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Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

 Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

Highlights Protests against lockdown continue in Australia’s major cities. Cases in Victoria have spiked to a new high. The country reported 11 deaths on Monday. Anti-lockdown protests rocked Australia’s second most populous c...

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India offers free COVID-19 vaccines to all as daily cases hit 68-day low

India offers free COVID-19 vaccines to all as daily cases hit 68-day low

Summary India has declared to offer free vaccines to all adults. The move comes a week after the top court lashed out at the central government for botched-up vaccine rollout. The daily cases in the country have slipped to a 68-day low. I...

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The new economy: 6 ways how the coronavirus has changed the global economy

The new economy: 6 ways how the coronavirus has changed the global economy

Summary The lockdown period has brought about many necessary innovations and realizations pertaining to better and more efficient ways to conduct business. The COVID-19-led lockdowns have accelerated this trend as companies have been forced to ...

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Zoom posts blockbuster earnings but cautious of slowdown

Zoom posts blockbuster earnings but cautious of slowdown

Summary Revenue almost triples; earnings up 9x The company expects slowdown going forth. Shares zoom in the aftermarket. The revenues of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZM) multiplied about three-times in the first quarter of curr...

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Are smokers at higher risk from COVID-19? Here’s what WHO Chief says

Are smokers at higher risk from COVID-19? Here’s what WHO Chief says

Summary Tobacco smokers are more vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. Smokers face up to a 50% higher risk of developing severe disease and death from the coronavirus. The risk of developing cancers, heart disease and respiratory illnesses are ...

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Where will you get Cash Prize Money to get Vaccinated?

Where will you get Cash Prize Money to get Vaccinated?

California has announced one of the most luring vaccination lottery program called VAX FOR THE WIN today. Governor of California Gavin Newson revealed the state vaccine lottery of more than 116 million dollars in cash prizes to fully vaccinated Cal...

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Africa’s predicament: WHO says the continent needs 20mn vaccine jabs urgently  

Africa’s predicament: WHO says the continent needs 20mn vaccine jabs urgently  

COVID-19 vaccination campaigns across Africa are facing significant delays because of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine export ban imposed by India as the country grapples with the rapidly spreading strains of coronavirus.  Oxford-As...

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Was COVID-19 virus leaked from Wuhan lab? Biden seeks detailed report

Was COVID-19 virus leaked from Wuhan lab? Biden seeks detailed report

US President Joe Biden has upped the ante on investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, ordering the US intelligence officials to conduct a detailed probe and report back in 90 days.  The earlier investigation has zeroed in on tw...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Development: A Glance at the Latest Updates around the World

COVID-19 Vaccine Development: A Glance at the Latest Updates around the World

With several global pharmaceutical companies launching their respective vaccines for the adult population, they are now evaluating them in adolescents, which form a sizeable section of the total population. Experts believe that herd immunity can on...

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Breathonix’s COVID-19 breath test obtains conditional approval in Singapore

Breathonix’s COVID-19 breath test obtains conditional approval in Singapore

Summary Singapore health authority has given provisional approval for the COVID-19 breath test developed by Breathonix. The COVID-19 breathalyzer detects the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) biomarkers and can generate findings within sixty se...

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How protective are COVID-19 vaccines against new variants?

How protective are COVID-19 vaccines against new variants?

Summary A study by Public Health England says two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines are effective against the B.1.617.2 variant. Both the vaccines give similar protection against the strain first found in India and the one domin...

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