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UK could see worst flu fatality rate in 50 years

Death from flu in the United Kingdom could reach 60,000 this winter after lockdowns and social distancing saw immunity plummet, health bosses have warned. It is thought the UK could see the worst fatality rate in 50 years as …

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What researchers say about long-term effects of COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week issued a definition for "long COVID," a term used to describe the persistent health problems that affect some survivors of COVID-19. Scientists are still working to understand the syndrome. …

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UAE authorises Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine

The United Arab Emirates authorized Russia's single-shot Sputnik Light vaccine as a stand-alone vaccine and a booster shot, the Russian Direct Investment Fund said on Wednesday. "UAE authorizes 1-shot Sputnik Light, 1st …

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Get Sputnik jab, Putin tells Erdogan

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday he should use Russia's Sputnik for his next booster jab and boasted of high antibody levels as he hosted the Turkish leader for talks. In …

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WHO: COVID-19 cases worldwide down 10% in past week

Over 3.3 million novel coronavirus cases and more than 55,000 deaths were registered worldwide in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said a weekly bulletin released in Geneva early on Wednesday. According the global …

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Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot

U.S. President Joe Biden got his COVID-19 booster shot before news cameras Monday as his administration promotes new booster guidance that has spurred some confusion among Americans on when to get a third dose. "Like I did with my …

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EU removes Azerbaijan and Armenia from safe travel list

The European Union has removed Azerbaijan, Armenia and four other countries from its list of safe travel destinations, meaning visitors or people returning from those countries are likely to face tighter controls such as COVID-19 tests or …

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