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Almost 7 000 children receive Pfizer shot on first day for under-18s

More than 39 000 young people had registered on the government’s database by 4pm on Wednesday The post Almost 7 000 children receive Pfizer shot on first day for under-18s appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Pfizer says its booster shot has 95.6% efficacy against COVID-19 amid the Delta variant

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Jerusalem. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer said its booster shot is 95.6% effective against preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant. The results were from its first large trial, of more than 10,000 people aged 16 and older. Half of the participants got the third booster dose, and half got a placebo. Pfizer said on Monday that its coronavirus booster shot has 95.6% efficacy at preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant.Th...
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UK Covid live: Labour demands 500,000 per day booster jabs target, saying ‘wall of defence is crumbling’

Latest updates: shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth warns current booster programme will not be completed until March 2022England: minister denies there is ‘plan C’ to ban Christmas mixingBritish Medical Association says ‘time is now’ for Covid plan BWho can get a Covid booster jab in England?Global Covid updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverageJeremy Hunt made his comments earlier (see 11.12am) during a Commons urgent question on Covid. During the exchanges Jonathan Ashworth, the sh...
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Group that spread false Covid claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months

Revelations about World Doctors Alliance pages raise questions about platform’s efforts to control misinformationAn international pressure group that spread false and conspiratorial claims about Covid-19 more than doubled the average number of interactions it got on Facebook in the first six months of 2021 in spite of renewed efforts to curb misinformation on the platform, according to a report.Pages owned by the World Doctors Alliance – a group of current and former medical professionals and ac...
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Coronavirus live: Covid-linked deaths in Russia at record highs again; most cases in Bulgaria since April

Russia reports 1,036 deaths and 36,339 cases over past 24 hours; protests over restrictions even as over 4,500 new cases recorded in BulgariaOnly 14% of promised Covid doses reach poorest countriesSingapore’s healthcare system may be unable to cope, officials warnEngland: minister denies there is ‘plan C’ to ban Christmas mixingUK Covid updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the UK Labour’s shadow culture secretary Jo Stevens – she is MP for Cardiff Central – has been on Sky News, and...
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UK Covid live: ministers should act now to prevent need for lockdown, urges Tony Blair

Latest updates: former PM joins growing calls for beefed-up measures as health minister suggests time to act is not nowEngland: minister denies there is ‘plan C’ to ban Christmas mixingBritish Medical Association says ‘time is now’ for Covid plan BWho can get a Covid booster jab in England?Global Covid updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverageThe campaign group Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice is also calling for the government to move to a plan B now. In a statement Hannah Brady, its...
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A healthcare CEO who has the same cancer as Colin Powell blamed unvaccinated people for risking their lives: 'Somebody is killing us'

Colin Powell. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former Secretary of State Colin Powell had cancer before he died of COVID-19 complications. A healthcare CEO with the same cancer blamed unvaccinated people: "Somebody is killing us." Powell was fully vaccinated, his family said. But the cancer and treatment likely made him more vulnerable. A healthcare CEO who has the same cancer that Colin Powell had before his death blamed unvaccinated people for risking vulnerable people's lives.Dr. Marc Harr...
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What is driving the rise in UK Covid cases?

A drop-off in mask wearing and slow uptake of booster jabs are among the reasons for the continuing growthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid cases in the UK are on the rise once more, with 49,156 reported on Monday – the highest figure since mid-July. The increase appears to be driven by growing case numbers in England, but what is behind that increase? Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live: Bulgaria records highest cases since April; India administers billionth jab

Protests over restrictions even as over 4,500 new cases recorded in Bulgaria; India has administered 1bn doses of the Covid vaccine in the country of 1.4bnOnly 14% of promised Covid doses reach poorest countriesSingapore’s healthcare system may be unable to cope, officials warnEngland: minister denies there is ‘plan C’ to ban Christmas mixing UK Covid updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the UK Labour’s shadow culture secretary Jo Stevens – she is MP for Cardiff Central – has been on...
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Minister denies there is a Covid ‘plan C’ to ban Christmas mixing in England

Denial from Edward Argar comes as virologist warns UK daily case rate is already likely to be close to 100,000Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCurrent pressure on the NHS is “sustainable”, according to a health minister, who denied the government had a “plan C” that would ban the mixing of households at Christmas in England if cases continued to rise.Edward Argar told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that while the NHS was “under huge pressure” it was not the right time t...
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Coronavirus live: UK not seeing ‘unsustainable pressure’ on health service; India administers billionth jab

UK minister defends refusal to introduce measures to deal with rising cases; India has administered 1bn doses of the Covid vaccine in the country of 1.4bnOnly 14% of promised Covid doses reach poorest countriesSingapore’s healthcare system may be unable to cope with surging infections, officials warnNew Zealand’s daily cases pass grim milestoneAustralia’s 7m unused AstraZeneca doses may go to wasteBritish Medical Association says ‘time is now’ for Covid plan BSee all our coronavirus coverageIn t...
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British leavers and remainers as polarised as ever, survey finds

Nine out of 10 people would vote the same way again, but leavers feel better about UK politics since BrexitBrexit divisions in UK society appear to be as entrenched as ever, according to the latest British social attitudes survey, with little sign that the issue is losing its polarising force. Nine in 10 of leave and remain voters said they would vote the same way again, it found.Although Britain’s departure from the EU pushed overall public trust and confidence in government to its highest leve...
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Coronavirus news live: India administers billionth vaccine dose; EU ‘unlikely’ to approve Sputnik V until 2022

India has administered 1bn doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country of 1.4bn; European Medicines Agency says delay in Russian data holding up processSingapore’s healthcare system may be unable to cope with surging infections, officials warnNew Zealand’s daily cases pass grim milestoneAustralia’s 7m unused AstraZeneca doses may go to wasteUS children aged 5-11 soon to get Covid jabs, White House saysBritish Medical Association says ‘time is now’ for Covid plan BSee all our coronavirus coverag...
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Only 14% of promised Covid vaccine doses reach poorest nations

Just 261m of the 1.8bn doses pledged by wealthy nations have arrived in low-income countries, analysis findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnly one in seven Covid vaccine doses promised to the world’s poorest countries have been delivered, a report reveals.Of 1.8bn doses pledged by wealthy nations, just 261m (14%) have arrived in low-income countries, according to the analysis by the People’s Vaccinealliance, a coalition of groups that includes Oxfam, ActionAid and A...
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Deep within the UK’s shocking Covid data, there may be reasons for optimism

Analysis: soaring cases in schools are adding to the pool of the immune – which could soon see some community infections fallCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is hard to be upbeat about the latest numbers. The government’s Covid dashboard is awash with red and upward-pointing arrows. New cases have climbed 17% on the week. Hospital admissions are up 11% and deaths have increased by 21%. This is not where we wanted to be nearly two years into the pandemic – and 10 mon...
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New Zealand Covid daily cases pass 100 for first time since pandemic began

Director general of health says country is following similar trajectory to UK, with vast majority of hospital cases being unvaccinatedSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealand’s daily Covid-19 case numbers have gone into three figures for the first time since the pandemic began, as it recorded 102 new cases in the community on Thursday.Thursday’s cases broke Tuesday’s record of 94, bringing the total in the Delta outbreak to 2,260 cases. Continue reading...
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Singapore hospitals risk being ‘overwhelmed’ after record daily Covid deaths

Death of 18 people forces more social restrictions even as city-state expands quarantine-free travel to eight countriesSingapore’s healthcare system is at risk of being “overwhelmed” by surging coronavirus infections, government officials warned on Wednesday, a day after the city-state expanded quarantine-free travel as it shifts its approach to dealing with the pandemic.The health ministry reported 18 deaths on Wednesday – Singapore’s highest toll in a single day – and 3,862 more cases, just sh...
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Biden visits home town of Scranton to pitch huge investment agenda – as it happened

President speaks at critical moment for domestic proposalsRepublicans block Democrats’ sweeping voting rights billActivists call for robust climate provisions in reconciliation packageScrutiny grows of Joe Manchin’s support from oil, gas and coalDemocrats request paid family leave remain in the Biden packageClimate activists have gathered on Capitol Hill to demand that Democrats’ reconciliation package effectively address the climate crisis.One protester with Greenpeace carried cutouts of Senate...
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"Some people are clearly more altruistic than others. But even these super-cooperators can’t do all the heavy lifting alone."

"Haphazard or individual-level efforts to be helpful are rarely sufficient to keep cooperation going in a larger population. For one thing, a cooperator surrounded by noncooperators will usually stop being helpful—for who wants to be a chump? Yet devolving to an 'every man for himself' dynamic is injurious to all. That’s no way to fight a plague.... We also practice punishment and ostracism, both of which can, in the right circumstances, foster cooperation. Shunning transgressors comes naturally...
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Comiket 99 Won’t Deny Those Who Refuse Vaccination

In a move that will surely be a breath of fresh air in comparison to the West (and even worse, Australia), those in charge of the upcoming Comiket 99 encouraged attendees to receive their vaccinations against the Coronavirus, but also informed the masses they don’t intend to deny entry to those who refuse to take […]
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FDA backs Moderna and J&J boosters as it OKs mixing Covid vaccines

CDC will consult panel this week before finalizing recommendations for who should get boosters and whenUS regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending Covid-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decisions mark a big step toward expanding the US booster campaign, which began with extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine ...
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Senate Republicans block Democrats’ Freedom to Vote Act – live

Democrats required 60 votes to begin debate on voting rights billActivists call for robust climate provisions in reconciliation packageScrutiny grows of Joe Manchin’s support from oil, gas and coalDemocrats request paid family leave remain in the Biden packageSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailClimate activists have gathered on Capitol Hill to demand that Democrats’ reconciliation package effectively address the climate crisis.One protester with Greenpeace carried cutout...
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The FDA just authorized booster shots of Moderna's and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines and is letting users mix and match shots

An employee of Japan's Suntory Holdings receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for Covid-19. KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images The FDA authorized booster shots of the Moderna and J&J vaccines on Wednesday. The agency also authorized people to get different vaccine brand as a booster shot. J&J recipients can get a booster after two months. Moderna recipients should wait six months. The Food and Drug Administration authorized on Wednesday booster shots for Moderna's and Johnson &...
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Foreclosures See Hard Spike As Federal Protections End

As expected, the end of federal protections in September has coincided with a significant uptick in foreclosures, as default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions spiked 34% in Q3 of this year according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions®, potentially foreshadowing a difficult winter for homeowners still struggling through the pandemic.  The extent of any looming crisis remains unclear, as industry experts have hoped lenders will work with distressed homeowners to prevent the ...
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Senate Republicans secure votes to block advancement of key voting rights bill – live

Republicans garner sufficient votes to block bill from advancingActivists call for robust climate provisions in reconciliation packageScrutiny grows of Joe Manchin’s support from oil, gas and coalDemocrats request paid family leave remain in the Biden packageSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailClimate activists have gathered on Capitol Hill to demand that Democrats’ reconciliation package effectively address the climate crisis.One protester with Greenpeace carried cutouts...
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MPs should set example with masks in battle against Covid, says Javid

Health secretary rejects calls for ‘plan B’ measures despite predicting infections could hit 100,000 a dayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePoliticians have a responsibility to set an example in the battle against Covid, including wearing masks in crowded spaces, Sajid Javid has suggested as he predicted new infections could hit a record 100,000 a day.With the government under mounting pressure to impose measures to control the virus, Javid warned “this pandemic is not ...
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Biden’s flagship bill edges towards deal as climate activists protest Manchin’s proposed cuts – live

Activists call for robust climate provisions in reconciliation packageScrutiny grows of Joe Manchin’s support from oil, gas and coalClimate activists have gathered on Capitol HillDemocrats request paid family leave remain in the Biden packageSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailClimate activists have gathered on Capitol Hill to demand that Democrats’ reconciliation package effectively address the climate crisis.One protester with Greenpeace carried cutouts of Senate majori...
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Coronavirus cases could hit 100,000 a day this winter, says Javid – video

Ministers will do 'what it takes' to ensure the NHS is not overwhelmed this winter, Sajid Javid has promised, as he said the number of new Covid infections across the UK could hit a record 100,000 a day. The health secretary said the government would not heed the NHS Confederation's call to implement 'plan B' measures such as mandatory mask wearing 'at this time', but that ministers would be 'staying vigilant, preparing for all eventualities'Javid vows to protect NHS as he says Covid infections ...
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Covid live: warning drastic action needed to combat Poland case spike; record daily deaths in Singapore

Polish health minister says explosion in cases needs to be urgently addressed; Singapore records 18 deaths and 3,862 new casesLatvia first country to reimpose lockdown in Europe’s new waveUS children aged 5-11 will soon be able to get Covid jabs, says White HouseMorocco bans flights from UK, Germany and NetherlandsCalls to charge Brazil president with murder over Covid tollSee all our coronavirus coverageChief executive of the NHS confederation Matthew Taylor has been on Sky News in the UK, and ...
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Why is it business as usual in England while Covid infections rise?

Analysis: a winter plan has been set out but implementing it could be hampered by political squeamishnessCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 20 months into the Covid pandemic and with a tough winter looming, the public could be excused for having a distinct sense of deja vu.Infection rates are rising sharply, scientists and senior NHS figures are sounding the alarm – but the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, was touring the broadcast studios on Wednesday morni...
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