Archive for: COVID-19

Blackout Circles the World Tonight for Earth Hour

Blackout Circles the World Tonight for Earth Hour

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 27, 2021 (ENS) – Wherever you are at 8:30 o’clock tonight, it will be Earth Hour, so turn off your lights for one hour to recognize the health of the planet and the importance of nature. Earth Hour is...

 

UK Rolls Out New Vaccine, But Lockdown Ordered

UK Rolls Out New Vaccine, But Lockdown Ordered

  LONDON, UK, January 4, 2021 (ENS) – The first vaccinations using the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine were given today to members of the British public as the National Health Service expands COVID-19 vaccination...

 

New Book Links Southeast Asia’s Wildlife Trade to COVID

New Book Links Southeast Asia’s Wildlife Trade to COVID

  HANOI, Vietnam, December 8, 2020 (ENS) – “The price of the private dining room would be included in the price of the pangolin, along with the rest of the dinner.” In this excerpt from his new book, “Pangolins:...

 

Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Nearly 95% Effective

Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Nearly 95% Effective

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, November 16, 2020 (ENS) – Moderna, a Massachusetts biotechnology company pioneering therapeutics and vaccines, today announced that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, has been rated 94.5 percent...

 

Pfizer 1st With COVID Vaccine, Claims Over 90% Efficacy

Pfizer 1st With COVID Vaccine, Claims Over 90% Efficacy

  NEW YORK, New York, November 11, 2020 (ENS) – Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is the first company to announce a successful vaccine candidate that is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus...

 

Virus Quarantines World Health Organization Chief

Virus Quarantines World Health Organization Chief

  GENEVA, Switzerland, November 2, 2020 (ENS) – The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is in quarantine tonight as he has been exposed to the coronavirus he has been battling every day...

 

COVID Virus Lives 28 Days on Money, Cellphone Screens

COVID Virus Lives 28 Days on Money, Cellphone Screens

  GEELONG, Victoria, Australia, October 13, 2020 (ENS) – The virus responsible for COVID-19 can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass items such as cellphone screens, and stainless steel. Researchers...

 

Back at White House, Infected Trump Tears Off His Mask

Back at White House, Infected Trump Tears Off His Mask

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 5, 2020 (ENS) – President Donald Trump returned to the White House Monday evening aboard his helicopter just before seven, and his first actions alarmed health professionals. On the Truman Balcony of the...

 

President Trump Hospitalized for COVID-19 Treatment

President Trump Hospitalized for COVID-19 Treatment

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 4, 2020 (ENS) – President Donald Trump is in a military hospital under treatment for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. A statement from the president’s physician Sean Conley, DO,...

 

Climate Change Intensifies Despite Pandemic Lockdowns

Climate Change Intensifies Despite Pandemic Lockdowns

  GENEVA, Switzerland, September 10, 2020 (ENS) – Already at their highest levels in three million years, greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere continue to increase, lockdowns around the world to slow the spread of the pandemic...

 

Vulnerable Nations Receive Billions for Virus Response

Vulnerable Nations Receive Billions for Virus Response

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 20, 2020 (ENS) – The unprecedented coronavirus crisis the world is now going through could push 60 million people in developing countries into extreme poverty, the head of the World Bank Group warned today while...

 

Impact Investors Confront Coronavirus Crisis

Impact Investors Confront Coronavirus Crisis

  NEW YORK, New York, May 18, 2020 (ENS) – A new coalition of impact investors has come together to bring their formidable entrepreneurial skills to bear on the novel coronavirus and the deadly disease it causes, COVID-19. The coalition...

 

Dogs Trained to Sniff Out Coronavirus Could Start in July

Dogs Trained to Sniff Out Coronavirus Could Start in July

  PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 6, 2020 (ENS) – Scent detection dogs are being trained to discriminate between samples from COVID-19 positive and COVID-19 negative patients under a new research initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s...

 

Global Vaccine Telethon Raises $8 Billion Without USA

Global Vaccine Telethon Raises $8 Billion Without USA

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 5, 2020 (ENS) – To battle the deadly coronavirus, six countries, the European Commission and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Monday pledged billions in new funding to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The...

 

New York State Recruits Army of Virus Contact Tracers

New York State Recruits Army of Virus Contact Tracers

  ALBANY, New York, May 4, 2020 (ENS) – Amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic that has hit New York harder than any other state, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York’s contact tracing pilot program,...

 

Pandemic Shock to Energy Industry Greatest in 70 Years

Pandemic Shock to Energy Industry Greatest in 70 Years

  PARIS, France, May 4, 2020 (ENS) – The global COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the global economy, forcing large parts of the world into confinement and “creating the largest shock to the global energy system in more...

 

Virus Warriors Get Lab Supplies, 3D Printers, Food, Shoes

Virus Warriors Get Lab Supplies, 3D Printers, Food, Shoes

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2020 (ENS) – With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide reaching 3,090,445 today and deaths amounting to 217,769 and rising, the world is still caught in the grip of this deadly virus that...

 

Global Collaboration Accelerates New COVID-19 Weapons

Global Collaboration Accelerates New COVID-19 Weapons

  GENEVA, Switzerland, April 24, 2020 (ENS) – The World Health Organization, heads of government, health officials, philanthropists, and the private sector partnered Friday in a collaboration to speed the development and production...

 

Rare UV-C Light Rays Remove Coronavirus From Surfaces

Rare UV-C Light Rays Remove Coronavirus From Surfaces

  SANTA BARBARA, California, April 23, 2020 (ENS) – As the world races to find vaccines, therapies and cures for the deadly respiratory disease COVID-19, the deep ultraviolet color of rare UV-C light rays may soon be seen cleaning...

 

UK Prime Minister Released from Hospital

UK Prime Minister Released from Hospital

  LONDON, UK, April 12, 2020 (ENS) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been released from St. Thomas hospital in London where he has spent the past week being treated for a case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus...

 
 
 
 

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