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Australia redesigns ‘Covid-tainted’ national logo

Australia has changed its national brand logo after the previous iteration was mocked for bearing a close resemblance to a Covid-19 particle. The new logo, which was unveiled on Friday, features a minimalist kangaroo made of boomerangs and ‘Australia’ in dark green capital letters below. The logo will be accompanied …

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China gives green light to Pfizer Covid pill

China has given conditional approval to the importation and use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 antiviral pill Paxlovid. The Chinese drug regulator noted, however, that further research into the medicine is needed for it to be granted general approval. China’s National Medical Products Administration announced on Saturday that it had “conducted an …

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South Korea limits Covid-19 care

South Korea will limit Covid-19 care to those who are over the age of 60 or have underlying health conditions from Thursday, with the rest of cases forced to undergo ‘self-treatment’ at home as cases of the Omicron variant rise. ‘Low-risk’ cases – or those with Covid-19 who are under …

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Fauci reveals future of Covid restrictions

White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told the Financial Times on Tuesday that the US is exiting the “full-blown pandemic phase” of Covid-19, and that restrictions will soon be relaxed.  Fauci has been criticized before for flip-flopping on Covid rules, but his latest statement comes amid a government-wide …

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First Canadian provinces to scrap Covid mandates

Canada’s province of Saskatchewan announced on Tuesday it would stop requiring vaccine passes and masks. It comes as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has insisted on the effectiveness of Covid-19 mandates amid trucker protests gripping capital Ottawa. The prairie province, situated between Alberta and Manitoba, said it would stop requiring …

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Johnson & Johnson stops Covid-19 vaccine production – NYT

US multinational Johnson & Johnson suspended production of its Covid-19 vaccine late last year amid a massive push by the federal government and health officials to promote getting inoculated, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the situation.  The pause in production is reportedly temporary, but …

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Turkey’s president gets Covid-19 after Ukraine visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed that he had been infected with Covid-19 on Saturday afternoon. “Thank God, I have a mild illness, which I learned is an Omicron variant. I’m on duty. I will continue to work from home,” Erdogan announced on Twitter. The president visited Kiev on Thursday, where …

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