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Billionaires made $3.9 trillion during the pandemic — enough to pay for everyone’s vaccine
A new report from Oxfam found that the world's billionaires didn't just recoup losses from the coronavirus: Their collective wealth increase could pay for the entire world's vaccinations and prevent anyone from falling into poverty. "The increase in the w ...[Read more]
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Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine: rare blood clot syndrome has high mortality rate
Researchers found that clots occurring after first dose of Oxford jab affected otherwise young and healthy people ...[Read more]
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Family ‘devastated’ after night club owner who railed against vaccines dies of COVID-19
A British nightclub owner who had a history of sharing an anti-vaccine message social media and who mocked people for getting an "experimental vaccine" has died from COVID-19, The Daily Mail reports. David Parker, 56, passed away at Darlington Memorial Ho ...[Read more]
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Republicans treated Covid like a bioweapon. Then it turned against them
“Kushner’s coronavirus team shied away from a national strategy, believing that the virus was hitting Democratic states hardest and that they could blame governors.” An administration more committed to saving lives than scoring points could have con ...[Read more]
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‘A Very Serious Threat’: CDC Document Warns Delta Variant Is as Contagious as Chickenpox
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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