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I tested positive for Covid-19 twice in two cities. The responses were vastly different
As someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 in both Britain and Hong Kong, I've experienced the worst of both worlds.
BBC’s Andrew Marr says he caught Covid-19 AFTER vaccine
BBC journalist Andrew Marr says he caught a “nasty” bout of Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Government advisers say this is normal, and similar cases are cropping up around the world.
"Vaccination Plus Mask": WHO Official On Measures To Fight Delta Plus Strain
The WHO representative explained that vaccination is essential because it lowers the probability of spreading the virus and lowers the risks of severe disease.
Saudi Arabia approves mixing of COVID-19 vaccines
Saudi Arabia's National Scientific Committee for Infectious Diseases has given its approval for using different COVID-19 vaccines for the first and second dose, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on its Twitter account on Wednesday.
Delta Variant Forces New Lockdowns As Europe Lifts Covid Restrictions
While COVID-19 vaccination drives have brought down infections in several countries, the rise of the Delta variant has stoked fears of new waves of the virus.
Spain Drops Outdoor Mask Rule, But Many Stay Covered Up
COVID-19: Spain's newly relaxed rules allow one to not wear masks outdoors, but people still have to use them indoors or in crowded outdoor spaces.
UAE records 1,988 new COVID-19 cases, 1,922 recoveries, 6 deaths
New COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates dropped below the 2,000-mark on Tuesday, with 1,988 new infections recorded over the past 24 hours.
Does the Covid vaccine impact periods?
Almost 4,000 UK women have reported changes to their period patterns after receiving a coronavirus vaccine.
Delta Variant Significantly More Transmissible, Dangerous: Indian-American Doctor
"We have seen how quickly it has taken over in the United Kingdom, where it's become - getting close to 100 per cent of new COVID cases, Delta. And we have seen a surge here too. So I am worried," America's Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murth...
World Health Organization Identifies Issues At Russian Vaccine Plant
World Health Organization released a summary report of its preliminary findings, detailing six issues found during its May 31 to June 4 visit to the Pharmstandard Ufa Vitamin Plant in Ufa, southern Russia.
Delta Variant Greatest Threat To US Pandemic Response: Top Expert Fauci
"The transmissibility is unquestionably greater" in the Delta variant than the original variant of COVID-19, Dr Anthony Fauci said, adding that "it is associated with an increased disease severity."
US To Miss July 4 Goal Of One Covid Shot For 70% Adults: White House
"We think it'll take a few extra weeks to get to 70 percent of all adults with at least one shot," said Jeffrey Zients, head of the White House Covid response team.
WHO "Concerned" About Eased Virus Curbs Around Euro 2020
"WHO is concerned about easing of restrictions in some of the host countries," Robb Butler, an executive director at WHO's Regional Office for Europe, said in a statement to AFP.
Why Biden's Effort to Forge a United Front with EU Against China is a Rather Steep Challenge
Although the Biden administration is trying to reassure the EU about Washington's commitment to transatlantic values, mutual distrust and differences still persist, undermining the White House's idea of forming a united front against Chi...
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened those who refused to take the coronavirus vaccine with jail
President says he is ‘exasperated’ by reports of vaccine hesitancy in the capital amid slow rollout.
UK govt gave contract to IT firm that is ‘openly plotting’ to turn vaccine passports into a national ID card, privacy group warns
The British government has been accused of aiming to covertly implement a national ID programme, after it partnered with a company that has advocated turning vaccine passports into a multi-purpose document.
British PM Warns Of "Rough Winter" As Covid Cases Remain High
Boris Johnson's warning came as the UK registered a further 9,284 daily COVID-19 infections on Sunday, a day before the government had planned to ease all lockdown measures until the Delta variant forced a month-long delay into July.
WHO epidemiologist warns future ‘constellation of mutations’ could challenge Covid vaccine effectiveness
Even with more people getting inoculated against Covid-19, a WHO epidemiologist has warned that new vaccines and continued “measures” will be needed to tackle any future “constellation of mutations”.
Facebook, Alphabet keep rising; Apple, Netflix fade
After a synchronized surge last year, so-called FAANG stocks peel away as investors look beyond pandemic
New Data Suggests Low Risk Of COVID-19 Reinfection In Population
The data was published to help monitor and understand the risk of people contracting COVID-19 again. The data will be published regularly as part of the PHE Weekly Surveillance Report, according to a release.
China Vaccine Doses Pass 1 Billion Mark: Officials
China's Sinovac previously said trials of its shot in Brazil showed around 50 percent efficacy in preventing infection and 80 percent in preventing cases requiring medical intervention.
Dubai Airport Terminal 1 To Reopen This Week After 15-Month Closure Due To Covid
Over 40 international airlines will now gradually shift operations to the reopened terminal, the airport's main facility for foreign airlines, from terminal 2 and 3, it said.
Israel insists near-expired vaccines rejected by PA ‘perfectly sound’ as Palestinian groups demand probe into deal
The Pfizer vaccines, which the Palestinian Authority (PA) rejected on Friday due to close expiration date, were identical to those given to citizens inside Israel, the country’s health ministry said.
It's not just Delta -- other coronavirus variants worry scientists, also
Coronavirus variants are what keep Dr. Scott Lindquist, an epidemiologist for Washington state, up at night.
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