19 Jan 2021

China and WHO acted too slowly to contain Covid-19, says independent panel

China and the World Health Organization (WHO) failed to act accordingly in regards to the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an independent review panel. The panel, based in Switzerland, determined that China did not apply adequate public health measures when the virus was first detected in Wuhan. The

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18 Jan 2021

Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official

According to Australian Health Secretary Brendan Murphy, the country is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021, despite plans to distribute vaccines to residents. Murphy’s comments have dampened hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country may resume by July. Dr. Murphy’s expertise was a driving

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11 Jan 2021

China: WHO experts arriving Thursday for virus origins probe

The Chinese government said Monday that experts from the World Health Organization will arrive in China this week to investigate into the origins of the Coronavirus pandemic. These experts will arrive on Thursday and will meet with the National Health Commission. This visit has been under negotiation for some time

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06 Jan 2021

WHO team investigating virus origins denied entry to China

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one of their teams was denied entry into China to investigate the origins of the Covid-19 virus. Two members were already on their way to the country, and the WHO reported that the problem was a lack of visa clearances on behalf of

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05 Jan 2021

U.K. Delays Second Covid-19 Vaccine Dose as Europe Ponders How to Speed Up Immunization

The UK has switched gears and delayed administering the second Covid-19 dose to those who have received the first, instead of seeking to give out as many first doses as possible. The decision was announced on Tuesday and has been criticized due to tot eh lack of data on the

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04 Jan 2021

Israel Vaccinates More Than 10% of Its Population in Two Weeks

In just two weeks, Israel has reportedly vaccinated nearly half of its most at-risk citizens, representing 10% of the population. Authorities have been accelerating Covid-19 vaccine administration after early mistakes led to wasted doses. The small country boasts nine million residents and aims to immunize the majority of its population

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04 Jan 2021

Japan poised for state of emergency as Covid-19 cases soar

Japan is currently facing the risk of entering a state of emergency as coronavirus cases soar, due in part to a new variant of the virus that is more infectious. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday stated that an emergency declaration was being considered. This type of lockdown would apply

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29 Dec 2020

Russian Covid deaths three times the official toll

Official figures state that 55,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Russia, however, Russia’s deputy prime minister has recently claimed that the actual number of casualties is 186,000, or 80% more than reported due to excess deaths. Excess deaths are classified as the difference between the total number of deaths

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29 Dec 2020

Nearly half a million people may have had Covid-19 in Wuhan, study shows. That’s almost 10 times the official figure

In Wuhan, the original epicenter of the Covid-19 virus and its location of origin, nearly half of a million people may have been infected. This is almost 10 times the official number of confirmed cases, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC conducted a

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29 Dec 2020

Hackers Amp Up COVID-19 IP Theft Attacks

The Covid-19 pandemic has been used by cybercriminals to leverage public fear and lure victims into giving up personal information in BEC, phishing, and scam attacks since February. This trend slowed down months ago but has re-started as countries began to approve vaccines to be administered and fear levels resided.

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