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Only 7% of 5-11s in England have had Covid jab as parents hesitate
Six weeks after start of vaccine rollout, fraction of young children have had first dose as parents question usefulness
North Korea announces first COVID death with 350,000 treated for fever spreading 'explosively', state media says
Kim Jong Un visited the emergency epidemic prevention headquarters on Thursday and criticised officials for failing to prevent "a vulnerable point in the epidemic prevention system", state media says.
Republicans Need a New Leader. They’re Looking to Florida.
Two weeks ago, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida appeared with the Fox News host Laura Ingraham for a town hall that lasted the full hour of her prime-time show. That kind of airtime tends to be reserved only for Donald Trump, but Mr. DeSanti...
US Doctors Reflect On Fatigue, Pain Of One Million Covid Deaths
Health care workers who have served on the frontlines continue to shoulder a heavy burden, even as the rest of society has moved on.
$3 Billion Pledged In New Funding During Virtual Global Covid Summit
The United States crossed a grim milestone as the summit began, with the White House announcing that more than one million Americans have now died due to Covid
Once a zero-Covid poster child, Taiwan learns to live with the virus
By rejecting super-strict lockdowns, the island is pioneering a new and ‘very successful’ approach at odds with China and Hong Kong
The Great Currency Reset And Why Europe Is Trapped
EU leadership and Davos understand that its hold on those countries is tenuous... This is a policy and a plan designed to force them into submission and keep them down...
Bill Gates on Elon Musk feud and Jeffrey Epstein meetings
In a wide-ranging interview with the BBC's Today programme, Bill Gates says conspiracy theories about him are "crazy" and that being shouted at in public is "awful". He also told the BBC's Mishal Husain that meeting Jeffrey Epstein was a...
Pfizer accused of Covid profiteering as first-quarter sales hit $26bn
Pharma firm criticised over pricing and for keeping monopoly control over vaccine and new Paxlovid pill
Denmark to destroy 1.1 million excess COVID-19 vaccines
Health agency says it is difficult for Denmark and other EU countries to find recipient countries for the excess doses.
New York has become the city that never eats
Is there anything more extraordinary than dining in New York City? Whether you’re sitting down for the Michelin star experience of a lifetime at Le Bernardin or squeezing in at the counter of Vanessa’s Dumpling House on the Lower East Si...
Amazon ends COVID paid leave for US workers
Giant online retailer Amazon will end its paid time-off policy for employees with COVID-19 from May 2, the company told US-based staff on Saturday.
U.S. likely to find out about next COVID booster by summer -Fauci
Scientists and health officials by this summer should have a better sense of what type of COVID-19 booster will be needed to deal with the next phase of the pandemic and when it should be administered, top U.S. infectious disease expert ...
Greta Thunberg doesn’t want you to talk about her anymore
The Swedish activist has a new message: Don’t just listen to the science, listen to the most vulnerable.
Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid
Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the highest-ranking official in the Biden Administration to test positive for the virus
Djokovic can defend Wimbledon title
Novak Djokovic can defend his Wimbledon title after organisers said players who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed to compete.
Joe Rogan claims Spotify controversy led to 2 million in subscriber growth
Joe Rogan's online controversy regarding his use of the n-word and his opinions on COVID-19 apparently didn't deter potential subscribers.
World Bank and IMF gathering underscores a bleak global outlook | Larry Elliot
If Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is hurting developed countries, it’s proving a hammer blow for the poor
Google, Twitter and Facebook face fines of 6pc of turnover over hate speech and disinformation after landmark EU deal
Tech companies will be charged a "supervisory fee", which could be up to 0.1pc of their annual global net income, to fund the system
Woman caught Covid virus twice within record 20 days
A 31-year-old healthcare worker caught Covid twice within 20 days — the shortest-known gap between infections, Spanish researchers have claimed.
US supreme court rules against air force officer who refused Covid vaccine
Majority of court sides with Pentagon over challenge by lieutenant colonel who cited religious grounds for refusal to get vaccine
US judge throws out Biden mask mandate for planes and trains
A federal judge in Florida has struck down the Biden administration's mask mandate for airplanes and other forms of public transit, calling it unlawful.
Unvaccinated children hospitalized at twice the rate during Omicron surge -U.S. study
Hospitalization rates for unvaccinated children ages 5 to 11 were twice as high as among those who were vaccinated during the record COVID-19 surge caused by the Omicron variant, according to a U.S. study released on Tuesday.
Forget the pandemic, the ‘diversemic’ – diversity in the workplace – is showing resistance in society and no vaccine can help it
The lack of diversity and inclusion in the workplace appears to be endemic in the UK. Research suggests inclusion is not exploding as it should be but is instead waning.
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