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Call to speed up Covid jabs as Delta variant spreads across Europe

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The EU’s disease control agency has called for swifter vaccination in Europe as the highly transmissible Delta variant of Covid is forecast to account for 90% of all cases in member states by the end of August. Dr And...

Japanese encephalitis: Australia to buy 130,000 vaccine doses as outbreak spreads

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The Australian government has said it will buy 130,000 doses of a vaccine to protect against Japanese encephalitis as the outbreak spreads across four states. Nearly $70m will be spent to combat the virus, which has b...

As Delta spreads, Republicans adopt Trump’s demagoguery and blame immigrants

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As America reaches the milestone of 70% of adults with at least one dose of a vaccine, the highly contagious Delta variant is surging. Public health officials are trying to keep the focus on the urgent need for more v...

Ashes broadcasters sidelined as Covid spreads among media at Adelaide Oval

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England batsman Dawid Malan narrowly avoided becoming a Covid-19 close contact but two confirmed cases among Ashes broadcasters have created more headaches for Cricket Australia and the networks. Radio broadcasts retu...

Threat to vulnerable Americans rises as Delta variant spreads

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Just as the troubling Delta variant was spreading through the US, Charis Hill got a worrying call from their doctor. The medications Hill takes to treat their spondylitis affect their immune system, and they knew the ...

Toxic Putin is going for bust. The west must stop him before this contagion spreads

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Politically speaking, Vladimir Putin is a dead man walking. As dictators always do, he has fatally over-reached. Bunker-bound and bonkers, there’s no way back into the world for him. At home, too, he looks increasingl...

Remote Indigenous community of Wilcannia under severe strain as Covid spreads

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Covid is spreading rapidly in the majority Aboriginal town of Wilcannia in far western New South Wales, with at least 39 cases recorded in a week in a community of just 750 people. Locals say the Delta outbreak could ...

Covid live news: France and Italy see record daily cases; Australia’s Omicron outbreak spreads

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Rapid spread causes highest ever numbers in France, Australia, Italy and Ireland; we’ll all get Omicron, says New South Wales minister; Boris Johnson warned not to impose new year curbs

Fears of new US Covid surge as Delta spreads and many remain unvaccinated

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More than nine out of 10 Americans who died from Covid-19 in the US in June were unvaccinated, according to Anthony Fauci – a statistic that health officials say is especially concerning given the prevalence of vaccin...

China Covid cases hit two-year high with millions in lockdown as outbreak spreads

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China has posted a steep jump in daily Covid-19 infections with new cases more than doubling from a day earlier to a two-year high as a virus outbreak expanded rapidly in the north-east. A total of 3,507 domestically ...

‘We can never go back’: Taliban surge spreads fear in Delhi’s ‘Little Kabul’

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They call it little Kabul and it’s not hard to see why. In this lively corner of south Delhi, the streets of Lajpat Nagar are lined with Afghan pharmacies, supermarkets, travel agents and beauty parlours, with Dari Pe...

US sets new record for daily Covid cases as Omicron spreads across country

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The United States set a new record for daily infections of Covid-19 after reporting almost half a million positive cases as the surge of the Omicron variant spreads across the country. On Wednesday there were a startl...

South Africa violence spreads after jailing of Jacob Zuma

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Shops were looted overnight and a section of the M2 highway was closed in Johannesburg on Sunday as violence following the jailing of the former South African president Jacob Zuma spread to the country’s main economic...

Psaki, Garland, Pelosi: Covid-19 spreads among leading Democrats and Biden officials

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Growing numbers of prominent members of Congress and senior staffers in Washington DC are contracting Covid-19, sparking concerns about the risk to Joe Biden as unmasked events increase at the White House. Celebration...

US adds just 235,000 jobs in August as Delta variant spreads

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The US economy added just 235,000 jobs in August, a sharp drop from preceding months, as employers cut back hiring plans amid the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus virus. The unemployment rate declined by...

Germany may follow England in cutting isolation time as Omicron spreads

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Germany’s health minister has said he is in favour of modifying quarantine rules to cope with a new wave of coronavirus caused by the Omicron variant, which is already dominant in some parts of the country. Anyone inf...

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