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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."
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.
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
UK Health Sec withheld promising vaccine data from PM, potentially influencing decision to extend Covid restrictions
Matt Hancock allegedly failed to inform Boris Johnson about a study that showed Covid-19 jabs are effective against the Delta variant, during a meeting to discuss lifting restrictions. The health department denies the allegation.
People in UK with both Covid jabs may not have to quarantine, says scientist
PHE’s chief coronavirus adviser says exemption from self-isolation could allow people to travel more freely
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.
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.
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.
Britain’s Covid restrictions go on and on, but time is running out for BoJo as he feels the heat from his own party
British MPs have voted to suspend Freedom Day until July 19, but all is not well in the Conservative Party. If Boris Johnson attempts to extend the restrictions again, he could encounter a full-scale rebellion.
Boris Johnson Delays Reopening After Warning That Thousands Could Die
Boris Johnson has delayed lifting the last COVID-19 restrictions in the UK by a month.
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."
G-7 Leaders Vow No Pandemic Repeat
Leaders of the G-7 are set to sign the Carbis Bay Declaration, described as a “historic statement setting out a series of concrete commitments to prevent any repeat of the human and economic devastation wreaked by coronavirus.”
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