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New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Rapidly Spreading Through in UK
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New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Rapidly Spreading Through in UK

London: As public health officials worldwide mount vaccination campaigns against COVID-19, a new SARS-CoV-2 variant has rapidly taken hold in the UK, leading scientists to investigate if it carries any implications for the transmissibility of the virus, severity of infection, and success of a vaccine, though experts say it is unlikely to hamper vaccination efforts….

FDA Clears Pfizer Vaccine for emergency use in USA
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FDA Clears Pfizer Vaccine for emergency use in USA

USA: The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use recently, clearing the way for millions of highly vulnerable people to begin receiving the vaccine within days. The authorization is a historic turning point in a pandemic that has taken more than 290,000 lives in the United States. With the decision, the United…

Minister who took India-made COVID vaccine gets virus
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Minister who took India-made COVID vaccine gets virus

New Delhi: BJP minister who took India-made coronavirus vaccine contracts virus An Indian health minister, who recently took the India-made coronavirus vaccine, has contracted the virus. In a tweet, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said he tested positive for the coronavirus. “I am admitted in Civil Hospital Ambala Cantt. All those who have come in…

Drug to reduce bleeding could treat COVID-19
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Drug to reduce bleeding could treat COVID-19

A recent study has shown that aprotinin, a drug that reduces the risk of bleeding during surgery, can stop the novel coronavirus from entering host cells. The drug could serve to prevent severe cases of COVID-19, the authors say. With a number of vaccines on the way, there is now light at the end of the tunnel…

Robot reminds shoppers to wear masks
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Robot reminds shoppers to wear masks

Japan: A shop in Japan has enlisted a robot to ensure customers are wearing masks, as the country prepares for a possible third wave of coronavirus infections. Robovie, developed by the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International in Kyoto, is able to pick out customers who aren’t wearing masks and politely ask them to cover up. It can also intervene when…

WHO records 65 virus cases, with one cluster, at HQ
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WHO records 65 virus cases, with one cluster, at HQ

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including at least one cluster of infections, an internal email obtained by this news agency shows, despite the agency’s past assertions that there has been no transmission at the Geneva site. The revelation comes amid…

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