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Gulf Today Report
Germany’s vaccine regulator to approve AstraZeneca to be administered to people over 65, said Health Minister Jens Spahn on Wednesday.
The minister confirmed the efficacy of the vaccine, using data from Britain to back his claim.
"If we could vaccinate the over-65-year-olds with AstraZeneca, that would really speed things up and protect the most vulnerable more quickly," he said.
The initial German policy that limited AstraZeneca to only those between the age of 18-64 has led to the low take-up of available doses, slowing vaccination efforts.
In matters of human affairs, there is little stranger than our tendency to draw fine distinctions of style and status where none are needed. We do it with hats, with indie rock groups, with preschool programmes and, now, with vaccines.
The European Medicines Agency's human medicines committee "has recommended granting a marketing authorisation for Evusheld, developed by AstraZeneca for the prevention of Covid-19 in adults and adolescents from 12 years of age."
AstraZeneca also revealed in other findings that its preventative moniclonal antibody treatment, Evusheld, "retains neutralisation activity" against Omicron.
South Africa has suspended AstraZeneca vaccine drive after a small clinical trial suggested that it isn't effective in preventing mild to moderate illness from the variant dominant in the country.
The fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday in Teatre nightclub in Atalayas, on the outskirts of the city, emergency services said on social media platform X.
An Azerbaijani presidency spokesman told AFP that a "UN mission arrived in Karabakh on Sunday morning" — mainly to assess humanitarian needs, the first time in around 30 years that the international body has gained access to the region.
Turkey’s interior affairs minister said a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near his ministry on Sunday, while a second assailant was killed in a shootout with police.
In a statement on the occasion of the magazine’s 50th anniversary, which falls on 1st October, 2023, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said the publication of the first issue of Al Jundi magazine in 1973 marked "the birth of a reliable source of military media content.”