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Thirty Percent of Greeks Say They Will Shun Vaccine When Available

According to a recent poll by Pulse, on behalf of Skai television, up to 30 percent, of Greek citizens say that they will not receive the vaccine for the coronavirus. Despite the nonstop pandemic-related economic and social problems and challenges...

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...

Greece to Begin Covid-19 Vaccinations in January; 1,383 New Cases Saturday

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with advisors and government ministers virtually on Saturday in order to discuss the country's Covid-19 vaccination plan. Reportedly, vaccinations will begin in January, with healthcare workers having priority. Greeks will be able to make appointments...

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...

The Greek Pioneers of the Battle Against the Coronavirus

The names of Dr. Albert Bourla, Dr. George Yancopoulos and Dr. Menelas Pangalos, all pioneers in the desperate campaign against the coronavirus in 2020, will go down in history for their work, carried out in the face of almost...

Airlines Begin Delivering Vaccine Pending Approval; UK May Greenlight Shots Soon

The campaign to get a coronavirus vaccine distributed around the nation and the world has begun with both American and United Airlines flights landing in South America as part of a test run late last week. According to industry sources,...

Moderna Sends Coronavirus Vaccine to FDA for Approval

The US pharmaceutical firm Moderna filed for Food and Drug administration approval for its coronavirus vaccine on Monday, just several days after its rival, Pfizer, sent its own vaccine to the FDA. If the emergency authorization is granted, vaccinations could...

The Big Dilemma: Should COVID-19 Vaccines be Mandatory?

As Covid-19 vaccines will become available soon, health experts and governments worldwide are mulling whether they should be made compulsory. In liberal democracies forcing people to vaccinate is a tricky and, in many cases, unconstitutional. But, there are concerns that...

The Greek Scientist from Chios Behind AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine

Greek scientist Menelas (Mene) Pangalos is the head of research and development at pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca which, together with Oxford university, developed a vaccine for Covid-19 with efficacy rates of up to 90%. The coronavirus vaccine has comfortably exceeded regulatory...

Pfizer, BioNTech Submit Emergency Vaccine Authorization Request to FDA

Allowing the world to breathe a sigh of relief after the numbing drumbeat of bad news in 2020, pharmacological companies Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Friday that they have submitted a request for emergency authorization to begin distributing a...