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Back to reality at last? Covid rules are being dropped in Europe despite high omicron spread

People have drinks at a bar along the Rembrandtplein as cafes and restaurants reopened following the relaxation of the Covid-19 measures, in Amsterdam on January 26, 2022. The Netherlands lifted some of Europe’s toughest Covid restrictions with bars, restaurants and museums allowed to reopen their doors, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on January 25, 2022. […]

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Ex-UK PM Gordon Brown: U.S. and Europe ‘must do more’ to address humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

Former U.K. prime minister and current U.N. special envoy for global education, Gordon Brown, told CNBC that the world must come together to find the $4.4 billion needed to address the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. “I’m asking Britain and Europe, and there are many other people involved in this, to call a humanitarian pledging conference, […]

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CDC director says ‘milder doesn’t mean mild’ as Covid hospitalizations reach record high

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attends a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine the federal response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and new emerging variants at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. January 11, 2022. Greg Nash | Reuters CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on […]

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Covid vaccine skepticism may be fueling ‘worrisome’ rise in wider anti-vax sentiment, doctors say

Protestors demonstrate against Covid vaccine mandates outside the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York, on January 5, 2022. Mike Segar | Reuters Skepticism toward Covid-19 vaccines could be fueling a “worrisome” rise in broader anti-vax sentiment, doctors have said. Professor Liam Smeeth, a physician and director of the London School of Hygiene and […]

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The next Covid variant will be more contagious than omicron, but the question is whether it will be more deadly, WHO says

RT: Maria Van Kerkhove, Head a.i. Emerging Diseases and Zoonosis at the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 2020. Denis Balibouse | Reuters The next Covid-19 variant that will rise to world attention will be more contagious […]

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Biden administration withdraws Covid vaccine mandate for businesses after losing Supreme Court case

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the authorization of the Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus on November 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images The Biden administration is formally withdrawing its vaccine and testing mandate for businesses, after the Supreme Court […]

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Neil Young reportedly asks Spotify to remove his music over Joe Rogan’s vaccine comments

Neil Young performs during the 30th Anniversary Bridge School Benefit Concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 23, 2016 in Mountain View, California. C Flanigan | FilmMagic | Getty Images Neil Young demanded Spotify remove his music over what he views as coronavirus vaccine misinformation being spread on the streaming platform by star podcaster Joe Rogan, […]