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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Lockdowns thing of past in 2022: Morrison

Scott Morrison has raised expectations lockdowns will not be needed next year if all Australians are offered coronavirus vaccines. The prime minister believes all people...

Leaders to discuss vaccination thresholds

Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders are set to discuss vaccination targets to eliminate lockdowns and border restrictions. The prime minister will chair a...

UK government accused of hypocrisy as health minister quits

LONDON — Britain’s health secretary has resigned after a tabloid splashed photos and videos of him kissing an aide in his office — breaking...

Brazil still debating dubious virus drug amid 500,000 deaths

BRASILIA, Brazil — As Brazil hurtles toward an official COVID-19 death toll of 500,000 — second-highest in the world — science is on trial...

Slow to start, China now vaccinating at a staggering pace

TAIPEI, Taiwan — In the span of just five days last month, China gave out 100 million shots of its COVID-19 vaccines. After a slow...

Who benefits? US debates fairest way to share spare vaccine

WASHINGTON — In April, the Biden administration announced plans to share millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses with the world by the end of June....

US, Britain seek new WHO look into COVID origins in China

GENEVA — The United States and Britain are stepping up calls for the World Health Organization to take a deeper look into the possible...

Biden orders more Intel investigation of COVID-19 origin

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including...

EU says US stand on patent virus waiver is no ‘magic bullet’

PORTO, Portugal — European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would...

China pushes to expand virus origin search beyond its border

BEIJING — Chinese health officials pushed Wednesday to expand the search for the origins of the coronavirus beyond China, one day after the release...
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