Topic: COVID-19

By Tessa Hofmann I just read Harut Sassounian’s article “Patriarch of Istanbul Spreads Falsehoods About Covid, Under the Guise of Religion” (Armenian Mirror-Spectator, 27 December 2021). The article refers to a sermon by the[...]

In October 2021, the Patriarch of Istanbul, Sahag Mashalian, delivered at the Holy Hovhannes Church in the Kumkape district of Istanbul a very strange sermon full of conspiracies and fear-mongering statements. His anti-scientific and[...]

By Amy Feldman CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Forbes) — “I constantly say things that are unreasonable and seemingly crazy,” says Noubar Afeyan, founder of venture firm Flagship Pioneering and chairman of Moderna. What if, he asked his[...]

By Ani Mejlumyan YEREVAN (Eurasianet) — Employers are now effectively required to demand proof of vaccinations from their workers. But the country’s health care system is now being pushed to the limit. More Armenians are getting[...]

YEREVAN (PanARMENIAN.Net) — Norway will provide a “significant batch” of the Moderna vaccine to Armenia, newly appointed Norwegian ambassador to Yerevan Helene Sand Andresen has revealed. Andresen made the remarks when presenting her[...]

CAMBRIDGE, Ma. — Moderna has no plans to share the recipe for its COVID-19 vaccine because executives have concluded that scaling up the company’s own production is the best way to increase the global supply, the company’s chairman[...]

By Kirsty Needham SYDNEY (Reuters) — The premier of Australia’s biggest state economy New South Wales (NSW), Gladys Berejiklian, resigned on Friday, October 1, after a corruption watchdog said it was investigating whether she was[...]

BOSTON — More than 1,000 medical professionals from 35 countries participated in a virtual conference September 11-12 which provided free continuing education credits to doctors in Armenia and Artsakh while honoring the memory of a[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — In a bid to stimulate a more active vaccination drive employers in Armenia may be required to demand Covid-19 vaccination certificates or negative test results every two weeks from their employees beginning on October[...]

RACINE, WIS. — After a hiatus of two years, Armenian Picnic Season is back and in the Midwest, the storied community of Racine, Wisconsin, kicked it off this past weekend. The small town that has been referred to as “the Fresno of the[...]