Topic: Covid

Astrazeneca withdraws Covid vaccine, weeks after report on rare side effects

Weeks after admitting that its Covid vaccine can cause rare side effects, AstraZeneca Tuesday announced that it is withdrawing the Oxford-AstraZeneca novel coronavirus shot worldwide.

WHO labels JN.1 coronavirus strain as ‘variant of interest’

With the rise of COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 in multiple countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially classified it as a "variant of interest" on Tuesday, distinguishing it from its ancestor BA.2.86, commonly known as Pirola.

Rich countries blamed as new Covid variant sparks global alarm

The detection of a new, heavily mutated, and potentially vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant in Botswana and other nations is sending shockwaves worldwide as public health officials rush to...