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Covid 19 World News – 26 July 2021

  1. No Longer ‘Hidden Victims,’ Children Are Dying as Virus Surges in Indonesia Hundreds of children in Indonesia have died from the coronavirus in recent weeks, many of them under age 5, a mortality rate greater than that of any other country and one that challenges the idea that children face minimal risk from Covid-19, doctors say.
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  2. UK Health Minister’s “Don’t Cower From” Covid Remark Sparks Outrage
    London: British health minister Sajid Javid was accused of insulting coronavirus victims on Sunday after urging people to take a COVID-19 vaccine and “learn to live with, rather than cower from, this virus”.
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  3. $1.4 Million Apartment, Tesla, Gold Bars – Vaccine Giveaways Get Flashier
    When the Covid vaccination rollout started, the biggest material prize was an Instagramable sticker. Now in Hong Kong, you could potentially score a Tesla or even an apartment in the world’s most-expensive housing market.
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  4. South Africa Has “Largely” Passed Peak Of Third Covid Wave: President
    Johannesberg: South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said the country had “largely” passed the peak of its third coronavirus wave and eased restrictions, including a ban on alcohol sales.
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  5. Indonesia loosens Covid restrictions despite record deaths
    Indonesia’s government has said small businesses and some shopping malls can reopen despite warnings that loosening curbs could spark another Covid wave.
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  6. France passes law that makes special Covid-19 passports, vaccines mandatory
    The French parliament on Monday approved a law that made special virus passports a part of daily life and vaccination mandatory for health workers as the nation continued its fight against a resurging coronavirus.
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  7. Could Covid vaccine be taken as a pill?
    Right now, protection against Covid-19 comes via an injection. But in future, those vaccines could come from inhalers or even pills. In a white, airy laboratory in Medicon Village, one of southern Sweden’s largest science parks, chemist Ingemo Andersson holds up a thin, plastic inhaler, half the size of a matchbox.
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  8. Some Americans likely to need Covid-19 vaccine booster: Fauci
    WASHINGTON: Top US infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that Americans who are immune compromised may end up needing Covid-19 vaccine booster shots 
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  9. Rage over Covid-19 lockdowns
    Dozens of protesters were arrested after an unauthorised march in Sydney, with New South Wales police minister David Elliott branding those who took part as “morons”.
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  10. Australia Covid: Anti-lockdown protesters condemned
    Australian politicians have condemned protests against coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in cases. Thousands marched through Sydney on Saturday to demand an end to lockdown measures, with smaller demonstrations taking place in Melbourne and Brisbane.
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