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Anti-vaxxer family die in Portugal after refusing jab

A man from Cardiff has claimed he lost his mother, father and brother from Covid within a week because all three had chosen not to be jabbed after they were frightened by misinformation from anti-vaxxers. Francis Goncalves, a chef, said …

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Brazil drops plan to buy Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

Brazil’s northeastern states suspended plans to import Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine due to the conditions set by the country’s health regulator Anvisa, Piauí state’s governor, Wellington Dias, said on …

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WHO Director-General seeks vaccine booster moratorium

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a way to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their first shots. …

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Flavonoid-rich diet may reduce risk of brain decline

Dementia is a general term for a cluster of symptoms that involve worsening cognitive function. Memory loss is often the first casualty and the symptom can cause someone to forget who they are in the later stages. However, research continues …

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Cuba says Iran to start producing its COVID-19 vaccine

Iran will next week become the first country outside of Cuba to start producing one of the Communist-run island’s homegrown COVID-19 vaccines on an industrial scale, Cuban state-run media said on Wednesday. The allies are under …

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EU says it achieves COVID-29 vaccination target

Seventy percent of adults in the European Union have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccines, Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen announced on Tuesday. "The EU has kept its word and delivered. Our target was to …

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Loneliness doubles across EU since COVID-19 pandemic

One in four EU citizens reported feeling lonely during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The report contains the latest scientific …

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COVID infection rate peaks in Greece, Cyprus

The pace of the COVID-19 spread in several European countries on the rise, shows World Health Organization (WHO) data. According to the organization’s tally based on reports from national agencies, Greece and Cyprus are …

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Premier League players, staff ordered to get vaccinated

The England Government has ordered the Premier League players and staff to get their vaccinations done with both doses in order to keep the league running, in case there is a winter lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 cases rising. The …

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Italy extends state of emergency until December 31st

The Italian government has signed off on an extension to the country's state of emergency, keeping it in place until at the end of 2021. With a return to a steadily rising rate of coronavirus cases after weeks of decline, Italy …

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