United Kingdom 's four nations to relax COVID-19 restrictions to save Christmas

United Kingdom ‘s four nations to relax COVID-19 restrictions to save Christmas | World News

LONDON: The four nations of the United Kingdom have agreed to relax COVID-19 restrictions for Christmas to allow up to three households to meet at home for five days. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have taken differing approaches to handle the pandemic so far but the leaders of the…

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Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine 95 per cent effective, to cost less than USD 20 in international market | Health News

Moscow: Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine efficacy is above 95 per cent, 42 days after the first dose and will cost less than $20 for the international market, the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology and Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced on Tuesday (November 24, 2020). “The preliminary data…

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President Xi Jinping says China ready to boost global COVID-19 vaccine cooperation

President Xi Jinping says China ready to boost global COVID-19 vaccine cooperation | World News

BEIJING: President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China is ready to step up global COVID-19 vaccine cooperation, and called for better international coordination on policies to facilitate the movement of people. Pharmaceutical companies and research centres around the world are working on potential COVID-19 vaccines, with large global trials…

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Coronavirus infection may offer protection from reinfection for this long; read here | Health News

London: A new UK study has suggested that individuals who have previously contracted COVID-19 are highly unlikely to contract the illness again for at least six months following their first infection. The study, done as part of a major collaboration between the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH)…

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Obese people at higher risk of contracting coronavirus, suggests a study

Obese people at higher risk of contracting coronavirus, suggests a study | World News

London: The effects of cardiovascular risk factors on the risk of COVID-19 infection have been investigated through a novel approach by researchers at the Queen Mary University of London. Several observational studies have reported the link between cardiovascular risk factors and COVID-19 severity. However, these studies could not ascertain the…

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Don't use Gilead's Remdesivir in hospitalised COVID-19 patients: WHO

Don’t use Gilead’s Remdesivir in hospitalised COVID-19 patients: WHO | World News

LONDON: Gilead`s Remdesivir should not be used for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence the drug improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organization panel said on Friday. “The … panel found a lack of evidence that Remdesivir improved…

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WHO warns this COVID-19 drug has no proof that it improves survival chances

WHO warns this COVID-19 drug has no proof that it improves survival chances | World News

LONDON: Gilead`s drug remdesivir is not recommended for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence it improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organisation panel said on Friday. “The … panel found a lack of evidence that remdesivir…

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Donald Trump's vaccine team will not brief Joe Biden administration: US senator

Donald Trump’s vaccine team will not brief Joe Biden administration: US senator | World News

WASHINGTON: Officials from Donald Trump’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort have not briefed anyone on President-elect Joe Biden`s transition team, and have no plans to do so, a Democratic US senator said after a White House call Thursday. “Just off a conference call with Trump Administration vaccine distribution team,” Senator Chris Murphy…

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