Fourth Pfizer dose is insufficient to ward off omicron, Israeli

By Daniel Avis | Bloomberg A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was insufficient to prevent infection with the omicron variant of Covid-19, according to preliminary data from a trial in Israel released Monday. Two weeks after the start of the trial of 154 medical personnel at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, researchers […]Read More

Global tourism about to rebound, luxury hotel operator says

A man stands near health workers at Phuket airport, as the resort province reopens to overseas tourists on July 1, 2021. (Reuters photo) Global tourism is on its way to a “long-term, sustainable recovery” as more travellers and countries recognise the endemic nature of Covid-19, according to hotel operator Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd. Hotels in […]Read More

Beijing Reports First Omicron Case 3 Weeks Before Winter Olympics

Bloomberg — Beijing reported the city’s first case of the omicron variant of Covid-19, adding pressure on authorities to stem a potential outbreak less than three weeks before the Winter Olympics begin. Officials confirmed the detection of the highly contagious strain at a press conference on Saturday. People who’ve had contact with the patient are […]Read More

Singapore to halt quarantine-free travel lane ticket sales

Singapore to halt quarantine-free travel lane ticket sales published : 22 Dec 2021 at 15:28 A bus driver sprays disinfectant on the luggage of passengers travelling to Malaysia at a bus station in Singapore as the Vaccinated Travel Lane between Singapore and Malaysia opens on Nov 29, 2021. (Reuters photo) Singapore will freeze ticket sales […]Read More