China New, Potentially Fatal Langya Virus Detected … Cause For Alarm Overseas

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China New, Potentially Fatal Langya Virus Detected … Cause For Alarm Overseas No, this isn’t deja-vu … China has discovered a new, potentially fatal virus within its borders, which experts say could trigger yet another pandemic. The Langya Henipavirus, referred to as “Langya,” has already infected 35 people, according to Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control […]

New coronavirus mutant raises concerns in India and beyond

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The quickly changing coronavirus has spawned yet another super contagious omicron mutant that’s worrying scientists as it gains ground in India and pops up in numerous other countries, including the United States. Scientists say the variant – called BA.2.75 – may be able to spread rapidly and get around immunity from vaccines and previous infection. […]

Half of Canadians were infected with Omicron in only five months: report

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‘Omicron has been a tsunami,’ with an average of 100,000 infections per day from December to May, says the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force Half of the Canadian population — more than 17 million people — were infected with Omicron in only five months starting in December 2021, a report by the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force […]

Queensland remains unmasked with third COVID peak coming

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Queensland is now firmly in the grip of a third COVID-19 wave that could rival the first one early this year, with authorities urging people to wear masks and stay up to date with their vaccinations. But they have stopped short of imposing mandates, instead leaving it up to Queenslanders to take measures to protect […]

Philippines detects more cases of Omicron subvariants

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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has detected 70 additional cases of fast-spreading Omicron BA.5, BA.2.12.1, and BA.4 subvariants, the Department of Health said. Of the total, 43 were BA.5 cases, 20 were BA.2.12.1 cases, and four were BA.4 cases. Sixty-five of those Omicron subvariant cases are local, the health department said.   In total, there […]

Ireland prepares for fourth round of vaccinations as COVID rates climb

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A fourth-round of COVID-19 vaccinations will likely be rolled out in Ireland in the autumn, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said, as cases in the country continue to rise. The rollout would be dependent on advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Council. Still, a new round of vaccines was likely necessary as a result of an […]

COVID-19: All you need to know about the coronavirus

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1. How COVID-19 is affecting the globeConfirmed cases of COVID-19 have passed 549.1 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths has now passed 6.33 million. More than 12.09 billion vaccination doses have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data. The US Food and Drug Administration has recommended that […]