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Covid-19 pandemic reduced life expectancy by largest amount since World War II, Oxford Study finds

The Covid-19 pandemic reduced life expectancy in 2020 by the largest amount since World War Two, according to a study published by Oxford University, with the life expectancy of American men dropping by more than two years. Life expectancy fell by more than six months compared with 2019 in 22 of the 29 countries analysed […]

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Florida ferret tests positive for Covid-19 after it started sneezing and coughing

A ferret tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida, federal officials announced Friday. This is the first ferret to test positive for COVID-19 in the United States, according to a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) news release. A ferret in the European nation of Slovenia previously tested positive for the virus. USDA officials said samples from […]

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Nanobodies produced by llamas effectively targets the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19, study finds

A type of unique antibody produced by llamas could provide a new frontline treatment against Covid-19 that can be taken by patients as a simple nasal spray, instead of an injection. Scientists in a new study at the Rosalind Franklin Institute in the UK have claim that nanobodies generated by llamas and camels can effectively […]

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Canada: Man knocks nurse to the ground after she vaccinated wife without his ‘consent’

A man in Canada punched a nurse in the face multiple times, knocking her to the ground after she administered a Covid-19 vaccine to his wife without his permission. On Monday, around 9:15am a man walked into a Brunet Pharmacy in Sherbrooke, a city in southern Quebec, and accused a nurse in her 40s of […]

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Some 20% of Nigerians lost their jobs due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Nearly 20% of Nigerians lost their jobs due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a research study conducted by the United Nations Development Programme and Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics has found. The report offers a detailed ledger of the pandemic’s uneven impact across both the formal and informal sectors. “Wealthier nations can afford to institute the […]

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Germany: Customer shoots petrol station worker dead after asked to put on face mask

Politicians in Germany expressed shock over the killing of a petrol station worker who asked a customer to wear a face mask, saying Covid-19  deniers using violence will not be tolerated. The killing on Saturday evening in the western town of Idar-Oberstein has hit the national headlines for days now. Prosecutors have said that the […]

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New Zealand police arrest two men for smuggling boot full of KFC chicken into lockdown-hit Auckland

New Zealand police caught two individuals trying to enter Auckland with a boot full of KFC chicken and tens of thousands of dollars. The men were charged with breaching the country’s tough Covid-19 rules. Under Auckland’s strict Level 4 lockdown, all restaurants, including take-away services, remain closed. Police said the men, aged 23 and 30, had […]

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India to resume global Covid-19 vaccine supply from October, health minister announces

India will resume global supply of Covid-19 vaccine from October, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has announced. The world’s largest vaccine producer had halted exports in April to cater to domestic demand as infections shot up. The announcement comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Washington on Tuesday for a summit of the Quad leaders – […]

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Australia: Construction sites shut in Melbourne after violent protest against mandatory Covid-19 vaccine

Australia’s Victoria state has shut construction sites across Melbourne following a violent protest against mandatory Covid-19 vaccines. The protest was against a requirement for staff to prove they had received a vaccine dose to access their workplace. Officials said some sites would be shut for up to two weeks after construction workers and other protesters […]

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Vietnam approves Cuba’s Abdala Covid-19 vaccine as country battles deadly outbreak

Vietnam has approved Cuba’s Abdala vaccine for use against the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday, as the Southeast Asian country battles its worst outbreak of the pandemic. Abdala becomes the eighth Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in Vietnam, which has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the region, with only 6.3% of its […]

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United States: FDA recommends boosters for people aged above 65

A panel advising the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended boosters of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for people 65 and over, and those at high risk. But it voted against recommending a shot for everyone aged 16 and over. The outcome is a blow for President Joe Biden, who said widespread jabs would be […]

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India administers over 22 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to mark Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday

India administered over 22 million Covid vaccine doses in a record-breaking effort to mark PM Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday on Friday. The effort surpassed the country’s previous daily record of more than 13 million doses on 27 August. India aims to vaccinate all eligible Indians by the end of 2021 but experts say the drive […]