Turkey logs 52,676 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks stroll at Eminonu district amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Istanbul, Turkey March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File PhotoISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey recorded 52,676 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Monday, after touching an all-time high…

Israeli study finds Pfizer vaccine 85% effective after first shot

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The first dose of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine is 85% effective, a study of healthcare workers at an Israeli hospital has found, potentially fuelling a debate over the recommended two-dose schedule as governments try to stretch out supplies.FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and a syringe…