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Coronavirus live news: Mexico City reshuts schools as it shifts up a tier; US has given more than 317,100,000 jabs

Mexico City had reduced restrictions only two weeks ago; US says 317,117,797 Covid vaccines have been administeredThird wave of Covid ‘definitely under way’ in UK, says expertHow Europe’s Covid vaccine rollout is catching up with UKCovid jabs for billions of humans will earn makers billions of dollarsNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91See all our coronavirus coverage 8.59pm BST 8.42pm BS...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, US, Society, World news, Mexico City, Vaccines and immunisation, Namibia, Uae, United Arab Emirates UAE, Liberia Sierra Leone, Milkha Singh, Coronavirus, June Reuters


Universities ramping up ‘hybrid’ learning means double the work for same pay, staff say

Teachers say plans by Australian universities to boost in-person classes while keeping online options will greatly increase their workloadStaff at Australian universities say plans to “ramp up” in-person learning next semester while continuing to offer the majority of online classes means they will do twice the amount of work for the same pay.While staff and students have both welcomed the gradual return to face-to-face classes, teachers say that job cuts and pay cuts, combined with new demands ...
Tags: Australia news, Australian education, Australian Universities, Coronavirus


Fresh protests in Brazil against Bolsonaro’s handling of Covid pandemic

Country’s death toll nears 500,000 as opposition to the president grows and vaccination rates remain lowCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThousands of Brazilians return to the streets on Saturday in protest against the response of Jair Bolsonaro’s administration to a pandemic that has killed close on half a million people in the country – the most after the United States.On the second day of demonstrations in less than a month, the anti-Bolsonaro mobilisation is gaining...
Tags: Americas, World news, United States, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus


A man who boosted his Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine with a shot from Moderna said his side effects were a 'little more severe' the third time round

From left: Study volunteer and virologist Joseph Hyser, Chanei Henry, senior research coordinator of molecular virology and microbiology, and Dr. Robert Atmar, the principal investigator on the study. Baylor College of Medicine Scientists in the US are starting a booster shot trial, giving fully vaccinated people another jab. Participants are given a booster shot of the Moderna vaccine - whether they previously got 2 shots of an mRNA vaccine (from Pfizer or Moderna) or 1 adenovirus (J&J) s...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Baylor, Johnson Johnson, Baylor College of Medicine, Moderna, Vaccine Research Center, Baylor College, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, Robert Atmar


Coronavirus live news: queues for jabs at English football grounds; Brazil expected to pass 500,000 deaths

Long queues develop at football grounds including West Ham’s London Stadium as UK government urges everyone over 18 to get vaccinatedThird wave of Covid ‘definitely under way’ in UK, says expertHow Europe’s Covid vaccine rollout is catching up with UKCovid jabs for billions of humans will earn makers billions of dollarsNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91See all our coronavirus coverage 5.31pm ...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, India, Society, World news, Afghanistan, United Nations, Brazil, Astrazeneca, West Ham, Associated Press, Vaccines and immunisation, Malawi, African Union, Milkha Singh


Judge sides with Florida and says CDC cannot enforce Covid cruise ship rules

Governor De Santis hails ‘major victory’ following ruling that CDC’s ‘conditional sailing order’ is non-binding and merely a guidelineA federal judge in Florida ruled Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cannot enforce its Covid-19 rules for cruise ships in the state after 18 July. Related: Champ, Joe Biden’s German shepherd and ‘sweet, good boy’, dies aged 13 Continue reading...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Florida, Cdc, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, De Santis


London stadiums host ‘super Saturday’ of mass rapid Covid vaccinations

Tens of thousands turn up to grounds of West Ham, Spurs and others, as young people are urged to get jabsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLondoners received tens of thousands of Covid jabs in just a few hours on Saturday as football grounds in the capital were transformed into mass vaccination centres.Huge jab clinics have been set up at the London Stadium, Stamford Bridge, the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, the Valley, home of Charlton Athletic, and Selhurst Park. Continu...
Tags: Health, London, Football, Society, UK News, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Charlton Athletic, Sadiq Khan, West Ham Spurs, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: queues for jabs at England football grounds; Brazil expected to pass 500,000 deaths

Surge testing to begin in Lambeth and Cumbria following rise in cases of Delta variant as Russia reports a record 9,120 cases in MoscowThird wave of Covid ‘definitely under way’ in UK, says expertHow Europe’s Covid vaccine rollout is catching up with UKCovid jabs for billions of humans will earn makers billions of dollarsNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91UK holiday costs more than Europe as dem...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, England, London, Washington, China, Russia, US, Society, World news, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, Delta, Brazil


Covid jabs for billions of humans will earn their makers billions of dollars

We look at the drug firms – led by Pfizer and Moderna – that are set to profit most in an unprecedented global vaccination driveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDrugmakers led by US firms Pfizer and Moderna stand to make tens of billions of dollars from their Covid-19 vaccines this year and next, given G7 governments’ pledge to vaccinate the entire world by the end of 2022, but sales are likely to drop sharply thereafter, according to analysts.Acclaimed for allowing a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, US, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus, Karen Andersen, Morningstar Continue


Coronavirus live news: surge testing rolled out in Lambeth and Cumbria; Japan turns Olympic viewing sites into vaccine centres

Surge testing to begin in Lambeth and Cumbria following rise in cases of Delta variant as Russia reports a record 9,120 cases in MoscowNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91UK holiday costs more than Europe as demand growsSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.30pm BST Several English football grounds are being used as vaccination centres, including the London Stadium, where long queues have formed...
Tags: Health, Europe, Japan, UK, Russia, Society, World news, Delta, Lambeth, Vaccines and immunisation, East London, Cumbria, Milkha Singh, London Stadium, Coronavirus, Miranda Bryant


Coronavirus live news: s Covid restrictions to remain in German schools

Surge testing to begin in Lambeth and Cumbria following rise in cases of Delta variant as Russia reports a record 9,120 cases in MoscowNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91UK holiday costs more than Europe as demand growsSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.22pm BST On Friday morning, Leyla Çelik woke up with butterflies in her stomach. For weeks, the 22-year-old student at Berlin’s Freie Univer...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Russia, Berlin, Society, World news, Delta, Lambeth, Vaccines and immunisation, UNHCR, Cate Blanchett, Cumbria, UN Refugee Agency, Berliner, Milkha Singh


Furloughed workers reluctant to return, says Andrea Leadsom

Former business secretary claims UK’s economic recovery under threat with firms struggling to persuade staff back to the officeThe former business secretary Andrea Leadsom has warned that some people are reluctant to return to work because furlough has been “great” for them while others were “terrified” of going back to the office, sparking criticism from workers and business-owners.The Conservative MP said some businesses in her South Northamptonshire constituency were struggling to get employe...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Economics, UK News, Economic recovery, Andrea Leadsom, South Northamptonshire, Coronavirus, UK job furlough scheme


‘It’s such a relief’: how Europe’s Covid vaccine rollout is catching up with UK

More supplies and vaccination centres have put France, Italy and Germany back on track in battle against coronavirusOn Friday morning, Leyla Çelik woke up with butterflies in her stomach. For weeks, the 22-year-old student at Berlin’s Freie Universität had tried in vain to get an appointment for her first Covid-19 vaccine shot so she could volunteer as a polling station administrator at federal elections in September. “I’d basically given up hope.”But last week her university had suddenly got in...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, France, Germany, Berlin, European Union, Society, World news, Italy, Vaccines and immunisation, Berliner, France Italy, Freie Universitat, Coronavirus, Leyla Çelik


‘The resilience has been heroic’: New York’s undocumented migrants on the pandemic

The estimated half a million undocumented residents in the city were among its worst hit by Covid-19This article is co-published with DocumentedJCR had been a cook for 15 years, never struggling to find a job in New York city, where his friends would always find a place for him in a restaurant’s kitchen.But when Covid-19 hit the city in March last year, work that immigrants had relied on vanished seemingly overnight, especially jobs in hospitality, events and cleaning. Continue reading...
Tags: New York, World news, US news, US immigration, Coronavirus, COVID


The Palestinian Authority rejected 90,000 vaccine doses from Israel because they were almost expired

A Palestinian health worker displays a vial of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, on February 24. Yousef Masoud/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Palestinian Authority canceled a deal to swap coronavirus vaccine doses with Israel on Friday. The PA said the doses were supposed to expire in July or August, but expired this month instead. Several human-rights organizations have called on Israel to give Palestinians vaccines right away. See more st...
Tags: Science, News, Israel, Trends, PA, West Bank, United Arab Emirates, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Benjamin Netanyahu, East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, Naftali Bennett, Reuters, Expired, Netanyahu


Biden says the Delta variant - set to become the US's dominant strain - is 'particularly dangerous for young people'

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds up a face mask at The Queen theater on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Biden warned Friday that the Delta variant is "particularly dangerous for young people." Delta appears to be more transmissible than any other coronavirus strain. Young people who are unvaccinated and socially active may be more susceptible than others. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden warned...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Vaccinations, Pfizer, Good Morning America, Vaccines, Biden


Masks compulsory on Sydney public transport after new ‘fleeting contact’ case

Victoria also recorded one new case on Friday as its acting premier criticised the slow vaccine rollout Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster growsNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sitesAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and overFace masks will be mandatory on public transport in Sydney for at least five days, as New South Wales scrambles to prevent the eastern suburbs cluster from growing.The announcement of the mandate came as the state recorded another locally acq...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Westfield Bondi Junction Myer


NSW Covid update: three new Sydney cases of ’near and present danger’ delta variant recorded

‘Fleeting contact’ spurs decision to introduce mask mandate but no other restrictions in place yetNSW and ACT hotspotsVictorian hotspotsQueensland hotspotsNew South Wales reported three cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the total associated with the Bondi outbreak to six.Two previously unreported cases were announced, including a woman in her 40s from the eastern suburbs who visited a number of venues in Westfield Bondi Junction. The second case, reported overnight, is a man in his 30s who l...
Tags: Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, South Wales, Bondi, Westfield Bondi Junction, Coronavirus, COVID, Westfield Bondi Junction Continue


New South Wales records three new Covid cases as mandatory masks introduced

‘Fleeting contact’ spurs decision to introduce mask mandate but no other restrictions in place yetNew South Wales reported three cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the total associated with the Bondi outbreak to six.Two previously unreported cases were announced, including a woman in her 40s from the eastern suburbs who visited a number of venues in Westfield Bondi Junction. The second case, reported overnight, is a man in his 30s who lives in Sydney and also visited Westfield Bondi Junction....
Tags: Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, South Wales, Bondi, Westfield Bondi Junction, Coronavirus, COVID, Westfield Bondi Junction Continue


Covid ‘remains a serious and deadly threat’ for unvaccinated people, Biden says – as it happened

President hails 300m vaccine doses administered since JanuaryMike Pence heckled at conservative Christian summit in FloridaMcConnell says voting rights proposal is ‘rotten to the core’The inner circle egging on Trump and fueling his election lie 1.00am BST – Joan E Greve and Maanvi Singh 12.48am BST The history of the race massacre in Elaine, Arkansas, has always been contested.It is widely accepted that in 1919, a group of white men, with the backing of federal troops, tortured and kill...
Tags: Republicans, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Trump, Mike Pence, Elaine, Maanvi Singh, Joan E Greve, Elaine Arkansas, Coronavirus


Covid live: Uganda introduces sweeping new coronavirus rules, Netherlands to ease restrictions from next week

Ugandan president launches crackdown including ban on vehicular movement; Face masks to no longer be needed in Netherlands Delta variant becoming dominant because of higher transmissibilityUnderreporting in Africa means case levels are worryingEU fails in court action to secure urgent 120m doses of Oxford vaccineIn hunt for Covid origin, new studies point away from lab leak theoryCases of Covid Delta variant in UK rise to over 75,000, says PHESee all our coronavirus coverage 11.26pm BST Almo...
Tags: UK, England, Africa, World news, Uganda, Labour, Netherlands, Oxford, Vaccines and immunisation, Labour Continue, Trades Union Congress, Angela Rayner, Coronavirus, Covid Delta, Netherlands Delta


‘There are viruses just waiting in the wings’: how do we stop the next pandemic?

Understanding the connection between humans, animals and the environment is key to planning for future pandemics, experts warnIn late 2019, Kirby Institute virologist Prof Stuart Turville was looking for another job.“The funding rates were too low to survive,” he says. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Kirby Institute, Coronavirus, Prof Stuart Turville


Covid ‘remains a serious and deadly threat’ for unvaccinated people, Biden says – live

President hails 300m vaccine doses administered since JanuaryMike Pence heckled at conservative Christian summit in FloridaMcConnell says voting rights proposal is ‘rotten to the core’The inner circle egging on Trump and fueling his election lie 8.18pm BST Joe Biden took a couple questions from reporters after concluding his prepared remarks on his administration’s coronavirus vaccination efforts.One reporter asked the president for his response to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops takin...
Tags: Republicans, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, Catholic, US Congress, Biden, Trump, Mike Pence, U S Catholic, U S Conference of Catholic Bishops, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Coronavirus


UK faces chilled food shortage over summer, logistics industry warns

Shortage of HGV drivers and workers exacerbated by Brexit and Covid is creating ‘real crisis of food supplies’Chilled food will struggle to reach some shops in the UK this summer, logistics organisations have warned, due to a lack of drivers and production workers.A chronic shortage of HGV drivers, exacerbated by Brexit and Covid, is now running into unusually high summer demand as the end of lockdown and opening of hospitality combines with the UK’s forced staycation. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, UK News, Food & drink industry, Transport, Brexit, Coronavirus, COVID


California Allows People To Search For Their Digital Record Of COVID-19 Vaccination

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California on Friday announced it will offer residents a digital record of their coronavirus vaccination that they can use to access businesses or events that require proof of inoculation. The state’s public health and technology departments said the tool will allow Californians to access their record from the state’s immunization registry. It will show the same information as the paper cards issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to document coronavirus...
Tags: News, California, Local, Sacramento, Ap, Associated Press, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, CBS Broadcasting Inc, Coronavirus, Covid-19 Vaccine, CBSN Sacramento Feed


A man who spent 4 months in hospital with COVID-19 and ended up with a double-lung transplant said he regrets not getting the vaccine

Josh Garza in hospital with coronavirus. CNN Josh Garza spent four months in hospital with coronavirus, and needed a double lung transplant. He told CNN that he regretted not getting a vaccine for the virus. "If could do it all over again, I'd get it. No doubt. What I went through is probably the worst I've ever seen." See more stories on Insider's business page. A man who spent four months battling coronavirus in hospital and almost died from the virus said he regretted not ge...
Tags: Texas, Science, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Garza, Houston Methodist Hospital, Josh Garza, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, UK Weekend, UK Weekend News


EU fails in court action to secure urgent 120m doses of Oxford Covid vaccine

But Brussels court says AstraZeneca should earlier have used UK plants to fulfil EU deliveriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe EU has failed in a legal attempt to secure an urgent 120m vaccine doses from AstraZeneca by the end of this month, while securing a judgment that sites in Oxford and Staffordshire should have been used in the past to make good on deliveries.The court of first instance in Brussels ordered the Anglo-Swedish company to deliver just 10m more th...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, Eu, European Union, World news, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Brussels, Staffordshire, Coronavirus, Anglo Swedish company


Covid live: Delta variant becoming globally dominant, WHO says as expert calls Africa’s case trajectory ‘very, very concerning’

WHO expert says Delta variant becoming dominant because of its increased transmissibility as underreporting in Africa means case levels are worryingCases of Covid Delta variant in UK rise to over 75,000, says PHEA silent decimation: South America’s losing battle against CovidWales delays easing Covid restrictions by four weeksUK minister won’t tell workers to return to office when lockdown endsSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.21pm BST The EU has lost its attempt to require AstraZeneca to d...
Tags: UK, Africa, Eu, World news, Britain, Delta, European Commission, Who, Astrazeneca, South America, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Reuters, European Union Reuters, Ursula von der Leyen, Coronavirus


Covid live: EU loses AstraZeneca legal challenge; Africa coronavirus trajectory ‘very, very concerning’, says WHO

Court in Brussels rejects EU request for more deliveries by end of June; WHO expert says underreporting means case levels are worryingCases of Covid Delta variant in UK rise to over 75,000, says PHEA silent decimation: South America’s losing battle against CovidWales delays easing Covid restrictions by four weeksUK minister won’t tell workers to return to office when lockdown endsSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.18pm BST Canada said on Friday it will extend restrictions that bar non-essent...
Tags: UK, Africa, US, Eu, World news, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, South America, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Reuters, Mike Ryan, BST Canada, Coronavirus, Covid Delta


Poems not proms: England’s schools give leavers send-off in Covid times

Headteachers across the country have been forced to get inventive to recreate a sense of occasionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHeadteacher Ben Davis bowed to the inevitable this week and wrote to all of his year-11 pupils and their families to inform them that the school prom – the now-fashionable highlight at the end of secondary school – had been postponed.The hotel that was to have hosted the event contacted the school to say that in the light of the prime minist...
Tags: England, Education, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, Secondary Schools, Ben Davis, Coronavirus, COVID



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