H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Canada’s vaccine situation, other vaccine news, all Afghan schools close

first_imgCanadian advisors push seasonal vaccineCanada’s vaccine advisory group yesterday recommended against delaying seasonal flu shots, a move that many provinces made after an unpublished study suggested the vaccine might raise the risk of contracting pandemic flu, the Canadian Press reported. The panel concluded that even if the finding is valid, the risk of skipping the seasonal shot outweighs the risk seen in the studies. The group also endorsed giving both seasonal and H1N1 shots at the same time.Canada’s H1N1 vaccine production lagsGlaxoSmithKline is expected to ship far fewer doses of H1N1 vaccine to Canadian provinces this week than was expected, prompting provinces to postpone the rollout of the vaccine for at least 2 weeks, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported. The company was expected to ship 436,000 doses this week, instead of the roughly 2 million previously anticipated, because it had to interrupt production to make an unadjuvanted version of the vaccine for pregnant women, the story said. 30 Globe and Mail reportSaudi Arabia to vaccinate hajj participantsSaudi Arabian health officials said the country will immunize healthcare workers, hajj workers, and domestic pilgrims who will attend the hajj against the pandemic H1N1 virus, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. Vaccination won’t be mandatory. About 1 million residents typically attend the hajj, which peaks near the end of November this year. The country recently received the first 11 million doses of its pandemic vaccine order. 2 AFP storyTurkey launches vaccination campaignTurkey today launched its pandemic vaccination campaign with healthcare workers receiving the first doses, Today’s Zaman, an English-language newspaper based in Istanbul, reported. The country received its first 500,000 doses last week. The next groups slated to be immunized are the morbidly obese, pregnant women, children younger than 2, those with chronic lung or heart conditions, and people older than age 65. 2 Today’s Zaman reportAfghanistan closes all schoolsThe Afghan government yesterday ordered the closure of all schools for 3 weeks in the wake of the country’s first death from H1N1 flu, AFP reported. Education Minister Farouq Wardak said the closure was ordered “to safeguard the health of all Afghans.” An engineer from Kabul was the flu’s first victim in Afghanistan. 1 AFP reportlast_img read more


Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd & Liverpool

first_imgArsenal will be without the suspended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang against Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)They need to give Sheffield United the award for the team of the season, seriously, they are doing unbelievably. Saying that, I do like Arteta, the football that he preaches and the way he would like to play is good. Although Aubameyang will miss the match they have Lacazette who, for me, is a striker that can score many goals, also if Pepe is on form as well then he can be very important. I would like to say I’ll go for a surprise here but I think Arsenal will have too much for Sheffield at the Emirates.Dimitar’s prediction: 2-0Brighton vs Aston VillaAston Villa are coming into this game on the back of a heavy defeat to Man City, as a player when you lose with a bad result you think to yourself ‘f***, I’m f***.’ But look at Southampton, they lost 9-0 at home but they have picked themselves up and they are doing really well now. However, I think Brighton will nick this one.Dimitar’s prediction: 2-1Man City vs Crystal Palace Comment It’s a huge weekend of Premier League action (Pictures: REX/METRO.CO.UK)It’s a huge weekend of Premier League action but you don’t need to look too hard to pick out the star attraction.Liverpool really are in with a decent shout of ending the season unbeaten and emulating Arsenal’s Invincibles, but Manchester United perhaps represent a sterner test than Jurgen Klopp’s side are anticipating.Speaking of the Gunners, for all of their obvious improvement, they could really do with a win against this season’s surprise package Sheffield United, or their hopes of catching Chelsea, who visit Newcastle on Saturday, will be over for good.At the bottom meanwhile, there’s a huge game at Carrow Road between Norwich and confidence-sapped Bournemouth and Betfair Ambassador Dimitar Bebatov previews the action exclusively for…AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWatford vs TottenhamWatford are flying at the moment under Nigel Pearson and I’m a big fan of Troy Deeney as well. It’s going to be a difficult game for Spurs, especially away from home. So for this one I’m going to go for the draw.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-1Arsenal vs Sheff United Advertisement Joelinton finally scored his first goal at St James’ Park in midweek for Newastle (Picture: Getty)Newcastle is a tough place to go, believe me. I like that Lampard is giving young players the change to play and it will no doubt help them in the long term. Chelsea look to be turning round their form and I think they will get the result at St James’ Park.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-3Burnley vs LeicesterLeicester will still feel a little frustrated by VAR last time out against Southampton, but they have to get over that now and regroup. They have been excellent this season and they have to keep getting the results to get that top four spot which they deserve at the moment. Burnley look as though they could be in a bit of trouble, so I expect Leicester to take all three points on Sunday.Dimitar’s prediction: 0-2Liverpool vs Man United Sergio Aguero was back in the goals for Man City last weekend (Picture: Getty)Although this looks a pretty obvious one, Crystal Palace won this fixture last season at the Etihad and I’m sure this will be on City’s mind and they will prepare for it. Crystal Palace must exploit the space that City leave in defence but I think for this one I am going to go for City, especially if Kevin De Bruyne is playing, he is in the form of his life.Dimitar’s prediction: 3-1Norwich vs BournemouthI probably won’t watch this one, I’ll be honest… I feel a bit sorry for Eddie Howe, every coach and team goes through a bad patch every now and then, but that doesn’t mean they are a bad coach. I like him and he’s been a Bournemouth for a while and built them up, I’d like to see him stay there. I believe he will turn it around starting this weekend.Dimitar’s prediction: 0-1Southampton vs Wolves Dimitar BerbatovFriday 17 Jan 2020 10:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Advertisement Marcus Rashford is an injury doubt four Man Utd’s match at Liverpool on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Obviously, I would like Man United to be the team to stop Liverpool’s unbeaten run, I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like that. But, Liverpool are too good at the moment and although it pains me to say it, they will probably get the result on Sunday, especially if Rashford isn’t playing, which will put more pressure on the team and weaken United upfront.AdvertisementDimitar’s prediction: 1-0MORE: Jamie Carragher makes Liverpool vs Manchester United predictionMORE: Gary Neville sends warning to new Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Danny Ings is enjoying a remarkable run of goalscoring form (Picture: Getty)I’d like to see Southampton continue the way they are going at the minute, they are in great form and Danny Ings is on fire when it comes to scoring goals. I do like Wolves though, and I think they are also doing a great job, especially with all the fixtures they have had to play.AdvertisementAdvertisementDimitar’s prediction: 1-1West Ham vs EvertonDavid Moyes is coming up against his old club and Ancelotti for this one. He obviously some bad luck and results at Man United, but for West Ham to come back to him they are going back to something familiar, and maybe they didn’t want to risk something new. I wish him and West Ham luck, they are a big team that can beat every team but they can also lose to every team as well.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-2Newcastle vs Chelsea Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd & Liverpoollast_img read more