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Mexico cheers imminent U.S. border opening, frets over WHO vaccine rules

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U.S. Border Patrol officers walk along the perimeter fence near the International Bridge between Mexico and the U.S., where migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. are waiting to be processed, in Del Rio, Texas, U.S., September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello MEXICO CITY, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Mexico’s president on Wednesday......

WHO says it may be ‘last chance’ to find COVID origins

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WHO pins hopes on its new scientific advisory panel Calls for China to cooperate, provide early data from Wuhan “It may be our last chance to understand the origins” – Ryan GENEVA, Oct 13 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Wednesday its newly formed advisory group on dangerous......

U.S. to lift Canada, Mexico land border restrictions in Nov for vaccinated visitors -officials

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A U.S. and a Canadian flag flutter at the Canada-United States border crossing at the Thousand Islands Bridge, which remains closed to non-essential traffic to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lansdowne, Ontario, Canada September 28, 2020. REUTERS/Lars Hagberg/File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) – The United......

Toddler with COVID-19 home from the hospital

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Oct 12 (Reuters) – Adrian James, an Illinois toddler who just days ago was attached to a ventilator at a hospital as he fought a severe case of COVID-19, is home, his mother said Tuesday. “So, so, so happy,” Tiffany Jackson said in a text message, sharing photos of Adrian......

Afghan minister wants good relations, needs more time on girls’ education

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A person holds a flag of Afghanistan while taking part in a Solidarity With Afghan Women rally outside the United Nations headquarters, during the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly, in New York, U.S., September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon DOHA, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s foreign minister appealed to......

Texas governor bars all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in state, rips Biden for ‘bullying’

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Oct 11 (Reuters) – Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, responding to what he called “bullying” by the Biden Administration, on Monday barred all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state by any entity, including private employers. Abbott’s move sets him up for a clash with President Joe Biden, a Democrat who......

Three detained in Egypt after coronavirus vaccines found dumped

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A nurse shows a vial of China’s Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a mass immunization venue inside Cairo’s International Exhibition Center in Cairo, Egypt June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh CAIRO, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Egypt’s public prosecution said on Sunday it had ordered the arrest of......

New Zealand reports fall in local COVID-19 cases, all in Auckland

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A normally busy road is deserted during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Auckland, New Zealand, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall Oct 11 (Reuters) – New Zealand on Monday reported a slight easing in new COVID-19 cases, all of them in the country’s......

Texan vying for governor slams COVID vaccine mandates from hospital

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Former U.S. Congressman and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen West speaks to the press at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Oct 10 (Reuters) – Conservative firebrand and Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen West was receiving care for COVID-19 in a......

‘Blood, sweat, no beers’: Sydney set to ease key COVID-19 curbs

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A lone woman, wearing a protective face mask, walks across a city centre bridge as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/File Photo MELBOURNE, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Sydney was set to reopen after......

U.S. administers nearly 402 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses, CDC says

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A patient receives their coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine booster during a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination clinic in Southfield, Michigan, U.S., September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Emily Elconin Oct 9 (Reuters) – The United States has administered 401,819,240 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning and distributed 487,277,035 doses, the U.S.......

U.S. will accept WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines for international visitors

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A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The United States will accept the use by international visitors......

Pfizer, BioNTech seek U.S. COVID-19 vaccine clearance for children 5-11

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WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech SE have asked U.S. regulators to authorize emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, a group for whom no shot is currently allowed, Pfizer said on Thursday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has set......

Pfizer, BioNTech seek U.S. COVID-19 vaccine clearance for children 5-11

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WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech SE have asked U.S. regulators to authorize emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, a group for whom no shot is currently allowed, Pfizer said on Thursday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has set......

Toddler on ventilator fights for his life as COVID takes toll on U.S. children

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ST. LOUIS, Oct 6 (Reuters) – When her 2-year-old started feeling sick early last week, Tiffany Jackson didn’t think it might be COVID-19. No one else in the family was sick. Adrian James just had a bit of a cough. She gave him cough syrup and put a humidifier in......

WHO backs malaria vaccine rollout for Africa’s children in major breakthrough

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WHO recommendation comes after pilot in 3 African countries Malaria killed 274,000 African kids under 5 in 2019 Nearly half world’s population at risk of disease NAIROBI, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday the only approved vaccine against malaria should be widely given to......

Canada imposes COVID-19 vaccine mandate on federal workers, transportation

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OTTAWA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Canada will place unvaccinated federal employees on unpaid leave and require COVID-19 shots for air, train and ship passengers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, as he unveiled one of the world’s strictest vaccine mandate policies. Federal employees will be required to declare their......

Pfizer study to vaccinate whole Brazilian town against COVID-19

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A vial and sryinge are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration BRASILIA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) will study the effectiveness of its vaccine against COVID-19 by inoculating the entire population over the age of 12 in......

Sweden, Denmark pause Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups

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STOCKHOLM, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Sweden and Denmark said on Wednesday they are pausing the use of Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups after reports of possible rare side effects. The Swedish health agency said it would pause using the shot for people born in 1991 and later......

AstraZeneca seeks U.S. authorisation of drug to prevent COVID-19

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Oct 5 (Reuters) – AstraZeneca (AZN.L) has requested emergency use authorisation from U.S. regulators for its new treatment to prevent COVID-19 for people who respond poorly to vaccines because of a weakened immune system. In a statement on Tuesday, the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker said it included data in its filing with......

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