI nurses vaccinated- Professor Ian Cumming
The high number of frontline workers, including nurses, not vaccinated is startling. This is according to UK Healthcare Ambassador to the Overseas Territories, Professor Ian Cumming.
Chile faces setback to reopening as coronavirus cases soar
Chilean health authorities said yesterday they would extend a COVID-19 emergency through September to allow the government to impose restrictions, a setback in a country that has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.
Boris Johnson Delays Reopening After Warning That Thousands Could Die
Boris Johnson has delayed lifting the last COVID-19 restrictions in the UK by a month.
UK Healthcare Ambassador assessing VI’s COVID-19 measures – Hon Malone
Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says that ongoing in the Virgin Islands (VI) is an assessment of the territory’s COVID-19 measures by authorities from Public Health England.
Time is running out! Residents have till July 3 to get first dose of vaccine
Unvaccinated residents now only have less than a month to get their jabs before the current batch of AstraZeneca vaccines in the territory expires and loses its viability.
Two Doses Mostly Prevent Hospitalisation With Delta Variant: UK Body
Scientists said two jabs of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine stopped the need for in-patient treatment in 96 percent of cases.
Vaccines From Pfizer, AstraZeneca Protect Against Delta Strain
The findings, presented in a research letter published in The Lancet, come as U.K. officials wrestle with whether to delay a lift in pandemic restrictions as the delta variant spreads.
Why do some people get side effects after Covid-19 vaccines?
Why do some people get side effects after COVID-19 vaccines?
"We Need More": UN Joins Criticism Of G7 Global Covid Vaccine Pledge
On the G7 Covid vaccine plan, head of UN Antonio Guterres said that the world needed to act "with with a logic, with a sense of urgency, and with the priorities of a war economy."
Oxford vaccine inventors recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours
The Oxford University scientists who invented the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are among those to be honoured by Queen Elizabeth, among a number of recipients who played key roles in Britain’s coronavirus response, the government said on...
France reopens restaurants, bars and borders as COVID-19 rules ease
French people are from Wednesday allowed back into restaurants and bars while foreign travellers with a COVID passport can once more visit the country.
BVI may be victim of its own success in COVID-19 fight
The BVI’s prowess in managing the COVID-19 virus so far may lead to it becoming a victim of its own success, UK Healthcare Ambassador to the Overseas Territories, Professor Ian Cumming has indicated.
No knowledge of alleged decision mandating teachers to take vaccine
Amid reports that local frontline workers - including school teachers and healthcare professionals - will be mandated to take the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19, Premier Andrew Fahie has issued a statement saying the government has no ...
‘Empire 2.0 fantasy’: Boris Johnson pens G7 article on post-Covid world, draws flak for ‘hypocrisy’ and ‘undermining democracy’
Ahead of the G7 summit, British PM Boris Johnson has drawn ridicule for an article in which he seemingly invokes wartime bonhomie to state his vision for a post-Covid world built on “openness, freedom, democracy and free trade.”
South Asian Nations Turn To China, Russia For COVID-19 Vaccine Supplies
Nepal halted inoculations at the end of May amid shortage, while Sri Lanka has been aggressively rolling out China's Sinopharm jab after receiving two million doses in the past week
VI will seek out other COVID-19 vaccines if possible - Hon Malone
Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has revealed that with vaccine hesitancy still an issue in the territory, the Virgin Islands (VI) will seek out other brands of COVID-19 vaccines, if possible.
US, India, China Account For 60% Of 2 Billion Vaccine Doses Distributed Globally: WHO
Senior Advisor to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Bruce Aylward made the comments at a press briefing on Friday.
People still think COVID-19 is a hoax despite deaths – Hon Malone
With close to 12,000 persons receiving at least their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the Virgin Islands, the push is on to administer at least 5000 more; however, the challenge, according to the Minister for Health and Social D...
VI shortens time for AstraZeneca second dose to 4-8 weeks apart
Health Officials in the Virgin Islands (VI) have shortened the 10–12 week intervals for the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to 4 to 8 weeks, as the current stock of vaccines near expiration.
"...To Save Lives": US President Biden Unveils International Covid Vaccine Sharing Plan
"We are sharing these doses not to secure favors or extract concessions. We are sharing these vaccines to save lives and to lead the world in bringing an end to the pandemic, with the power of our example and with our values," US Preside...
These seven countries are now using the EU's COVID travel pass
Travellers can use the pass to prove that they are vaccinated, have tested negative, or are vaccinated against COVD-19.
UK in talks with AstraZeneca for modified Covid-19 vaccine to tackle South African variant – British Health Secretary
The UK government is in talks with AstraZeneca over securing doses of its modified Covid-19 vaccine to target a variant of the virus first found in South Africa, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed.
Race To Deliver Vaccines Before Expiration
Officials at the Ministry of Health and Social Development are advising the public that the interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses is being shortened to 4 to 8 weeks.
6 active COVID cases in VI; No local cases
After seeing only 1 recorded positive case of COVID-19 on May 26, 2021, the Virgin Islands is now reporting 6 positive cases as of May 31, 2021.
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