Malaysia stroke council launches save precious time campaign

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Stroke Council has launched a campaign, aimed at raising awareness of stroke warning signs, in conjunction with World Stroke Day 2021, which is observed on Oct 29 every year. Dubbed, “Save Precious Time”, the campaign is held

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Indonesia to gradually reopen regions with high vaccination rates, president says

JAKARTA: Indonesia will gradually reopen parts of the country where COVID-19 vaccination rates are above 70%, its President Joko Widodo told a Southeast Asian business forum on Monday. Jokowi, as the president is known, also said Southeast Asia should start loosening

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HTAR sees possible anti-vaxx influence in current hospitalisations, deaths

Severe cases among unvaccinated younger people are outnumbering cases among vaccinated elderly people, which may be possibly linked to vaccine hesitancy, according to doctors in a COVID-19 hospital in Klang. This comes as more than 55 percent of the population

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Covid: Only 30 out of 44,003 people in Kelantan need to be referred to psychiatry experts

KOTA BHARU: Only 0.07 per cent or 30 out of 44,003 respondents involved in the survey on the level of mental health of the people in the state during the Covid-19 pandemic, need to be referred to psychiatry experts, the

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Over 24.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered as of Aug 8

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 24,542,437 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (Pick) as of yesterday, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba. In an infographic post on his Twitter, he said

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Malaysia’s Covid-19 infectivity up slightly at 1.16 :Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR: The Covid-19 infectivity rate (R-naught) in Malaysia increased to 1.16 today from 1.14 yesterday, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. In a post on his Facebook, he said that among states, Terengganu had the highest

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Antibodies from Sinovac’s COVID-19 shot fade after about 6 months, booster helps

BEIJING: Antibodies triggered by Sinovac Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine decline below a key threshold from around six months after a second dose for most recipients, although a third shot could have a strong boosting effect, according to a lab study. Chinese researchers

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Covid: MOH detects 22 more positive cases involving beta , delta variants

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) of the Ministry of Health (MOH) has detected 22 more Covid-19 positive cases involving two variants of concern (VOCs) between June 11 and yesterday, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor

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Latest testing confirms Viraleze highly effective against Alpha, Beta and Gamma COVID variants

MELBOURNE, Australia, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New data released today shows that Australia’s Viraleze™ anti-COVID nasal spray is more than 99.9% effective against three of the four deadliest variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Major breakthrough: Starpharma’s anti covid nasal spray Viraleze

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MEF wants government to set up national vaccine research centre

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has called on the government to set up a national vaccine research centre employing local experts and resources to ensure a long-term vaccine supply for the country. MEF president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman

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