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Seventh COVID-19 Wave Sweeps Across Canada


MICHIGAN, U.S.--Little more than three months after provincial governments across Canada followed the demand of the far-right “Freedom Convoy” and dismantled all remaining public health protections, another wave of COVID-19 infections and deaths is raging. 

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China Defends 'Zero-COVID' After US Envoy Warns of Costs

WASHINGTON, U.S.--China on Friday defended its tough "zero-COVID" policy after the U.S. ambassador said it was causing serious damage to the global economy and foreign business sentiment.

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If You’ve Had COVID You’re Likely Protected for Life


NEW YORK, U.S.--If you’ve had COVID-19, even a mild case, major congratulations to you as you’ve more than likely got long-term immunity, according to a team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine. In fact, you’re likely to be immune for life, as is the case with recovery from many infectious agents — once you’ve had the disease and recovered, you’re immune, most likely for life.

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What Triggers Severe COVID? Infected Immune Cells Hold Clues

BERLIN, Germany--Immune cells infected with SARS-CoV-2 can trigger a massive inflammatory response that contributes to severe COVID-19, suggest two papers — one published today in Nature, and a preprint posted online on 1 April.

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Hints Of A Long COVID Wave As Omicron Fades

MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.--As weary Americans hold out hope that the decline of Omicron signals an end to the pandemic’s emergency phase, physicians who treat long COVID are worried about the potential for a new wave of cases.

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Curbing Omicron’s Rise

JAKARTA, Indonesia--The widely predicted third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is now raging, driven mainly by the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the virus, which has been spreading like wildfire in other parts of the world.

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COVID-19: Malaysia Ready To Move To Endemic Phase?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--It has been more than two years since the COVID-19 pandemic started in Wuhan, China, and the world is getting tired of the various restrictions imposed, affecting personal liberty and livelihood.

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Ivermectin, We Have Been Correct All Along

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--MAECC has been correct all along in arguing that if ivermectin was mass distributed as prophylaxis and early treatment, the infection and mortality rates would be reduced, and the epidemic brought to a quick halt.

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Pfizer Jabs Provide Very Little Protection Against Omicron


BANGKOK, Thailand--Studies have found that two shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine will only provide 50 per cent protection from the Omicron variant compared to the Delta variant, according to Dr Chalermchai Boonyaleepun, vice chairman of the Public Health Commission.

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Gamaleya Center: Sputnik V Effective Against Omicron

MOSCOW, Russia-- A preliminary laboratory study conducted by the Gamaleya Center has demonstrated that the Sputnik V vaccine and the one-shot Sputnik Light booster (based on human adenovirus serotype 26, the first component of Sputnik V) are effective against Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of COVID, providing for better protection when compared to other vaccines.

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António Guterres: ‘We Cannot Defeat A Pandemic In An Uncoordinated Way’


NEW YORK, U.S.--Arguing that the world “cannot defeat a pandemic in an uncoordinated way”, the UN Secretary-General said on Thursday that countries “must take concrete action in the coming days” to vaccinate 40 per cent of the world’s population by the end of the year.  

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