AstraZeneca vaccine effective against Delta, Kappa Covid-19 variants

AstraZeneca Plc's Covid-19 vaccine is effective against Delta and Kappa variants, which were first identified in India, the company said on Tuesday, citing a study. The study by the Oxford University investigated the ability of monoclonal antibodies in blood from recovered people and from those vaccinated to neutralize the Delta and Kappa variants, the statement…

Covid-19 on the rise again: 50 deaths, 3,319 new cases reported in 24 hours

Fifty people have died from Covid-19 in 24 hours (till 8am today), according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). With this, the total number of deaths has reached 13,222 and the death rate stands at 1.59 percent. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel.…

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday

Nova Scotia reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as it announced it is opening its provincial boundaries on Wednesday to travellers from the Atlantic provinces, but with modified rules for those coming from New Brunswick.A new Toronto-area COVID-19 clinic has opened that provides direct access to a doctor to talk about vaccine concerns.…

Some international travel restrictions easing for fully vaccinated people with proof

Fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents will be able to enter Canada without undergoing quarantine starting the night of July 5, the federal government announced today.People walk with their luggage at Pearson International Airport in Toronto to travel to the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The federal government says…

Canada's largest transplant centre slowly marches toward normal after weeks of 'wasted' organs

Hundreds of Canadians who need a new organ saw their lives jeopardized by the pandemic, as hospitals stopped doing life-saving transplants and experienced organ shortages.The pandemic prevented hundreds of organ transplants from taking place, leading to an increase in Canadians dying as they waited to get life-saving surgery. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC)Last July, Sarah Frazer learned she had…