Coronavirus live news: WHO to ship Chinese vaccines despite concerns, US Covid hospitalisations hit eight-month high | World news

[ad_1] The World Health Organization’s pandemic programme plans to ship 100m doses of the Sinovac and Sinopharm Covid-19 shots by the end of next month, mostly to Africa and Asia, in its first delivery of Chinese vaccines, a WHO document shows. Reuters reports that the Chinese shipments will help the sputtering global Covax vaccine sharing … Read more

Coronavirus live news: Moderna withholds 1.6m vaccines in Japan over contamination concerns, Sydney hospitals struggle to cope | World news

[ad_1] 6.53am BST 06:53 A foreign participant in the Paralympic Games in Japan has been hospitalised with non-severe symptoms of Covid-19, Kyodo News has reported, citing the Games’ organising committee. It is the first hospitalisation of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, which opened on Tuesday. Hospitals in Japan treating Covid-19 patients have usually reserved beds for … Read more

As cases surge, antibody treatments can slow hospitalizations, but vaccines are best

As cases surge, antibody treatments can slow hospitalizations, but vaccines are best

[ad_1] As the delta variant surges across the South, state and local governments are rushing to set up antibody treatment centers in the hopes of easing pressure on hospitals overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients. The monoclonal antibody treatments, when given shortly after a person tests positive for the virus, have been shown to reduce the risk … Read more