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Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021
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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.
One in 20 children missed school in England due to Covid as cases rise 66%
Nearly 400,000 pupils absent within a week as scientists raise concerns about plan to replace isolation with tests
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.
BioNTech wants authorization to vaccinate minors from 2 years of age
The BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine was the first to be licensed for ages 16 and over worldwide.
Covid-19: Walk-in vaccinations to begin in NI from Sunday
Walk-in vaccinations will be available for over-18s in Northern Ireland from Sunday.
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.
EU commissioner Thierry Breton suggests Brussels could block vaccine exports to UK if it fails to comply with Brexit terms
The EU could block the export of coronavirus vaccines to the UK if Boris Johnson’s government fails to comply with the terms of the Brexit trade agreement, the bloc’s single-market commissioner Thierry Breton has suggested.
Johnson loves science when he can crow about Britain. When it demands facts, he’s less keen | Rafael Behr
He claims he wanted to be a scientist. One shudders to think what his fraudulent character might have unleashed in a lab
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."
Freedom calls for double jabbed, but ending lockdown early ‘unlikely’
Meanwhile Boris Johnson says July 19 lockdown easing ‘looking good’ but doesn’t rule out further lockdowns this winter
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.
Delta COVID Variant Becoming Globally Dominant, Says Top WHO Scientist
WHO officials said Africa remains an area of concern, even though it accounts for only around 5% of new global infections and 2% of deaths.
Payouts for three jab-linked cases
Three people were paid a total of HK$450,000 in compensation after suffering from complications following Covid-19 vaccinations.
Why is Israel lifting Covid restrictions as England extends them?
Analysis: both are viewed as running successful vaccine campaigns, but case numbers are very different
Johnson extends England's pandemic restrictions amid variant concerns
England's plan to lift all Covid-19 restrictions on June 21 has been scuppered by the Delta variant of the virus, Boris Johnson said Monday.
Two Doses Mostly Prevent Hospitalisation With Delta Variant: UK Body
Scientists said two jabs of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine stopped the need for in-patient treatment in 96 percent of cases.
Vaccines From Pfizer, AstraZeneca Protect Against Delta Strain
The findings, presented in a research letter published in The Lancet, come as U.K. officials wrestle with whether to delay a lift in pandemic restrictions as the delta variant spreads.
UK doctors urge public to get fully vaccinated as Delta variant spreads
Study finds Delta has nearly double risk of hospitalisation compared with previously dominant Alpha
"We Need More": UN Joins Criticism Of G7 Global Covid Vaccine Pledge
On the G7 Covid vaccine plan, head of UN Antonio Guterres said that the world needed to act "with with a logic, with a sense of urgency, and with the priorities of a war economy."
France reopens restaurants, bars and borders as COVID-19 rules ease
French people are from Wednesday allowed back into restaurants and bars while foreign travellers with a COVID passport can once more visit the country.
Covid-19: Government 'open' to delaying 21 June England lockdown end date
The government is "absolutely open" to delaying the final lifting of England's Covid lockdown on 21 June if necessary, the health secretary has said.
UK regulator approves Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children as young as 12
The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulator Agency (MHRA) has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use in 12- to 15-year-olds after a “rigorous review” found the jab to be “safe and effective in this age group.”
"...To Save Lives": US President Biden Unveils International Covid Vaccine Sharing Plan
"We are sharing these doses not to secure favors or extract concessions. We are sharing these vaccines to save lives and to lead the world in bringing an end to the pandemic, with the power of our example and with our values," US Preside...
These seven countries are now using the EU's COVID travel pass
Travellers can use the pass to prove that they are vaccinated, have tested negative, or are vaccinated against COVD-19.
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