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‘A Very Serious Threat’: CDC Document Warns Delta Variant Is as Contagious as Chickenpox
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An internal slide presentation assembled by officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the Delta variant of the coronavirus—now the dominant strain in the U.S. and across much of the world—is as transmissible as chickenpox, ...[Read more]
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The UK now has the highest daily rate of Covid-19 cases in the world
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The rate of daily infections is the highest it has been since mid-January, with 55,000 new cases recorded on Thursday July 15, which is the most recent full day available. Thanks to the fact nearly 70 per cent of UK adults have received two shots of a vac ...[Read more]
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‘Stop Blocking Global Covid Vaccines’: Protests Greet Merkel’s White House Visit
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Ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the U.S. later this week, public health campaigners on Tuesday floated a large banner in front of the White House calling on the European leader to "stop blocking global Covid vaccines," a reference to h ...[Read more]
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Lack of Patent Waiver Would Add Over $70 Billion to Cost of Vaccinating World: Oxfam
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Oxfam calculates that if patent protections were waived by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and vaccine production ramped up worldwide people in low- and middle-income nations could be adequately vaccinated for an estimated cost of $6.5 billion, but tha ...[Read more]
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They stormed the ICU and beat the doctor: health workers under attack
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Since the pandemic began, healthcare workers have been venerated for treating patients with Covid-19, but they have also been attacked for doing their job. Five doctors and nurses treating coronavirus patients, some of whom asked to be kept anonymous, rec ...[Read more]
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Lisa Shaw death: BBC presenter had blood clots after AstraZeneca jab, family says
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The award-winning BBC radio presenter Lisa Shaw died in hospital after suffering blood clots following her AstraZeneca vaccination, her family has said. The 44-year-old, who was a well-known broadcaster in the north-east of England and had worked for BBC ...[Read more]
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Trader Joe’s Put Workers Like Me at Serious Risk During the Pandemic
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Central to Trader Joe’s corporate image is the idea that it is a vaguely progressive alternative to corporate grocery chains. But my time working at Trader Joe’s during the COVID-19 pandemic exposed how little the chain cared about the safety of worke ...[Read more]
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Further evidence supports controversial claim that SARS-CoV-2 genes can integrate with human DNA
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A team of prominent scientists has doubled down on its controversial hypothesis that genetic bits of the pandemic coronavirus can integrate into our chromosomes and stick around long after the infection is over. If they are right—skeptics have argued th ...[Read more]
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Vaccine Waiver Pledge Tests Biden-World’s Pharma Ties
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Biden and many of his appointees have links to drug companies trying to delay and weaken the COVID vaccine waiver he’s now promising to negotiate. ...[Read more]
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EU ready to discuss waiver on Covid vaccine patents
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The head of the European commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has said the bloc is “ready to discuss” a US-backed proposal for a waiver on the patents for Covid-19 vaccines and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, said he was “absolutely in favour” ...[Read more]
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‘Cry No Tears for These Death Profiteers’: Pharma Stocks Plunge as Biden Backs Vaccine Patent Waiver
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Stocks of major pharmaceutical corporations plummeted Wednesday after the Biden administration announced its support for a coronavirus vaccine patent waiver, a measure that would free vaccine recipes from Big Pharma's stranglehold and help enable generic ...[Read more]
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