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Immunocompromised people make up nearly half of COVID-19 breakthrough hospitalizations – an extra vaccine dose may help

One reason for this recommendation is high hospitalization rates among immunocompromised people who are vaccinated.

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How a vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine travels from a lab in Missouri to an arm in Bangladesh

Some of the vaccines require super-cold storage at virtually all points along the journey until they reach someone’s upper arm.

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After India’s brutal coronavirus wave, two-thirds of population has been exposed to SARS-CoV2

India emerged in June and July of 2021 from a particularly savage second wave of COVID-19, with total confirmed cases at about 32 million and more than 400,000 deaths.

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Ten reasons why Modi must resign: Part two

A group of Indians in London have issued a list of ten reasons why it’s time for Narendra Modi to resign. It’s a clear summary of the key problems in India today.

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Farmers markets are growing their role as essential sources of healthy food for rich and poor

While numerous farmers markets shut down at the start of the pandemic, many soon reopened under state or local guidelines that mandated masks, social distancing and other precautions.

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COVID: study finds lower antibody activity against delta variant at single dose – but vaccines still work

With cases rising exponentially and restrictions lifted, it is important to understand how well the vaccines are faring against the delta variant

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Bats are hosts to a range of viruses but don’t get sick – why?

Coronaviruses, or “CoVs”, infect a variety of animals, with human infections ranging from HCoV-229E, which causes some cases of the common cold, to MERS-CoV, which is fatal in up to 30% of cases.

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Kids aren’t just littler adults – here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine

Parents of children under the age of 12, who are not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, there is still no collective sigh of relief.

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Breaking the silence on disability: millions of Indians need extra support during the pandemic

People with disabilities have struggled to make ends meet during the pandemic. Why isn’t the government doing more to help?

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One Nation, One Ration - but millions of people in India are going hungry

This is the worst hunger India has faced in two decades. The “One Nation One Ration” system is not enough.

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Covid-19 is unravelling years of progress in girls’ education

The coronavirus pandemic is more than a health crisis. It’s an education crisis too - one that could reverse India’s progress towards gender equality.

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Who’s being allowed to leave Australia during COVID? FOI data show it is murky and arbitrary

People who usually live overseas (as well as New Zealanders who ordinarily live here), aircraft crew or maintenance staff, freight workers, those who have “essential work at an offshore facility in Australian waters”, those travelling on official government business, and those travelling directly to New Zealand don't need permission

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