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Covid 19 World News – 14 September 2021

  1. Fully Vaccinated People Account For Only 1% Of Covid Deaths: UK Data
    London: People who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 accounted for only 1 per cent of all deaths involving coronavirus in England in the first half of this year, new official figures show on Monday.
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  2. Joe Biden’s nuclear envoy tells North Korea door is open for talks
    President Joe Biden’s envoy for North Korea said the door remains open for talks, after Pyongyang claimed it tested new long-range cruise missiles that bolster its nuclear strike capabilities against Japan and South Korea.
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  3. WHO envoy warns of increasing risk of Covid variants evading vaccines
    Variants that can eventually evade Covid vaccines are increasingly likely with vast parts of the world unprotected, and rich countries should hold back on booster doses until others catch up. Read More
  4. S. Korean antitrust agency fines Google $177 mn for abusing market dominance
    The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) investigated Google for allegedly blocking local smartphone makers from using other operating systems.
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  5. After North Korea Missile Test, Envoys From Japan, US, South Korea Meet
    Tokyo: Top nuclear envoys from Japan, the United States and South Korea held talks in Tokyo on Tuesday to discuss how to rein in North Korea’s missile and nuclear programmes, a day after Pyongyang said it conducted a new long-range missile test.
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  6. England To Offer Covid Vaccines For 12-15 Age Category
    London: All 12- to 15-year-olds in England will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine after top medical advisers said on Monday that children would benefit from reduced disruption to their education.
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  7. No Need For A Vaccine Third Jab Booster, Shows Study
    Paris: Vaccines are effective enough at preventing severe cases of Covid-19 that there is no current need for the general population to be given third doses, according to a report in The Lancet published Monday.
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  8. Cases double in new south-east China Covid outbreak
    New local Covid infections have more than doubled in China’s southeastern province of Fujian, which is battling the country’s latest coronavirus outbreak. Read More
  9. New Zealand Covid update: cases drop to 15 as Ardern unveils ‘Mr Whippy-style’ vaccination buses Covid-19 cases in New Zealand have dropped, a hopeful sign as Auckland enters what the government has planned to be its last week of level four lockdown.
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  10. Covid: Which countries are vaccinating children and why?
    Children in the UK aged 12 to 15 are set to be able to get a Covid jab, following advice from the UK’s chief medical officers. They have recommended the youngsters should be offered one dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Read More

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