A woman holds a bottle labelled “Vaccine COVID-19” alongside a medical syringe. File/ Reuters
Researchers around the world started work on a coronavirus vaccine on Jan. 11, the moment their Chinese counterparts published the microbe’s genetic code.
UAE residents who want to have their infants vaccinated at a Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) Health Promotion Centre may now do so even without alighting from their vehicles.
Sorry isn’t sufficient. Remorse is what is needed and positive action to spring from this remorse. Sure humans are the dartboard of COVID-19, but why shouldn’t they be? Haven’t humans made dartboards of other creatures and the environment? As recklessly as the virus is claiming human hosts, humans have hacked recklessly at nature.
About 100 research groups are pursuing vaccines with nearly a dozen in early stages of human trials or poised to start. It’s a crowded field, but researchers say that only increases the odds that a few might overcome the many obstacles that remain.
In these virus-driven times, protection from the coronavirus is the topmost priority across all sectors of society and tiers of living. And for that several must-dos have been laid out by health functionaries.
After struggling for more than four months to control California’s deadly wildfires, the firefighters made substantial progress because of changing weather (“Firefighters make headway in subduing US western wildfires,” Sept. 19, Gulf Today website).
Sometimes it felt like she was America’s last hope. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court judge since 1993, achieved celebrity status during Trump’s four years.