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Seychelles, the World’s Most Vaccinated Nation, Sees Renewed Covid-19 Surge

[ad_1] Seychelles, which has vaccinated a higher proportion of its population against coronavirus than any other country, is struggling to contain a new surge in Covid-19 infections, raising questions about the effectiveness of a Chinese shot the island nation has administered to the majority of its vaccinated residents. In recent …

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Coronavirus Strain Found in India Is a ‘Variant of Concern,’ WHO Says

[ad_1] The World Health Organization declared a coronavirus variant first identified in India as a global “variant of concern,” saying preliminary studies showed it may be more transmissible than some other variants. The variant, known as B.1.617, is being studied by scientists around the world as they try to figure …

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India’s COVID crisis deepens, as BioNTech says there’s no evidence its vaccine needs adapting to cope with new variants

[ad_1] The global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 158 million on Monday, as cases continue to surge in Southeast Asia, and especially India, and BioNTech said there’s no evidence the vaccine it developed with Pfizer Inc. needs adapting to protect against variants. India reported …

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How a Canadian Province Contained the Brazilian Covid-19 Variant

[ad_1] A Canadian province curbed an outbreak of the P.1 coronavirus variant believed to have originated in Brazil through a combination of targeted vaccinations and physical-distancing rules, moves that health experts say can offer lessons to other jurisdictions dealing with rising variant cases. British Columbia was among the biggest known …

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BioNTech to Make Covid-19 Vaccines in Singapore

[ad_1] BERLIN— Pfizer Inc. vaccine partner BioNTech SE said it would set up a new Asia headquarters in Singapore to produce its Covid-19 vaccine and other medicines, as global demand for the lifesaving shots continues to grow. The new factory, which is supported by Singapore’s Economic Development Board, a government …

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Street parties celebrate end of Spain’s coronavirus state of emergency

[ad_1] BARCELONA, Spain — Impromptu street celebrations erupted across Spain as the clock struck midnight on Saturday, when a six-month-long national state of emergency to contain the spread of coronavirus ended and many nighttime curfews were lifted. In Madrid, police had to usher revelers out of the central Puerta del …

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Coronavirus stimulus talks set to slip into weekend in Washington as hurdles remain

[ad_1] With agreement elusive on another big coronavirus aid deal, Congress is ready to do what Congress often does – push its deadline back. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned on the Senate floor Thursday that it was “highly likely” lawmakers will need to stay beyond Friday and work into …

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Jobless claims hit nearly 4-month high as coronavirus-triggers more layoffs

[ad_1] The numbers: New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose in mid-December to a nearly four-month high, pointing to rising layoffs and more damage to the economy from a record increase in coronavirus cases. Initial jobless claims climbed to 885,000 in the seven days ended Dec. 12 from a revised …

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U.S. negotiating to buy more doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say they’re actively negotiating for additional purchases of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine after passing up a chance to lock in a contract this summer since it was still unclear how well the shots would work. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and special adviser Dr. …

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California reports record coronavirus deaths as new cases spiral

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — California reported more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases and 293 deaths on Wednesday, setting new daily records as hospitals struggled to keep up with the surge. Southern California and the state’s Central Valley — regions that together include 23 counties and most of the state’s nearly …

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