• Covid: Omicron and Delta driving tsunami of cases - WHO

    Added On : 4th January 2022

    The combination of Delta and Omicron variants is driving a dangerous tsunami of Covid-19 cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief has said.

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  • Covid: Israel Omicron spike could bring herd immunity but with risks - health boss

    Added On : 3rd January 2022

    Israel's top health adviser says the surge of Omicron cases could see the country reach Covid herd immunity.

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  • Covid: UAE bans foreign travel for citizens without booster jab

    Added On : 2nd January 2022

    The United Arab Emirates has announced that it will ban citizens who have not had three doses of a vaccine against Covid-19 from travelling abroad.

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  • Covid: US halves isolation time for asymptomatic infection

    Added On : 29th December 2021

    US health officials have halved the recommended isolation time for people with asymptomatic Covid-19 from 10 to five days, amid a surge in cases.

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  • Global Covid vaccine rollout a stain on our soul - Brown

    Added On : 28th December 2021

    Former prime minister Gordon Brown says the failure to distribute vaccines to poorer countries is a "stain on our global soul".

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  • Omicron up to 70% less likely to need hospital care

    Added On : 27th December 2021

    People catching Omicron are 50% to 70% less likely to need hospital care compared with previous variants, a major analysis says.

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  • Omicron: Half of colds will be Covid, warn UK researchers

    Added On : 26th December 2021

    If you have a sore throat, runny nose and a headache there is a good chance it will be Covid, warn UK researchers.

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  • Covid-19: Israel could become the first country to give four vaccine doses

    Added On : 22nd December 2021

    Israel says it plans to become the first country to roll out a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as the country prepares for a wave of infections driven by the new Omicron variant.

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  • Omicron: Why do boosters work if two doses struggle?

    Added On : 15th December 2021

    The heavily mutated Omicron variant has led to a serious dent in the ability of vaccines to protect us from catching the Covid virus.

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  • Covid: First UK death recorded with Omicron variant

    Added On : 14th December 2021

    At least one person in the UK has died with the Omicron coronavirus variant, the prime minister has said.

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