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Sport What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

09:31  22 january  2021
09:31  22 january  2021 Source:   reuters.com

Vaccination: vulnerable people under 50, not a priority and worried

 Vaccination: vulnerable people under 50, not a priority and worried © THEO ROUBY / AFP Even if their pathologies entail risks of serious forms of the coronavirus, vulnerable French people under 50 do not part of the priority audiences of the currently intensifying vaccination campaign. "We have the impression that they have forgotten us," testifies on Europe 1 a thirty-something recently struck by a heart attack. After a cautious and strongly criticized start, the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus is accelerating.

FILE PHOTO: People queue to receive COVID-19 vaccines inside Lichfield Cathedral, which has been turned into an emergency vaccination centre, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Lichfield, in Birmingham, Britain, January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Carl Recine/File Photo.

(Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now : © Reuters/STRINGER Staff member from the center for disease control and prevention collects a swab from a seafood stall at a market in Taiyuan. Virus testing imposed on Lunar New Year Chinese travellers.

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FILE PHOTO: A security guard wearing a protective face mask is seen amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo © Reuters/ISSEI KATO FILE PHOTO: A security guard wearing a protective face mask is seen amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo

India to begin commercial vaccine exports

India has cleared commercial exports of COVID-19 vaccines, with the first consignments to be shipped to Brazil and Morocco on Friday, the foreign secretary told Reuters.

The shots developed by British-based drugmaker AstraZeneca and Oxford University are being manufactured at the Serum Institute of India, the world's biggest producer of vaccines, which has received orders from countries around the world.

In Nancy, more than a few hours before the vaccination of people over 75 years old outside nursing homes

 In Nancy, more than a few hours before the vaccination of people over 75 years old outside nursing homes © NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP Ahead of the rest of the country by just under a week, the metropolis of Nancy has decided to offer the possibility for seniors over 75 who do not live in an nursing home to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as early as Wednesday morning. Some even managed to get the remedy developed by Pfizer / BioNTech injected on Tuesday. "It's important because I have four children." Jeanine is relieved: taking advantage of a small bug on the Doctolib appointment booking plat

(Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now : © Reuters/HENRY NICHOLLS FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London. Most Australian Open players back hard quarantine.

(Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now : © Reuters/Dado Ruvic FILE PHOTO: The word "COVID-19" is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration. Beijing steps up measures.

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said South Africa and Saudi Arabia would be next to get supplies. The Indian government had held off exporting doses until it began its own domestic immunisation programme last weekend.

Tokyo Olympics to go ahead, Japan says

Japan doubled down on its commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied reports on Friday of a cancellation but that is unlikely to ease public concern about holding the event during a global pandemic.

A Japanese government spokesman said there was "no truth" to a report in the Times that the government had privately concluded the Tokyo Olympics would have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Times, citing an unidentified senior member of the ruling coalition, said the government's focus was on securing the Games for Tokyo in the next available year, 2032.

Coronavirus: Evening update

  Coronavirus: Evening update Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday evening. We'll have another update for you on Friday morning.1. South America and Portugal travel banTravel from South America and Portugal to the UK is being banned, other than for British or Irish citizens and foreign nationals with residence rights. The new ruling is being brought in because of concerns about the new Brazilian coronavirus variant and comes into force from 04:00 GMT on Friday.

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the combative Georgia Republican known for her association with QAnon, was back on Twitter after a 12-hour suspension, and The first real-world data showed the first dose led to a 33 per cent reduction in cases of coronavirus among people who were vaccinated between 14 and

Coronavirus . Ad-Free Version. Subscribe now to follow markets, faster and distraction-free. More details. What you need to know about the A herd of Kashmir goats has invaded a Welsh seaside resort after the coronavirus lockdown left the streets deserted. The animals, who normally roam free

Japan has been hit less severely by the pandemic than many other advanced economies but a recent surge in cases has forced it to close its borders to non-resident foreigners and declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and other major cities. Tokyo has reported new daily coronavirus cases of more than 1,000 for nine straight days through Thursday and set a single-day record of more than 2,400 infections earlier in the month.

Fauci says U.S. infections may be about to plateau

Dr Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said on Thursday that based on recent seven-day averages, coronavirus infections may be about to hit a plateau in the United States.

If 70% to 80% of Americans are vaccinated by the end of summer, he added, the country could experience "a degree of normality" by the fall.

Fauci praised U.S. President Joe Biden's willingness to "let the science speak" in contrast to the Trump administration, standing by his side on Thursday as Biden unveiled sweeping measures to battle COVID-19 on his first full day in office.

Answers to your 24 most pressing questions about the coronavirus vaccine, from side effects and costs to when you'll be able to get one

  Answers to your 24 most pressing questions about the coronavirus vaccine, from side effects and costs to when you'll be able to get one Coronavirus vaccines are the main chance the US has to dig itself out of the pandemic, and 10.6 million people have gotten their first shots so far. People are desperate to get vaccinated so they can protect themselves, see loved ones, and return to normal. The rollout so far has been slow and messier than planned, but US health officials say they're hitting the gas pedal in the weeks ahead. Here's what you need to know about the vaccine, from timeline to cost and side effects. Have a burning question you don't see here? Email reporter Kimberly Leonard at KLeonard@insider.com.

The United States became the first country to surpass 10 million novel coronavirus infections, according to a Reuters tally on Sunday, as a third The milestone came on the same day as global coronavirus cases exceeded 50 million. The United States has reported about a million cases in the

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EU to tighten travel curbs for virus hot spots

The European Commission proposed to EU leaders on Thursday identifying "dark red" coronavirus hot spots from which all but essential travel would be discouraged after a meeting to discuss the mounting challenge from more infectious virus variants.

EU leaders also agreed during a video conference that it should be possible to agree on common standards for vaccine certificates for medical purposes.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told a news conference after the meeting that countries should not close their borders, to ensure the functioning of the single market, including the flow of goods and travel for cross-border workers, but that the Commission would add a new "dark red" category to its traffic light indications of risk, for regions where the virus was circulating at a very high rate. Today, almost all of Europe is red.

(Compiled by Karishma Singh)

Why Israel’s Vaccine Success Might Be Hard to Replicate .
A credible health-care system may be the key determinant to success.It’s the kind of standout success one would expect from the now-familiar stars of the global response to COVID-19—Taiwan, South Korea, or New Zealand. But it’s actually been achieved by Israel, in several respects a surprising country to be the world’s front-runner on vaccine distribution. A 2019 Johns Hopkins study ranked Israel an unspectacular 54th among 195 countries in terms of preparedness for a pandemic. After initially appearing to vanquish the coronavirus, Israel has since suffered some of the world’s worst outbreaks—something that remains true as it celebrates its vaccine advances.

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