Pedestrian critically injured in a road accident in Żebbuġ
Malta is still waiting for the second batch of flu vaccine
The second batch of influenza vaccines has not yet arrived. Seasonal influenza vaccines had to arrive by 1 November as part of the government’s two-phase approach to immunize as many people as possible free of charge.
However, although the first batch of 100,000 was shipped and distributed within a matter of days last month, the second batch of 100,000 had to be delivered to Malta by 1 November.
A mutant type of coronavirus found in Danish mink and 214 individuals have been infected by it
The strain of the virus identified in minks that are farmed for fur in 207 farms based in Jutland is sufficiently distinct to raise questions about what it could mean for potential vaccines.
Denmark’s Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, said the strain “could pose a risk that potential vaccinations would not work.” Frederiksen said at a news conference on Thursday: “Tonight, people in seven northern Jutland areas are strongly advised to remain in their area to prevent the spread of infection.
Joe Biden on the verge of taking the presidency
Joe Biden is on the verge of taking office after moving forward in Pennsylvania as Georgia declares a recount.
Hundreds of thousands of votes are yet to be counted, many in crucial battle-ground states. The slim margin in Georgia has forced the state into recounting. In addition, AP called Arizona 11 votes for Biden, while other news media deem the race still too close to calling.