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Researchers in Qatar develop advanced screening tool for genetic diseases

Scientists in Qatar and Weill Cornell Medicine have teamed up to assemble an innovative low-cost screening tool, "QChip1," that detects genetic diseases. Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine's (WCM) main campus in New York, WCM-Qatar (WCM-Q)...

Covid-19 booster shots home delivery for elderly people in Qatar

Hamad Medical Corporation launches an initiative to provide high-risk people with Covid-19 vaccine booster shots at home. The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced that more than 125,000 Covid-19 booster shots have been administered in...

3-week-old baby in Qatar dies after contracting Covid-19

The newborn is the second child to die due to Covid-19, after an 11-year-old passed away last year from the virus. A three-week-old baby died in Qatar on Sunday as a result of a severe Covid-19...

#Unvaccinated_Rights: social media users in Qatar debate

In 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) named vaccine hesitancy as one of the world’s top global health threats. An online debate over Covid-19 vaccines has emerged yet again on Twitter among residents in Qatar—this...

Problems with Ehteraz app as COVID numbers surge in Qatar

Qatar reported the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases in its history on Tuesday when more than 4000 tests registered positive.  As tens of thousands head to health centres to test daily, many people are...

Pfizer CEO says Omicron vaccine will be ready in March

The leading pharmaceutical's Covid-19 oral treatment had earlier been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval under an emergency use authorisation (EUA) in December 2021. Pfizer's CEO Albert Bourla announced on Monday...
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