Head of Japanese doctors union warns of risk if Games go ahead; India scraps local trial requirement to boost number of jabs amid crisis
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- German scientists say they can improve vaccines to prevent blood clots
- Taiwan accuses China of interfering with Covid vaccine deals
- Record pace of Melbourne outbreak blamed for Victoria lockdown
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Israel will release next week its findings on heart inflammation cases in Covid-19 vaccine recipients and then decide whether to approve inoculations of youngsters aged 12-15, a senior health official said on Thursday.
Israel’s health ministry said in April it was examining a small number of such cases among people who received Pfizer/BioNtech’s PFE.N Covid-19 vaccine.
Taiwan’s government has said that the first batch of 150,000 doses of Moderna Inc’s Covid vaccine would arrive on the island on Friday, Reuters reports.
As noted earlier, Taiwan has reported 401 new local cases confirmed today, 13 deaths, and an additional 266 backlogged results from the previous week.
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