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Olympics boss admits guidelines on transgender athletes need change… as controversial weightlifter breaks silence to thank him

Dr Richard Budgett, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) medical and science director, has overseen rules based on guidelines from 2015 that have allowed transitioned athletes to compete when their testosterone is below a specified level for 12 months. Hubbard, the controversial New Zealander who is competing in the women’s competition …

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Post-Trump ‘RATINGS DIP’ blamed for advent of ‘irresponsible’ Covid-19 news coverage that the White House wants to shut down

As the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on mask-wearing and reports of numerous “breakthrough” cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant made headlines in American media, one unnamed Biden administration official called the media’s coverage “hyperbolic and, frankly, irresponsible in a way that hardens vaccine hesitancy.” Speaking …

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Boris Johnson wants to waive quarantine rules for COP26 attendees jabbed with Chinese & Russian vaccines – media

Johnson supports plans to allow thousands of foreign delegates, who have received China’s Sinovac or Sinopharm vaccines, or Russia’s Sputnik V, to attend the COP26 climate-change summit in Glasgow in November without quarantining upon arrival, the Times reports. Only the vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson …

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Olympics capital Tokyo sets record for daily Covid-19 infections

It’s the first time that daily infections in the country’s largest city surpassed the 4,000 mark since the start of the pandemic, which so far has recorded more than 214,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and almost 2,300 deaths. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that the recent spike in cases in Tokyo …

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