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Japanese official sews doubt

April 15, 2021
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Today, a senior Japanese ruling party official suggested that cancelling this year’s Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo remains an option if the COVID-19 virus is not sufficiently controlled in coming weeks. In response, the Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee responded by insisting that all those involved in the Games were fully…

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U.S. pauses J&J

April 13, 2021
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From CNN: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration are recommending that the United States pause the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine over six reported US cases of a “rare and severe” type of blood clot. The six reported cases…

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WHO: call for reality check

April 13, 2021
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The World Health Organization is warning that the world needs to return to a stance of caution. According to The WHO, too many countries, pushed by tired citizens and struggling businesses, are giving up on restrictions despite four weeks of rising deaths and seven weeks of rising cases worldwide. Maria…

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Pfizer safe for children

March 30, 2021
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According to the Wall Street Journal, Pfizer and BioNTech announced Wednesday that their COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in preventing symptomatic disease in children aged 12 to 15. The report is based on a study of over 2,000 children. The companies will ask U.S. health regulators for authorization to vaccinate children,…

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New York announces digital Covid passport

March 28, 2021
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New York state has announced the launch of a digital passport for Covid vaccine recipients. Excelsior Pass will allow New York residents to prove that they have been vaccinated or recently tested negative for infection. New Yorkers will be able to use their phone’s virtual wallet (on Android or iOS)…

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Canada suspends AstraZeneca

March 28, 2021
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Canada has suspended the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for people under 55 citing concerns that the vaccine could cause blood clots. Beyond Canada, AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been intermittently put on hold in parts of Europe and has not yet received its emergency use authorization in the U.S. This matters because Canada…

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IATA announces digital travel passport

March 18, 2021
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The IATA Travel Pass App will contain all the passenger details necessary for safe, efficient travel. It will inform passengers on what tests, vaccines, and other measures they require prior to travel, details on where they can get tested, and, most importantly, the ability to share their tests and vaccination…

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Canada supports AstraZeneca-Oxford

March 16, 2021
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Canada’s chief public health officer said today there is no evidence to suggest the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine is causing adverse events — and the vaccine’s benefits outweigh any risks. Dr. Theresa Tam told reporters at a media briefing that federal, provincial and territorial authorities are “continuously monitoring” vaccine safety after nearly a dozen European countries suspended the vaccine’s use…

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Texas lifts mask mandate

March 2, 2021
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Amid controversy and push back from the Federal Government, Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. The Governor made the announcement at Montelongo’s Mexican Restaurant in Lubbock in an…

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500,000 DEAD

February 22, 2021
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Today, President and Dr. Biden, accompanied by Vice-President Harris and Mr. Emhoff, solemnly commemorated the passing of 500,000 Americans to COVID-19. In a very solemn speech, the President tried to give the country both comfort and warning. The road ahead, according to the President, will still be difficult and require…

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