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Covid 19 World News – 2 September 2021

  1. US Wasted Over 15 Million Covid Doses Since March: Report
    Washington: The United States has thrown away at least 15.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines since March 1, according to a report by NBC News. The figure is far higher than previously thought and probably still an undercount because it is based on self-reported data from pharmacies.
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  2. Moderna Submits Application Before US Regulator For Covid Booster Shot Washington: Moderna on Wednesday announced it had begun submitting an application to the US Food and Drug Administration to authorize a booster of its Covid vaccine after trial data showed a significant increase in antibodies against variants.
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  3. Kidney Damage, Silent And Painless, Found In Covid Survivors: Study
    Kidney damage is painless and silent, and it’s the latest ailment to be identified afflicting a large swath of Covid-19 survivors. Injury to the blood-filtering organ can occur among people who recover from the coronavirus at home, and escalates with the severity of Covid, a study found.
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  4. Tainted Covid Vaccines Sent To Japan Contained Steel: Moderna Amid Furore
    Washington: Moderna said Wednesday that tainted batches of its Covid-19 vaccine sent to Japan were contaminated with stainless steel particles, but the company did not expect it posed “an undue risk to patient safety.
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  5. Long Covid Affects Up To 1 In 7 Children Months After Infection: Study
    London: As many as 1 in 7 children may have symptoms linked to the coronavirus months after testing positive for COVID-19, the authors of an English study on long COVID in adolescents said on Wednesday.
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  6. Taliban Set To Unveil New Government Led By Its Supreme Leader: Report
    The Taliban and other Afghan leaders have reached a “consensus” on the formation of a new government and cabinet under the leadership of the group’s top spiritual leader, an official said.
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  7. Japan’s Moderna Covid vaccine rollout hit by recall and contamination scares
    The Moderna coronavirus vaccine programme in Japan has been hit by a series of contamination incidents, prompting it to recall 1.63m doses found to contain metal fragments.
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  8. US supreme court refuses to block radical Texas abortion law
    A deeply divided supreme court has allowed a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in force, stripping most women of the right to an abortion in the nation’s second-largest state.
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  9. Covid’s toxic divides could shape Europe for years, study says
    Radically different experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic have created toxic geographical, generational and societal divides across Europe that could shape the continent’s politics for years to come, according to a study.
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  10. Storm Ida: New York declares state of emergency over ‘brutal flooding’
    A state of emergency has been declared in New York City after it was hit by record rainfall and flash flooding as a result of Tropical Storm Ida. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city was “enduring an historic weather event” with “brutal flooding” and “dangerous conditions” on the roads.
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