Amid signs of Covid's 6th wave, more US areas may see mask recommendations

CDC: Covid-19 pandemic could get worse in the U.S. In the weeks ahead. More of the country could be advised to wear masks indoors, CDC director says. How much worse the pandemic gets depends on several factors, including how much previous infections will protect against new variants.
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Pfizer Covid Pill Preventing Hospitalisations and Deaths: White House

Pfizer’s anti-Covid pill Paxlovid is helping stave off hospitalisations and deaths amid the United States’ latest wave of infections. Demand for the treatment has soared, with a four-fold increase over the past month. White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha told reporters in a press call.
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8 hours ago

Australia PM Scott Morrison bats away mounting Covid worries

Australia detected 66 Covid-related deaths and more than 53,000 infections in the previous 24 hours. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says many reported deaths are not caused by the virus. Morrison: We're not going back to those daily press conferences of people talking about Covid every day and interfering in people's lives again.
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18 hours ago

Covid-19 outbreak in North Korea worrying for new variants, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the Covid-19 outbreak in North Korea is worrying for new variants of the virus. North Korea has been battling a rapid spread of a mysterious fever since late April. WHO's emergencies director Mike Ryan said, “Certainly it's worrying if countries are not using the tools that are now available”
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US authorises Covid booster shots for children aged 5 to 11

Children as young as five in the United States will now be able to receive a booster dose of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, the nation's health authorities announced Tuesday. The authorization comes as Covid cases are on the rise in the U.S. With approximately 90,000 cases reported per day. The dosage is 10 micrograms for the initial shots and the booster, compared to 30 for those 12 and older.
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Delhi reports 393 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths; minor dip in positivity rate

The national capital on Tuesday reported 393 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours. The death toll has now reached 26,198 while the total case tally now stands at 19,01,128. On Monday, the positivity rate in the national capital had stood at 3.37 per cent.
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US deaths from Covid hit 1 million, less than 2.5 years in

The confirmed number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 336 days. It is roughly equal to how many Americans died in the Civil War and World War II combined. Black, Hispanic and Native American people have been roughly twice as likely to die from Covid-19. Three out of every four deaths were people 65 and older.
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IIM Calcutta to Move Classes Online as Covid-19 Cases Rise on Campus

As many as 28 students have tested positive for coronavirus at the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta. The students are from executive MBA batch which was called on campus and their offline classes had begun last week. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) authorities are considering declaring the entire campus as a containment zone.
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With 1,569 new cases, India's daily Covid tally below 2,000 after nearly a month

India logged 1,569 fresh infections in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 43,125,370. In the previous 24-hour period, as many as 2,202 people tested positive, 29 per cent higher than the latest numbers.
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Covid-19 could be at root of mysterious hepatitis cases in children: study

Children with COVID-19 are at significantly increased risk for liver dysfunction afterward. But most of the children with acute hepatitis - which is generally rare in that age group - do not report a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection. Instead, the majority have been found to be infected with an adenovirus called 41F, which is not known to attack the liver.
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Amid Covid outbreak, North Korea's Kim deploys army to battle ‘fever’: 5 points

North Korea has deployed its army as the isolated nation battles a suspicious ‘fever’ Senior members of the ruling Workers’ Party’s powerful politburo were on the ground, visiting pharmacies and medicine management offices. At least six more North Koreans succumbed due to the mysterious fever, pushing the death toll to 56. Fever symptoms were found in 269,510 more people, bringing the total to 1,483,060. Overall, 663,910 citizens were under medical treatment.
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2 days ago

6 more die of ‘fever’ in North Korea amid reports of Covid outbreak

North Korea's death toll stands at 56, with more than 1,483,060 cases of fever and at least 663,910 people receiving medical treatment. Leader Kim Jong Un has ordered nationwide lockdowns in a bid to slow the spread of disease through unvaccinated population. Kim has so far strongly criticised healthcare officials for what he called a botched response to epidemic prevention.
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2 days ago

Post-Covid: Rise in high BP cases among youths

The condition, commonly referred to as high blood pressure, involves blood beating against the artery walls at a pressure that is higher than usual. The hospital is now receiving up to four young hypertension patients every month. The condition is also being seen in people with obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder.
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2 days ago

Tight security, Sec 144 for Bada Mangal celebrations in Lucknow today

Bada Mangal celebrations will resume after two years’ break forced by Covid-19 surge. Local administration has announced fresh restrictions to ensure maintenance of law and order and adherence to Covid protocols. District administration officials said tight security arrangements have been made in areas, especially ones with mixed population.
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2 days ago

US deaths from Covid hit 1 million, less than 2 ½ years into the pandemic

The confirmed number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 336 days. It is roughly equal to how many Americans died in the Civil War and World War II combined. Black, Hispanic and Native American people have been roughly twice as likely to die from Covid-19.
#Covid #9/11 #SensitiveSubjects

2 days ago

How Australia saved thousands of lives while Covid killed one million Americans

If the U.S. Had the same Covid death rate as Australia, about 900,000 lives would have been saved. Both countries are English-speaking democracies with similar demographic profiles. In Australia and in the United States, the median age is 38. Roughly 86% of Australians live in urban areas, compared with 83% of Americans.
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2 days ago

Most of Shanghai ends Covid-19 spread, 1 million left in lockdown

Vice Mayor Zong Ming says 15 out of 16 districts have eliminated virus transmission among those not already in quarantine. Supermarkets, malls and restaurants allowed to reopen Monday with limits on the numbers of people and mandated “no contact transactions” A prospective date of June 1 has been given for a full reopening.
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2 days ago

India reports 2,202 fresh Covid-19 cases, 27 deaths; active cases at 17,317

India reported 2,202 new Covid-19 infections and 27 fatalities in the last 24 hours ending 8 am on Monday. With this, the active cases in the country dipped to 17,317. India’s total tally of cases has reached 4,31,23,801, while the death toll was recorded at 5,24,241.
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2 days ago

North Korea reports 8 new Covid deaths as Kim laments virus response

North's emergency anti-virus headquarters said more than 1.2 million people fell ill amid rapid spread of Covid since late April. The eight new deaths reported in the 24 hours through 6 pm Sunday brought its death toll to 50. Kim blasted officials over slow medicine deliveries and ordered his military to respond to COVID-19 crisis.
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2 days ago

Covid-19 fourth wave: India records 2,202 new infections, 27 fatalities in...

COVID-19 cases rose to 4,31,23,801, while active cases dipped to 17,317, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll climbed to 5,24,241 with 27 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am on Monday. The active cases comprised 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate was 98.74 per cent.
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