US Orders Freeze-dried Monkeypox Vaccines

Jaron ChubbPacket of dried smallpox vaccine B.P. (Ovine), single dose of Lancy-Vaxina for use with scratch technique, by Swiss Serum and Vaccine Institute for DHSS, 1980. Full view, box and parts, graduated grey background. | Jaron Chubb

The United States government has reportedly procured millions of doses of a vaccine against Monkeypox. Vaccine manufacturer, Bavarian Nordic, announced a $119 million order from the US government. “We are pleased to announce the exercise of the first options under …

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Canada Lifts Ban on Blood Donations From Men Who Have Sex With Men

Fourth EstateA Canadian blood services bloodmobile parked on the street - Canadian Blood Services

Canada on April 28 lifted a three-month ban on blood donations for men who have sex with men that has long been criticized as discriminatory. Instead, all donors, regardless of gender or sexuality, will undergo a screening process for high-risk …

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ICRC Calls For Nutshell Support To Prevent Healthcare Collapse in Afghanistan

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday expressed its extreme concern as many Afghans have no access to healthcare across Afghanistan because thousands of health facilities have closed or are not functioning anymore. Most Afghan patients can’t …

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Red Cross Hacked, More than 515,000 Identities Leaked

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was targeted by a cyber-attack and had the data of more than 515,000 vulnerable people stolen. “A sophisticated cybersecurity attack against computer servers hosting information held by the International Committee of the …

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India Sends More COVID-19 Vaccinations to Omicron-Hit Africa

The government of India announced to expeditiously send more COVID-19 vaccines to Africa to help fight the Omicron variant. India said it had supplied more than 25 million doses of domestically made shots to 41 African countries, mostly through the …

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UF Health CEO Killed in Personal Watercraft Accident

UF Health Jacksonville CEO Dr. Leon Haley Jr. died after being accidentally ejected from his personal watercraft vehicle in the Palm Beach Inlet, officials said in a statement late Sunday. The 56-year-old doctor was praised and well-known for his significant …

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Nurse Who Cared for British Prime Minister Resigns Over ‘Lack of Respect’ for Healthcare Workers

A nurse who cared for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he had COVID-19 has resigned over the “lack of respect” the government has shown for National Health Service (NHS) and healthcare workers. Lead intensive care nurse Jenny McGee at …

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Italy Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory for All Healthcare Workers

The Italian government announced on March 31 a decree requiring all healthcare workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, pushing back against anti-vaxxers. According to the decree approved by Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s cabinet, health workers, including pharmacists, “are required to …

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