Covid-19

US Lifts Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement for Foreign Travelers

On May 11, 2021, the White House announced that it will no longer require foreign travelers arriving in the country by plane to be vaccinated against Covid-19. The mandatory vaccination was enforced since 2021, but with the decreasing number of deaths and hospitalizations caused by Covid-19, the Executive has decided to end this requirement. The …

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China’s COVID protests weigh on European stocks

China's COVID protests weigh on European stocks

European stock markets fell from three-month highs on Monday, led by declines in energy, mining and retail stocks, as widespread protests in China over the country’s restrictive COVID-19 measures have triggered a sell-off in global markets. The pan-European indexSTOXX 600It fell 0.5 percent by 0802 GMT after Asian stocks fell sharply. On Monday, China recorded …

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Australia lost 3 million working days this year due to “long covid”

Australia lost some three million working days between January and June of this year as a result of the “long covid”, which has a strong impact on economic recovery plans of the oceanic country, according to official sources reported this Friday. “Recently our job market has been absolutely hit by covid and ‘long covid,’” Treasury …

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Omicron subvariants driving COVID surge in Africa – WHO

Sub-variants of the omicron variant of COVID-19 and relaxation of public health measures are driving the current rise in infections in southern Africa, a senior World Health Organization official said on Thursday. Health (WHO). “This rebound in cases is an early warning signal that we are closely monitoring. Now is the time for countries to …

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The WHO has not yet been notified of the COVID-19 outbreak in North Korea

A World Health Organization representative said on Thursday that the UN global health agency had not yet received any formal notification of the first confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 in North Korea. North Korea had never confirmed a COVID-19 infection, though South Korean and US officials have said there could have been cases in the isolated …

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China rebukes WHO for ‘irresponsible’ comments on its zero COVID policy

China’s Foreign Ministry has asked World Health Organization (WHO) director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to avoid making “irresponsible” comments after he said China’s zero-COVID policy would not it was sustainable. At a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian defended China’s measures in fighting the pandemic, saying China hopes the WHO director-general …

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BioNTech Completes Phase II Trial of its COVID-19 Vaccine in China

German vaccine maker BioNTech (NASDAQ: BNTX ) completed a phase II clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in China in January, but has not yet published its results, a data record showed on Tuesday. this type of test. The vaccine, based on messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, is one of the most widely used worldwide against …

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WHO chief says China’s zero COVID policy is ‘unsustainable’

The head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that China’s zero-tolerance policy against COVID-19 is not sustainable given what is now known about the virus, in rare public comments by the agency. of the UN on the handling of the pandemic by the Government. “We don’t think it’s sustainable considering the behavior of …

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COVID claims 1 million lives in the US

The United States has recorded more than 1 million deaths from COVID-19, according to a Reuters tally, crossing a once-unthinkable milestone some two years after the first cases upended people’s daily lives. quickly. The 1 million mark is a stark reminder of the staggering pain and loss caused by the pandemic, even as the threat …

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Pfizer donates Paxlovid to group fighting COVID in poorer countries

Pfizer (NYSE: PFE ) has donated 100,000 doses of its antiviral treatment Paxlovid for COVID-19 to a new group that aims to improve access to the drug in low- and middle-income countries. The group created by organizations including Duke University and the Clinton Healthcare Access Initiative said it is working with health ministries in 10 countries to establish …

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Sanofi expects an EU regulatory decision on its COVID booster in weeks

The European Union’s medicines regulator could be weeks away from deciding whether to approve an experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sanofi (EPA: SASY ) and its British partner GSK (LON). : GSK ), an executive at the French drugmaker said on Monday. The bivalent vaccine from these companies is aimed at the Beta variant and the original strain of …

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Chinese city of Shenzhen to adopt staggered COVID measures on Monday

South China’s Shenzhen tech hub, which went into lockdown for mass COVID-19 testing on Saturday, said it will adopt staggered anti-virus restriction measures from Monday. The city also announced a new round of COVID-19 tests, vowing to “gather all available resources, mobilize all forces and take all possible measures” to end the pandemic, after Shenzhen …

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Brussels prepares emergency powers to avoid a supply crisis -FAZ

 The European Commission plans to acquire emergency powers to intervene in the production of certain goods in critical situations, the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported, basing its information on a draft of the proposal. The European Commission has been studying how to avoid the supply bottlenecks that accompanied the coronavirus pandemic, as it …

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US study shows alarming drop in children’s reading and math skills in pandemic

Test results released on Thursday showed that 9-year-old American children’s reading and math achievement levels fell to levels last seen two decades ago, revealing the damage the COVID pandemic has -19 has caused in education in the United States. The National Center for Education Assistance (NCEA) compared assessments conducted in 2020, shortly before COVID-19 was …

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Foreign tourism in Portugal exceeds pre-pandemic levels in July

 The number of foreign tourists visiting Portugal slightly exceeded pre-pandemic levels in July for the first time since the end of most COVID-19 restrictions, data showed on Wednesday. of the National Institute of Statistics (INE). More than 1.8 million foreigners stayed in Portuguese hotels last month, up from around 600,000 a year ago, when the …

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Chinese industry reduces results in July with COVID-19 and heat waves

Chinese industrials’ results sank in July, reversing earlier gains, as fresh COVID-19 cuts weighed on demand and squeezed manufacturing margins, while energy shortages due to heat waves threatened production. The results of Chinese industrial companies fell 1.1% in January-July from a year earlier, nullifying the 1.0% growth registered during the first six months of the …

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Japan to exempt vaccinated travelers from COVID-19 entry tests

 Japan will waive COVID-19 testing for arriving vaccinated travelers to enter the country, but daily entry limits will remain in place, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Wednesday. Japan has maintained some of the strictest anti-pandemic border measures among major economies, requiring travelers to submit a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of departure. “Starting …

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Japan weighs easing border restrictions due to COVID-19 -media

Japan may lift pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements for travelers and increase daily entry limits, local media reported. Japan has some of the strictest anti-pandemic border measures among major economies, requiring travelers to submit a negative coronavirus test result within 72 hours of departure. The government may soon waive testing for vaccinated passengers, with the change …

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Japanese PM Kishida tests positive for COVID, cancels trip to Africa

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has tested positive for COVID-19, canceling a trip to Tunisia to attend a conference on Africa’s development, a person said on Sunday. close to the leader. Kishida, who just returned from a week-long vacation, will work from his residence from Monday and join the Tokyo International Conference on African Development …

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Ómicron-adapted COVID-19 vaccine gets its first approval in the UK

The United Kingdom, the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine in late 2020, has also now given the first green light to an injection tailored to both the original and omicron variants of the virus. The UK medicines regulator (MHRA) gave conditional approval on Monday to the so-called bivalent vaccine made by US pharmaceutical …

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North Korea lifts mask rule after declaring victory against COVID-19

North Korea scrapped a mask mandate and other social distancing rules after its leader Kim Jong Un declared victory over COVID-19 this week, state media said on Saturday. three months after first acknowledging the virus outbreak in the isolated country. Kim chaired a meeting on COVID on Wednesday and ordered the lifting of the maximum …

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Parts of China’s Hainan province extend COVID lockdown

 Some cities in China’s tourist hub Hainan extended lockdowns on Friday, with some of the measures expected to last into the weekend, while Lhasa in Tibet also tightened lockdowns. restrictions, among the latest measures to contain COVID outbreaks in the country. Under Beijing’s “zero dynamic COVID” policy, which aims to quickly stop the spread of …

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China rushes to contain COVID-19 outbreaks in Tibet, Hainan resorts

China scrambled on Tuesday to stamp out COVID-19 outbreaks in tourist hubs of Tibet and Hainan, with authorities launching further rounds of mass testing and closing venues to contain the omicron variant. highly transmissible. Mainland China reported 828 new locally transmitted cases in more than a dozen provinces and regions as of Aug. 8, with …

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Hong Kong eases COVID-19 quarantine rules for arrivals

Hong Kong will shorten the mandatory COVID-19 hotel quarantine period for people entering its territory from seven to three days, taking another step towards lifting strict rules on pandemic that has isolated the Asian financial center. The measures will take effect from Friday, City Leader John Lee told a news conference on Monday. Those arriving …

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Biden tests negative for COVID, says White House doctor

 President Joe Biden has tested negative for COVID-19 after testing positive for days, the White House physician said on Saturday. Biden will remain in isolation until he tests negative on a second test, Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a letter. The 79-year-old Democratic leader came out of isolation on July 27 after testing positive for …

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The EU agrees to buy up to 250 million doses of HIPRA’s COVID vaccine

The European Commission said on Tuesday it has signed a joint purchase contract with Spanish pharmaceutical company HIPRA for the supply of its COVID-19 vaccine, which will be available if approved by the European Medicines Agency. The European Commission said in a statement that 14 countries participate in the agreement, under which they can purchase …

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US supports use of Novavax vaccine against COVID-19 in adults

The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) endorsed on Tuesday (07.19.2022) the use in adults of the Novavax vaccine against COVID-19, the fourth serum of this type in be approved in the country. “Today we take another step forward in our nation’s fight against the virus. Novavax’s protein-based adult vaccine has been licensed, and …

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Study: Stronger Menstruation after COVID-19 Vaccine

According to a study published this Friday, more than 40 percent of women with a regular menstruation cycle reported having heavier periods after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. About 39,000 people participated in the online survey, of which 42 percent claimed to bleed more heavily after a vaccine, while 44 percent reported no change. Women with …

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Hong Kong will impose bracelets for covid positive isolated in homes

Hong Kong will establish a surveillance system based on a bracelet to control the movements of those infected by covid who have to remain in their homes, reports today the local newspaper South China Morning Post. The plan, unveiled Monday by the former British colony’s new health secretary, Lo Chung-Mau, will require patients who receive …

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COVID-19 Casino Closure Empties Macau Streets

Macau’s streets looked deserted Monday after casinos and most other businesses at the core of the game were ordered to close as the Chinese territory near Hong Kong battles a coronavirus outbreak. The population had to stay at home except to buy food or other basic goods. Authorities warned that anyone who broke the rules …

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US Approves Covid Vaccines for the Youngest Children

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The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized this Saturday Pfizer and Moderna anticovid vaccines for children between six months and five years, something that President Joe Biden called a “monumental step” in the fight against the virus. The United States thus becomes the first country to approve the use of messenger …

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COVID-19 Infections and Deaths are Declining Worldwide

COVID-19

The number of new coronavirus cases reported worldwide fell 16% last week, completing a month of declines in COVID-19 infections, according to figures from the World Health Organization. In its weekly report on the pandemic, released Late Tuesday, the U.N. health agency said deaths were down 10 percent and maintained the downward trend first seen …

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Queen Elizabeth II Tests Positive for COVID-19

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and is experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, Buckingham Palace said. The palace said the 95-year-old British monarch will continue with light duties at Windsor Castle over the coming week. “She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” the palace said in a statement. People …

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After Getting Court Order Trucker Doing Protest And Start Brawling With Police

Police in Canada has begun evicting dozens of truckers on an Ontario bridge where they have been protesting all week against pandemic restrictions, a demonstration that began in the country’s capital, Ottawa. Law enforcement arrived Saturday morning to clear protesters at the border crossing that connects the cities of Windsor, Ontario, with Detroit, Michigan. “Windsor …

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Canada Warned of The Economic Impact of US Anti-vaccine Blockade

Truckers who oppose coronavirus mandates risk damaging the auto sector and agriculture by blocking border crossings between the United States and Canada, the White House said Wednesday as Ford halted some production and Ottawa urged to put end to the 13-day protests. Many pandemic-weary Western countries will soon mark two years of restrictions as copycat …

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Will Lift the Use of Masks in America as Soon as Possible

Many states in the United States are abandoning the obligation to wear masks in public schools, given the improvement of the health situation in the country, but the measure is questioned by parents who ask for collective responsibility in the face of covid-19. Virginia, a state neighboring the capital that fell into Republican hands last November …

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Preparations underway to ease coronavirus restrictions in the US

As several Democratic states take steps to withdraw mask mandates and growing impatience across the United States to relax measures and move toward pre-pandemic normalcy, the White House said Wednesday it is beginning to prepare for a less restrictive phase of the national response to the coronavirus pandemic. White House pandemic response coordinator Jeff Zients …

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Here is a List Of City In the US Where Mask Is Mandatory In Public Place

The United States is still in battle against the new wave of COVID-19 due to the Ómicron variant, but given the decrease in cases throughout the country, there are states that will begin to remove health restrictions, as is the case of the mandatory use of masks or masks. The first states to take this measure are California and New York, which will have …

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Truckers Block the Main International Bridge That Connects With The US and Rejects Measures Against Covid-19

The protest of hundreds of Canadian truckers against the mandatory vaccination against covid-19 for cross-border trips that keeps the capital, Ottawa, semi-paralyzed for the eleventh consecutive day extended on Monday to the main border crossing with the United States, after having ignited in other cities in Canada, such as Toronto and Quebec, and even beyond …

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Europe Opens Up to a ‘New Normal’ Without Masks

The mask, considered one of the basic elements of protection against coronavirus, is in decline in several European countries, in terms of open spaces, thanks to the evolution of the pandemic. WHO has already found that Europe is in a good position to control COVID-19 due to the high vaccination rate of its population and the widespread level of …

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Bill Gates baffled by conspiracy theories about him and covid-19 vaccines

Bill Gates

Conspiracy theories involving Bill Gates and covid-19 vaccines have baffled many people, including Bill Gates. In an interview on Twitter with Professor Devi Sridhar, head of the Global Health Governance Programme, Gates said he can’t understand why some theorists think he wants to inject microchips into people. “People like you, me, and Tony Fauci have been the subject of a lot …

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Daily cases of Covid-19 in France reach record 335,000

Eiffel Tower, France, Paris, Landscape, Architecture

France recorded a record number of around 335,000 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, Health Minister Olivier Veran said, while the number of deaths also rose as the country battles a fifth wave of the virus. Veran reported the figure during a session with the French parliament. The number of Covid-19 deaths in hospitals increased …

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AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Had Manufacturing Error

AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine

The vaccine from AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford could be at risk, due to  an error in the manufacture  of the possible cure against Covid-19, which caused questions about the preliminary results to increase. A statement from the pharmaceutical company described the error days after AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford reported that the vaccine had …

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