Swiss regulator approves first bivalent COVID-19 booster

This file photo taken on April 20, 2021 shows Moderna vials on a table at a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Bridgeport, Connecticut. MOGADISHU / BERLIN – Swiss drugs regulator Swissmedic said on Monday that it has approved the first bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine in the country. Moderna's Spikevax vaccine, which contains mRNA against two coronavirus variants, […]

Trudeau condemns verbal abuse directed at Canada’s deputy PM

In this file photo dated Oct 26, 2021, Canada's deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks during a press conference in Ottawa, Canada. (LARS HAGBERG / AFP) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday condemned an abusive verbal attack on his deputy prime minister and finance minister, Chrystia Freeland, which he described […]

Climate change official: Pakistan floods affected over 30m people

People navigate through flooded roads after heavy monsoon rains, in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Aug 24, 2022. (PERVEZ MASIH / AP) KARACHI, Pakistan – Historic monsoon rains and flooding in Pakistan have affected more than 30 million people over the last few weeks, the country's climate change minister said on Thursday, calling the situation a "climate-induced humanitarian […]

Eisai Inc. Collaborates with C2N to Build Awareness and Real-World Evidence for Blood-based Assays

TOKYO, Aug 24, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that its U.S. subsidiary Eisai Inc. has entered into a memorandum of understanding with C2N Diagnostics (“C2N”) that will seek to build awareness about how blood-based assays in the diagnosis for people living with cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), […]

Brazil police accuse Bolsonaro of COVID-linked scaremongering

Bolsonaro gestures during the promotion ceremony of General Officers of the Armed Forces, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on Aug 4, 2022. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) BRASILIA / HARARE / LISBON – Brazil's federal police on Wednesday accused President Jair Bolsonaro of discouraging mask use during the pandemic and falsely suggesting that people who got vaccinated against […]

Pope apologizes for ‘deplorable evil’ of Canadian indigenous schools

People listen to Pope Francis issue a historic apology for the Catholic Church's cooperation with Canada's "catastrophic" policy of Indigenous residential schools in Maskwacis, near Edmonton, Canada on July 25, 2022. (TED SHAFFREY / AP PHOTO) MASKWACIS – Pope Francis apologized on Monday to Canada's native people on their land for the Church's role in […]