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Merck Covid pill

105 nations to get cheaper Merck Covid pill, UN-backed group says

Story by Reuters A UN-backed agency has struck a deal for nearly 30 generic drugmakers to make low-cost versions of Merck & Co’s COVID-19 pill molnupiravir for...

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Pakistan reaches goal to vaccinate 70 million by the end of 2021

Pakistan’s planning minister says his country has achieved a goal of fully vaccinating 70 million people by the end of 2021. The announcement Friday comes as...

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Will the Covid variant Omicron affect the oil output worldwide?

Story by AFP Major oil producers are due to meet Dec 2 to decide on output levels from January onwards, which could be frozen as the new Covid variant Omicron sparks...

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Fears over new Covid variant hit Asian markets, oil prices

Asian markets and oil prices sank while safe havens rallied on Nov 26 over fears of a new Covid-19 variant that scientists warn could be more infectious than Delta and...

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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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Europe is only region with increasing Covid deaths: WHO

The World Health Organisation says coronavirus deaths in Europe rose 5pc in the last week, making it the only region in the world where COVID-19 deaths increased. The...

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China rejects ‘political, false’ US report on Covid origins

Beijing lashed out against a US intelligence review into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic on Oct 31, calling it “political and false” while urging Washington to...

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Merck says its Covid-19 pill cuts risk of death, hospitalization by 50pc

Merck & Co Inc’s experimental oral drug for COVID-19, molnupiravir, reduced by around 50% the chance of hospitalization or death for patients at risk of severe...

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Saba Qamar gets her second shot of Covid-19 vaccine

Saba Qamar on Friday revealed she is fully vaccinated against Covid-19 after she received the second jab of her coronavirus vaccine. Sharing her stunning photo from the...

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Thai device tests for coronavirus in armpit sweat

Story by AFP For Bangkok market sellers, the armpit sweat soaking their T-shirts during the humid monsoon season may contain subtle signs of coronavirus infection, local...