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Moscow Tightens the Clamp on Russia’s Millions of Covid-19 Vaccine Holdouts

[ad_1] MOSCOW—Russia is adopting increasingly coercive measures to convince Russians to be vaccinated, as authorities try to reboot a flailing vaccination campaign and race to beat back a surge in Covid-19 cases caused by the more infectious Delta variant. Local authorities in some areas of Russia have made vaccination compulsory …

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Delta Variant Fuels Missouri’s Covid-19 Uptick

[ad_1] The highly contagious Delta variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 is prompting a surge of coronavirus cases in Missouri, a warning sign of what may happen this summer in other areas of the U.S. with low vaccination rates, public-health experts say. For more than a week, Missouri had …

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Rising COVID-19 cases in California highlight risks of delta variant, as WHO head warns world in dangerous period of pandemic

[ad_1] A 17% increase in cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 in California in the last 14 days has increased concerns about the highly infectious delta variant of the virus, which is expected to become the dominant strain in the U.S. over time as it has in many other places. …

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Australia Plots Covid-19 Exit Strategy

[ad_1] SYDNEY—Australia plans to experiment with shorter isolation periods for vaccinated travelers and the gradual return of foreign students, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in laying out a four-stage strategy to return life in the country to normal. Still, some health experts worry that the government’s push to reopen is …

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J&J Covid-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Preliminary Signs of Protecting Against Delta Variant

[ad_1] Johnson & Johnson ’s Covid-19 vaccine showed promising signs in a small laboratory study of protecting against the Delta variant spreading across the U.S. and other countries, the company said. In laboratory testing, the vaccine triggered a strong immune response in blood samples taken from eight vaccinated people, J&J …

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California coronavirus cases rising as delta variant spreads

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — California broadly reopened its economy barely two weeks ago and since then an especially contagious coronavirus variant has spread among the unvaccinated, a development that has health officials on edge and already has prompted Los Angeles County to strongly recommend everyone resume wearing masks inside. The …

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From Pandemic to Endemic, Singapore Creates Model for Living With Covid-19

[ad_1] SINGAPORE—For months, this city-state has enforced strict rules to keep coronavirus infections as close to zero as possible. Its border remains largely sealed. In the past two weeks, it has recorded between four and 20 new local cases a day—high enough by its low-risk standards that residents aren’t permitted …

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Delta variant of COVID-19 creates surges in Europe and Asia, and Euro 2020 soccer tournament sparks outbreak

[ad_1] The global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 rose above 182 million on Thursday, as the highly infectious delta variant continued to create surges in new cases in Europe, Asia and other parts of the world. In a sign of how risky the variant has become, …

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Vaccinated People Who Get Infected Carry Less Covid-19 Virus, CDC Researchers Say

[ad_1] People who became infected with Covid-19 after getting a messenger RNA vaccine carried less virus and had shorter cases than unvaccinated people who became infected, a study by government health researchers found. Sixteen people in the study who got infected, despite taking a Pfizer Inc. or Moderna Inc. vaccine, …

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Delta Variant’s Spread Outpaces Australia’s Covid-19 Contact Tracers

[ad_1] SYDNEY—The exchange, captured by CCTV camera, lasted only seconds. A limousine driver, unknowingly infected with the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, and another man passed close to one another at an indoor mall near Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Both stood near each other for a short time, and …

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