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We are hypocrites for COVID-19 advice, says ’Five’ co-host Greg Gutfeld

We are hypocrites for COVID-19 advice, says ’Five’ co-host Greg Gutfeld

Greg Gutfeld, a host of Fox New’s ’The Five’ questioned if him and the other hosts are being hypocritical, as they call for the nation to reopen, while they themselves film the program at home. Mr. Gutfeld further questioned if Fox’s legal department was the reason why the co-hosts weren’t taping the show together in the studio. Fox News has not yet commented on the comments.

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CDC, FDA lift recommended pause on use of J&J’s Covid vaccine

CDC, FDA lift recommended pause on use of J&J’s Covid vaccine

The US can immediately resume use of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine, top health regulators said on Friday, ending a pause to investigate the vaccine’s link to deadly blood clots. The CDC and FDA said in a joint statement that they would warn of the risk of a potentially fatal syndrome involving severe blood clots and low platelets in a fact sheet given to recipients. The decision is effective immediately.

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Georgia mom blasts school board for making kids wear COVID face masks

Georgia mom blasts school board for making kids wear COVID face masks

A video of a mom from Georgia has gone viral after she grilled school board members for making kids wear masks and socially distance. Courtney Ann Taylor slammed the Gwinnett County Board of Education members at a meeting on Apr 15 saying, ’We’re still going to force you (in a reference to kids) to carry a burden that was never yours to carry.’ ’Take these off of our children,’ she pleaded.

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First few positive cases reported at Everest’s first base camp

First few positive cases reported at Everest’s first base camp

The decision by the Nepal government to open the Mount Everest to climbers has been full of controversy following the emergence of coronavirus cases among the climbers. The Nepalese government have faced scrutiny for their decision after a Norwegian climber had to be airlifted from the mountain. Also, it has been reported that a Sherpa has also tested positive for the disease.

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State of emergency to be announced in Japan following surge in COVID cases

State of emergency to be announced in Japan following surge in COVID cases

A targeted state of emergency is set to be announced by Japan in order to control the surge of COVID-19 cases in Tokyo, Osaka, and two other prefectures. The decision has been taken by the country just two months before it is set to host the Tokyo Olympics. The measures will cover about a quarter of the population of Japan as well as a third of its economy.

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India battles world’s worst Covid-19 surge; Hospitals plead for support

India battles world’s worst Covid-19 surge; Hospitals plead for support

India’s health system is at the brink as the world’s worst coronavirus surge wears out the nation. The country has set another global record in daily infections for a second straight day with 332,730 cases. Hospitals have been taking to social media to plead with the government to replenish their oxygen supplies while threatening to stop fresh admissions of patients.

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More blood clot data of AstraZeneca vaccine from outside Europe demanded by WHO

More blood clot data of AstraZeneca vaccine from outside Europe demanded by WHO

More data has been called for by the vaccine advisors of the World Health Organization of the incidences of blood clots reported by those who were given the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine outside Europe. According to the WHO, currently the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks and also concluded that currently the cases of blood clots due to the vaccine are ’very rare’.

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India Covid cases surge out of control, Delhi runs out of oxygen

India Covid cases surge out of control, Delhi runs out of oxygen

India crossed 16 million Covid-19 cases Friday and registered 332,000 new cases Thursday. The pandemic has now overwhelmed the country with several states running out of drugs and oxygen. Hospitals in capital Delhi have said they have run out of oxygen or on the brink of running out. This is partly a result of neighboring state of Haryana blocking oxygen tankers in the city to meet its own needs.

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President Joe Biden announces 200 million vaccine dose goal being met early

President Joe Biden announces 200 million vaccine dose goal being met early

President Joe Biden announced that the federal government is expected to meet the goal of 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered by the end of the 92nd day of his administration. The Biden administration had reached its initial goal of 100 million doses by Day 58. This total does not include the 13 million doses which were administered at the end of the Trump administration.

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Halt on Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine may be lifted soon

Halt on Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine may be lifted soon

Five experts on a panel of 15 who will vote on whether to lift the pause on the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine told Business Insider that they were in favor of lifting it. The vaccine was halted over concerns of blood clotting. They said it was extremely rare that a person who received the jab developed blood clots. Just six women between ages 18 and 48 had developed blood clots.

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India overrun by massive Covid-19 surge, pyres burn constantly at crematoriums

India overrun by massive Covid-19 surge, pyres burn constantly at crematoriums

Amid allegations of gross mismanagement, India is being overrun by hundreds of thousands of new coronavirus cases daily. The Health Ministry of the country reported 295,041 new cases on Wednesday with 2,023 deaths, and new cases have exceeded 200,000 everyday for one week. Major crematoriums across the country are working non-stop, as pyres are being burnt constantly.

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EU prepares legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine supply

EU prepares legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine supply

The European Union is preparing to take legal action against AstraZeneca over short supply of its Covid-19 vaccine, media reported citing people in the know. The EU and the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker have been in confrontation with each other on several occasions this year. In February, AstraZeneca’s CEO Pascal Soriot had told EU that low yields at EU production plants were hampering supplies.

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India registers a world record of 314,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

India registers a world record of 314,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

India reported the world’s biggest-ever daily surge with 3.14 lakh new Covid-19 cases and 2,104 related deaths on Thursday. This a world record of new infections in a span of 24 hours, so far. Many experts are saying that the government is underreporting new cases and the real figure could be much higher than official numbers. Hospitals are running out of medicines and oxygen across the country.

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Fresh worry of COVID battle in India after triple mutation variant emerges

Fresh worry of COVID battle in India after triple mutation variant emerges

Nearly 300,000 cases along with 2,000 deaths were reported in India in the past 24 hours. This has been the biggest jump in cases in the country since the beginning of the pandemic with a new mutation being cited as the reason behind a surge in cases. Three different COVID strains have combined in order to perform a new variant of the virus and has been found in different parts of the country.

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FDA finds failings at Baltimore plant that ruined 15m J&J Covid vaccine doses

FDA finds failings at Baltimore plant that ruined 15m J&J Covid vaccine doses

A US Food and Drug Administration inspection found unsanitary conditions, peeling walls and other problems at a Baltimore manufacturing plant that ruined more than 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. In its report, the FDA also said CCTV footage from 27 January to 3 February showed workers ignoring procedures to prevent cross-contamination several times.

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Daunte Wright to be remembered at Minneapolis funeral

Daunte Wright to be remembered at Minneapolis funeral

Hundreds of mourners wearing COVID-19 masks gathered in honor of Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by police during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis. Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton was to deliver the eulogy. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Gov. Tim Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey also attended the ceremony. Security was provided by members of an armed team of local men.

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In Berlin, protesters clash with police over Merkel’s Covid lockdown

In Berlin, protesters clash with police over Merkel’s Covid lockdown

Hundreds of protesters rallying against German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new Covid-19 lockdown clashed with police Wednesday as the officers tried to break the crowds. Around 150 people were detained for rioting and breaking Covid rules. Merkel got a new law passed from the country’s parliament after some of Germany’s 16 federal states refused to impose hard measures despite a surge in new cases.

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United States administers more than 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines: CDC

United States administers more than 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the United States has administered 215,951,909 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Wednesday morning and distributed 277,938,875 doses. The agency further reported that as many as 134,445,595 people had received at least one dose while 87,592,646 people are fully vaccinated as of Wednesday.

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President Biden urges employers to give workers paid time off for Covid shot

President Biden urges employers to give workers paid time off for Covid shot

President Joe Biden issued a warning and said that citizens of the United States might not be able to celebrate July Fourth in small groups if the vaccination rate continues to drop. The President also encouraged employers to give workers paid time off to help get the numbers back up. More than 50 percent of Americans have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine.

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Poor conditions reported at Baltimore plant which ruined doses of J&J Covid shot

Poor conditions reported at Baltimore plant which ruined doses of J&J Covid shot

The Food and Drug Administration found conditions which were unsanitary and unsuitable for the production of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine at a Baltimore plant that ruined millions of shots. Emergent BioSolutions, which runs the plant, had been asked by the FDA to temporarily stop producing materials for Covid-19 vaccines earlier this month.

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European countries to resume J&J COVID vaccine deliveries

European countries to resume J&J COVID vaccine deliveries

European countries prepared on Wednesday to resume deliveries of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine after Europe’s drug regulator backed the shot. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said a day earlier that it had found a possible link between J&J’s vaccine and rare blood clotting issues in adults, but added that benefits of the one-dose shot outweigh its risks.

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22 COVID-19 patients die in India after oxygen supply disruption

22 COVID-19 patients die in India after oxygen supply disruption

22 COVID-19 patients on ventilators died in a hospital in western India on Wednesday when their oxygen supply was interrupted by a leak in a supply line. This occurred in the Zakir Hussain Hospital in Nashik, a city in Maharashtra state. The leak occurred in a pipe connecting the oxygen supply to the main tank in the hospital complex. The state government ordered an investigation of the leak.

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’Emergency brake’ virus rules approved by German lawmakers

’Emergency brake’ virus rules approved by German lawmakers

A proposal by Angela Merkel’s government has been approved by lawmakers in Germany which would mandate restrictions uniformly in those regions which are seeing a faster spread of COVID-19. Along with this, other closures are also included in the proposal along with a night-time curfew. Thousands of protesters were gathered as the plan was being debated by the lower house of the parliament.

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Apples most exciting iMac in years

Apples most exciting iMac in years

Apple today unveiled the all-new iMac at its annual Apple Spring Loaded event broadcasted live from its Apple Park headquarters due to covid restrictions. It is the biggest overhaul of the all-in-one desktop for close to a decade. Apple’s brand new iMacs will feature the same M1 processor introduced last year on its line of MacBooks.

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Blood clot side effect very rare in Johnson & Johnson vaccine: EU regulator

Blood clot side effect very rare in Johnson & Johnson vaccine: EU regulator

The drug regulators of the European Union have said that the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine’s side effect of blood clots occurs very rarely in people. A ’possible link’ has been found between the incidences and the jab but its chances are still very little. The regulators further added that the benefits of the vaccine still outweigh all of its risks.

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Source: ECDC / Our World in Data
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