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Brazil once wiped away preventable diseases. They’re coming back

Brazil once wiped away preventable diseases. Why are they coming back?

Jack Hurn: Man's AstraZeneca jab death followed out-of-date advice

A graduate died from a rare complication of the AstraZeneca vaccine after being given out-of-date advice, an inquest has heard.

Michael Tien pushes real-name mandate for concert tickets

Lawmaker Michael Tien Puk-sun called on the government to mandate real-name registration for the sale of concert tickets and offered an alternative of criminalizing ticket scalping.

Hong Kong travellers flock to agents to find out about tours to Japan

No tests, vaccines or quarantine for visitors from ‘blue’ countries.

Hong Kong unlikely to be hit by monkeypox

It is unlikely that Hong Kong will be hit by monkeypox, said Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee as she assured that authorities will closely monitor the situation.

Fears mount of new Omicron subvariant

Fear of the new Omicron BA.2.12.1 spreading in the community is growing with the discovery of four cases involving the subvariant that are unrelated to any clusters.

Monkeypox outbreak can still be contained, insists UN health agency

The monkeypox outbreak that has been reported in 16 countries and several regions of the world can still be contained and the overall risk of transmission is low, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.

Vaccine pass should stay for the rest of the year, says health expert

A health expert said on Wednesday that the city’s vaccine pass arrangement should stay for the rest of this year and be reviewed only after the winter outbreaks.

Lawmaker urges import of smallpox vaccines to prevent monkeypox

Government should import smallpox vaccines as an early preventive measure against monkeypox spread, lawmaker Kitson Yang Wing-kit said.

Fifth Covid wave leaves 40pc of citizens with PTSD

Up to 40 percent of citizens may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to Hong Kong's fifth wave of the Covid-19 outbreak, according to the latest estimation by the Polytechnic University.

Ukraine invasion may be start of ‘third world war’, says George Soros

Veteran philanthropist tells World Economic Forum civilisation ‘may not survive’ what is coming

National debt grows by £18.6bn in April - month's fourth-highest borrowing since records began

Borrowing fell in April compared to the same month in 2019, but there is a warning that the good fortune is likely to come under threat as the economic outlook worsens and the cost of living crisis intensifies.

No further relaxation of inbound travel control measures before June 30, says Carrie Lam

There will be no further relaxation on Hong Kong’s inbound control measures before June 30, the city’s leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Tuesday.

Monkeypox: Can it be treated and how worried should we be?

Dr Khan looks at the new outbreak of an old virus that has been detected in about a dozen countries in two weeks.

Monkeypox cases in UK more than double to 57

Scotland confirms first case as health officials say outbreak is ‘significant and concerning’ but poses low risk

Citizens shall prepare for Covid variants entering local community

Hong Kong citizens shall prepared for cases carrying variant Covid-19 viruses to enter the community, health expert said.

Protection granted by fourth Covid shot extremely limited: govt vaccine advisor

Lau Yu-lung, chairman of the The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases said on Monday that the protection granted by a fourth dose of the vaccine is extremely limited.

How Dubai succeeded where Hong Kong and Shanghai failed

By becoming an early adopter of vaccines, keeping borders open, and facilitating technological innovation, the UAE has seen swift economic recovery. Hong Kong and Shanghai’s Covid-19 policies did not have the same results with Omicron as they did early in the pandemic, and have an adverse economic impact

UK Confirms Community Transmission Of Monkeypox Virus

Monkeypox Virus Spread: There is no specific treatment but vaccination against smallpox has been found to be about 85 percent effective in preventing monkeypox.

92 Monkeypox Cases Now In 12 Countries

Monkeypox Cases: As of Saturday, 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported from 12 member states that are not endemic for the virus, the World Health Organization said.

Hong Kong sees 237 Covid cases, the sixth wave is a 'must'

Hong Kong reported 237 new Covid-19 cases and no related deaths on Sunday, as health authorities foresee that the sixth wave of the outbreak is a "must".

More monkeypox cases detected in UK ‘on daily basis’, says scientist

Twenty cases confirmed in UK amid reports of child being admitted to intensive care in London hospital

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