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Women in rural Bihar hesitant to take vaccines

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Source BBC On a sweltering June afternoon, Madhu Kumari, a healthcare worker knocked on a door in Suraudha, a village tucked deep inside Bihar state. Her job: to enrol people […]

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The Delta variant leaves children vulnerable to Covid-19. Here’s how to protect your children

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Source: CNN Dr. Leana Wen shows us how she travels safely with her unvaccinated children 01:37 (CNN)As the more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps across the United States, doctors are concerned […]

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CDC study finds coronavirus vaccines lead to milder disease in rare breakthrough infections

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Source CNN People who have been vaccinated against coronavirus, if they do become infected, have milder Covid-19 illness than unvaccinated people, a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study […]

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Treating COVID-19: Are we overusing antimicrobials?

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Source Medical News Today Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health concern that threatens the ability to deal with common infections. Optimizing the use of antimicrobial, or antibiotic, medicines plays […]

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WHO’s Tedros says COVID-19 vaccine inequity creates ‘two-track pandemic’

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Source Reuters Glaring COVID-19 vaccine inequality has created a “two-track pandemic” with Western countries protected and poorer nations still exposed, World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday, […]

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India to give adults free COVID shots after surge in infections

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Source Al Jazeera India will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all adults, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, in an effort to rein in a pandemic that has killed hundreds […]

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Lockdown may have led to loss of strength and mobility

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Source BBC Older people are in danger of losing the ability to do daily tasks because of the pandemic, according to experts in ageing at Strathclyde university. The researchers say […]

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Vietnam detects new hybrid of two COVID variants

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Source Al Jazeera Vietnam’s health minister says new strain combines variants first identified in UK and India, and lab tests suggest hybrid may spread more easily than other versions of […]

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2020

Unheeded Warnings Mitigating the Impact of Climate Change on Communicable Diseases

Jeremy Hess, Rachel Lowe, Muna Al Maslamani, Laura-Lee Boodram, Anna Stewart Ibarra, Judith Wasserheit

With the emergent threat of COVID-19, this report focuses on threatening diseases that are a by-product of climate change and what type of policy measures should be intact to deal with this head-on.

2020

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