TOKYO — The Japanese government decided on June 29 that it will stop accepting new applications for workplace COVID-19 vaccinations as there are no prospects of obtaining further supplies of the Moderna vaccine.
CANBERRA, 29 juin (Xinhua) — Une scientifique australienne qui a travaillé dans le laboratoire de Wuhan a déclaré que le laboratoire avait été “plus routinier” que tel qu’il a été décrit par les médias.
Après Medigen Vaccine Biologics le 10 juin, c’était le 27 juin au tour de l’entreprise de biotechnologie taïwanaise United Biomedical (UBI) Asia de dévoiler les résultats prometteurs d’un essai clinique de phase 2 pour son candidat-vaccin contre le Covid-19. UBI Asia a en outre confirmé son intention de déposer rapidement auprès de l’administration de l’Alimentation et du Médicament de Taiwan (TFDA) une demande d’autorisation d’utilisation d’urgence (EUA).
Questions persist as to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence is building that its origin as a zoonotic spillover occurred prior to the officially accepted timing of early December, 2019. Here we provide novel methods to date the origin of COVID-19 cases. We show that six countries had exceptionally early cases, unlikely to represent part of their main case series. The model suggests a likely timing of the first case of COVID-19 in China as November 17 (95% CI October 4). Origination dates are discussed for the first five countries outside China and each continent. Results infer that SARS-CoV-2 emerged in China in early October to mid-November, and by January, had spread globally. This suggests an earlier and more rapid timeline of spread. Our study provides new approaches for estimating dates of the arrival of infectious diseases based on small samples that can be applied to many epidemiological situations.
Taipei, June 24 (CNA) Taiwan’s government will pay subsidies of NT$100,000 (US$3,565) to the families of people who died of COVID-19, as part of the NT$259 billion stimulus package that was approved by the government last week, Cabinet spokesman Lo Ping-cheng (羅秉成) said Thursday.
L’Indonésie a dépassé, lundi 21 juin, le cap des deux millions de cas de coronavirus. Le pays d’Asie du Sud-Est est touché de plein fouet par une nouvelle vague de contaminations tandis que ses hôpitaux sont proches de la saturation, laissant craindre une flambée incontrôlable de l’épidémie.
China’s inactivated vaccines against COVID-19 are exceptionally agile at tackling emerging variants and domestic vaccine manufacturers are fully prepared to update their shots, health experts and drugmakers have said.
Japanese Emperor Naruhito is believed to be “concerned” that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics could cause a further increase in coronavirus cases, the head of the Imperial Household Agency said Thursday.
Taipei, June 23 (CNA) Taiwan’s nationwide Level 3 COVID-19 alert has been extended to July 12, in response to the continued risk posed by domestic transmissions of the disease, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Wednesday.
Japan’s daily rate of coronavirus vaccinations has reached a crucial milestone of 1 million, government data showed on Wednesday, as authorities scramble to recover lost time in inoculating the population.