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WHO calls for world leaders and pharmaceutical chiefs to end ‘disgraceful’ global vaccine inequality

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[ad_1] YOU ASKED. WE ANSWERED. Q: Covid-19 or the common cold? How to tell if your child contracted coronavirus as school starts A: Common colds share many symptoms of the coronavirus, so if your child becomes ill as the school year gets underway, it might be difficult to immediately tell …

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Booster shots for the rich world won’t end the pandemic, experts warn

[ad_1] Meanwhile, around the world, hundreds of millions of people are still waiting to receive their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine and the prospect of widespread immunity feels like a pipe dream. Africa and Southeast Asia, where vaccine rates are low, are seeing some of their worst coronavirus outbreaks …

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Rich countries turn to booster shots. Will the US follow suit?

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[ad_1] YOU ASKED. WE ANSWERED. A: Covid-19 may be associated with cognitive decline and acceleration of Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, according to an international consortium of researchers who are trying to understand the long-term consequences of the virus on the central nervous system. Dr. Gabriel de Erausquin, a professor of neurology at …

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Olympics and Covid-19 pandemic: Live updates

[ad_1] Dr. Jose Romero, chair of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, speaks during an interview on July 21. CNN Dr. Jose Romero, chair of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, told CNN that one of …

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Team USA volleyball player will miss Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19

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[ad_1] Covid-19 patients get treatment in an emergency tent at Bekasi General Hospital on July 18 in Bekasi, Indonesia. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images) For much of last year, it seemed like Indonesia had managed to keep its Covid-19 outbreak largely under control. Now, the island nation – home to about 270 million people – …

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WHO says Covid will kill 100,000 more by end of Olympics

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[ad_1] The WHO chief’s comments come as cases continue to surge globally, including in Japan, where Tokyo on Wednesday reported its highest daily increase of new infections since mid-January. Despite the country’s struggle to rein in cases, Tokyo 2020 organizers have decided to push ahead. But with just two days …

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US renews “public health emergency” due to Covid-19

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[ad_1] Two American athletes have tested positive for Covid-19 days before the start of the Tokyo Olympics. Kara Eaker, a member of the US gymnastics team, tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, her father confirmed to CNN affiliate KMBC by telephone on Monday morning. And Katie Lou Samuelson, a member …

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Number of Covid-19 cases linked to Tokyo 2020 Games rises to 61

[ad_1] Six British athletes and two staff members are self-isolating after coming into close contact with an individual who tested positive for Covid-19 on their flight to Japan, the British Olympic Association said Sunday. All eight tested negative at the airport and are now under the supervision of the British …

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Canada surpasses US in percentage of fully vaccinated against Covid-19

People receive their Covid-19 vaccinations at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on June 27, 2021.

[ad_1] The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday warned people who are immunocompromised that the Covid-19 vaccine may not have been effective for them and encouraged them to take precautions as if they were not vaccinated.  “People who are immunocompromised should be counseled about the potential for …

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