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Coronavirus live news: Germany extends restrictions to 10 January; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

North America seeing record daily cases; WHO says vaccines won’t stop short-term surges; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysDozens get Covid after New Orleans swingers conventionUK coronavirus updates - live 8.57pm GMT Prince Harry has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic is a rebuke from nature as he called for more action to...
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The WHO says masks shouldn't be worn during intense physical activity, contradicting other advice

Crystal Cox/Business Insider Masks do not need to be worn during "vigorous intensity physical activity," the World Health Organization said in updated guidelines, citing some research that wearing them can have negative effects.  The organization said other prevention measures, like distancing and ventilation, need to be in place in indoor exercise venues, or they should temporarily close.  Some experts disagree with the guidance, however, citing research showing that masks don't impair b...
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Coronavirus live news: deaths in the Americas rise nearly 30% in November; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

North America seeing record daily cases; WHO says vaccines won’t stop short-term surges; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 5.10pm GMT Morocco hopes to launch an ambitious vaccination campaign against the coronavirus by the end of...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO says vaccines won't prevent short-term surge; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

Health body says there won’t be enough doses to prevent new wave in cases in next six months; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 4.22pm GMT Covid-19 deaths in the Americas have increased nearly 30% in November compared to the end ...
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Not enough Covid vaccine stock to prevent more surges of cases over next six months, WHO warns

Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s health emergencies programme, says there could be short-term spikes in infections over next...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil records 287 new Covid deaths; WHO urges caution over festive gatherings

Italy reports 672 new Covid-related deaths, a rise on Sunday’s figure, and Croatia’s PM tests positiveModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmExperts warn of cases surge after widespread Thanksgiving travelSpain appeals for ‘common sense’ after shopping crowd scenesSri Lanka prisoners killed in riot over coronavirus conditionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.19pm GMT Here’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressing a press briefing earlier, where he said the festive perio...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO urges caution over festive gatherings; Turkey imposes new curfews

Italy reports 672 new Covid-related deaths, a rise on Sunday’s figure, and Croatia’s PM tests positiveModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmExperts warn of cases surge after widespread Thanksgiving travelSpain appeals for ‘common sense’ after shopping crowd scenesSri Lanka prisoners killed in riot over coronavirus conditionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.38pm GMT Spending time with friends and family at Christmas is “not worth putting them or yourself at risk”, acc...
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TDR and WHO develop interactive web-based research toolkit for TB care

TDR, in partnership with the WHO Global Tuberculosis Programme, has developed an interactive web-based toolkit that supports national TB programmes and other partners to conduct implementation research designed to evaluate digital technologies for TB care.
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COVID-19 vaccine success is cause for optimism but the rollout may take years in poorer countries. Here are the major challenges they face.

A young girl waits to be tested for COVID-19 in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images Throughout November, the developed world has celebrated milestones in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine. But lower-income countries may have to wait for years before they can vaccinate the majority of their population. Cost and availability, combined with transport, storage, and distribution issues pose serious problems.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Eve...
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get out to the edges

In March [making sense of our digital world] I wrote that my own understanding of the COVID-19 disease started with centres of networked expertise — WHO, CDC, Public Health Agency of Canada. By September [connecting knowledge] I wrote that I see information from the WHO and CDC as lagging indicators, and no longer my first stop to find out what is happening now. I should have known better and gone back to some of my earlier understanding of sensemaking in complexity and chaos. These formal organ...
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WHO Says Would be 'Highly Speculative' To Say COVID Did Not Emerge in China (slashdot)

The World Health Organization's top emergency expert said on Friday it would be "highly speculative" for the WHO to say the coronavirus did not emerge in China, where it was first identified in a food market in December last year. From a report: China is pushing a narrative via state media that the virus existed abroad before it was discovered in the central city of Wuhan, citing the presence of coronavirus on imported frozen food packaging and scientific papers claiming it had been circulating ...
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WHO Says Would be 'Highly Speculative' To Say COVID Did Not Emerge in China

The World Health Organization's top emergency expert said on Friday it would be "highly speculative" for the WHO to say the coronavirus did not emerge in China, where it was first identified in a food market in December last year. From a report: China is pushing a narrative via state media that the virus existed abroad before it was discovered in the central city of Wuhan, citing the presence of coronavirus on imported frozen food packaging and scientific papers claiming it had been circulating ...
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UK medical clinics are selling controversial 'virginity tests', even though the WHO says they don't work and can traumatize women

A woman at a medical clinic (posed by model). Shutterstock "Virginity tests," in which a woman's hymen is examined, are available at least seven UK medical clinics, an investigation by BBC Newsbeat and 100 Women has found. The tests are legal in the UK, but the WHO and UN say they violate human rights and should be banned. "Failing" the test can result in violence, sexual assault, banishment from their community, and even "honor killing." France is currently mulling a ban of the tests, but...
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Coronavirus updates: US number of cases 8 times bigger than reported, CDC says; WHO urges exercise during pandemic; 262K US deaths

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marches on, but the balloons are distancing. New CDC report says the US misses 8 virus cases for every one counted.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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You only need 30 to 40 minutes of exercise per day to 'offset' sitting at your desk all day, new analysis finds

A woman working from home. lechatnoir/E+/Getty A new meta-analysis of evidence suggests that 30-40 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day can "offset" the negative health impacts of sitting at a desk all day. This aligns with recent recommendations from the World Health Organization, which 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity every week to counter sedentary behavior. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We know that spending hour after hour sitting down ...
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ECDC and WHO call for improved HIV testing in Europe

The number of people living with undiagnosed HIV is increasing in the WHO European Region. According to data published today by ECDC and the WHO/Europe, more than 136 000 people were newly diagnosed in 2019 - roughly 20% of these diagnoses were in the EU/EAA and 80% in the eastern part of the European Region. Every second HIV diagnosis (53%) happens at a late stage of the infection, when the immune system has already started to fail.
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The CDC is planning to cut the length of quarantines for Americans who have been exposed to COVID-19, and could go as low as 7 days

A man in self-isolation looks out the window. Justin Paget/Getty Images The recommended 14-day quarantine period for Americans exposed to COVID-19 could soon be shortened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Officials are finalizing plans for a quarantine period that could be short as seven to 10 days, Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC's incident manager for COVID-19 response, told the Wall Street Journal Tuesday. Walke said people would need to take a COVID-19 test before they ...
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COVID-19 has made life expectancy in Sweden drop by the biggest amount in 75 years

People stroll at the Drottninggatan shopping street in central Stockholm on November 10, 2020. Sweden is yet to implement a national lockdown amid the pandemic. Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images This year, Swedish life expectancy is set to fall by 0.3 years for women and 0.5 years for men. This would be the biggest drop in life expectancy in Sweden since 1944. The expected drop is largely down to the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Sweden said. The country is in the midst ...
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COVID-19 has dropped life expectancy in Sweden by the biggest amount since 1944, as a top official warns there is 'no signs' of herd immunity

People stroll at the Drottninggatan shopping street in central Stockholm on November 10, 2020. Sweden is yet to implement a national lockdown amid the pandemic. Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images This year, Swedish life expectancy is set to fall by 0.3 years for women and 0.5 years for men. This would be the biggest drop in life expectancy in Sweden since 1944. The expected drop is largely down to the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Sweden said. The country is in the midst ...
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Coronavirus live news: Germany could allow Christmas gatherings of 10 people; Hong Kong to close bars again

Angela Merkel to discuss plan with state premiers; Hong Kong facing renewed virus surge; WHO says experts to investigate origins of virusOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyLatest vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost priceFrench man fined for breaking lockdown to ‘smash a guy’s face in’Shanghai Covid outbreak ‘traced to cargo from North America’ 10.17am GMT Taiwan, Thailand, and increasingly Vietnam are showing the strongest recovery in the travel sector as most o...
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Gladys Berejiklian voted in parliament before getting Covid test result – follow live

NSW premier says she had no symptoms but in hindsight should have ‘closed my door and not seen anybody’. Follow latest updates Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US records more than 10,000 weekly deathsVictoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 7.13am GMT We’ll leave it there for now. Here are the main events from ...
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South Australia pizza store worker 'deeply sorry'; Queensland to open border on 1 December - follow live

The man blamed for the state’s Covid lockdown expresses his remorse; Victoria records zero active cases – follow latest updates Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US records more than 10,000 weekly deathsVictoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 6.10am GMT The Spanish national at the centre of a South Australian po...
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Victoria posts record $23.3bn deficit; Queensland to open border on 1 December - follow live

Victoria records zero active cases for the first time since outbreak as SA plans to drop restrictions on 1 December – follow latest updates Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US records more than 10,000 weekly deathsVictoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 2.23am GMT Some reaction to the Victorian budget. The Gree...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US tops 10,000 weekly deaths

UK aims to inoculate those most at risk from Covid by Easter; Spain’s king self isolating after virus contact; avoiding family gatherings at Christmas ‘best bet’, says WHOOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyLatest vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost priceFrench man fined for breaking lockdown to ‘smash a guy’s face in’Shanghai Covid outbreak ‘traced to cargo from North America’ 12.25am GMT Travellers arriving in England from abroad face a shorter spell in quarant...
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Queensland to reopen border to NSW on 1 December as Berejiklian admits she should have self-isolated – follow live

The NSW premier acknowledges she should have self-isolated while waiting to receive Covid test, while Victoria records zero active cases for the first time since outbreak – follow latest updates Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US records more than 10,000 weekly deathsVictoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 12.22a...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy reports 630 Covid-linked deaths in a day; Gaza infections spiralling out of control

Italy now exceeds 50,000 Covid deaths in total; Gaza reported record high in new cases; vaccine news from Oxford University and AstraZenecaOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyLatest vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost priceFrench man fined for breaking lockdown to ‘smash a guy’s face in’Shanghai Covid outbreak ‘traced to cargo from North America’UK coronavirus updates - live 6.17pm GMT Nigeria will bar passengers who fail to follow the country’s Covid-19 protoc...
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France to ease Covid rules as Asian countries consider stricter action

WHO says Europe faces third wave early in 2021 if nations repeat their failures to prepareCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance is preparing to ease its Covid-19 lockdown rules in the weeks leading up to Christmas with new daily caseloads falling and pressure building from retailers to allow the annual shopping season to go ahead.But parts of east Asia that were thought to be controlling the disease have raised the possibility of new restrictions. Continue reading...
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The WHO will not recommend remdesivir for COVID-19 patients, since it doesn't seem to boost their chances of survival

A vial of remdesivir as seen during a news conference at the University Hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany, April 8, 2020. Ulrich Perrey/Reuters The FDA approved remdesivir as a treatment for severe COVID-19 cases last month, after granting emergency authorization in May. But on Thursday, the World Health Organization announced it will not recommend the drug's use for COVID-19 patients. "There is currently no evidence that it improves survival or the need for ventilation," the organiza...
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Remdesivir: don't use drug Trump took for Covid-19, WHO says

Agency says no evidence the intravenous antiviral works for severe infectionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRemdesivir, one of the drugs Donald Trump took when he developed Covid-19, should not be used in hospitals because there is no evidence it works, the World Health Organization has advised.The US president was an enthusiastic proponent of the drug, to the point where he boasted in July that he had bought up the world’s entire stock for Americans. The WHO’s guide...
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How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history

The invention of the bifurcated needle allowed more efficient vaccine delivery. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Vaccine research and development has improved massively throughout history. Nearly 200 years passed between the creation of the first successful vaccine and the eventual eradication of smallpox. The influenza virus was isolated in a lab in 1933, and the first flu vaccine wasn't licensed until 1945. Coronavirus vaccine research began just a few months after the first case ...
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