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  • 11 Nov 2021 2:53 PM | Anonymous

    A growing number of countries that had lifted COVID-19 restrictions are now reimposing them as cases surge.

    SBS Reports

  • 9 Nov 2021 3:49 PM | Anonymous

    The Singaporean government has said unvaccinated people "disproportionately contribute" to the strain on the country's healthcare resources.

    SBS Reports

  • 9 Nov 2021 3:48 PM | Anonymous

    Costa Rica has become the first country in the world to make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for children.

    The jab will join the extensive list of basic childhood vaccinations already required by law, health officials said.

    The country signed a deal with Pfizer to acquire doses to start vaccinating all under-12s from March 2022.

    BBC Reports

  • 9 Nov 2021 3:48 PM | Anonymous

    Big Bird has been accused of being a "communist" and promoting "government propaganda" after the character tweeted about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

    SBS News

  • 9 Nov 2021 3:46 PM | Anonymous

    Travellers are facing long queues at US borders as international travel resumes for the first time in the United States after more than a year and a half.

    SBS Reports

  • 8 Nov 2021 4:32 PM | Anonymous

    Europe is once again "at the epicentre" of the Covid pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, as cases soar across the continent.

    At a press conference WHO Europe head Hans Kluge said the continent could see half a million more deaths by February.

    He blamed insufficient vaccine take-up for the rise.

    BBC Reports


  • 8 Nov 2021 4:31 PM | Anonymous

    A pill to treat Covid developed by the US company Pfizer cuts the risk of hospitalisation or death by 89% in vulnerable adults, clinical trial results suggest.

    BBC Reports

  • 5 Nov 2021 1:57 PM | Anonymous

    WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says no more COVID-19 jabs should go to countries that have more than 40 per cent of its population vaccinated.

    SBS Reports

  • 5 Nov 2021 1:57 PM | Anonymous

    University of Oxford scientists have uncovered a gene that doubles the risk of lung failure and death from Covid.

    They say 60% of people from South Asian backgrounds and 15% of people of European ancestry carry the high-risk version of the gene.

    BBC Reports


  • 4 Nov 2021 2:11 PM | Anonymous

    As more countries open up to international travellers, vaccine equity continues to be a problem in Africa and in developing countries.

    SBS Reports

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