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Thousands rally against vaccination of children (VIDEOS)

Thousands of maskless demonstrators took to the streets of Melbourne on Saturday to decry the Australian government’s decision to greenlight Covid-19 vaccines for children as young as five. Despite the rainy weather, the ‘Save Our Children’ protest attracted a huge crowd in the central business district in the capital of …

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Djokovic has become a pawn in a vaccination culture war

Serbian great Novak Djokovic’s treatment at the hands of Australian authorities has seen him cast in the role of a scapegoat for the anti-vax movement. In February 2021, when Djokovic eased past Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to claim his third successive Australian Open title, few could have predicted …

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Indian PM Modi announces Covid-19 vaccination for teens

The vaccination campaign for minors aged over 15 will start on January 3, Modi said in a 15-minute-long speech announcing a set of new immunization initiatives that are to be launched in India early next year. The prime minister said that all frontline health workers would also be getting their …

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New York threatens prison time for faking vaccination

Hochul signed off on a measure to make falsification of Covid-19 records a felony crime on Wednesday, warning that residents who “misrepresent” their vaccination status “not only jeopardize their own health, but the health of all those they come into contact with.” “This legislation ensures that as New York opens up and …

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New US city requires proof of Covid vaccination

Democratic Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced the new mandate on Monday, saying it will go into effect for all indoor businesses in the city on January 15. It was part of what the mayor dubbed the ‘B Together’ initiative in response to a spike in Covid cases.  City workers will …

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Switzerland likely to hold vote on compulsory vaccination

The group, called the Swiss Freedom Movement (MLS), formally submitted the proposal to protect people’s “freedom and physical integrity” to the Federal Chancellery in Bern on Thursday. MLS said they collected 125,000 signatures, which is 25,000 more than what is required by law to put issues to a nationwide vote. …

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Macron keeps mandatory vaccination on the table

Asked by French TV channels TF1 and LCI on Wednesday whether vaccination for Covid-19 would become mandatory in the future, Macron replied, “This hypothesis exists,” before noting that France was not far off from being fully vaccinated anyway. The president did encourage the “little more than 5 million of our fellow citizens …

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BioNTech CEO replies to claims he refused vaccination

A video of Sahin, the German immunology and oncology professor who helped develop the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, telling a reporter he was not immunized against the coronavirus recently went viral on social media. In an interview with the German DW TV channel, conducted in English, the reporter queries whether the CEO …

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