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Japan gives emergency approval to Shionogi’s oral COVID-19 drug

Japan’s health ministry on Tuesday granted fast-track approval to Shionogi & Co.’s COVID-19 tablet Xocova, making it the country’s first domestically produced oral medicine against the coronavirus, according to Kyodo News. The medicine for COVID-19 patients aged 12 or older with mild symptoms also became the first drug authorized under the new emergency approval scheme […]

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Nearly 40 million children are dangerously susceptible to growing measles threat

Measles vaccination coverage has steadily declined since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the official website of the organization.   In 2021, a record high of nearly 40 million children missed a measles vaccine dose: 25 million children missed their first dose and an additional 14.7 million children missed their second dose, a […]

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Azerbaijan registers 45 new coronavirus cases, 44 recoveries

45 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in Azerbaijan, while 44 patients have been recovered, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told AZERTAC.   According to the Task Force, no new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.   “The overall confirmed cases in Azerbaijan have reached 824,127, with […]

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Azerbaijan administers over 13.9 million coronavirus jabs so far

Azerbaijan has administered more than 13.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January 2021, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told AZERTAC.   Over 5.3 million people have received their first doses, while nearly 4.9 million people got their second doses.   Azerbaijan has also given third […]