New Zealand coronavirus cluster grows with three new cases

FILE PHOTO: People jog past a social distancing sign on the first day of New Zealand’s new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety measure that mandates wearing of a mask on public transport, in Auckland, New Zealand, August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Fiona GoodallWELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand reported three new locally transmitted cases…

US coronavirus death toll exceeds 500,000

Dr. Fauci: US will have 600M coronavirus vaccine doses by July 2021 White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci tells ‘Fox News Sunday’ Americans need to continue to ‘keep guard up’ and not be ‘complacent’ during the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. exceeded a tragic milestone as the nation recorded over…

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…

New Zealand locks down Auckland after 3 new local COVID-19 cases

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minsiter Jacinda Ardern on Sunday announced a three-day lockdown in the country’s biggest city Auckland, after three new local COVID-19 cases were reported, the first local infections since late January.Slideshow ( 2 images )Ardern said the level 3 restrictions, which require everyone to stay…