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1. AstraZeneca requests withdrawal of European authorization for COVID-19 vaccine

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/astrazeneca-requests-withdrawal-of-european-authorization-for-covid-19-vaccine

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has formally requested the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to withdraw the European authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine, Vaxzevria, as confirmed by the EU medicines regulator....

2. Over 215M COVID vaccines trashed, €4B down the drain

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/2-over-215m-covid-vaccines-trashed-€4b-down-the-drain

In a concerning revelation, European countries have disposed of more than 215 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, originally procured at the peak of the pandemic....

3. Nobel Prize honors pioneers of mRNA vaccine technology

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nobel-prize-honors-pioneers-of-mrna-vaccine-technology

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to a pair of scientists who developed the technology that led to the mRNA Covid vaccines. ...

4. Officials unveil bold dual vaccination strategy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/officials-unveil-bold-dual-vaccination-strategy

Cyprus' Ministry of Health has unveiled its vaccination strategy for the upcoming fall/winter season, targeting COVID-19 and seasonal influenza. Key highlights include:...

5. EU approves updated COVID-19 vaccine to combat new variants

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-approves-updated-covid-19-vaccine-to-combat-new-variants

The European Commission gave the green light on Thursday to an updated COVID-19 vaccine called Comirnaty XBB.1.5, which has been tweaked by BioNTech-Pfizer to tackle new variants of the virus. ...

6. New COVID vaccine meets Eris variant challenge

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-covid-vaccine-meets-eris-variant-challenge

A new COVID vaccine is due out next month, but health experts and analysts say it is likely to be coolly received even as hospitalizations from "Eris", a variant of the Omicron form of the coronavirus, rise around the country....

7. Pfizer's value sinks $144B on COVID changes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/pfizer-s-value-sinks-$144b-on-covid-changes

Pfizer has lost $88billion in market share and $144billion in value since its market peak in just one year as the drugmaker suffers a major hangover from the success of its COVID vaccine....

8. Government asks House for money to pay for unbought vaccines

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-asks-house-for-money-to-pay-for-unbought-vaccines

The House finance committee met on Monday to discuss a supplementary budget that would include additional funds to buy more COVID vaccines but also pay fines for fewer orders due to low demand...

9. Revolutionary mRNA vaccine boosts skin cancer treatment by 65%

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/revolutionary-mrna-vaccine-boosts-skin-cancer-treatment-by-65

In a mid-stage trial, Moderna Inc and Merck & Co announced on Monday that the addition of their experimental mRNA-based vaccine has shown a 65% reduction in the risk of spreading the deadliest form of skin cancer when used in combination with immunotherapy alone....

10. Cyprus renews vaccination pitch as MEPs jab Brussels

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-renews-vaccination-pitch-as-meps-jab-brussels

A Cypriot top health official told medical professionals over the weekend that the state’s vaccination committee was constantly updating its decisions as new data on COVID-19 jabs became available, but the comments stopped short of stating new policy as criticism towards Pharma and EU bosses is picking up steam...

11. EU commissioner defends deal on older vaccines

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-health-commissioner-defends-deal-on-older-vaccines

Health commissioner Stella Kyriakides went on Cypriot state radio on Monday calling on EU citizens to get vaccinated with booster shots already made available to member states, a position she defended amid growing social and scientific doubt about a procurement strategy that included cozy texts between pharmaceutical companies and the bloc’s executives...

12. EMA greenlights tailored vaccines for COVID19 mutations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ema-greenlights-tailored-vaccines-for-covid19-mutations

The European Medicines Agency has given a positive opinion on the use of the first two variant-adapted COVID-19 booster vaccines, produced by BioNTech-Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Moderna (Spikevax) to protect against the Omicron BA.1 subvariant....

13. Moderna sues Pfizer for patent infringement

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/moderna-sues-pfizer-for-patent-infringement

Moderna on Friday filed patent infringement lawsuits against Pfizer and BioNTech "for infringing patents central to (its) mRNA technology platform," the company said in a news release Friday....

14. EU recommends second Covid booster for over-60s

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-recommends-second-covid-booster-for-over-60s

European Union health agencies on Monday recommended a second Covid-19 booster for everyone above 60 amid a new rise in infections and hospitalizations across Europe....

15. Moderna asks US authorization of COVID shots for kids under 6

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/moderna-asks-us-authorization-of-covid-shots-for-kids-under-6

Moderna Inc. said on Thursday it asked U.S. regulators to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for children under the age of 6, which would make it the first shot against the coronavirus available for those under 5-years-old....

16. Cyprus abolishes flight pass and country categorizations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-abolishes-flight-pass-and-country-categorizations

As of April 18, 2022, travelers will no longer be required to fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass when entering Cyprus. The move comes after tourist organizations called on the government to abolish the Flight pass, noting that Cyprus would be left behind other countries that had already made the move. ...

17. EMA: No evidence to support a fourth covid shot

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ema-no-evidence-to-support-a-fourth-covid-shot

EU health agencies said on Wednesday there was no evidence to support the use of a fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna in the general population, but they recommend a second booster for people aged 80 and above....

18. New Vaccine Findings Pose Tough Questions for Parents of Young Children

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-vaccine-findings-pose-tough-questions-for-parents-of-young-children

For American parents, particularly those with young children, the last couple of months have been dizzying and beyond frustrating....

19. New COVID action plan for Cyprus airports in place from February 21

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-covid-action-plan-for-cyprus-airports-in-place-from-february-21

The Council of Ministers decided today that new measures regulating travelers arriving into Cyprus will take effect on February 21st instead of March 1st....

20. Novavax could offer the unvaccinated a new option, if regulators agree

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/novavax-could-offer-the-unvaccinated-a-new-option-if-regulators-agree

Following a long-awaited submission of data to the Food and Drug Administration last month, Novavax announced Monday that it had formally filed a request for emergency use authorization of its protein-based COVID-19 vaccine in the United States....

21. WHO says no evidence healthy children, adolescents need COVID-19 boosters

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/who-says-no-evidence-healthy-children-adolescents-need-covid-19-boosters

There is no evidence at present that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the World Health Organization's chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Tuesday....

22. Halting progress and happy accidents: How mRNA vaccines were made

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/halting-progress-and-happy-accidents-how-mrna-vaccines-were-made

Skeptics have seized on the rapid development of the vaccines to undermine the public’s trust in them. But the breakthroughs behind the vaccines unfolded over decades as scientists across the world pursued research in disparate areas, never imagining their work would one day come together to tame the pandemic of the century....

23. Covid vaccinations protect pregnant women without causing complications

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/covid-vaccinations-protect-pregnant-women-without-causing-complications

Pregnant women are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill with coronavirus than non-pregnant women, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) experts confirmed yesterday during a press conference....

24. 'Health care is a moral obligation': Pope Francis backs global Covid vaccination programmes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-care-is-a-moral-obligation-pope-francis-backs-global-covid-vaccination-programmes

Pope Francis declared today that getting vaccinated against the coronavirus is a 'moral obligation' and denounced how people had been swayed by 'baseless information' to refuse jabs....

25. Israel to offer fourth COVID vaccine shot to over 60s, medical staff

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/israel-to-offer-fourth-covid-vaccine-shot-to-over-60s-medical-staff

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that Israel would offer a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to people over 60 and to medical staff as it faces a surge in Omicron variant infections....

26. EU sets nine-month validity of Covid-19 travel pass

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-sets-nine-month-validity-of-covid-19-travel-pass

The European Commission on Tuesday adopted rules that will make the European Union Covid-19 certificate valid for travel nine months...

27. UK records first death due to omicron variant

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-records-first-death-due-to-omicron-variant

The United Kingdom has recorded the first death of a patient infected with the Omicron mutation in the coronavirus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, according to Sky News....

28. Joyful moment or risky move? Europe divided over kids' vaccines

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/joyful-moment-or-risky-move-europe-divided-over-kids-vaccines

As Europe starts vaccinating younger children, countries are pursuing very different strategies in what will be a major test of parents' willingness to get their kids inoculated....

29. Pfizer: Three doses of the vaccine does neutralize Omicron

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pfizer-three-doses-of-the-vaccine-does-neutralize-omicron

The third dose of their Covid-19 vaccine neutralizes the Omicron variant, Pfizer Inc. announced in a joint statement with BioNTech SE....

30. Booster shots for 18 and over begins Wednesday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/booster-shots-for-18-and-over-begins-wednesday

The vaccination portal will now be available from the 8th of December for people aged 18 and over to book booster shot appointments. ...

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