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Only 7% of 5-11s in England have had Covid jab as parents hesitate
Six weeks after start of vaccine rollout, fraction of young children have had first dose as parents question usefulness
North Korea announces first COVID death with 350,000 treated for fever spreading 'explosively', state media says
Kim Jong Un visited the emergency epidemic prevention headquarters on Thursday and criticised officials for failing to prevent "a vulnerable point in the epidemic prevention system", state media says.
US surpasses one million Covid-19 deaths
The US has passed more than one million Covid-related deaths, says the White House.
US Doctors Reflect On Fatigue, Pain Of One Million Covid Deaths
Health care workers who have served on the frontlines continue to shoulder a heavy burden, even as the rest of society has moved on.
$3 Billion Pledged In New Funding During Virtual Global Covid Summit
The United States crossed a grim milestone as the summit began, with the White House announcing that more than one million Americans have now died due to Covid
4th COVID-19 dose available to those under 50 suffering from immunodeficiency
The Deputy Minister for Preventive Health and the Infectious Diseases Consultant Dr. Abdullah Bin Mufreh Asiri has confirmed that people who are under 50 years old and suffering from immunodeficiency diseases can now receive the 4th dose...
MoH calls for giving girls HPV vaccine at an early age
Saudi Arabia' Ministry of Health has stated in a statement the importance of giving the girls the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at an early age.
Once a zero-Covid poster child, Taiwan learns to live with the virus
By rejecting super-strict lockdowns, the island is pioneering a new and ‘very successful’ approach at odds with China and Hong Kong
Visit visa is not designated to perform Hajj
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has clarified that Hajj can be performed by those with the designated visa, in response to a query if there is a possibility to allow those who are holding a visit visa to perform the Hajj this year.
The Great Currency Reset And Why Europe Is Trapped
EU leadership and Davos understand that its hold on those countries is tenuous... This is a policy and a plan designed to force them into submission and keep them down...
Ministry warns domestic pilgrims against fake Hajj websites
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah warned people who wish to perform Hajj from inside the Kingdom against dealing with any suspicious websites claiming to help with the Hajj registration.
Bill Gates on Elon Musk feud and Jeffrey Epstein meetings
In a wide-ranging interview with the BBC's Today programme, Bill Gates says conspiracy theories about him are "crazy" and that being shouted at in public is "awful". He also told the BBC's Mishal Husain that meeting Jeffrey Epstein was a...
Pfizer accused of Covid profiteering as first-quarter sales hit $26bn
Pharma firm criticised over pricing and for keeping monopoly control over vaccine and new Paxlovid pill
Denmark to destroy 1.1 million excess COVID-19 vaccines
Health agency says it is difficult for Denmark and other EU countries to find recipient countries for the excess doses.
Amazon ends COVID paid leave for US workers
Giant online retailer Amazon will end its paid time-off policy for employees with COVID-19 from May 2, the company told US-based staff on Saturday.
SDAIA launches 'Tawakkalna services' app to benefit people
The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) has announced the launch of 'Tawakkalna services' app through which it provides more than 140 services in one place to benefit people and to facilitate their access to services.
U.S. likely to find out about next COVID booster by summer -Fauci
Scientists and health officials by this summer should have a better sense of what type of COVID-19 booster will be needed to deal with the next phase of the pandemic and when it should be administered, top U.S. infectious disease expert ...
Chinese Omicron-specific mRNA COVID vaccine candidate to be trialed in UAE
China's Suzhou Abogen Biosciences Co said its COVID-19 vaccine candidate using the messenger RNA (mRNA) technology and targeting the Omicron variant has obtained clinical trial approval in the United Arab Emirates.
Greta Thunberg doesn’t want you to talk about her anymore
The Swedish activist has a new message: Don’t just listen to the science, listen to the most vulnerable.
Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid
Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the highest-ranking official in the Biden Administration to test positive for the virus
Djokovic can defend Wimbledon title
Novak Djokovic can defend his Wimbledon title after organisers said players who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed to compete.
Joe Rogan claims Spotify controversy led to 2 million in subscriber growth
Joe Rogan's online controversy regarding his use of the n-word and his opinions on COVID-19 apparently didn't deter potential subscribers.
World Bank and IMF gathering underscores a bleak global outlook | Larry Elliot
If Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is hurting developed countries, it’s proving a hammer blow for the poor
Google, Twitter and Facebook face fines of 6pc of turnover over hate speech and disinformation after landmark EU deal
Tech companies will be charged a "supervisory fee", which could be up to 0.1pc of their annual global net income, to fund the system
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