Medicine

Georgios Papanikolaou: The Greek Doctor Who Saved Countless Lives

Georgios Papanikolaou, born in Kymi, Euboea in 1883 and the son of a doctor, invented the ‘Pap smear’ in 1943 and has saved the lives of countless women.

Pfizer Vaccine Slightly Less Effective Against South African Variant

The Pfizer vaccine may be less effective in protecting against the South African coronavirus variant, a recent laboratory study from the University of Texas' Medical Branch suggests. The study showed that the South African mutation of Covid-19 may reduce antibody...

Moderna to Send 300 Million More Vaccine Doses to EU in 2021, 2022

The European Commission announced today that it has reached an agreement with Moderna to supply an additional 150 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine this year, almost doubling the number of doses it has secured for 2021 from the...

Covid-19: 698 Cases, Record Vaccinations Monday Despite Snow

A total of 698 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece on Monday, 36 more than the 662 cases that were recorded in the country just one day earlier, on Sunday, but far fewer than the 1,000+ that had been...

Pfizer Vaccine Shows Amazing Results in Israel

Israel reported on Sunday a 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 infections among 600,000 people who had received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The Health maintenance organization (HMO) called Clalit, which covers more than half of all Israelis, said the same group...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Encourages Faithful to be Vaccinated

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of all Greek Orthodox Christians worldwide, had stern words on Tuesday for those who are skeptical of the coronavirus vaccine, encouraging the faithful to be inoculated when their time comes. In a statement he issued,...

300 Million Additional Vaccines Coming to EU from Pfizer/BioNTech

300,000,000 additional vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech have been secured by the European Union, according to an announcement from Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday. The European Commission is extending its contract with Pfizer/BioNtech, according to the press release. The 27...

Moderna Vaccine Approved by EU

The Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus was approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Wednesday.

‘Don’t Panic Over New Coronavirus Strain,’ Says Stanford’s John Ioannidis

Stanford Professor Dr. John Ioannidis says there is no need to panic despite the disturbing news regarding the development of a new coronavirus strain in the United Kingdom. Greek Reporter spoke to the Greek-American medical professor from Stanford University, regarding...

European Medicines Agency Approves Pfizer Vaccine for EU

In a very welcome announcement after an extraordinarily difficult year ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, it was revealed on Monday afternoon that the European Medicines Agency has given the green light for the emergency use of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus...

New Corona Variant: How Dangerous is it? What Does it Mean for the Vaccine?

As European Union officials meet on Monday to discuss a coordinated response to a new, even more infectious coronavirus variant in the UK, which has led many countries to impose travel bans, an expert in the evolution of pathogens...

Moderna Vaccine Gets OK from FDA; EU to Receive 160 Million Doses

The coronavirus vaccine developed by the American pharmaceutical firm Moderna, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, along with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) was cleared by the FDA on Friday after receiving the all-important thumbs-up from its independent...

Pfizer/BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine Cleared for Use by FDA

In triumphal news after a punishing year which unfolded with the coronavirus pandemic resulting in one medical, sociological and economic crisis after another worldwide, the vaccine produced by the American firm Pfizer and the German company BioNTech cleared the...

British Woman Becomes First in the World to Receive Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

A 90-year-old woman from Northern Ireland has become the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine outside trial conditions. Margaret Keenan said she felt "so privileged" to receive the shot at University Hospital, Coventry. The UK will...

UK Becomes the First Country in the World to Approve Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. British regulator MHRA, says the shot, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe for roll out beginning...