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WHO: Still wear masks

June 30, 2021
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The World Health Organization, WHO, advises that even the fully vaccinated continue to wear masks in light of the transmissibility of the new Delta Variant. According to Dr. Mariangela Simao, WHO Assistant Director-General for Access to Medicines and Health Products said: “People need to continue to use masks consistently, be..

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ROLLER COASTER ERA BEGINS

June 29, 2021
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Open, don’t open? Variants: how much worse? Vaccinated vs. unvaccinated. Adopters vs. non-vaxers. It’s a confusing time in the fight against COVID-19.

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Investigating the source

May 28, 2021
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President Biden has announced a comprehensive 90-day review into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. Previously, both officials and the public have wavered between a conviction that the virus was spread from a laboratory in Wuhan, either voluntarily or by accident, and the more accepted theory, until now, that the..

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CDC confirms the virus is airborne

May 7, 2021
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In a scientific brief published today, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has said what many have suspected for months, that SARS-CoV-2, that it is transmissible via exhalation and inhalation to a greater distance than previously announced. Their announcement is framed with caution: “Once infectious droplets and particles..

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200 million vaccines

April 21, 2021
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Today, President Biden announced that the United States had, to date, administered 200 million shots of Covid-19 vaccines. With more than 50% of adults at least partially vaccinated, and approximately 28 million vaccine doses that are being delivered each week. Currently, demand is surpassing supply as the constraining factor to..

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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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