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UK warns COVID monitor devices work less well for darker skin

UK warns COVID monitor devices work less well for darker skin

SARS-CoV-2 (shown here in an electron microscopy image). Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH Britain’s state-run healthcare service warned Saturday that devices used by people with COVID to monitor blood-oxygen levels at home may give inaccurate readings for people with darker skin. The warning concerned pulse oximeters, currently being used by many …

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Half of Europeans vaccinated as Germany warns on rising virus cases

Half of Europeans vaccinated as Germany warns on rising virus cases

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain More than half of all European adults are now fully vaccinated, the EU said on Thursday, as countries across Europe and Asia battle fresh outbreaks blamed on the fast-spreading Delta variant. The European Central Bank said uncertainty over the wave of infections meant it was keeping the cash taps open to …

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Philippines warns virus 'surge' possible after Delta strain detected

Philippines warns virus ‘surge’ possible after Delta strain detected

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Philippine health officials warned Friday of a possible surge in coronavirus infections as the first locally transmitted cases of the highly contagious Delta variant were recorded and more than three million people went into lockdown. Eleven local cases of the more virulent strain have been detected, including two in the national …

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US warns COVID 'becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated'

US warns COVID ‘becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated’

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain US health authorities on Friday pleaded with COVID vaccine holdouts to roll up their sleeves and get their shots, as cases, hospitalizations and deaths surged. “There is a clear message that is coming through: this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky …

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WHO warns of ‘dangerous’ variants as COVID cases rise globally

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 — also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19 — isolated from a patient in the US. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. Credit: …

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WHO warns Coronavirus rising in eastern Mediterranean region

WHO warns Coronavirus rising in eastern Mediterranean region

In this May 17, 2021 file photo, a medical worker receives the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine at the Iran Mall shopping center in Tehran, Iran. Iran announced on Sunday, July 4, 2021, that it was reimposing coronavirus restrictions on major cities as the spread of the highly contagious delta variant spurs fears of another devastating surge …

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France warns virus fourth wave could hit by end-July

France warns virus fourth wave could hit by end-July

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain France could see a new spike in COVID cases by the end of July due to the spread of the more contagious Delta variant of the virus, the government spokesman said Monday. “Over the past week the epidemic is again gaining ground,” Gabriel Attal told France Inter radio, with the Delta …

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Red Cross warns Indonesia faces coronavirus catastrophe

Red Cross warns Indonesia faces coronavirus catastrophe

A medical worker collects a nasal swab sample during a mass screening for coronavirus at North Sumatra University Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, June 28, 2021. The world’s fourth most populous country has seen COVID-19 infections surge in recent weeks, putting pressure on hospitals and has added urgency to the government’s plan to …

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Russia warns of 'explosive' virus surge

Russia warns of ‘explosive’ virus surge

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Russia warned on Wednesday of an “explosive” spread of the Delta coronavirus variant in the country that was made worse by a sluggish vaccination campaign leading to rapidly rising infections and deaths. Citing increases in cases of coronavirus in all Russian regions, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova called for stronger restrictive …

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