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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...

K. Lauterbach: In September in Germany the new vaccines for Omicron

On September 2 and September 28, the new vaccines against Covid-19 are expected in Germany, the first adapted to the variant BA.1 and the second to BA.5, announced the Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach. "The federal government...

Turkey: Omicron’s BA.5 sub-variant blamed for coronavirus outbreak

Experts attribute the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Turkey to Omicron's BA.5 sub-variant. Tayar Shasmaz, a professor of public health at Mersin University's medical school, told New China that cases rose sharply in June because...

Moderna is developing updated vaccines against the new subvariants of Omicron

The pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Moderna announced today that it is developing two updated vaccines against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus for the fall: one designed against the BA.1 subvariant and another against the BA.4...

China: Shanghai announced the detection of a new sub-variant of Omicron

Shanghai authorities have detected a case of coronavirus involving a new sub-variant of Omicron BA.5, Omicron BA.5.2.1, an official announced at a press briefing today, signaling the difficulties China is facing in managing its new variants....

The rise in the number of cases worries Rome

Concern about the course of the pandemic in Italy where few are wearing protective gear in transport. Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza was clear: in an interview with La Repubblica today, he said: "Compulsory isolation for...