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Thousands protest against tougher Covid rules in France (VIDEO)

More than 50,000 people protested against stricter Covid-19 measures in France on Saturday, as the upper house of parliament approved a bill introducing a vaccine pass. Around 54,000 people protested across the country, including 7,000 who marched in the capital, according to the Interior Ministry. Some held banners that read …

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DNA test to be added to Covid screening

The Polish Health Ministry is planning to introduce a new type of screening for coronavirus after a gene was discovered that determines the likelihood of a patient suffering from severe or fatal Covid-19. People most at risk of suffering the severest effects or even dying of coronavirus can be identified …

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Rare condition listed as possible side effect of COVID-19 shots

The European Medicines Agency wants to put warning labels on Covid-19 jabs made by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, saying there was a “reasonable possibility” they may have caused a spinal inflammation on rare occasions. Following three days of meetings and discussions, the EMA’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) said …

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Harris sends Americans struggling to get Covid test to Google

US Vice President Kamala Harris shrugged off a question about Americans having trouble securing a coronavirus test, suggesting a simple Google search was an optimal solution to the problem. Appearing on NBC’s ‘Today’ show on Thursday, Harris was asked by host Craig Melvin why the Joe Biden administration hadn’t obtained …

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Biden calls for tighter censorship of Covid-19 content

US President Joe Biden’s latest “surge response” to fight the spread of Covid-19 includes an appeal for Big Tech and media companies to block allegedly false pandemic-related claims. “I make a special appeal to social media companies and media outlets,” Biden said on Thursday. “Please deal with the misinformation and …

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First European country offers 4th Covid vaccine dose

Denmark will soon offer a fourth Covid-19 shot to those considered at high risk from the virus, becoming the first in Europe to do so despite a regulator’s warning that there is not enough data to know if the policy will help. “We are now embarking on a new chapter, …

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State lowers bar on teaching hires amid Covid-related shortage

At least one US state is struggling so much to find enough teachers to keep classrooms open that it will hire teenagers who were high school students themselves less than a year ago as fill-in educators. The Kansas State Board of Education approved an emergency declaration on Wednesday, temporarily easing …

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Expiration date on nearly 1 million old Covid tests extended

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lengthened the shelf-life for around 800,000 expired coronavirus tests that have sat in a warehouse in Florida for months, giving state health officials more time to use them up. The FDA allowed the extension after Abbott Diagnostics, the firm that produced the …

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