German would-be govt stops short of vaccine obligation for care homes

FILE PHOTO: A patient suffering from COVID-19 receives treatment at the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the “Klinikum Darmstadt” clinic in Darmstadt, Germany, May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachBERLIN (Reuters) – The parties holding talks on forming Germany’s next government have agreed to tighten care home’s protection from…

U.S. administers 410.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker prepares doses of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine following Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on COVID-19 vaccine mandates by any entity, including private employers, at Acres Home Multi-Service Center in Houston, Texas, U.S., October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare(Reuters) – The United States has administered 410,189,737…

German vaccine panel recommends booster shots for over 70s

FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and sryinge are seen in front of displayed Johnson&Johnson logo in this illustration taken, February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationBERLIN (Reuters) -Germany’s vaccine advisory committee on Thursday endorsed COVID-19 booster shots for those 70 years and older as well as medical staff interacting with…

Chile lawmakers take 'first step' towards easing abortion rules

FILE PHOTO: Pro-choice activists holds banner reading ‘Abortion legal, safe and free!’ during a rally outside the government house as the chamber of deputies discuss a bill that decriminalises abortion until the 14th week of gestation, in Santiago, Chile January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoSANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s lower Chamber of…