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UK Health Regulator advises people with ‘significant’ allergic reactions to avoid Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

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The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has released a statement advising individuals with histories of ‘significant’ allergic reactions to avoid taking the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine which is being rolled out in the United Kingdom.

This comes after two members of the National Health Services suffered an allergic reaction after receiving the vaccine, both of which are currently recovering well.

The MHRA’s chief executive officer stated that allergic reactions were not expected from the clinical trials and they are currently advising the relevant fields.


JJOY recounts his experience after overcoming COVID-19

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COVID-19 has turned people’s worlds upside down in more ways than one and amongst the first people to feel its effects were people in the arts and entertainment sector. We took some time to listen to what local DJ JJOY had to say after contracting COVID-19.

We caught up with local DJ J JOY as he shared his experience of overcoming COVID-19! 💪#MaltaDaily

Posted by Malta Daily on Wednesday, December 9, 2020

JJOY shared his COVID-19 experience stated that the virus affected him moderately, stating that he did not feel the effect of isolation as he would be in the same house with his wife and son and conducting business remotely. What he did say is he had slight coughing, fatigue, nausea once he recovered from the virus.

“It has completely changed the life of a DJ,” he said as he noted that mass events were the first to stop and he had to postpone all events, commending the Maltese for their courage and heart of gold.

JJOY went on to appeal for unity in all sectors including business, music and everything else – something which is needed now more than ever.

The DJ urges positivity and courage in our community and stated that we are stronger than the virus, with special regard to the Maltese people.


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Alfred Molina to return as Doctor Octopus in upcoming Spider-Man movie

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Following the recent news that former Spider-Men Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire are to return in the Spider-Man movie, it has been reported that Alfred Molina will also reprise his role as Doctor Octopus. 

Molina had previously taken the role of Otto Octavius in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2.

In what is to be a mass reunion for the Spidey character universe, Jamie Foxx will also return as Electro, which he has been hinting at on Instagram.


Pregnant women and children will not be vaccinated – Prof. Gauci

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In a feature with the Times of Malta, Superintendent for Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci revealed that pregnant women and children will not receive immediate COVID-19 vaccination.

This is due to the fact that clinical research and trials have been focused more on adults, with little children contracting the virus or having major complications.

Ask Charmaine: Vaccine special

What do you want to know about COVID-19? Join the Superintendent of Public Health for the latest edition of Ask Charmaine. This week we will focus on Malta's vaccine strategy. Post your questions in the comments below.

Posted by Times of Malta on Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Prof. Gauci also revealed that the authorities  are considering the provision of a document of proof of vaccination.