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UAE approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates December 28, 2020. Picture taken December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Abdel Hadi RamahiDUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates has approved for emergency use the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11, the health ministry said in a statement […]

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Moscow locks down as Russian COVID-19 deaths surge to new highs

MOSCOW (Reuters) -The Russian capital brought in its strictest COVID-19 related lockdown measures in more than a year on Thursday as nationwide one-day pandemic deaths and infections hit new highs amid slow vaccination take-up across the world’s biggest country.FILE PHOTO: People receive a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination centre in the […]

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US emergency department spending on the rise, study finds

U.S. emergency department spending grew 4.4% between 2006 and 2016, a higher rate of change than other healthcare spending, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by co-first authors Kirstin Scott and Angela Liu and colleagues affiliated with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University […]

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Russia says Sputnik Light is 70% effective against Delta variant

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia’s Sputnik Light vaccine shows 70% effectiveness against the Delta variant of COVID-19 three months after injection and the one-shot product is likely to become the country’s main vaccine, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday. The findings are part of a Russian push to promote Sputnik Light as an effective standalone vaccine […]

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Canada to put federal workers who refuse COVID-19 vaccination on unpaid leave

FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau watches the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine being extracted while he visits a vaccination clinic at the Palais des Congres, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Montreal, Quebec, Canada March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Andrej IvanovOTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada’s federal employees who are not fully vaccinated […]