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Los Angeles makes Covid vaccine mandatory for students aged 12 and over ~ #AFP:

The Los Angeles school district, the second largest in the United States, decided Thursday to require all students aged 12 and over to be vaccinated against Covid-19 if they wish to attend a public school. This vote by district officials, which has some 600,000 students in total, concerns about 220,000 …

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End of pandemic unemployment benefits for millions of Americans ~ #REUTERS:

Millions of unemployed Americans lost their unemployment benefits on Monday, leaving only a handful of economic support programs for those still financially stricken by the year-and-a-half coronavirus pandemic. Two essential programs expired on Monday. One of them provided assistance to the self-employed and another provided benefits for those unemployed for …

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South Africa in lack of candidates for Covid vaccination ~ #AFP:

South Africa, which fought to obtain too rare, too expensive Covid vaccines before laboriously launching its immunization campaign with great delay, is now facing a worrying rejection of the vaccine by part of its population. In front of this vaccination center in Johannesburg, the line was continuously lengthening a few …

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China Rejects Second Probe Into Coronavirus Origin | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

China has rejected the World Health Organization’s proposal for a second phase of its investigation into the origin of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the Chinese National Health Commission, told reporters in Beijing Thursday that he was extremely surprised when he read the proposal offered …

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L’Ouganda valide un traitement contre la maladie COVID-19 à base de plantes ~ #REUTERS:

La pandémie de Covid-19 a bouleversé de nombreux acquis en faveur des femmes. Des organisations féminines tentent d’inverser cette tendance régressive afin de ne pas réduire à néant des décennies d’efforts. VOA Afrique s’est entretenu avec des Ong en Afrique et aux Etats-Unis qui ont fait ce constat sur les …

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South Africa “technically” in a 3rd wave ~ #AFP:

South Africa has “technically” entered a 3rd wave of Covid-19, with more than 9,000 new contaminations identified in the last 24 hours, announced Thursday evening the South African National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) . With a high average number of new contaminations over the last 7 days, “South Africa …

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US to approve Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 and over ~ #AFP:

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), suffered an electoral setback Sunday in West Bengal, a key state of 90 million people, in hotly contested regional elections marked by acts of violence. The results showed his opponent, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC), was on …

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EU wants to file a complaint against AstraZeneca ~ #AFP:

The European Commission is considering legal action against the Swedish-British laboratory AstraZeneca, whose deliveries of anti-Covid vaccines are significantly lower than the figures initially planned, we learned Thursday from European sources. According to these sources, the European executive on Wednesday informed the ambassadors of the 27 member states of its …

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