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Christmas is cancelled for West Berkshire

Christmas is cancelled for West Berkshire

Elsewhere in England, the proposed five-day relaxation of rules has been dropped. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . England's chief medical officer said Saturday that based on pr...

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Covid: WHO in 'close contact' with United Kingdom over new variant

Wales has also mirrored the Tier 4 restrictions in England by bringing forward alert level four measures to Sunday, while Scotland has said its travel ban with the rest of the United Kingdom will now ...

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Covid-19: Italy bans United Kingdom flights over new coronavirus strain fears

Covid-19: Italy bans United Kingdom flights over new coronavirus strain fears

A health ministry spokesman said the government in Berlin was monitoring developments in Britain very closely and working at "high pressure" to evaluate the new information and data regarding the ne...

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CDC issues new guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Perna acknowledged the criticism and accepted blame. Perna also addressed allegations that vaccine doses were cut, explaining he took complete personal responsibility in approving a larger number of...

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A new coronavirus strain is spreading more quickly

A new coronavirus strain is spreading more quickly

Mr Hancock said the infectious and rapid-spreading new strain "was out of control" and the government had to act "quickly and decisively", adding that the strengthened measures could potentially be ...

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Covid-19: 1,771 health personnel infected, so far - Dr Noor Hisham

Covid-19: 1,771 health personnel infected, so far - Dr Noor Hisham

Eleven other patients receiving treatment in the unit, which was a designated coronavirus ward , were transferred to nearby hospitals. He said 587 personnel were infected in the community, 565 cas...

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UK Cancels Christmas Due to New "Highly Contagious" Strain of Coronavirus

The lockdown was not appreciated by the locals as it hampers their Christmas celebrations. England's chief medical officer said Saturday that based on preliminary modeling data, a government virus...

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CDC issues guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination after allergic reactions

It says that more than 270,000 people in the country have received the first vaccine shot jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech between Monday and Saturday. Whitmer said the federal government is "...

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Malaysia to receive first batch of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in February

Britain's medical regulator has said that anyone with a history of anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reactions to a medicine or food, should not be given the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. On Nov 24 ...

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New COVID-19 strain prompts United Kingdom government to tighten restrictions

New COVID-19 strain prompts United Kingdom government to tighten restrictions

Although the new variant is concentrated in Tier 4 areas, it is present at lower levels around the country. Those in Tier 4 were told they should not travel out of the region, while those outside we...

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New COVID-19 Strain Forces London Into Emergency Lockdown

New COVID-19 Strain Forces London Into Emergency Lockdown

Emerging scientific evidence suggests the new variant can spread significantly more quickly than previous strains in circulation. His warning followed a meeting of representatives from the UK's four...

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USA investigating 5 allergic reactions after Pfizer shot

Army General Gustave Perna, chief operating officer for Operation Warp Speed, apologized to some state governors Saturday, acknowledging a "miscommunication" with states about how many doses of Pfizer...

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Anthony Fauci says vaccinate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris for COVID-19

Anthony Fauci says vaccinate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris for COVID-19

Biden has previously stated that he will take the vaccine once Fauci gives the go-ahead, though he has not announced any plans to do so yet. Fauci also recommended that Trump, despite potentially ...

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Swiss authorise Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech is the first vaccine that has been authorized for use in Switzerland. The army said it had verbal assurances from Pfizer-BioNTech that it will deliver almost 107,000 doses in the com...

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Allergic reaction seen in 6 who were vaccinated

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that doses of the vaccine were waiting to be shipped in Portage and she could not get a straight answer from the Trump administration about why MI - as well as man...

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United Kingdom confirms 'new variant' of coronavirus that spreads faster

United Kingdom confirms 'new variant' of coronavirus that spreads faster

However, there's no evidence the variant, named VUI 202012/01, has a higher death rate or leads to more severe illness, nor that it is less likely to respond to the vaccines now being developed. Franc...

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US investigating 5 allergic reactions after Pfizer shot

That's a much more tried-and-tested method for creating a vaccine, but both Moderna and Pfizer's mRNA therapies have shown to be very effective in preliminary data from their large Phase 3 clinical ...

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Victoria declares Sydney a Covid 'red zone' and bans residents

Victoria declares Sydney a Covid 'red zone' and bans residents

Ms Berejiklian said there had been no evidence of massive seeding outside of the Northern Beaches at this stage. NSW Health has also issued a strong advisory for all people in the local government a...

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US Issues Guidelines On COVID-19 Vaccination After Allergic Reactions

The striking mea culpa - rare among US officials in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic - came during a briefing in which Perna, the chief operating officer of OWS, said repeatedly that he had und...

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Province records 245 new COVID-19 cases

Province records 245 new COVID-19 cases

Both were from the Regina zone. 3,273 are under investigation by local public health. Six of the new cases in the South Central are located in the South Central 2 sub-zone, which includes Moose Ja...

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LI expected to receive 1st doses of Moderna vaccine next week

Dr Zoltan Kis, research associate at the Future Vaccine Manufacturing Hub, Imperial College London, said: "Once approved by the regulatory authorities, Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine can be distri...

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USA begins rolling out Moderna vaccine

Less-vetted inoculations have also been rolled out in China and Russian Federation. On Saturday, the first doses were being moved from the manufacturing center in Bloomington, Indiana, to warehouses...

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Irish ambulances arrive in North to aid overwhelmed heath service

Irish ambulances arrive in North to aid overwhelmed heath service

Foster insisted the policy U-turn - following weeks of DUP claims that shuttering businesses could cause as many health problems as the pandemic - represented "a failure of society as a whole that w...

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Operation Warp Speed: First Moderna shots to arrive Monday

Operation Warp Speed: First Moderna shots to arrive Monday

Switzerland on Saturday approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with immunisation set to start just after Christmas as the country battles rising coronavirus cases. The biotech company has wo...

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Scotland to go into lockdown from December 26, with Christmas easing scrapped

The First Minister took part in a four-nations call on Saturday and is set to discuss options with her ministers at a cabinet meeting. Nicola Sturgeon also announced that the relaxation of the rules...

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Johnson holds crisis talks as Covid mutation confirmed to spread more rapidly

Johnson holds crisis talks as Covid mutation confirmed to spread more rapidly

The government planned to ease restrictions on socializing from Dec 23 to Dec 27 to allow people to travel and celebrate Christmas with family and friends, but the expected relaxation of rules has rai...

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Province Confirms 2290 New Cases of COVID-19 This Morning

Province Confirms 2290 New Cases of COVID-19 This Morning

Temporary lockdown measures in Toronto and Peel Region are set to expire on Monday, December 21. However, Premier Doug Ford said he won't be rushed into making any decisions on lockdowns. Public h...

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Shutdown averted: Congress passes resolution to fund government through the weekend

Shutdown averted: Congress passes resolution to fund government through the weekend

But Democrats say the move is an attempt to tie the hands of President-elect Joe Biden, who will take office on January 20. The short-term funding measure is the second in a week as Congress has str...

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USA authorises Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, elderly next in line for shots

Hahn. Moderna's shot is expected to be used in harder-to-reach locations, such as rural hospitals. Health officials in the United Kingdom hope that the authorisation of the Oxford jab will prove a...

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United Kingdom ministers discuss COVID-19 concern amid rise in cases

United Kingdom ministers discuss COVID-19 concern amid rise in cases

The BBC reported that London and south-east England would be placed in a new higher tier of restrictions and the government would cut back on a planned relaxation of the rules over Christmas, but gave...

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Biden builds team to combat climate change

Biden builds team to combat climate change

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - President-elect Joe Biden hopes the environmental team he is set to introduce on Saturday will steer America toward greater action to curb climate change and protect the nati...

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USA gets second COVID-19 vaccine

USA gets second COVID-19 vaccine

Like other states , Arizona next week could be getting a smaller shipment of Pfizer vaccines than what was originally expected. Last week, two nurses in the United Kingdom with a history of severe ...

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COVID-19 recoveries in India could soon cross 1-crore mark

COVID-19 recoveries in India could soon cross 1-crore mark

While the daily infections have dropped steadily since hitting a peak in September, India on Saturday hit a grim milestone by becoming only the second country, after the United States, to report mor...

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Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in the United States

Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in the United States

The first shots were expected to be given on Monday, a big part of the broader push to have a vaccine available to all Americans who want it by spring or summer. Anticipation of the Covid-19 vaccine h...

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Northern Ireland to enter six-week lockdown from St Stephen’s Day

Professor Ian Young said the number of patients who require hospital admission is between 400-500 now. "In terms of the total number of general and acute beds, the type of beds that would have been ...

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