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World On Brink Of "Catastrophic Moral Failure" On Vaccines: WHO Chief

COVID-19 Vaccine: "Not only does this me-first approach leave the world's poorest and most vulnerable at risk, it is also self-defeating," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

South Africa Virus Strain 50 Per Cent More Contagious, Experts Confirm

The new variant is 50 percent more contagious, said epidemiologist Professor Salim Abdool Karim, co-chair of the health ministry's scientific committee.

So Many People Are Dying Of COVID-19 In LA They've Had To Suspend Cremation Limits

As of Jan. 15, there are more than 2,700 bodies being stored at Los Angeles hospitals and the Coroner's Office.

"Can Be Done": Top US Scientist On Biden's 100 Million Doses In 100 Days Goal

While US health authorities succeeded in testing and confirming the safety and effectiveness of two new vaccines in record time, an ambitious effort to quickly inoculate millions of Americans has fallen short, drawing widespread criticism.

China builds hospital in 5 days as COVID-19 cases rise in Beijing

China on Saturday finished a five-day construction project on a 1,500-room hospital as clusters of COVID-19 spread in Beijing and the surrounding provinces. China recently hit a 10-month high in COVID cases.

13 Israelis suffer FACIAL PARALYSIS after taking Pfizer Covid jab, amid influx of reports detailing adverse effects

At least 13 Israelis have experienced facial paralysis after being administered the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, a month after the US Food and Drug Administration reported similar issues but said they weren’t linked to the jab.

Wuhan a year after Covid struck: 'Everyone wants to reset'

Wang Fan is a young craft beer brewer in Wuhan. When his city became the first in the world to enter lockdown, he volunteered to help support other residents, and documented the sudden and strict pandemic rules over that harsh winter.

Hungary PM asks regulator to assess Chinese COVID vaccine quickly

Hungary's medical regulator will hopefully give a "clear answer" in a few days on whether the country can start using a coronavirus vaccine developed by China for mass inoculations, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday.

UK Man Offers Millions In Covid Relief To Search Dump For Bitcoin Bounty

He threw the drive away during an office clearout in 2013, having forgotten that the bitcoin he acquired for a paltry sum four years earlier were still on the memory device.

Elderly couple spend 'final moments' together as they both battle Covid

An elderly couple suffering from coronavirus has been able to say their ‘last goodbye’ thanks to hospital staff.

Talia Dean: 'My back pain was misdiagnosed for 15 years - now I can't dance'

When singer-songwriter Talia Dean was 18 years old, she started experiencing the symptoms of a condition called axial spondyloarthritis - or axial SpA. But the condition has a tendency to be overlooked in women and it took more than 15 years for her to get a diagnosis. By this time, irreversible damage had been done to her spine.

Switzerland is holding a referendum on whether to strip the government of its power to impose coronavirus lockdowns

Switzerland will hold a referendum on whether to strip the government of its power to impose new lockdown measures. The referendum comes amid an increasing national debate in Switzerland about the rights of individuals.

H5N8 strain of bird flu discovered in Hong Kong for the first time

Two samples of bird droppings taken from Mai Po nature reserve tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain.

Coronavirus’ global death toll may hit 5 million by March

In worst case, the number of Covid-19 infections in the United States could rise to 32 million, study says.

COVID-19 Infection Gives Some Immunity, But Virus Can Still Be Spread, Study Finds

But experts cautioned that the findings mean people who contracted the disease in the first wave of the pandemic in the early months of 2020 may now be vulnerable to catching it again.

Why Aren’t We Wearing Better Masks?

Cloth masks are better than nothing, but they were supposed to be a stopgap measure.

3 Reasons A Negative Test Doesn't Necessarily Mean You're Not Infected

Nasopharyngeal swabs, which collect samples from the back of your nose and throat, are still more reliable than less invasive throat swabs and nasal swabs.

Pope Francis, Ex-Pope Benedict Get Virus Vaccines: Vatican

It had already been reported that Francis, 84, had received the jab on Wednesday, the first day of the Vatican's vaccination drive, but officials declined to confirm the news.

2 Members Of WHO Team To Wuhan Held Back After Testing Covid Positive

The team of 15 had all tested negative for the disease prior to leaving their home countries, and underwent further testing while in transit in Singapore.

Great business model: Moderna looks to test Covid-19 “booster” shots a year after initial vaccination

This is very healthy, for every business bank account. Moderna is planning to test a booster shot of its Covid-19 vaccine one year after initial vaccination, “as duration of protection isn't yet known”.

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