Czech President Milos Zeman Hospitalized in Intensive Care After Parliamentary Election

Czech President Milos Zeman has been taken into intensive care at a hospital in Prague on Oct. 10 after the parliamentary elections. Zeman’s spokesperson Jiří Ovčáček said on Twitter that the president agreed to be hospitalized at the Central Military …

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WHO Sending COVID-19 Medical Supplies to North Korea

The World Health Organization (WHO) has started shipping much-needed COVID-19 medical supplies into North Korea, a country that has not declared any COVID-19 infections. Edwin Salvador, WHO’s representative to North Korea, said that supplies such as emergency health kits and …

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Thai Red Cross Administers COVID-19 Vaccines to Migrant Workers

The Thai Red Cross Society on Tuesday administered COVID-19 vaccines to about 300 migrant workers in Bangkok and Samut Prakan province.  The agency said it would vaccinate at least 5,000 migrant workers, including undocumented migrants and Afghan refugees.  “The problem …

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Johnson & Johnson Seeks FDA Clearance for Booster Doses

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to approve a booster shot of its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years and older. J&J’s application indicatded that a late-stage study shows that a booster dose given …

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At least Seven People Infected with Novel Tick-borne Yezo Virus in Japan

Japanese scientists have discovered the Yezo virus, a new tick-borne zoonotic virus in Hokkaido. “At least seven people have been infected with this new virus in Japan since 2014,” said Dr. Keita Matsuno, a virologist in the International Institute for …

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Australian Anti-Vaxxers Start Making Fake Bookings to Disrupt Government Drive

Victorian general practitioners were alarmed over fake COVID-19 vaccine bookings of anti-vaxxers, noting that it can affect the slots of vulnerable patients. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) President Dr. Karen Price said that anti-vaxxers would do anything to …

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