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World Bank To Finance Extra COVID-19 Vaccines For Poorer Nations

The WHO has raged against the staggering imbalance in global distribution of Covid vaccine doses (File) Geneva: A new World Bank financing mechanism will allow developing countries to purchase Covid-19 vaccines collectively through the Covax facility, the scheme announced Monday. Covax was set up to ensure 92 developing territories could access coronavirus vaccines to fight […]

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COVID-19 Linked to Substantial Impact on Intelligence in UK Study

A severe coronavirus infection, involving hospitalisation and ventilator support, has a substantial impact on a recovered patient’s intelligence as part of wider “Long-COVID” symptoms, a UK study has found. Scientists tested 81,337 participants between January and December 2020 with a clinically validated web-optimised assessment as part of the Great British Intelligence Test. The questionnaire items […]

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COVID-19 Linked To Substantial Impact On Intelligence In Recovered Patients: Study

Scientists tested 81,337 participants between January and December 2020. (File) London: A severe coronavirus infection, involving hospitalisation and ventilator support, has a substantial impact on a recovered patient’s intelligence as part of wider “Long-COVID” symptoms, a UK study has found. Scientists tested 81,337 participants between January and December 2020 with a clinically validated web-optimised assessment […]

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Covid-19: UAE extends ban on passenger flights from India till August 2

NEW DELHI: National carrier Etihad Airways on Monday informed that flights from India to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will remain suspended till August 2. The date could be extended, depending on directions by the UAE authorities, Khaleej Times reported citing Etihad Airways Guest Relations. “We’ve just received confirmation that flights from India are suspended […]

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US overtakes India in Covid-19 cases amid pandemic of the unvaccinated

WASHINGTON: With Covid positive cases ticking past 52,000 per day, the United States has once again surpassed India (less than 40,000 cases per day as per official count) amid growing regret and recrimination among some anti-vaxxers but also continued resistance among diehards skeptics of the vaccine. Alarm bells are ringing again after a 170 per […]

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Covid-19: Malaysian parliament reopens after months-long virus hiatus

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s parliament convened Monday for the first time this year after being suspended under a coronavirus emergency, but critics have slammed the session as a sham that will not truly test the embattled premier’s support. Parliament was halted when the king declared the state of emergency in January to fight Covid-19, following the […]