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Bring in measures soon or risk 7,000 daily Covid cases, Sage warns
Government scientific advisers have urged ministers to bring in a "basket of measures" soon or risk daily hospitalisations soaring to between 2,000 and 7,000 next month as the new school term and returning office workers threaten to drive up cases of Covid.
Whitty warns first winter with Delta variant might trigger Covid Plan B
A first winter with the "highly transmissible" Delta variant could trigger a Covid surge severe enough to require fresh restrictions, Chris Whitty is warning.
Mandatory masks could return this winter, says Sajid Javid
The health secretary, Sajid Javid, has said the government may need to reintroduce mandatory face masks and advise the public to work from home, as he set out the government's plans for coping with Covid in England through the autumn and winter.
Pfizer and BioNTech will soon seek clearance for vaccine use in children 5 and older.
The makers of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will soon ask regulators for clearance to use it in children 5 and older, and are getting ready to make smaller doses of the vaccine for younger children, according to one of the founders of BioNTech, the German company that developed the vaccine in partnership with Pfizer.
Most people will not need third Covid jab this winter, Oxford vaccine professor says
The lead scientist of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine programme has said giving people a third Covid jab is unnecessary in most cases because immunity from two doses is "lasting well".
New lawsuit is latest twist in CytoDyn saga - Portland Business Journal
The activist shareholder group that is seeking to remake CytoDyn's board of directors has filed a lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court to prevent the company from blocking the board nominations.
Sage members sent suspicious packages throughout pandemic, says leading scientist
Members of the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) have been sent suspicious packages and hate mail throughout the pandemic, one of the UK's leading virologists has revealed.
Ford to announce details of Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine passport system Wednesday | CBC News
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is slated to announce his government's impending proof-of-vaccination system - commonly called a COVID-19 vaccine passport - for the province on Wednesday, his office has confirmed.
Kjr receives the 2021 UEFA President's Award together with the medical team that saved Eriksen's life at EURO 2020 | Rossoneri Blog - AC Milan News
Kjær was one of the heroes of EURO 2020, as on the night when Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field at Parken Stadium on June 12 during a match between Denmark and Finland, Simon showed his true colors and his remarkable leadership skills in his reaction.
Oregon leaders seek respite for exhausted health care providers as Delta variant reverses return to normal - Portland Business Journal
Painting a dire picture of current hospital capacity, Oregon health care professionals on Wednesday reiterated calls for people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, the day after the state hit a record 1,000 Covid-19 hospitalizations.