Category Archives: Health

One year since first COVID-19 lockdown, world gears up for vaccine

  Saturday marked one year since the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a lockdown in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The virus has now infected more than 99 million people across the globe and has killed more than 2.1 million. The US

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Vietnam

– Vietnam recorded no new COVID-19 cases in the past 2 days, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.  Vietnam has so far reported 1,548 infections. As many as 1,411 patients were given the all-clear from coronavirus while the

Larry King, decades-long fixture of US TV interviews, dead at 87

Larry King, who quizzed thousands of world leaders, politicians and entertainers for CNN and other news outlets in a career spanning more than six decades, has died aged 87, his media company said in a statement on Saturday.   King

WHO representative praises Vietnam’s COVID-19 fight

Vietnam has been managing the COVID-19 outbreaks effectively, keeping the number of infections and deaths relatively lower than those of other countries, said Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) to Vietnam Kidong Park on Friday. Park said the cumulative

Nikkei: Vietnam’s economy scores points amid COVID-19 pandemic

 Despite the decimation of health systems and economies abroad, 2020 was the year Vietnam introduced three trade deals, lured billboard investors like Apple suppliers, launched another airline, and rose to No. 6 from No. 7 in Southeast Asia by per

Cold weather raises risks of stroke, say doctors

 The cold weather which has hit the northern region with temperatures of 8 to 10 Celsius degree has reportedly been accompanied by a surge in the number of people suffering from strokes. The cold weather which has hit the northern

Vietnam’s second COVID-19 vaccine candidate enters human trials

 A ceremony was held at the Hanoi Medical University on Thursday to kick-start clinical trials of COVIVAC, Vietnam’s second COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed based on the new highly-infectious coronavirus variants. The home-grown vaccine has been developed by the Nha Trang-based Institute

Human trials of third homegrown COVID-19 vaccine to begin in March

 A third COVID-19 vaccine developed by Vietnam is scheduled to be tested on humans at the end of March, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday. The vaccine is developed by Vaccine and Biological Production No. 1 (VABIOTECH). It is

Vietnam stays alert against COVID-19 resurgence in community

– Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long called for tough measures to prevent illegal immigration to keep the novel coronavirus at bay in the community. On Wednesday, he told an online meeting regarding COVID-19 prevention and control connecting 63 cities and

WHO urges fairer COVID vaccine distribution

- The world is on the brink of “catastrophic moral failure” in sharing COVID-19 vaccines, the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday, urging countries and manufacturers to spread doses more fairly around the world.WHO Director-General Ted...