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The EMA does not rule out the appearance of a new variant of the coronavirus in the winter

New variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus may emerge this winter, but existing vaccines should protect the population from severe forms of the disease, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced today. The heads of this European agency gave...

The European Medicines Agency approves Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against Omicron

The European Medicines Agency today approved the first Omicron-adapted Covid-19 vaccines from drugmakers Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna to start a booster dose campaign this winter to ward off a possible new wave. The vaccines "target Omicron's BA.1 subvariant...

France: First start of the school year without a mask after the onset of the pandemic

Some 12 million students in France are starting school today without masks for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and in the hope of having a teacher or professor as the country...

German Minister Health: If there is no variant change, Germany will not fall into a state of epidemic

Due to the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the autumn, Germany is facing difficult times according to Health Minister Karl Lauterbach. With the BA.5 sub-variant of the micron, we will see an...

Portugal: Mandatory use of masks on public transport is lifted

As the health situation has improved, Portugal is ending the mandatory use of protective masks on public transport, a measure that was in place for two years to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. "Given the favorable development of...

Germany: The government predicts a new wave of the pandemic in the fall

The government expects a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the fall, with the Minister of Health speaking of "difficulties since October" and announcing a tightening of protection measures. Karl Lauterbach, however, ruled out...