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It's not just Delta -- other coronavirus variants worry scientists, also

Coronavirus variants are what keep Dr. Scott Lindquist, an epidemiologist for Washington state, up at night.

BioNTech shots have stronger antibody response than Sinovac, Hong Kong study shows

People who are vaccinated against COVID-19 with BioNTech's (22UAy.DE) vaccine were found to have "substantially higher" levels of antibodies than those who received Sinovac's jab, the South China Morning Post reported on Saturday, citing a Hong Kong study.

Covid: Queues at pop-up vaccine centres amid jabs push

A major push to offer coronavirus jabs to every adult in England is under way, with queues forming outside pop-up vaccination centres.

UK records 10,321 new Covid cases as expert warns of third wave

The UK recorded 10,321 new Covid cases on Saturday as a government scientist warned a third wave is “definitely under way”.

Fully vaccinated Brits could soon avoid ten days in isolation

Fully vaccinated Britons could soon avoid the ten day isolation period if they come into contact with someone who has Covid-19, according to reports.

Delta COVID Variant Becoming Globally Dominant, Says Top WHO Scientist

WHO officials said Africa remains an area of concern, even though it accounts for only around 5% of new global infections and 2% of deaths.

Britain’s Covid restrictions go on and on, but time is running out for BoJo as he feels the heat from his own party

British MPs have voted to suspend Freedom Day until July 19, but all is not well in the Conservative Party. If Boris Johnson attempts to extend the restrictions again, he could encounter a full-scale rebellion.

Delta Variant Represents Almost 90% Of New Moscow Covid Cases

A total of 9,056 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, with Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin saying that the highly infectious Delta variant first identified in India represented almost 90 percent of new cases.

US Issues New Sanctions Guidance Related To COVID-19

The move comes after Joe Biden issued a national security memorandum calling for his administration to undertake a review of US sanctions programs.

Over 10,000 Daily UK Covid Cases For First Time In 4 Months

A government report published on Thursday found that cases are "rising exponentially" across England, driven by mostly unvaccinated age groups.

Covid: Epidemic growing across England, says study

The Covid-19 epidemic in England is growing, scientists tracking it say - with much of it being driven by younger people who are not yet vaccinated.

City analysts come out in support of Glaxo plan

Brokers say shares are undervalued compared with New GSK prospects

Britain considers easing Covid-19 international travel restrictions for fully vaccinated citizens

The UK is considering easing travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated Britons, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jesse Norman said, adding that the government strives for a balanced decision to not discriminate against anyone.

Hong Kong business chambers announce HK$35 million in vaccination giveaways

Among the new prizes being offered up are luxury cars, business class plane tickets, jewellery and shopping vouchers.

Payouts for three jab-linked cases

Three people were paid a total of HK$450,000 in compensation after suffering from complications following Covid-19 vaccinations.

Former top aide attacks Boris Johnson for peddling ‘fiction’ about ‘totally f**king hopeless’ health secretary’s Covid ‘failures’

In a stunning blog post, Dominic Cummings has claimed that the UK Prime Minister is working with health secretary Matt Hancock to “rewrite history” despite supposedly considering him “totally f**king hopeless”.

Boris Johnson calls Matt Hancock hopeless in texts revealed by Dominic Cummings

Dominic Cummings has published expletive-laden messages, apparently from Boris Johnson, in which the PM calls the health secretary "hopeless".

Covid: Epidemic growing across England, says study

The Covid epidemic in England is growing - with much of the growth being driven by younger age groups not yet immunised, a study suggests.

3 Covid-19 vaccine takers in Hong Kong receive payouts over side effects 

With more than 3 million doses of vaccines having been administered since February, the Food and Health Bureau said it had received 74 applications for compensation as of June 10.

How many deaths are acceptable in ‘zero-Covid-19’ economies?

Through lockdowns and border closures, many Asia-Pacific territories have kept deaths below a typical flu season, but now face scientific and philosophical considerations over the value of a human life.

EU to ease restrictions on travellers from US, Hong Kong, Taiwan

The EU has added the US and eight other territories to its white list, ahead of the busy summer holiday season.

Hong Kong banks remain squeezed by low interest rates, economic uncertainty

Net interest margin likely to ‘remain challenging’ for Hong Kong’s banks this year, KPMG China said in its latest report card on the city’s financial sector.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong and ConsenSys create COVID-19 digital passport

Healthcare professionals in Hong Kong will trial the COVID-19 Digital Health Passport. Later on, patients will be able to access the passport through a mobile app.

Hong Kong's banks “may be” out of the pandemic woods, KPMG says

Hong Kong's banks may have put the worst of the pandemic behind them and may see an improvement in their profitability in 2021, although COVID-19-related uncertainties remain, a report from KPMG said.

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