EU COMMISSION WANTS 70% VACCINATION RATE IN BLOC BY SUMMER

Tue 19 January 2021: Up to 70% of adults in the European Union should be vaccinated against the coronavirus by summer, according to the European Commission. The Brussels-based body plans to publish a corresponding proposal on Tuesday, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) learned in advance. By March, the commission wants an interim goal of 80% of people […]

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UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA TO RE-OPEN BETWEEN MARCH AND APRIL

Mon 18 January 2021: Higher education is the latest sector to delay its re-opening dates with 16 universities still finalising their academic year. Addressing the media on Monday, Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, announced that universities will start the academic year between early-March and mid-April. The re-opening of higher education institutions […]

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ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY BEGINS TESTING OF NEW COVID-19 ANTIBODY DRUG IN PEOPLE

Mon 18 January 2021: With the green light from the FDA, Rockefeller scientists started human trials this week for a new monoclonal antibody drug as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies are mass-produced replicas of natural antibodies made by the immune system to fight viruses. Designed to prevent people with early COVID-19 from developing […]

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COVID-19 UPDATE: UK PREPARES TO VACCINATE OVER-70S, ISRAEL PRISON SERVICE TO VACCINATE PALESTINIAN INMATES

Mon 18 January 2021: COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Last updated: January 18, 2021, 08:17 GMT Coronavirus Cases: 95,518,512 Deaths: 2,040,457 Recovered: 66,933,328 Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ Ghana president warns of health system overload as Covid cases soar Ghana’s virus infection rates are skyrocketing and include new strains of the virus not before seen in the country, filling treatment […]

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COVID-19 UPDATE: UN CHIEF URGES VACCINATIONS FOR ALL, SUICIDES RISE IN JAPAN

Sat 16 January 2021: COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Last updated: January 16, 2021, 19:04 GMT Coronavirus Cases: 94,642,344 Deaths: 2,024,554 Recovered: 66,933,328 Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in COVID-19 cases China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients to fight a surge in infections the government said are […]

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UK CORONAVIRUS VARIANT MAY BECOME ‘PREDOMINANT’ BY MARCH IN US

Sat 16 January 2021: The U.K. variant of the coronavirus could become the predominant strain in the United States by March, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Friday. “The modeled trajectory of this variant in the U.S. exhibits rapid growth in early 2021, becoming the predominant variant in March,” the […]

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