WHO Halfway Through Greek Alphabet With New Covid Strain Omicron
A new Covid-19 variant has been discovered in the African country Botswana, and the World Health Organization has already declared it a "variant of concern," and with that, given it a name from the Greek alphabet: Omicron. The decision from...
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...
Pfizer Says Vaccine for Children 5-11 Shows “Robust” Effectiveness
Pfizer officials state that the company's Covid-19 vaccine for children from 5 to 11 years old is not only safe but shows what they call a "robust" antibody response, according to a statement issued on Monday. At a time when...
Pfizer, Moderna Release Data Supporting Booster Shot
Late on Wednesday, the pharmaceutical firm Moderna released new data regarding breakthrough cases of the coronavirus that it says supports the need for a third booster shot of its coronavirus vaccine. Earlier the Pfizer Corporation had announced that evidence from Israel...
Up to 50,000 Greek Teenagers May Contract Covid-19 This Autumn
As 1.3 million schoolchildren return to classes this Autumn all over Greece, as many as 50,000 Greek teenagers aged 12-18 may contract Covid-19 over the next months, according to one expert. Nikos Tzanakis, a respiratory disease expert who is the...
Biden Announces Vaccine Mandate for 100 Million Workers
President Joe Biden has announced his most dramatic vaccine mandate yet on Thursday, introducing a new federal vaccine requirement that will force up to 100 million workers across the United States to be inoculated against COVID-19. In a speech given...
Hospitalizations of Children with Delta Variant Soar in US
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that there are much higher Covid-19-related hospitalization rates for children now that the Delta variant of the virus is dominant throughout the world. In a disturbing trend, coronavirus–associated hospitalization rates among...
Germany Dubs Greek Tourism Destinations “High-risk” Covid-19 Areas
On Tuesday, Germany's Robert Koch Institute listed parts of Greece – including tourism magnets the Greek islands – as high-risk areas for Covid-19 because of the rising numbers of infections reported there. The German medical authority officially placed Crete and...
New Covid-19 Infections Jump to More than 4,200 in Greece
The number of new Covid-19 infections in Greece surged to 4,206 on Tuesday. Data from the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) showed that the number of patients on ventilators rose to 258 from 250 the previous day, while 16...
Covid-19: First Death of Vaccinated Patient Reported in Greece
The first death of a patient who had been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and did not have an underlying disease is reported in Greece