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Japan researchers show masks do block coronavirus, but not perfectly

Story by Reuters Japanese researchers showed that masks can offer protection from airborne coronavirus particles, but even professional-grade coverings can’t eliminate...

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Scientists raise alarm over signs of vaccine ‘hesitancy’

Story by AFP Scientists called for urgent action to improve public trust in immunisation as research suggested sizeable minorities in some nations may be reluctant to be...

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Vaccine hopes drive stocks higher

Wall Street opened higher and the dollar slipped on Monday as rising hopes of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year offset concern over record daily infections in...

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Imran fears second Covid-19 wave in coming months

Prime Minister Imran Khan has feared a second wave of Covid-19 in the coming months in cities where pollution levels are high. “I fear there might be another spike of...

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Coronavirus can survive on human skin for nine hours, reveals study

Story by AFP Japanese researchers have revealed that coronavirus remains on the human skin for nine hours, stressing the need for frequent hand washing to combat the...

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China’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine costs $60

Story by Reuters A Chinese city is offering Sinovac Biotech’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine to essential workers and other high-risk groups as part of a national...

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Amazon removes ‘weird’ coronavirus Halloween masks from sale

Halloween masks made to look like the Covid-19 virus have been pulled from sale after complaints they made light of the killer disease. The masks, in bright green and...

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‘Long Covid’ may affect multiple parts of body and mind, doctors say

Story by Reuters Ongoing illness after infection with Covid-19, sometimes called “long Covid”, may not be one syndrome but possibly up to four causing a...

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Coronavirus can survive 28 days on phone screens, currency, study reveals

Story by Reuters Highlighting the need for cleaning and handwashing to combat the virus, an Australian study reveals that the virus that causes contagious COVID-19 can...

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Imran shares ‘good news’ as Pakistan faces second wave of coronavirus

Prime Minister Imran Khan shared rare good news with the people of Pakistan Monday morning as the country continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. He said that the...