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Digital IDs could easily turn into a dystopian social credit system
The idea of a digital identity and wallet for citizens residing within the European Union may date back to 2020, but pandemic-era restrictions have shown the extent to which governments can shut off access to everyday life, should they s...
WHO regional boss accused of racism
Whistleblowers at the health body’s Manila HQ allege that the regional director made “derogatory comments” based on the nationality of staffers
GoFundMe blocks millions raised for truckers protesting Covid vaccine mandates
More than 50,000 trucks are heading to Ottawa to express their discontent with Canada’s measures
Study explains how to get ‘super immunity’ to Covid
“Amazingly high” immune response discovered in fully jabbed people who also caught the disease
Why you may not get COVID-19 even when those around you have it
How past exposure to other coronaviruses can stop people from catching COVID-19 even if they live with someone who has tested positive. Plus, how to recognise the symptoms of a blood clot.
New York judge strikes down state COVID mask mandate
The mandate had been issued by governor after Kathy Hochul declared state of emergency amid Omicron spread.
Why are healthy unvaxxed nurses being fired as those with Covid work on?
Over the past two years, Covid-19 has left a trail of devastation – epidemiological, emotional, political – in its rampage from Wuhan throughout the world. One of its biggest casualties has been the public's trust that the Western medica...
‘Paradigm shift’ needed in way WHO is funded, says director general
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says Covid pandemic has proven that health is ‘an international issue’
Overseas Hongkongers look to Chinese medicine for curing Covid
With Omicron raging around the world, overseas Hongkongers are looking to a traditional Chinese medicine capsule for treating Covid-19.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels wedding plans due to Omicron surge
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday revealed she has canceled her wedding as the country continues to curb a new wave of Omicron cases.
Fauci predicts ‘a bit more pain & suffering’ for unvaccinated
White House health advisor is ‘confident’ there are only weeks until Omicron hits its peak
Pfizer CEO paints ‘ideal’ future of Covid vaccination
Albert Bourla hopes the idea of annual vaccinations will be far easier to sell to the public
What it's like to cruise during Omicron
Cruise ships turning around mid-voyage. People placed in quarantine cabins on board. Voyages abruptly canceled. Crew members trying to appease unhappy customers.
Daily Covid infections in UK less than half recorded two weeks ago
UK detects 76,807 new cases in the past 24 hours, suggesting Omicron wave has spiked
Withholding vaccine safety data ‘morally indefensible,’ medical journal says
The British Medical Journal criticized Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers for ‘reaping vast profits’ without proper independent scrutiny
Trust the science: Jim Jordan slams the beautiful promises with the ugly facts
Jim Jordan, the U.S. representative for Ohio's since 2007 asks, if so much more people are vaccinated, and so much more restrictions has been placed, how come that the virus infected so many more and killed so many more people… if it wo...
Unvaccinated seniors 49 times more likely to be hospitalized than those with boosters – CDC
Figures show benefit of Covid vaccines and boosters to reduce hospital risk as agency says: ‘Get vaccinated as soon as possible’
Ireland to drop almost all COVID restrictions
Majority of measures that have been in place for almost two years will be lifted on Saturday, prime minister says.
What happens when your star is cancelled but you can’t cancel the film?
Scandals affecting Armie Hammer, Kevin Spacey and Johnny Depp have all hit their movies. We look at how film companies cope when leading players’ box-office stock crashes
Is It Time To End The Vaccine Mandate For NHS Staff? Unvaccinated NHS Doctor & Panel Debate
Now restrictions and vaccine passes are lifted should the government should change their vaccine mandate for NHS staff?
The pandemic is birthing billionaires and killing the poor
The past two years have unleashed unprecedented economic violence.
Sweden scraps demand for negative COVID test to enter country
Travelers to Sweden will no longer be required to show a negative COVID test before entering the country, the government said on Tuesday.
Health department warning over vaccine mandate for NHS staff in England
Exclusive: Leaked document says data on jabs’ effectiveness against Omicron weakens case for compulsory vaccination
Mobile firms agree another 5G delay at US airports
US mobile networks AT&T and Verizon have agreed to postpone the rollout of their new 5G service at some airports.
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