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Australia’s New South Wales warns next 2 days ‘critical’ as Covid-19 outbreak grows

SYDNEY: Australia‘s New South Wales (NSW) on Monday said the next two days would be “absolutely critical” in deciding whether a two-week anti-coronavirus lockdown in Sydney, set to end on July 9, will have to be extended amid rising Delta variant case numbers. With more than five million Sydney residents under strict stay-at-home orders, total infections in the latest outbreak ...

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Even on ‘down’ days, music a motivator for runners

The key to pushing through mental fatigue while running might be adding some earbuds to your workout gear. U.K. researchers worked with 18 fitness enthusiasts to determine the impact of music on running performance. They found that running to self-selected tunes improved runners’ performance when mentally fatigued during two separate tests. “Mental fatigue is a common occurrence for many of ...

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Biden to announce 300M COVID-19 shots given in 150 days

Vice President Kamala Harris talks to George Mitchell as he receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a COVID-19 pop-up center at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Friday, June 18, 2021, in Atlanta. Credit: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin President Joe Biden is marking another milestone in his quest to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control and help Americans return to a more normal way of ...

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Joe Biden promotes milestone of 300 million vaccine shots in 150 days

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden took a cautious victory lap Friday in his quest to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control, announcing that 300 million vaccine shots have been administered in the 150 days since he took office. Biden credited scientists, companies, the American people and his whole-of-government effort. The president noted that the widespread vaccination campaign had set the stage ...

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Delta variant infections doubling every 11 days in England, study finds

LONDON: The number of people infected with the coronavirus is increasing rapidly in England, doubling every 11 days, which coincides with the Delta variant of Covid-19 becoming dominant in the country, a new study reports on Thursday. The Imperial College London led Real-time Assessment of Community Transmission (REACT-1) analysis, based on over 100,000 home swab tests taken between May 20 ...

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Before the fall: Benjamin Netanyahu’s final days

JERUSALEM: It was Sunday, May 30, and Benjamin Netanyahu appeared on television looking flushed, grasping for words and losing his temper. The Israeli premier’s ex-protege, Naftali Bennett, had just announced he would join the “change” coalition aimed at felling Netanyahu after 12 straight years in power. In less than half an hour, the political strongman dubbed “King Bibi” by his ...

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Science chief wants next pandemic vaccine ready in 100 days

In this Jan. 16, 2021 file photo, Eric Lander speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Credit: AP Photo/Matt Slocum The new White House science adviser wants to have a vaccine ready to fight the next pandemic in just about 100 days after recognizing a potential viral outbreak. In his first interview after being sworn in ...

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Afghanistan may see third wave of Covid-19 peak in 10 days: Health Ministry

GENEVA: The coronavirus variant first detected in India has now been officially recorded in 53 territories, a World Health Organization report showed Wednesday. Additionally, the WHO has received information from unofficial sources that the B.1.617 variant has been found in seven other territories, figures in the UN health agency’s weekly epidemiological update showed, taking the total to 60. The report ...

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