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Canada authorizes Pfizer vaccine

December 11, 2020
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Health Canada has announced that the vaccine made by US drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech is authorised. “Canadians can feel confident that the review process was rigorous and that we have strong monitoring systems in place. Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada will closely monitor the safety…

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VACCINE ERA BEGINS

December 3, 2020
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As of today, the first western vaccine has been approved for widespread distribution – by the UK.

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Pfizer vaccine in UK

December 3, 2020
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The United Kingdom has become the first Western nation to authorize a Covid-19 vaccine, a landmark moment in the coronavirus pandemic that paves the way for the first doses to be rolled out across the country next week. “Help is on the way,” Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced Wednesday morning,…

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250,000 DEAD

November 18, 2020
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Imagine if the entire city of Reno, Nevada, was pronounced dead. As of today, the United States has lost 250,000 Americans to COVID-19, the equivalent of all the citizens of Reno. Simultaneously, current hospitalizations in the U.S. stand at just under 70,000. Even India, with a population of 1.35 billion…

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90%?

November 9, 2020
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Today, Pfizer reporting that early analysis shows that their COVID-19 vaccine is showing 90% effectiveness. This is early and unconfirmed self-reporting.

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Australian milestone: zero community transmission

November 1, 2020
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Australia has recorded its first day with zero locally acquired coronavirus cases in almost five months. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt made the announcement on Twitter, thanking people across the country. “Advice just in from the National Incident Centre – Zero community transmission cases today Australia wide- the 1st national…

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England enters second lockdown

November 1, 2020
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England to enter second national lockdown in days, says UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “We must act now to contain the autumn surge,” he said. People will only be able to leave their homes for specific reasons: education, work (if they are unable to work from home), to shop for…

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France: 2nd national lockdown

October 30, 2020
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French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a second national lockdown until at least the end of November. Mr Macron said that under the new measures, starting on Friday, people would only be allowed to leave home for essential work or medical reasons. Non-essential businesses, such as restaurants and bars, will…

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Coronavirus reduces travel

October 29, 2020
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According to seismologists, one consequence of a global pandemic: fewer seismic vibrations due to less travel.

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WINTER WAVE BEGINS

October 28, 2020
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Worldwide, COVID infections, hospitalizations and deaths are beginning to soar, as scientists predicted. Broadly, European countries are considering lockdowns and the United States is approaching the highest figures of the year.

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