Tag Archives: World news

Origin story: what do we know now about where coronavirus came from? | World news

[ad_1] Maria van Kerkhove was staying with her sister in the US for the Christmas holidays, but checking her emails. As always. Every day there are signals of potential trouble, said the World Health Organization virologist who was to become a household name and face within weeks. “There’s always something …

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Coronavirus live news: England GPs told to start vaccinating by 14 December; Moscow delivers Sputnik V vaccine to clinics | World news

[ad_1] 8.34am EST 08:34 The World Health Organization warned that vaccines were no magic bullet for the coronavirus crisis, as Russia started vaccinating its high-risk workers on Saturday and other countries geared up for similar programmes. The WHO warned about what it said was an erroneous belief that the Covid-19 …

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Coronavirus live news: Biden vows to get vaccinated in public; Cyprus to waive tests for vaccinated visitors | World news

[ad_1] The US government’s first shipment of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses to be divided among states and federal agencies, including the defence department, will fall far short of protecting high priority groups such as healthcare workers, a Reuters analysis has found. Across the country, state health departments are preparing …

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Italy imposes Christmas travel curbs – as it happened | World news

[ad_1] Italy approved new restrictions on Thursday to avoid a surge in coronavirus infections over Christmas and the New Year, banning midnight mass and halting movement between towns, as the country posted its highest daily death toll of the pandemic. The prime minister Giuseppe Conte said that from 21 December …

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Coronavirus live news: Germany extends restrictions to 10 January; Putin orders start of mass inoculation | World news

[ad_1] The Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador suggested on Wednesday that politicians who impose lockdowns or curfews to limit Covid-19 are acting like dictators, the Associated Press reports. The comments came as López Obrador once again fended off questions about why he almost never wears a face mask, saying …

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Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says Interpol | Society

[ad_1] Interpol has issued a global alert to law enforcement agencies around the world warning them that organised crime networks may try to sell fake Covid-19 vaccines or steal real supplies. The global police coordination agency, based in France, said on Wednesday it had issued an orange alert to police …

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Coronavirus is evolving. Whether it gets deadlier or not may depend on us | Laura Spinney | Opinion

[ad_1] Letting the virus that causes Covid-19 circulate more-or-less freely is dangerous not only because it risks overwhelming hospitals and so endangering lives unnecessarily, but also because it could delay the evolution of the virus to a more benign form and potentially even make it more lethal. Though the data …

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US passes 250,000 deaths from coronavirus | World news

[ad_1] The United States has seen more than 250,000 deaths due to Covid-19 as a new swath of data was released that pushed the stricken country over the grim landmark on Wednesday. Latest figures from Johns Hopkins University showed that the number of people killed by the virus is now …

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Italy registers 753 Covid-related deaths; Pfizer vaccine ‘95% efficacy’ – as it happened | World news

[ad_1] 6.38pm EST 18:38 We are closing this blog now but you can follow all the updates at our new blog here: 6.06pm EST 18:06 The US has seen more than 250,000 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic as a new swathe of data was released that pushed the stricken …

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Leaked White House report warns current Covid-19 mitigation efforts ‘inadequate’ | US news

[ad_1] As the US death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 250,000 on Wednesday, with a caseload above 11.3m and more than 161,000 new cases added the previous day, an internal White House taskforce report warned of “aggressive, unrelenting, broad community spread across the country, without evidence of improvement but, rather, further …

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