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Delta variant doubles risk of COVID hospitalisation

The Delta coronavirus variant doubles the risk of hospitalisation compared with the previously dominant variant in Britain, but two doses of vaccine still provide strong protection, a Scottish study found. The study said early evidence …

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Coronavirus was present in U.S. in 2019, study finds

A new study shows that people in at least five U.S. states were infected with the coronavirus in December 2019 and early January 2020, providing more evidence that the virus was in the country earlier than previously believed. A …

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EU to agree easier travel, more safer places to visit

The European Union is likely to agree on Friday to let people who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus travel freely within the bloc this summer and also to categorise more EU regions as safer to visit. The EU is set to introduce by …

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Taking fish oil may reduce antibiotic resistance

Australian scientists have confirmed a link between the role of regular fish oil to break down the ability of ‘superbugs’ to become resistant to antibiotics. The discovery, led by Flinders University and just …

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Belarus certifies Russia's Sputnik Light vaccine

The Russian Sputnik Light vaccine was certified in Belarus on Thursday, the press service of the republic’s Health Ministry reported. "Based on the decision of the committee on pharmaceuticals of the Health Ministry, on June …

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WHO team arrives in Russia to study Sputnik V data

A World Health Organization (WHO) team is currently in Russia to study the data about the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, it will present a report on the outcome of the visit, WHO Europe Regional Director Hans Kluge said on the sidelines of the …

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WHO approves China's Sinovac COVID-19 shot

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it has approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech for emergency use listing, paving the way for a second Chinese shot to be used in poor countries. A WHO emergency listing is …

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WHO renames discriminatory coronavirus variants

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a new naming system for variants of Covid-19. From now on the WHO will use Greek letters to refer to variants first detected in countries like the UK, South Africa and India. …

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Phuket to reopen to vaccinated tourists from July 1

Phuket will be the first destination in Thailand to reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors from 1 July, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced. Those under 17 do not need to be vaccinated, but they do need to take the …

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Georgia reports 360 new coronavirus cases

Georgia has reported 360 new cases of coronavirus, 1,195 recoveries and 16 deaths in the past 24 hours.  12,207 tests have been conducted around the country on the weekend. 6,581 of the 12,207 tests were rapid tests, while the …

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Global demand for Russia's Sputnik V jab grows

The Russian COVID-19 Sputnik V jab is in high demand all over the world due to its high efficiency and safety, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev stated on the Rossiya-1 TV channel on Sunday. …

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