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Month: May 2021
Ninety years after the deadly 1918 flu pandemic, the immune systems of survivors still remembered and could neutralize the murderous strain. Will our body’s memory of COVID-19 stay just as sharp? “Most people still have most parts of an immunological memory at eight months… and […]
SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s experiment to vaccinate an entire town with the Chinese CoronaVac shot reduced Covid-19 deaths by 95%, providing more evidence of the efficacy of the vaccine being rolled out across much of the developing world. All adults in Serrana, a town of 45,000 people […]
As we observe our second Memorial Day of the pandemic, NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with infectious diseases expert Saskia Popescu of George Mason University about what lies ahead for the U.S.
Peru announced on Monday a sharp increase in its COVID-19 death toll, saying there have been more than 180,000 fatalities since the pandemic hit early last year, making it the country with the worst death rate per capita in the world. The announcement was made […]
Coronavirus variants are to be known by letters of the Greek alphabet to avoid misreporting and stigmatising nations where they were first detected, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced. The new system applies to variants of concern – the most troubling of which four […]
A deal on an intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines at the World Trade Organization (WTO) was no closer to acceptance on Monday despite Washington’s backing, due to expected scepticism about a new draft, sources close to the talks told Reuters. Negotiations reopened at the […]
Despite the progress, the head of the Republic of Ireland’s health service, Paul Reid, has warned the virus remains a danger and people should remain diligent.
As of date, EPFO has settled more than 76.31 lakh Covid-19 advance claims, disbursing a total of `18,698.15 crore, the labour ministry said Monday. Subscribers to the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) can now avail a second non-refundable Covid-19 advance to the extent of three […]
The world needs the cooperation of the Chinese government to trace the origins of Covid-19 and prevent future pandemic threats, two leading U.S. disease experts said Sunday. Information to support the theory that the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China, […]