Netherlands and Philippines latest to limit use of AstraZeneca vaccine – as it happened


Sumary of Netherlands and Philippines latest to limit use of AstraZeneca vaccine – as it happened:

  • The success of Britain vaccine programme is not enough to protect it from another Covid wave unconnected to rising cases in Europe, a senior World Health Organization expert has warned..
  • Turkey recorded 55,941 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Thursday, the highest daily level in the country since the start of the pandemic..
  • A coronavirus outbreak in Thailand capital, Bangkok, may take more than two months to control, a health ministry official said..
  • They have defended their product saying it successfully helped protect million against Covid-19 across the world:.
  • AstraZeneca has been actively collaborating with regulators and expert advisory groups around the world, including the TGA and ATAGI in Australia to understand the individual cases, epidemiology and possible mechanisms that could explain these extremely rare events..
  • The prime minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape becomes the first in the country to receive a Covid-19 vaccine..
  • Kalolaine Fainu/The Guardian International help is continuing to arrive in Papua New Guinea to help the country with its outbreak of Covid-19..
  • The World Health Organisation issued an international appeal for medical assistance to Papua New Guinea this week, with fears the outbreak could cause the collapse of the already stretched PNG health system..
  • A large number of hospital workers – over 120 staff – at Port Moresby General and National Capital District Health Authority (NCDPHA) are now positive for COVID-19,”.
  • Australians are waking up to a roiling debate about the AstraZeneca vaccine, after the country federal government called a snap press conference at 7:15pm on Thursday to announce new recommendations that people under 50 receive the Pfizer vaccine instead of the AstraZeneca due to the risk of blood clots..
  • Australia vaccine rollout, which has just reached the 1m mark, has so far administered 400,000 AstraZeneca doses, with just one instance of the blood clot issue, which has shown up in Britain and the European Union, where the rollout is further advanced..
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison at an evening press conference with health minister Greg Hunt announcing new recommendations for the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine..
  • The country prime minister Scott Morrison has faced intense criticism for the vaccine rollout being so far behind schedule..
  • The government had set a goal of 4m doses being administered by the end of March, a target it missed by 3.4m doses..
  • Figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal the thousands of lives saved among those aged 60 and over in the space of four months…

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