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In Sydney's Malls and outdoor spaces the face masks is now mandatory

In Sydney's Malls and outdoor spaces the face masks is now mandatory

That cluster has been linked to a strain sourced to a patient transport worker who transported a family returning from overseas. Chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant confirmed at this stage, masks wo...

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Texas hospitals hit new COVID high for fifth straight day

Texas hospitals hit new COVID high for fifth straight day

There are 50 people in ICU. "It seems very likely that we are going to see more and more cases, wherever people work in the United Kingdom, and we need to be prepared for that", Andrew Goddard, presid...

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India approves Oxford University and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

India approves Oxford University and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

Covaxin has been developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The Drugs Controller General (DCGI) will take a final call on approving rollout of the...

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Florida confirms its first case of new coronavirus strain

Tony Holohan has said: "The incidence of Covid-19 is as high, if not higher now than it was in March". Unfortunately, we expect this to get worse before it gets better. "A very large volume of positiv...

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Pfizer and BioNTech to offer COVID vaccine to volunteers who got placebo

Pfizer and BioNTech to offer COVID vaccine to volunteers who got placebo

Scientists found that the Pfizer-BioNTech jab is 70 percent effective with one dose compared to 95 percent effective with two. The new guidance contradicts guidelines in the United States, where...

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Irish COVID-19 surge driven by socializing, not new variant

Irish COVID-19 surge driven by socializing, not new variant

Please let's all play our part to protect our health service". Philip Nolan, the head of Ireland's COVID-19 modelling group, said on Saturday he believed the variant represented between 5% and 17% o...

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Britain will allow mixing of COVID-19 vaccines on rare occasions

Britain will allow mixing of COVID-19 vaccines on rare occasions

More than 600,000 Britons have since been inoculated. Countries including Britain, Canada and the United States okayed the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine earlier and have since also green-lighted jabs by U.S...

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Moderna to supply COVID-19 vaccine to S

Moderna to supply COVID-19 vaccine to S

He also said the government would not compromise on any protocol before approving a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan appealed not to pay attention to the rumours a...

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First known Florida case of COVID-19 variant identified in Martin County

First known Florida case of COVID-19 variant identified in Martin County

As in Colorado, the carrier in Florida is a 20-something male with no recent travel history. A more infectious variant of Covid-19 that has swept through the United Kingdom has been identified in ...

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WHO Lists Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine as First Best Emergency Use

Meanwhile, German firm BioNTech said on Friday it was racing to ramp up production of its Covid-19 jab in Europe, to fill the "gap" left by the lack of other approved vaccines. Delivery is challenging...

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UK Plans To Delay 2nd Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine; Here's Why

UK Plans To Delay 2nd Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine; Here's Why

The company had said it aims to supply millions of doses in the first quarter, adding that first vaccinations are slated to begin this year. Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia h...

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Murder warrants issued in 'senseless' traffic stop death of Calgary officer

Murder warrants issued in 'senseless' traffic stop death of Calgary officer

Andrew Harnett in the area of Falconridge Boulevard and Falconridge Drive N.E. The vehicle fled the traffic stop and struck Sgt. Harnett. Police say he had pulled over an SUV and was hit when the d...

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Manitoba reports five deaths and 133 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday

Manitoba reports five deaths and 133 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday

The current provincial five-day test positivity rate is 12.6 per cent. In Winnipeg, the rate is 12.1 per cent. There are now 343 people being treated in hospital for the virus of which 250 are activ...

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COVID-19: 1754 new cases and 11 additional deaths

COVID-19: 1754 new cases and 11 additional deaths

Two weeks following that peak, the county saw the most deaths it's had in a single week, with 18 in the week beginning December 13. In the United Kingdom, meanwhile, fears have grown about how the n...

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World Health Organization approves emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine

World Health Organization approves emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine

Over a million doses have been issued worldwide - including more than 1,800 in Ireland. World Health Organization said the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was the first to receive its "emergency validation"...

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Florida won't announce new COVID-19 cases on New Year's Day

Florida won't announce new COVID-19 cases on New Year's Day

The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant was discovered in Colorado earlier this week. Medical experts do not expect the United Kingdom variant of the virus to have a significant impac...

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New U.S. dietary guidelines: No added sugar for kids under 2

New U.S. dietary guidelines: No added sugar for kids under 2

However, the USDA's guidelines published today did not include such a recommendation, despite mentioning that the latest iteration is strongly based on the "preponderance of current scientific and med...

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World Health Organization approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine

World Health Organization approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine

Whilst the NHS, through all of your work, has so far vaccinated over 1 million United Kingdom patients with a first dose, approximately 30 million United Kingdom patients and health and social care ...

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Biden Inauguration to Include COVID-19 Victim Memorial Ceremony

Biden Inauguration to Include COVID-19 Victim Memorial Ceremony

In that role, he helped coordinate a controversial June photo opportunity in which Trump strode defiantly across Lafayette Square to pose with a Bible after the park was forcibly cleared of peaceful p...

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Wisconsin health care employee fired after 'intentionally' removing vaccine from refrigeration

The hospital launched an investigation and was led to believe inadvertent human error was to blame, reported CBS Chicago . With the virus's spread surging to new heights - a record 3,880 people rep...

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Who is next in line to recieve the COVID-19 vaccine?

While Sinovac has yet to announce the vaccine's third phase trial result nor secure emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Control Agency (BPOM), the government had distributed Sinovac's v...

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HSE's worst concerns over COVID-19 have been realised, chief says

HSE's worst concerns over COVID-19 have been realised, chief says

People who received notification by SMS that they are a close contact, should follow the existing public health guidance and restrict their movements for 14 days. "We are once again in the mitigation ...

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New coronavirus strain: India reports five new cases, tally climbs to 25

New coronavirus strain: India reports five new cases, tally climbs to 25

Experts have maintained that so far it has not been found that the new strain increases the severity of the disease, though it is considerably more transmissible. The Centre for Cellular and Molecul...

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World Health Organization clears Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

By adding the vaccine to the WHO's Emergency Use Listing, the agency made it easier for countries to "expedite their own regulatory approval processes to import and administer the vaccine", the annou...

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Province releases framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Province releases framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

There are no new deaths in Ottawa linked to COVID-19. Dr. Bonnie Henry reported 683 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections to 51,983. Of Tuesday's case t...

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Virus Vaccine Distributed at Site of First Deadly Cluster

Virus Vaccine Distributed at Site of First Deadly Cluster

More than 5,000 long term care facilities are enrolled in the program to get the vaccine. "It's up to the families and residents if they want it". Curative, which was founded in Los Angeles, has b...

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Eighth COVID-19 death reported in Grande Prairie

That update will give estimated case numbers for the final day of the year. The province is reporting a 7 per cent test positivity rate based on 16,900 tests. There were 1,287 new cases confirmed on...

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More details about COVID-19 testing for air travellers expected today

More details about COVID-19 testing for air travellers expected today

The government will "expeditiously" call for an additional measure that would require all travelers arriving in Canada to have a screening test for the Kovid-19, which is "negative", indicated that Do...

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AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine: Oxford study shows drug safe, 70% effective

AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine: Oxford study shows drug safe, 70% effective

The vaccine, named AZD1222, has met its primary efficacy endpoint in preventing COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus , during a study comprising 131 participants and in collaboration...

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European Union bureaucracy accused of 'costing lives' over slow Oxford vaccine approval

European Union bureaucracy accused of 'costing lives' over slow Oxford vaccine approval

When will the vaccinations start? "More than 600,000 people in the United Kingdom have been vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech jab since Margaret Keenan became the first in the world to be given a C...

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Another pandemic deadlier than COVID-19 could sweep the world says WHO

Another pandemic deadlier than COVID-19 could sweep the world says WHO

Rather, it should be seen more as a wake-up call . "But the planet is fragile". He said investments in public health and an "all-of-government, all-of-society, one health approach " could help cou...

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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of AIIMS Rajkot today

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of AIIMS Rajkot today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged states to fill up the vacancies in consumer commissions for speedy redressal of consumer grievances while chairing a web-based Pragati meeting on Wednesday. Modi f...

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Swift action in Victoria after more COVID cases emerge

The state government "strongly advises" Victorians not to travel to NSW, as they may find themselves unable to re-enter without spending 14 days in hotel quarantine. Authorities have already been in t...

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United Kingdom to roll out Oxford vaccine by Monday

The authorization allows AZ to release doses immediately, paving the way for vaccination starts early next year, the company said . While there are some doses coming from Europe in the very fir...

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Group of At-Risk People in Summit County Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Group of At-Risk People in Summit County Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Myers distribution site a little after midnight Wednesday. Demand for the vaccine has been intense, and the 2,500 doses of the Moderna vaccine received in Sumter County are not almost enough to va...

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