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WHO advises against blood plasma treatment for Covid-19

Story by AFP Covid treatments using plasma taken from the blood of recovered coronavirus patients should not be given to people with mild or moderate illness, the World...

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Saudi Arabia allows entry to passengers inoculated with Russian vaccine

Story by AFP Saudi Arabia has granted approval for people vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik jab to enter the country in a move that will enable Muslims to take part...

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WHO says no Omicron deaths yet, as variant spreads worldwide

Story by AFP The Omicron variant has been detected in 38 countries but no deaths have yet been reported, the WHO said on Dec 3, as authorities worldwide rushed to stem...

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UK approves GSK Covid drug, says it appears effective against Omicron

Story by AFP British regulators on Dec 2 approved a GlaxoSmithKline drug to treat those at high risk of developing severe Covid-19 symptoms, with the manufacturer saying...

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WHO agrees to launch talks on pact to tackle pandemics

The World Health Organization (WHO) agreed on Wednesday to launch negotiations on an international pact to prevent and control future pandemics at a time when the world...

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Moderna CEO says vaccines likely less effective against Omicron

The head of drugmaker Moderna said Covid-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus as they have been against the Delta...

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WHO warns Covid variant Omicron risk ‘very high’

The World Health Organization warned Monday the new Covid-19 Omicron variant poses a “very high” risk globally, despite uncertainties about the danger and contagion...

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Australia detects first infections of new Covid variant Omicron

Health officials said on Nov 28 they had detected the Covid Omicron strain in Australia for the first time in two passengers who were tested after flying into Sydney...

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EU health agency calls for ‘urgent’ Covid measures

The European Union health agency on Nov 24 called on member states to “urgently” introduce measures to reduce the potentially “very high burden” from Covid-19 in...

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US authorizes Covid boosters for all over 18s

The United States on Friday authorized Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccine boosters to all people aged 18 and older, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. Boosters...