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NZ agrees in principle to travel bubble with Australia in 2021

NZ agrees in principle to travel bubble with Australia in 2021

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed the nation's travel bubble plans at a press conference on Monday and while she didn't offer a specific date, she said it should be in place by March. "Nobody w...

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Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 450,000

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 450,000

Filippo Anelli, head of the country's doctors' association. New modelling of the COVID-19 pandemic from the Public Health Agency of Canada says the country is still on a "rapid growth trajectory" as...

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WHO hails commitment to universal health coverage in Africa amid COVID

WHO hails commitment to universal health coverage in Africa amid COVID

And we can't make progress on UHC unless we double down on efforts to cover every woman, every child and every adolescent", said Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Board Chair of ...

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Google to show authorised COVID-19 vaccine locations on search

There were 16,175 active cases in the province as of Saturday, it said. Bahrain approved the registration of the Sinopharm Group vaccine against the coronavirus , about a week after the United Arab...

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New cases of Covid-19 in Laois as concern over numbers grows

An additional 16 cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed in County Kildare today, out of a total of 429 nationwide. Speaking at the briefing, Dr Holohan confirmed that Ireland now has the lowest 14-da...

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Sigh of relief as COVID-19 curve flattens

Sigh of relief as COVID-19 curve flattens

In total, COVID-19 cases linked to the Biogen conference were found in 29 states, according to the report, with 29% of the cases with the genetic marker from the conference found in the state of Fl...

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More than 600 facilities will receive coronavirus vaccines this week

More than 600 facilities will receive coronavirus vaccines this week

OR is expected to receive its first allotment of vaccines Monday , with shipments this month anticipated to cover 100,000 people. The state is prioritizing healthcare workers and residents in long-te...

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Australia's UQ COVID Vaccine Scrapped

Australia's UQ COVID Vaccine Scrapped

An Australian effort to develop a COVID-19 vaccine has been abandoned after trial volunteers returned false positive results for HIV . Australia has cancelled the production of a domestic corona...

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Historic U.S. COVID vaccine campaign launches with convoy of trucks

Historic U.S. COVID vaccine campaign launches with convoy of trucks

It was the first step in a massive COVID vaccine rollout in the world's worst-hit country - with vaccinations expected to begin on Monday. However, many have concerns about the jab's safety, with so...

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Eight new cases of Covid-19 in Kildare today

The trend in the 14-day moving average of number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by over 4,700 since the end of September. NPHET also reported that the Health Protection Surveillance ...

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Trucks with first COVID-19 vaccine in USA get ready to roll

Trucks with first COVID-19 vaccine in USA get ready to roll

Three trucks carrying pallets of boxed, refrigerated vaccines rolled away from the central MI facility of Pfizer, escorted by body armour-clad security officers in a pickup truck and an SUV. Several G...

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The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines

The authorisation came amid one of the worst days of the pandemic for the U.S., with record numbers of new cases, deaths and hospitalizations. The figure, reported on the Johns Hopkins University w...

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Ontario unveils more details of its COVID-19 vaccination program

Ontario unveils more details of its COVID-19 vaccination program

The pilot project will see workers in hospitals and long-term care homes vaccinated at University Health Network in Toronto and The Ottawa Hospital. In addition, these sites already have the equipme...

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Egypt receives first shipment of coronavirus vaccine

Egypt receives first shipment of coronavirus vaccine

It then falls on states and certain large cities to start administering the vaccine to local hospitals and nursing homes. "Walmart will not have any say in who can receive the vaccine, but we are read...

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Covid-19 vaccine: Australia stops trials after volunteers develop antibodies for HIV

This summer, GSK and Sanofi won a commitment from the USA federal government to pay up to US$2.1 billion to help them move forward with their candidate as part of Operation Warp Speed. Relevant partie...

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U.S. top court refuses to take up latest Trump election challenge

U.S. top court refuses to take up latest Trump election challenge

Police, some in riot gear, used their bodies and bicycles to keep the groups apart. New Jersey's own attorney general, meanwhile, had joined 19 other states along with Washington, D.C., Guam and the...

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Boost for U.S. fight against coronavirus as FDA approves Pfizer vaccine

A spokeswoman for the state's COVID-19 Response Command Center on Saturday welcomed news of the emergency use authorization, but didn't provide new details about the distribution plan or specify when ...

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Governor Northam adds additional restrictions citing COVID increases

Governor Northam adds additional restrictions citing COVID increases

Previously, social gatherings were limited to 25 people. The newest restriction is a curfew being set from 12 a.m.to 5 a.m. He later showed a Facebook post from Greg Crowder, who admitted publicly he ...

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COVID-19: B.C. health officials announce 737 new cases, 11 deaths

COVID-19: B.C. health officials announce 737 new cases, 11 deaths

There are now are 29,598 people who tested positive for COVID-19 who are now considered to have recovered - about 72 per cent of the total. Currently, 12,008 people are under active public health mo...

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Ontario COVID Vaccine headed for the airport

Ontario COVID Vaccine headed for the airport

York is also moving up to the lockdown phase. The workers will have to visit the first two pilot sites. He says Ottawa has been selected in part to test and validate provincial distribution networ...

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Australia stops COVID-19 vaccine trials after HIV antibody detection

Australia stops COVID-19 vaccine trials after HIV antibody detection

But fixing the HIV problem would simply take too long, when speed is of the essence in fighting a pandemic that has killed 1.6 million people in less than 12 months. A total of 131 COVID-19 cases were...

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US Says COVID-19 Vaccine to Start Arriving in States Monday

Hahn's comments come after President Donald Trump voiced his resistance Friday morning to turning over distribution of coronavirus vaccines to the incoming Biden administration, tweeting "they want ...

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Covid-19 was in Italy in late November 2019, new report shows

Covid-19 was in Italy in late November 2019, new report shows

He then had a measles-like rash in early December and was obtained for his swab specimen for clinical diagnosis of suspected measles. The researchers added that the findings expand the knowledge on ...

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How long do I have to isolate due to coronavirus?

How long do I have to isolate due to coronavirus?

After reviewing the evidence, we are now confident that we can reduce the number of days that contacts self-isolate from 14 days to 10 days, reads the joint statement by the CMOs for England ( Chris...

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Covid: US approves emergency use of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

The vaccine is seen as a key tool in stemming the coronavirus pandemic that has killed almost 300,000 people in the United States. The first vaccine was approved late on Friday by the U.S. The F...

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Ontario adds 1848 new COVID-19 cases, record number of deaths

Newfoundland and Labrador reported one new case of COVID-19, in the town of Harbour Breton, which has been on partial lockdown since two cases were announced there over the weekend. In a statement i...

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US FDA issues emergency use authorization for first COVID-19 vaccine_china

US FDA issues emergency use authorization for first COVID-19 vaccine_china

The US quest for a vaccine has been the central response to the pandemic from a Trump administration that has mostly otherwise left states to fend for themselves. It comes as infections across America...

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India seeks more data for emergency AstraZeneca-Oxford shot approval

India seeks more data for emergency AstraZeneca-Oxford shot approval

The country is considering Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine after the United States pharmaceutical giant sought emergency use authorisation here. A report by Reuters said a source with "direct knowl...

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Mobile testing for secondary pupils in worst-hit areas

He added: 'I'm particularly concerned about the number of cases in London , Kent and Essex. 'But we know from experience that a sharp rise in cases in younger people can lead to a rise among more v...

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LA County Expects 500000 COVID-19 Vaccines By End Of 2020

LA County Expects 500000 COVID-19 Vaccines By End Of 2020

Both vaccines require people to get two shots a few weeks apart to be maximally effective; the shots also must be kept at extremely cold temperatures to prevent the vaccines from spoiling. "This new f...

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One million Indian doctors on strike to protest surgeries by traditional practitioners

One million Indian doctors on strike to protest surgeries by traditional practitioners

Participating in a nation-wide protest being held against the proposed amalgamation of allopathy with ayurveda, homoeopathy and other medical disciplines, members of the Indian Medical Association (...

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Biden to campaign in Georgia for Senate runoffs

Biden to campaign in Georgia for Senate runoffs

Analysis by Bloomberg reviewed donations from Wall Street in House and Senate elections this year, noting that the financial industry's biggest donors to Biden are now aiding Warnock and Ossoff with c...

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Ontario Is Officially Putting Even More Regions Into Lockdown On Monday

Ontario Is Officially Putting Even More Regions Into Lockdown On Monday

David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health. The majority of the deaths have been in residents of long-term care homes. New modelling released on Thursday shows that the province saw a 91.6 pe...

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Businesses that depend on indoor dining get tax payment extension

Businesses that depend on indoor dining get tax payment extension

That's along with early planning on who will get priority status for the vaccines, starting with health care workers. It was stated that MI reached a grim milestone on Tuesday with 10,000 COVID-19 d...

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Federal COVID-19 modelling shows Canada still on troubling path

Federal COVID-19 modelling shows Canada still on troubling path

The figures show the country is still struggling to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control during the second wave, and officials are saying provinces need to do more in terms of restrictions to get c...

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