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France to ban non-essential UK travel over Omicron case surge

France to ban non-essential UK travel over Omicron case surge | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
France will ban non-essential travel to and from Britain from the weekend to slow the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant that is causing record numbers of cases on the other side of the Channel,…
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Mask-wearing cuts Covid incidence by 53%, says global study 

Mask-wearing cuts Covid incidence by 53%, says global study  | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
Researchers said results highlight the need to continue with face coverings, social distancing and handwashing alongside vaccine programmes
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Mu Covid variant: WHO says delta remains 'most concerning'

Mu Covid variant: WHO says delta remains 'most concerning' | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
Any new virus that emerges has to be able to compete with the "best of class," and right now that is delta, the WHO's Dr. Mike Ryan said.
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Covid-19 Vaccine Holdouts Face Restrictions in Europe as Delta Variant Spreads

Covid-19 Vaccine Holdouts Face Restrictions in Europe as Delta Variant Spreads | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
Worried about the rapid spread of the Delta variant, governments are nudging, and in some cases, pushing, people to get vaccinated by introducing restrictions to daily life for those without a Covid-19 shot.
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Delta Variant: From UK to Indonesia; How Delta variant is dominating global Covid surge 

Delta Variant: From UK to Indonesia; How Delta variant is dominating global Covid surge  | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
UK News: NEW DELHI: Covid cases in India may be on a steady decline but several countries across the world are now grappling with a renewed surge in cases.
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Interesting facts and figures on the Delta variant in the world

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UK's Boris Johnson to extend Covid-19 restrictions in England:

UK's Boris Johnson to extend Covid-19 restrictions in England: | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
Boris Johnson is expected to announce a delay to the next phase of England's reopening on Monday.
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England pushes back restrictions lift due to an increase in Coronavirus cases

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Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine Works Safely in Adolescents, Company Says

Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine Works Safely in Adolescents, Company Says | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
Moderna said its Covid-19 vaccine was effective in children aged 12 to 17 in a new study, a finding that could clear the way for a second shot for use in adolescents.
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‘Everybody is angry’: Modi under fire over India’s Covid second wave

‘Everybody is angry’: Modi under fire over India’s Covid second wave | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
From an approval rating of 80% earlier in the year, now tough questions are being asked of PM’s leadership
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Europe prepares to send aid to combat India’s coronavirus surge

Europe prepares to send aid to combat India’s coronavirus surge | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
Indian manufacturers also stoke anger by increasing Covid vaccine prices
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European states to send emergency help to India

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Covid-19: India red list add 'may be too late', Prof Mark Walport says

Covid-19: India red list add 'may be too late', Prof Mark Walport says | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
There are "good reasons" for keeping the new variant out of the UK, scientist Prof Mark Walport says.
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Is it too late to limit the spread of the Indian variant in Europe?

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Inside COVAX’s Mission to Save the World: Two Billion Vaccine Doses for 190 Countries

Inside COVAX’s Mission to Save the World: Two Billion Vaccine Doses for 190 Countries | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization has launched the biggest vaccination campaign in human history, with the aim of distributing doses to 190 countries and limiting the risk of dangerous mutations. But the project is a race against time.
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Great piece on the COVAX initiative led by the World Health Organization.

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Macron Returns France to Lockdown as Covid-19 Vaccinations Lag

Macron Returns France to Lockdown as Covid-19 Vaccinations Lag | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
The French president rebuffed his advisers in January and opted against more restrictions, betting that inoculation would curb the pandemic. Instead, a new wave of infections is battering France.
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A third national lockdown announced in France yesterday

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How AstraZeneca went from pandemic hero to villain

How AstraZeneca went from pandemic hero to villain | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
A series of missteps by AstraZeneca has led to scathing criticism of the drugmaker by policymakers and health officials, tarnishing its image as a hero of the coronavirus era.
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Interesting insights on the AstraZeneca vaccine

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WHO warns of ‘very high’ risk from new Omicron coronavirus variant 

WHO warns of ‘very high’ risk from new Omicron coronavirus variant  | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
Japan moves to ban foreign visitors to limit spread of heavily mutated strain
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Covid: Italy to require all workers to show 'green pass' certificate

Covid: Italy to require all workers to show 'green pass' certificate | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
New rules mean workers must show they are vaccinated, have tested negative, or recovered from Covid.
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New Zealand Covid update: national lockdown extended after 70 new cases | New Zealand | The Guardian

New Zealand Covid update: national lockdown extended after 70 new cases | New Zealand | The Guardian | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
Auckland and the neighbouring region of Northland are likely to stay in level 4 lockdown for another two weeks
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Lock down to be extended in New Zealand after new cases were reported

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What is the beta variant? Here's what we know so far

What is the beta variant? Here's what we know so far | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
There are quiet concerns in parts of Europe about the Covid beta variant, which was discovered in South Africa.
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COVID-19: Delta variant prompts new travel restrictions across Europe 

COVID-19: Delta variant prompts new travel restrictions across Europe  | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
Portugal, Spain and Germany became the latest EU countries to tighten travel restrictions amid concerns over the fast-spreading Delta variant.
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New travel restrictions in Europe due to Delta variant

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Covid: What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?

Covid: What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown? | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
Scotland's Covid-19 rules are changing at the weekend - but for many, the lifting of lockdown has been "paused".
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UK's roadmap for lifting lockdown

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France to honour health workers killed by Covid-19 with special status

France to honour health workers killed by Covid-19 with special status | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
France will confer a special honour on health workers who die from Covid while fighting the pandemic, President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday.
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Official “died in the service of the republic” status will be given to French health workers who died fighting the pandemic, President Macron says.

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Biden Backs Suspending Patents on Covid Vaccines 

Biden Backs Suspending Patents on Covid Vaccines  | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
The Biden administration, siding with some world leaders over the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, came out in favor of waiving intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines.
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Joe Biden is now leading the patent suspension action for Covid vaccines

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EU preparing legal case against AstraZeneca over vaccine shortfalls –

EU preparing legal case against AstraZeneca over vaccine shortfalls – | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
The European Commission is getting ready to launch legal proceedings against vaccine producer AstraZeneca, according to six EU diplomats.  The Commission raised the matter at a meeti…
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EU is to start legal actions against AstraZeneca for underdelivering doses to European states

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Why Americans should "be very worried" about the COVID variant tearing through Brazil 

Why Americans should "be very worried" about the COVID variant tearing through Brazil  | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
Hospitals are struggling to cope as a highly infectious COVID variant ravages the country. There are questions over vaccine efficacy, and one expert says other strains "will escape."
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Stade de France opens as France's largest Covid-19 vaccine centre

Stade de France opens as France's largest Covid-19 vaccine centre | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
France’s largest stadium, the Stade de France, opened on Tuesday as its largest Covid-19 vaccination centre. Some 1,500 people made appointments for a jab at the venue to start a drive that health au…
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Biggest French stadium turned into a vaccination center

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Covid-19 Vaccination Cards Are the Only Proof of Shots, Soon an Essential

Covid-19 Vaccination Cards Are the Only Proof of Shots, Soon an Essential | Corona Virus news | Scoop.it
Public-health experts say the cards may soon become passports to resume everything from travel to dating. The U.S. has no central database for immunizations and an incomplete patchwork of state records.
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