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World - International
4/13/2022 8:45:01 PM
A Covid-19 vaccine effective against multiple variants is possible before the end of 2022, the head of US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said Wednesday.

World - International
1/15/2022 5:38:09 PM
Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.

Life & Style - Health
1/12/2022 9:37:10 PM
It's not yet clear, but some early data suggests people might become contagious sooner than with earlier variants _ possibly within a day after infection.

World - International
1/11/2022 6:07:51 PM
WHO experts warned Tuesday that repeating booster doses of the original Covid vaccines is not a viable strategy against emerging variants and called for new jabs that better protect against transmission.

Life & Style - Health
12/27/2021 11:45:42 AM
The world could see the Covid pandemic begin fading next year into an endemic disease like others humanity lives with, unless glaring inequality in vaccine access drags it out and worse variants emerge.

World - International
12/21/2021 10:12:51 AM
Omicron has raced ahead of other variants and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S., accounting for 73% of new infections last week, federal health officials said Monday.

Life & Style - Health
12/18/2021 2:05:40 PM
The delta and omicron variants of the coronavirus are trying to spoil the holiday spirit, but there still are ways to enjoy the festivities. The explosive spread of the omicron variant is causing many to wonder if they should cancel their holiday plans. The omicron mutation is expected to overtake the delta variant in the United States within weeks.

World - International
12/8/2021 4:32:41 PM
The Omicron variant appears to be no worse than other coronavirus strains, top scientists from the WHO and the United States told AFP, while cautioning that more research is needed to judge its severity.

World - International
12/3/2021 12:17:34 AM
The global initiative to share coronavirus vaccines fairly already scaled back its pledge to the world's poor once. Now, to meet even that limited promise, COVAX would have to deliver more than a million doses every hour until the end of the year in some of the world's most challenging places.

Egypt - Health
11/10/2021 12:46:57 AM
Egypt has halted the use of rapid ID NOW coronavirus test for arrivals from countries with COVID-19 variants starting Tuesday.

Life & Style - Health
10/25/2021 3:12:27 PM
Yes, as long as the virus that caused the pandemic keeps infecting people. But that doesn’t mean new variants will keep emerging as regularly, or that they’ll be more dangerous

World - Africa
9/16/2021 10:13:26 PM
'The staggering inequity and severe lag in shipments of vaccines threatens to turn areas in Africa ... into breeding grounds for vaccine-resistant variants,' said Matshidiso Moeti, WHO's Africa director

Life & Style - Health
9/15/2021 12:36:32 PM
Head of the WHO Europe was pessimistic about vaccines' ability to put an end to the Covid pandemic, as new variants dash hopes of reaching herd immunity

World - International
7/25/2021 5:21:23 PM
In France, the world’s most visited country, visitors to cultural and tourist sites were confronted this week with a new requirement for a special COVID-19 pass

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
7/17/2021 9:24:00 AM
Reeling from the Delta and Alpha variants, a collapsing healthcare system and a political crisis, Tunisia now has the highest death rates from Covid-19 in the region

World - International
7/15/2021 5:49:07 PM
"the strong likelihood for the emergence and global spread of new and possibly more dangerous variants of concern that may be even more challenging to control," the committee said in a statement

World - International
7/7/2021 2:24:51 PM
The European commission said that the economic risks depend on how households and companies respond to any new tightening of restrictions to stop the spread of variants

World - Africa
6/18/2021 6:21:30 PM
The World Health Organization voiced alarm at surging Covid-19 cases across Africa, with the spread of new more contagious variants even as vaccination rates remain dangerously low

World - International
6/11/2021 3:19:26 PM
Restrictions however remain in place for countries with higher levels of infections, or where virus variants are circulating, such as Britain or India

Life & Style - Health
6/1/2021 4:52:26 PM
The World Health Organization revealed the new names amid criticism that those given by scientists to strains were too complicated

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