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Pfizer CEO sees annual Covid vaccine rather than frequent boosters

Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Albert Bourla said on Saturday that an annual Covid-19 vaccine would be preferable to more frequent booster shots in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Read More...

More than 10 thousand identified with Corona

In the last 24 hours, more than 10 thousand have been identified with Covid-19 in the country. At this time 10 thousand 888 people have been newly identified. As a result, the overall number of Covid-19 cases has increased to 16 lakhs 53 thousand 182 people. The detection rate has risen to 26.37 percent. Read More...

Covid pandemic 'nowhere near over': WHO

The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over, the World Health Organization chief said Tuesday, cautioning against a narrative that the fast-spreading Omicron variant is risk-free. "This pandemic is nowhere near over," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters from the WHO's headquarters in Geneva. The UN health agency chief warned against dismissing as mild the coronavirus variant Omicron, which has spread like wildfire around the globe since it was first detected in southern Africa in November. Read More...

Israeli study shows 4th shot of Covid-19 vaccine less effective on Omicron

A fourth shot of Covid-19 vaccine boosts antibodies to even higher levels than the third jab but it is not enough to prevent Omicron infections, according to a preliminary study in Israel. Israel's Sheba Medical Center has given second booster shots in a trial among its staff and is studying the effect of the Pfizer booster in 154 people after two weeks and the Moderna booster in 120 people after one week, said Gili Regev-Yochay, director of the Infectious Diseases Unit. Read More...

Press conference of the Department of Health in the afternoon

Infection with a new type of coronavirus, Omicron, is on the rise in our country, as in other parts of the world. Despite the reduction in corona infections and mortality in Bangladesh after the introduction of Covid vaccines and hygiene regulations, the current situation has taken a terrible turn which is again putting pressure on our country's health system. In such a situation, the Director General (DG) of the Department of Health, Prof. Dr. Abul Bashar Mohammad (ABM) Khurshid Alam called a press conference. Read More...

New data finds AstraZeneca booster generates higher antibodies against Omicron.

AstraZeneca said on Thursday preliminary data from a trial it conducted on its Covid-19 shot, Vaxzevria, showed it generated a higher antibody response against the Omicron variant and others, including Beta, Delta, Alpha and Gamma, when given as a third booster dose. The increased response was seen in people who were previously vaccinated with either Vaxzevria or an mRNA vaccine, the drugmaker said, adding that it would submit this data to regulators worldwide given the urgent need for boosters. Read More...


New data finds AstraZeneca booster generates higher antibodies against Omicron

AstraZeneca said on Thursday preliminary data from a trial it conducted on its Covid-19 shot, Vaxzevria, showed it generated a higher antibody response against the Omicron variant and others, including Beta, Delta, Alpha and Gamma, when given as a third booster dose. The increased response was seen in people who were previously vaccinated with either Vaxzevria or an mRNA vaccine, the drugmaker said, adding that it would submit this data to regulators worldwide given the urgent need for boosters. Read More...

Moderna will be given as booster dose instead of Pfizer

The Department of Health has made some changes to the ongoing booster dose program to prevent coronavirus in people over 60 across the country. From now on, vaccine centers have been instructed to give Moderna vaccine instead of Pfizer as a booster dose of coronavirus vaccine. Read More...

No one paid attention to these issues: Health Minister

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malek said coronavirus infections were on the rise. "We have said before that we have to follow the rules of hygiene, we have to wear masks, but no one has listened to us," he lamented. He was speaking to reporters after laying the foundation stone of a 460-bed integrated Cancer, Kidney, and Heart Disease Unit in eight divisional cities of the country at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital on Sunday (January 9th) morning. Read More...

Strict restrictions in a day or two: Health Minister

Health Minister Zahid Malek said the number of dengue cases in the country has increased alarmingly. Strict restrictions will be imposed within a day or two as per the recommendation of the technical committee to prevent the infection. He made the remarks at a distribution of winter clothes at the Shuvro Center in Garpara, Manikganj on Saturday (January 8). Read More...

4 recommendations of the advisory committee including closing all rallies

The National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 has made four recommendations to control the spread of the epidemic coronavirus. The recommendations were made in a press release signed by committee chairman Prof Mohammad Sahidullah on Friday (January 7th). Four recommendations have been adopted at the 50th meeting of the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19, the statement said. The recommendations are- Read More...

US CDC recommends Pfizer's Covid booster for ages 12 to 15

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday it expanded the eligibility of Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE's booster doses to those 12 to 15 years old. The move came after a panel of outside experts advising the CDC voted earlier to recommend booster shots of the Covid-19 vaccine be made available for ages 12 to 15. The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 13 to 1 to recommend that the US health agency support booster shots for those aged 12 to 15 at least five months after their second dose. Read More...

Lockdown may impose if the corona situation worsens

The government may consider enforcing lockdown if the Covid-19 situation in the country worsens, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque while talking to reporters at the Secretariat today. Read More...

Infection is on the rise due to non-observance of health rules, not Omicron: Dr. Alamgir

Corona infection rate has started to increase in the country. Health experts are also concerned about the new type of corona, Omicron. However, there is not much anxiety among the people. Dr. ASM Alamgir, chief scientific officer of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), has blamed human unconsciousness, not Omicron, for the rise in corona infections in the country. Dr. ASM Alamgir said this to the media on Tuesday (January 4) morning. Read More...

77065 people got booster dose in the country

To prevent coronavirus, 77,065 people have been given booster doses of the vaccine so far. The information came from a press release issued by the health department on Saturday (January 1). A total of 34,081 people have been given booster doses of the vaccine on the day, the health department said in a statement. Of which 22 thousand 473 are males and 11 thousand 57 are females. Earlier, a total of 43,004 people were given booster doses till December 31. As a result, a total of 77,065 people have been given corona ticker booster doses so far. Read More...

Largest shipment of vaccines arrived

The largest shipment of Covid vaccine came from China to combat corona virus. This time 2 crore 4 lakh 60 thousand dose of vaccine has reached Dhaka from China. The largest consignment of Corona vaccines came as part of a joint venture agreement between the Government of Bangladesh, the Asian Development Bank and UNICEF. Read More...