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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 ...

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 ...

UK facing ‘perilous moment’ as Indian Covid variant spreads

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The UK is facing a “quite perilous moment” as the Delta coronavirus variant, first identified in India, takes over, accounting for three-quarters of cases, with no indication yet if the 21 June lifting of restrictions...

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...

Tigray: thousands flee in neighbouring region as conflict spreads

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Attacks by Tigrayan forces in the Afar region of Ethiopia have forced more than 54,000 people from their homes, an official has said, as the eight-month conflict appeared to be spreading. Tigrayan fighters seized cont...

NSW Covid update: Sydney suffers worst day of pandemic with 262 cases and five deaths as Delta spreads north

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A beach party in Newcastle attended by young people from western Sydney has triggered a snap lockdown in eight regional local government areas as New South Wales authorities worry that the Delta variant of Covid is no...

‘Black fungus’ disease linked to Covid spreads across India

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States across India have begun declaring a “black fungus” epidemic as cases of the fatal rare infection shoot up in patients recovering from Covid-19. The fungal disease, called mucormycosis, has a 50% mortality rate....

Scientists call on UK to speed up second Covid jabs as India variant spreads

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Scientists are urging the government to speed up second doses of Covid vaccines and delay a decision on easing lockdown restrictions in England on 21 June in an effort to tackle the creeping spread of new cases. Data ...

Twenty-four dead in Gaza after Jerusalem violence spreads

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Twenty-four people, including nine children, have died in Gaza, the enclave’s health ministry has announced, following all-night airstrikes from the Israeli military, which accused Palestinian militants of launching m...

Red Snow review – vampire comedy spreads Christmas cheer not chills

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Home Alone meets The Lost Boys in this trashy half-way entertaining Christmas vampire movie from director Sean Nichols Lynch; it’s a black comedy with some silly splattery gore. Lynch makes the most of a limited budge...

‘If you don’t wear a mask, the virus spreads further. It’s as simple as that’

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Scientists have strongly endorsed the continued wearing of masks in enclosed public spaces over summer. As Covid-19 cases continue to spiral, face coverings offer people the most robust way of limiting the spread of t...

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...

Fears for Indonesia provinces as Delta variant spreads out of Java

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Scenes that have for months haunted hospitals across Indonesia’s Java island are appearing across the country, as the Delta variant spreads to new provinces, causing shortages of beds and oxygen. Images have circulate...

As Delta spreads, Pfizer and Moderna get set for a booster shot to profits

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Praised for preventing hundreds of thousands of deaths and allowing a return to more normal life, Covid vaccines will also substantially benefit some pharmaceutical companies. In June, analysts estimated the global ma...

First Thing: US could face ‘fifth wave’ of Covid as Omicron spreads

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Good morning. Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday the US has “the potential to go into a fifth wave” of coronavirus infections amid rising cases and stagnating vaccination rates. Early ev...

Google becomes latest tech firm to delay reopening as Delta variant spreads

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Google has backtracked on plans to welcome most workers back to its sprawling campus in September, becoming the latest Silicon Valley company to delay reopening amid a surge in Covid cases. The company announced Wedne...

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