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Study Finds Previous Covid Infection May Not Offer Long-term Protection

Previous infection with Covid-19 does not necessarily protect against coronavirus in the longer term, especially when caused by new covid variants of concern, a study on healthcare workers suggests.Oxford University researchers found marked differences in the immune responses of medical staff who contracted Covid, with some appearing far better equipped than others to combat coronavirus six months later.Scientists, on the…

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Vaccines From Pfizer, AstraZeneca Protect Against Delta Strain

Individuals infected with Covid-19's delta variant, first detected in India, are more than twice as likely to end up in the hospital than with the alpha variant identified in the United Kingdom. last year.Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and AstraZeneca do offer protection against delta, researchers said Monday. They found the vaccine shot made by Pfizer and partner BioNTech SE offered…

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How Delta variant of Covid-19 is now wreaking havoc across the world

The Delta variant, first detected in India, has been listed as a 'variant of concern' by the World Health Organization (WHO).Here's how the Delta variant is affecting the world:The Zimbabwean government on Saturday announced a two-week localized lockdown for Hurungwe and Kariba districts after detecting the Delta variant of Covid-19. The government said that more than 40 cases were recorded…

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UNICEF Research: Child Labor Rises to 160 Million Worldwide as a Result of COVID-19 Pandemic

According to a new report by the International Labour Organization or ILO and UNICEF, the number of children in child labour has risen to 160 million across the globe– an increase of 8.4 million children in the last four years – with millions more at risk due to the impacts of COVID-19.Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward, published…

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Global Debt Rises $32 Trillion in 2020 Amid Covid Pandemic

The Covid-19 or coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath has pushed the global debt higher by $32 trillion in 2020 to $290.6 trillion led by government and non-financial corporate debt, and will continue to rise in 2021, said the latest release by Moody's Investor Service. The persistent decline in productivity growth, it believes, poses medium-term challenges to debt sustainability with Africa…

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Who is at risk in the third wave of Covid-19? Here’s all you need to know

As India’s ruthless second wave of Covid-19 recedes, health and policy experts have called for war footing preparation to prevent a possible third wave that could be even more lethal. Much will depend on how India vaccinates its huge population, but some vulnerable groups might be still at risk.Last month, the Indian government’s Principal Scientist Advisor K Vijay Raghavan stated…

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Covid-19: Here’s why the Wuhan ‘lab leak’ theory is back in the news

It has been months since a World Health Organization or WHO investigation into the coronavirus disease's (Covid-19) origins concluded it was "extremely unlikely" that the highly transmissible virus "escaped" from China's Wuhan laboratory. Although this whole story, dubbed by the media as the "lab leak" hypothesis, has its advocates in certain quarters, the reluctance of the wider scientific consensus to…

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