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Vietnam approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has authorized the use of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the country, official government information website announced on Friday. It was reported that at the same time, the Ministry of …

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Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 2.5 mln

More than 2.5 million people across the world have died due to COVID-19. At least 2,500,770 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The milestone of 2 million global …

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Mexico starts administering Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

Mexican authorities administered their first shots of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine Wednesday to residents of the capital, with people lining up at a vaccination station on the city’s south side, eager to get any protection they …

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WHO: Novel coronavirus strains continue to spread worldwide

A more contagious coronavirus strain VOC 202012/01 that was initially detected in the UK, has been reported in seven more countries over the past week, bringing the total to 101. The 501Y.V2 strain, first detected in South Africa, has spread to …

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Ghana approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

Russia's RDIF sovereign wealth fund said on Saturday that Ghana had granted emergency authorisation for the use of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19. The Russian vaccine was approved by the West African country's health …

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Irregular sleep connected to bad moods and depression

An irregular sleep schedule can increase a person’s risk of depression over the long term as much as getting fewer hours of sleep overall, or staying up late most nights, a new study suggests. The study, conducted by a team from …

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Russia's Sputnik V vaccine registered in San Marino

The oldest constitutional republic of San Marino has approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, according to a press release by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). "The RDIF announces the …

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Rich countries purchasing 1 bln excess COVID vaccines

The world’s richest countries are on track to accumulate over 1 billion more doses of COVID-19 vaccines than they need to fully vaccinate all their citizens, according to new analysis from ONE’s Policy team. Meanwhile, …

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WHO: $1.96 bln needed for new COVID-19 response plan

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the launch of its "Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan 2021" for the COVID-19 pandemic that would require $1.96 billion in support from its member states. According …

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New COVID-19 strain found in Finland

The Finnish coronavirus strain appears to be the most recently discovered variant over the past several months across the world, though almost all of them are somewhat similar to the British, South African, Brazilian or Japanese variants. …

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