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Could oral antiviral pills be a game-changer for COVID-19? An infectious disease physician explains why these options are badly needed

If these drugs get authorized in the coming weeks, they could be an important new treatment option for people with COVID-19, especially for those at high risk in the early stages of infection.

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Are you kidding, India? Your last-minute Glasgow intervention won’t relieve pressure to ditch coal

India should not consider itself off the hook. Rather than slow the decline in coal use, India has ensured it and other coal-intensive nations, including Australia, will be under even greater global pressure to ditch coal.

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Tense decision-making as CDC joins FDA in recommending Pfizer booster shot for 65 & up, people at high risk and those with occupational exposure to COVID-19

The FDA’s Sept. 22, 2021, decision to not extend boosters to the general population – at least not yet – was a direct rebuke to the Biden administration’s announcement in August that booster shots would be rolled out to all eligible Americans beginning in late September.

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Environmentalists must pressure the Indian government to take action on climate

Several metropolitan cities including Delhi are expected to become unlivable in the next 80 years.

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Covax misses its 2021 delivery target – what’s gone wrong in the fight against vaccine nationalism?

Covax misses its 2021 delivery target – what’s gone wrong in the fight against vaccine nationalism?

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After India’s brutal coronavirus wave, two-thirds of population has been exposed to SARS-CoV2

The decline of cases in India has been surprisingly rapid given that there were daily new cases in the range of 400,000 in the first week of May and the test positivity rate in some districts was as high as 20%.

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Global inequality may be falling, but the gap between haves and have-nots is growing

In one of the most unequal countries in the world, South Africa, the poorest 40% have annual incomes of less than US$1,000 (£727) per person.

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Pandemic has teens feeling worried, unmotivated and disconnected from school

The academic worries were elevated among older students who were further along in secondary school, for whom graduation and college planning are more imminent.

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Immunocompromised people make up nearly half of COVID-19 breakthrough hospitalizations – an extra vaccine dose may help

One reason for this recommendation is high hospitalization rates among immunocompromised people who are vaccinated.

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India is preparing for another COVID surge but low vaccine coverage leaves it vulnerable

The Indian healthcare system’s capacity to respond to the second wave was insufficient, as its preparedness – fearfully arranged during the first wave – had been rolled back.

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How a vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine travels from a lab in Missouri to an arm in Bangladesh

Some of the vaccines require super-cold storage at virtually all points along the journey until they reach someone’s upper arm.

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After India’s brutal coronavirus wave, two-thirds of population has been exposed to SARS-CoV2

India emerged in June and July of 2021 from a particularly savage second wave of COVID-19, with total confirmed cases at about 32 million and more than 400,000 deaths.

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