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EU to launch programme for 'second generation' COVID-19 vaccines

UK passes COVID jabs milestone but masks confusion mounts

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Two-thirds of UK adults have now been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, the government said Wednesday, arguing that the breakthrough justified its contentious move to drop most pandemic curbs next week. A total of 35,155,767 second doses have now been administered since the Western world’s first mass vaccination rollout began in …

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World passes 4 mn COVID deaths as Asia battles fresh outbreaks

World passes 4 mn COVID deaths as Asia battles fresh outbreaks

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain More than four million people have now died of COVID-19 infections, the WHO said on Wednesday, as many richer nations prepared to loosen restrictions even as countries in Asia battle surging infections. Indonesia has become a global hotspot, with hospitals having to turn away patients, authorities forced to import oxygen supplies …

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India virus death toll passes 300,000, 3rd highest in world

India virus death toll passes 300,000, 3rd highest in world

An Indian health worker in protective suit takes the swab of a child to test for COVID-19 in Burha Mayong village, Morigaon district of Assam, India, Saturday, May 22, 2021. Credit: AP Photo/Anupam Nath India crossed another grim milestone Monday of more than 300,000 people lost to the coronavirus as a devastating surge of infections …

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WHO warns against dismissing AstraZeneca vaccine after setbacks

Italy passes 30 million vaccine dose milestone

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Italy on Saturday passed the milestone of 30 million doses injected in its COVID-19 vaccination effort, with nearly 10 million people in the country now fully vaccinated. More than 9.85 million people in Italy have received two doses of a coronavirus vaccine, according to government figures, representing 16.6 percent of the …

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Latin America passes 1 million Covid deaths as IMF proposes $50 bn plan

Latin America passes 1 million Covid deaths as IMF proposes $50 bn plan

A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Taboga Island in Panama on May 21, 2021. Latin America and the Caribbean passed one million coronavirus deaths on Friday as the IMF proposed a $50 billion plan to end the pandemic, aiming to expand global immunization drives. Since the coronavirus was first detected in …

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Congress passes extension of opioid enforcement tool

Congress passes extension of opioid enforcement tool

This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah and introduced as evidence at a trial shows fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills collected during an investigation. Congress has voted to temporarily extend a sweeping tool that has helped federal agents crack down on drugs chemically similar to fentanyl. The Senate on Thursday, April …

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Mexico passes 345,000 dead, to start vaccinating ages 50-59

Mexico passes 345,000 dead, to start vaccinating ages 50-59

In this Feb. 24, 2021, file photo, elderly residents of the Iztacalco borough wait in line to receive doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, during a mass vaccination campaign for Mexicans over age 60, at the Advanced School for Physical Education, in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File) Mexico’s pandemic death toll passed …

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Latin America passes 25 million coronavirus infections

Latin America passes 25 million coronavirus infections

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Latin America and the Caribbean passed the 25 million mark Friday for recorded coronavirus cases as a surge in infections saw countries place restrictions on travel and movement while vaccine campaigns catch up. An AFP tally showed the region reaching the grim milestone of 25,001,533 infections, putting it in third place …

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Molecule with potential to treat multiple sclerosis passes toxicology testing in zebrafish

Molecule with potential to treat multiple sclerosis passes toxicology testing in zebrafish

Study conducted at a FAPESP-supported research center shows that anti-inflammatory peptide TnP could lead to drug development (photomicrograph of a demyelinating multiple sclerosis lesion.) Credit: Wikimedia Commons Brazilian researchers who study a native venomous fish have confirmed a route to drug development for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis and asthma. …

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Shortages stymie Brazil vaccination drive

Brazil passes 10 mn coronavirus infections

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Brazil, the country with the second-highest coronavirus death toll, passed the 10-million mark for reported infections Thursday, amid a deadly second wave and problems with its vaccination campaign. The country became the third to reach the grim mark—after the United States and India—with more than 51,900 new infections in 24 hours, …

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