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KIDS IN CRISIS OVER COVID

See, Hear, Respond set up to support those who have become vulnerable throughout the coronavirus pandemic More than a million parents1 believe their child could benefit from professional help in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown, according to a new survey by Barnardo’ s . The poll of more than 1,000 British parents conducted by YouGov2 for the leading children’s ...

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1st batch of Russian vaccine produced for civilian circulation

In some good news for millions living in hope for a Covid-19 vaccine shot, the Russian Health Ministry said on Tuesday that the first batch of Sputnik V vaccine has been produced for civilian circulation. The supplies of the medication to the Russian regions are expected soon, the Health Ministry told reporters, reports Tass news agency. “The first batch of ...

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World must be better prepared for next pandemic: WHO chief

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday called on countries to invest in public health and said the world must be better prepared for the next pandemic. “This will not be the last pandemic,” he warned. At a news conference in Geneva, he said history teaches us that outbreaks and pandemics are a fact of life. “But ...

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Cheap steroids save lives from severe Covid

Cheap steroids can save the lives of patients who are critically ill with Covid-19, studies show. The findings confirm the results of an earlier trial, which has already led to steroids being used widely for Covid patients in intensive care. The new results, published in JAMA, show eight lives would be saved for every 100 patients treated. The researchers said ...

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German company CureVac expected to produce COVID-19 vaccine by year-end: Report

German biotechnology company CureVac is expected to produce 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this year, said its officials. Co-founder of software company SAP and CureVac controlling shareholder Dietmar Hopp told the newspaper Handelsblatt in an interview on Friday, reports Xinhua. A precise date for the market entry of the vaccine by CureVac still depends on ...

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Gonorrhoea cases in England hit record high

Gonorrhoea cases in England are at the highest level since records began more than 100 years ago. A total of 70,936 cases were reported last year – up by more than a quarter from 2018. Although it’s too early to tell, health experts suspect last year’s figures will be in stark contrast to those from 2020. These could be much ...

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The Lancet publishes Russian vaccine’s phase I/II results

Russia on Friday has published the results of the early trials of the locally developed coronavirus vaccine and said it appeared to be safe and to prompt an antibody response. The shots had only been tested on several dozen people before being more widely administered, reports AP. The vaccine received government approval last month but drew considerable criticism from experts. ...

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World ‘falling behind’ on goal to cut chronic disease deaths

Only six high-income countries are doing enough to tackle deaths from chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, a global report said Friday, warning the coronavirus pandemic exposes the urgent need to combat underlying conditions. In its stocktake of global efforts to stop people dying prematurely from largely preventable and treatable non-communicable diseases, the report by groups including the ...

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Experts probe obesity link to severe virus response

Inflammatory and immune responses linked to obesity could help explain the likelihood of a more severe outcome among patients with Covid-19, European experts said Wednesday. As the new coronavirus has spread, killing more than 800,000 people globally, it has become increasingly clear that co-morbidities put patients at greater risk. In a presentation at European and International Congress on Obesity, researchers ...

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Japan may offer free Covid-19 vaccines to all residents

The Japanese government may offer free Covid-19 vaccinations to all residents so that the number of future cases and fatalities can be mitigated, informed sources said on Wednesday. According to the sources, owing to the highly contagious nature of the Covid-19 and its potential to render patients with extremely severe symptoms, the government wants the highest number of people as ...

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