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Covid 19 World News – 9 September 2021

World News - 9 September 2021

  • Nerve Disorder Listed As “Very Rare” Side Effect Of AstraZeneca Vaccine
    The Hague: The European Medicines Agency has listed the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can cause temporary paralysis, as a “very rare” side effect of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
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  • Beyond Delta, These New COVID-19 Variants Are Causing Global Alarm
    Chicago: The continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has spawned a Greek alphabet of variants – a naming system used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to track concerning new mutations of the virus that causes COVID-19.
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  • World’s Largest Plant Capturing Carbon Dioxide From Air Starts In Iceland
    Reykjavik: The world’s largest plant designed to suck carbon dioxide out of the air and turning it into rock started running on Wednesday, the companies behind the plant said.
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  • 10 Dead In Fire At Covid Hospital In North Macedonia: Minister
    Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia: Ten people died in a fire Wednesday at a hospital treating coronavirus patients in North Macedonia, the country’s health minister said.
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  • WHO Urges “Moratorium” On Covid Vaccine Booster Shots Till End Of Year
    Geneva: The World Health Organization called Wednesday for countries to avoid giving out extra Covid jabs until year-end, pointing to the millions worldwide who have yet to receive a single dose.
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  • Australia’s strong Covid vaccine uptake will wane in coming months due to hesitancy, expert warns Australians must be prepared to see the Covid vaccination uptake curve start to flatten in coming months, a leading vaccine communication expert has warned, due to the rate of hesitancy.
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  • German Covid super-spreader event driven by poor ventilation, study finds Airborne viruses recycled through a low-grade ventilation system likely created Germany’s first super-spreader event of the Covid-19 pandemic, a CSI-style analysis of a carnival celebration has found.
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  • Idaho enacts ‘crisis standards of care’ protocol to battle worsening Covid
    Idaho public health leaders have activated “crisis standards of care” allowing healthcare rationing for the state’s northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle.
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  • Melbourne’s Covid lockdown restrictions led to fewer preterm births, and researchers want to examine why
    Obstetricians and gynaecologists are examining why Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in greater Melbourne seem to have led to a reduction in babies being born early.
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  • Unvaccinated employees to face unpaid leave or termination, warn 2 airlines
    The resurgence in Covid-19 cases has been spurred by the highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant, prompting many companies to come out with mask mandates and change their vaccination policies.
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