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Pfizer Asks FDA for Vaccine Approval for 5-11 Year Old Children

The Pfizer corporation said on Thursday that they are now asking the US Food and Drug Administration to issue an emergency use authorization of their Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11. The move comes after a months-long surge...

Greece Lifts Indoor Restrictions for the Fully Vaccinated

Greece announced on Wednesday that all indoor coronavirus restrictions for the fully vaccinated will be lifted. Health Minister Thanos Plevris said that extra freedoms will be granted to those who have been vaccinated, regarding indoor entertainment venues, such as restaurants, bars...

USA Covid Deaths Surpass 700,000

Deaths from Covid-19 surpassed the 700,000 mark in the US on Saturday, while worldwide deaths climbed over five million, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University and a Reuters tally. The US is the world’s worst affected country with about...

Merck Covid-19 Pill “Strikingly Effective”

The German pharmaceuticals firm Merck announced on Friday that trials indicate it has produced the first effective antiviral pill to fight Covid-19. Its drug, called molnupiravir, will be placed before the authorities for authorization after clinical trials showed that it...

Australians Free to Travel from November After 18-Month Ban

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed on Friday that international travel for Australians will resume next month, thanks to rising vaccination rates. Since March 2020, Australia has had some of the world's strictest border rules - even banning its own...

Greece Puts Thessaloniki and Larissa into Mini Coronavirus Lockdown

The cities of Thessaloniki and Larissa will be put into a mini lockdown in Greece, the government stated on Thursday, in order to spread the curb of coronavirus transmission in the regions. The measures, which include a nighttime curfew from...

Pfizer Tests New Oral Drug That Could Prevent COVID-19

Pfizer announced on Monday that they are testing an oral antiviral drug that could stop coronavirus infection after exposure. The announcement comes at a time when scientists and researchers across the world are broadening their range of treatments against...

Greece to Distribute Pfizer Coronavirus Booster Shot

Certain Greeks will soon have access to a booster shot of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, Maria Theodoridou, Chair of the Greek National Vaccination Committee, announced on Monday. Healthcare workers, Greek citizens over 60 years of age, and those who live...

Billie Eilish, BTS, and Elton John are Playing Shows For Global Citizen

Billie Eilish, BTS, and Elton John will all be playing in different cities across the world to support Global Citizen Live on Saturday. Eilish will be playing in New York, BTS in Seoul, and Elton John in Paris. Global Citizen...

New microCOVID Tool Allows Users to Calculate Covid-19 Risk

A new online calculator called microCOVID can give you an estimate of your risk of contracting Covid-19 by just inputting information about your environment and what is going on around you. The online application uses the most recent data available...