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Pfizer vaccine may not protect against S.African variant

  A real-world data analysis in Israel found that the coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa could escape the safety given by Pfizer/COVID-19 BioNTech’s vaccine to some degree.   The research, which was published on Saturday, compared nearly 400 people who tested positive for COVID-19 14 days or more after receiving one or two doses […]

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Covid-19: A third of survivors suffer psychiatric disorders

  According to the largest study published so far on the psychological harm Covid has caused to survivors over a long period of time, two-thirds of people who overcome Covid-19 will suffer a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis six months later. The authors said that the study, published by The Lancet Psychiatry on Wednesday, proved that […]

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Covid: Pfizer vaccine is 94% effective against asymptomatic infections

  Pfizer and BioNTechSE said on Thursday that real data from Israel shows that their COVID-19 vaccine is 94% effective in preventing asymptomatic infections, which means it can greatly reduce transmission.  The two companies also stated that the latest analysis of Israeli data shows that the vaccine is 97% effective in preventing symptomatic diseases, serious […]

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France forbids alcohol consumption in public spaces

  Paris police warned that outdoor drinking in the capital is banned this weekend in order to avoid the repetition of French Covid-19 regulations that have gathered crowds in public places in recent weeks.    At the weekend of last month, the authorities had banned outdoor drinking in some popular areas of the capital, and […]

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Italy reaches highest COVID-19 levels in several months

  Covid-19 cases in Italy reached their highest level in several months this week due to manufacturing problems that caused vaccines to be shipped to Italy at a slower rate than expected, forcing certain areas to return to confinement to prevent the worst-hit countries in the world to break out again.  Italian officials blamed this […]

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Vienna: Thousands protest against coronavirus restrictions

  The police said thousands of people took part in the latest protests against coronavirus restrictions in Vienna on Saturday and were arrested for violating the Public Order Act and Covid’s regulations.    Many protesters did not wear masks and did not observe social distancing when they reached the park through the center of the […]

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