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Monkeypox Virus “Containable” Says the World Health Organization

The outbreak of monkeypox is unusual but “containable,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, confirming 131 cases in nineteen countries where the virus is usually nonexistent. That number is still expected to rise, but experts say the overall...

World on Alert as Monkeypox Cases Begin to Spread

Cases of monkeypox, a rare and often mild infection, have spread across to multiple continents after first being reported in the UK in early May. As of Friday, there have been cases reported in the US, Canada, Australia, Belgium, France,...

Pfizer to Develop MRNA Shingles Vaccine with BioNTech

Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Wednesday that they will work together to develop an MRNA vaccine for the viral infection called shingles. The pharmaceutical companies worked together to create the world's first fully-approved MRNA vaccine for the coronavirus in 2020. They...

Pfizer’s Long-Term Study: Covid-19 Vaccine 100% Effective in Adolescents

The first long-term study of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is out -- and the results show that the shot is 100% effective against the coronavirus in those 12 to 15 years of age, it was announced on Monday. Officials from Pfizer...

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...

Pfizer CEO Bourla Receives First Dose of Coronavirus Vaccine

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told interviewers that he had recently gotten his first of two doses of the company's own coronavirus vaccine.

‘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...

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...

Foundation Donates Ultracold Freezers to Greek Health System for Vaccine Storage

A total of fourteen ultra-cold freezers will be donated by the Bodossaki Foundation to the nation of Greece for the storage of the coronavirus vaccine when it is delivered, according to the Foundaiton's announcement on Thursday. The freezers are needed...

Thessaloniki Wastewater Shows Disturbingly Large Presence of Coronavirus

After continual testing of the wastewater in Greece's large cities as a way to predict a spike in Covid-19, it now appears that the trajectory of the virus is still steep in Thessaloniki, according to a report released on...