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  • 4 Nov 2021 2:10 PM | Anonymous

    US intelligence agencies say they may never be able to identify the origins of Covid-19, but they have concluded it was not created as a biological weapon.

    In an updated assessment of where the virus began, the Office of the US Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said an animal-to-human transmission and a lab leak were both plausible hypotheses for how it spread.

    BBC Reports

  • 4 Nov 2021 2:09 PM | Anonymous

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has granted approval for emergency use to India's government-backed Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin.

    The vaccine was approved in India in January while the third phase of clinical trials was still under way, sparking some concern and criticism.

    Bharat Biotech, which makes the vaccine, has since published data suggesting 78% efficacy.

    BBC Reports

  • 4 Nov 2021 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    The US began administering the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11, the latest group to become eligible for the shots that provide protection against the illness to recipients and those around them.

    SBS Reports

  • 4 Nov 2021 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    Tongans have been rushing to vaccinate themselves against coronavirus after the Pacific island nation confirmed its first case on Friday.

    BBC Reports

  • 4 Nov 2021 2:07 PM | Anonymous

    The plan comes as countries at COP26 issued a landmark pledge to slash methane emissions this decade, with China, Russia and Australia refusing to sign the pact.

    SBS Reports

  • 29 Oct 2021 11:38 AM | Anonymous

    Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has urged richer countries to share their vaccines with poorer ones, in an exclusive interview with the BBC.

    BBC Reports

  • 29 Oct 2021 11:37 AM | Anonymous

    New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows people born overseas had an age-standardised COVID-19 mortality rate of 4.2 deaths per 100,000 people, compared to one of 2.0 for those born locally.

    SBS Reports

  • 29 Oct 2021 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    Shops, restaurants and schools have shut in Moscow in a partial lockdown, as Russia battles record Covid deaths and infections.

    BBC Reports

  • 29 Oct 2021 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    The White House has outlined new rules for foreign travellers to the US, as flight restrictions lift for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020.

    BBC Reports

  • 28 Oct 2021 2:20 PM | Anonymous

    Paediatric doctors could soon find themselves on the front lines of a US government plan to get some 28 million school-aged children in line for their coronavirus jabs.

    BBC Reports

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