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Europe on vacation, but vaccinations not taking a break

Europe on vacation, but vaccinations not taking a break

In this file photo dated Saturday, July 17, 2021, people on the beach during a summer’s day, in Laredo, northern Spain. Europe’s famed summer holiday season is in full swing, but efforts to inoculate people against coronavirus are not taking a break. From France’s Mediterranean coast to Italy’s Adriatic beaches, health authorities are trying to …

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Increased testing needed to fight delta strain in Europe: WHO

Increased testing needed to fight delta strain in Europe: WHO

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Increased free testing, contact tracing and other steps are needed to fight the COVID-19 Delta variant, now dominant in much of Europe, the World Health Organization and the EU’s disease agency warned Friday. WHO Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued a joint appeal for “reinforced …

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New tracker aims to identify, collect data on COVID-19 cases across Europe

New tracker aims to identify, collect data on COVID-19 cases across Europe

According to the World Health Organization, a third wave of COVID infections is now all but inevitable in Europe. A COVID tracker developed by IIASA researcher Asjad Naqvi, aims to identify, collect, and collate various official regional datasets for European countries, while also combining and homogenizing the data to help researchers and policymakers explore how …

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Europe in vaccination race against COVID-19's delta variant

Europe in vaccination race against COVID-19’s delta variant

In this June 7, 2021, file photo, tourists sunbathe on the beach at the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain. Countries across Europe are scrambling to accelerate coronavirus vaccinations to outpace the spread of the delta variant in a high-stakes race to prevent hospital wards from filling up again with patients fighting for their lives. …

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Australia battles Delta COVID surge as Europe eases restrictions

Australia battles Delta COVID surge as Europe eases restrictions

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Australia’s largest city Sydney entered a two-week lockdown on Saturday to contain a sudden COVID surge, but several European nations lifted restrictions despite the global spread of a highly contagious form of the disease. While vaccination drives have brought down infections in numerous—mostly wealthy—countries, the rise of the Delta variant which …

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Europe 'on thin ice' amid delta virus variant rise

Europe ‘on thin ice’ amid delta virus variant rise

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her specs ahed of a EU summit at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, June 24, 2021. Credit: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Europe is “on thin ice” in its battle against the coronavirus, as the highly contagious delta variant threatens to undo …

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Covid vaccination in Europe 'far from sufficient' to avoid resurgence: WHO

Covid vaccination in Europe ‘far from sufficient’ to avoid resurgence: WHO

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday that vaccination rates in Europe were still far off what was needed to stop a virus resurgence and called on countries to maintain protective measures. According to the organisation, 30 percent of people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and …

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Mothers transmitting hepatitis B to children as broken hospital procedures plague Europe

Mothers transmitting hepatitis B to children as broken hospital procedures plague Europe

ESPGHAN’s Hepatitis B Virus infographic. Credit: European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition Procedures to prevent the direct transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) from mother to child, particularly during and after pregnancy, have significant fragmentation and gaps, a new survey presented at the 6th World Congress of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has …

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