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    WHO says ‘no link found’ between AstraZeneca’s vaccine, clotting

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:16am on March 13, 2021

    The World Health Organisation said on Friday there was no reason to stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 jab after several countries suspended rollout over blood clot fears, while the hard-hit United States exceeded 100 million doses of vaccine administered to its people...

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    India, US, others to jointly make billion more COVID vaccines

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:20pm on March 13, 2021

    India will manufacture at least one billion more COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of next year in a joint initiative announced on Friday with the United States, Japan and Australia...

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    WHO urges UN to take steps to boost production of COVID vaccines

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 03:23pm on March 06, 2021

    The head of the World Health Organisation has called for urgent action to increase the production of COVID-19 vaccines for distribution through the UN global initiative, making the jabs accessible to all countries...

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    3D-printed mask being used to treat severely burnt face of Maram

    Agence France-Presse . Palestinian Territories | Updated at 10:37am on March 06, 2021

    The moment Maram al-Amawi gets back from school, she slips on the 3D-printed mask that covers her face and treats her severe burns from a blaze at a Gaza bakery...

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    Study shows AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine over 80pc effective

    Agence France-Presse . Paris, France | Updated at 11:05am on March 04, 2021

    The AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine appears to be more than 80 per cent effective at preventing severe illness among elderly, at-risk individuals after a single dose, according to preliminary research published Wednesday...

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    S African virus strain found in 81pc samples of Dhaka patients

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:26am on April 08, 2021

    The South African variant has accounted for 81 per cent of the positive cases in Dhaka since the third week of March 2021...

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    EU medicine regulator says AstraZeneca jabs’ clot risk very rare

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 11:06am on April 08, 2021

    The EU’s medicines regulator said on Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca jab but the benefits continue to outweigh risks, as several countries battle fresh virus surges amid vaccine shortfalls...

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    Vaccine 76pc effective against symptomatic COVID: AstraZeneca

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:02pm on March 25, 2021

    British-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca on Wednesday revised down by three percentage points the effectiveness of its COVID vaccine after American authorities raised concerns that results reported from its United States trial were outdated...

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    Pandemic sets back childhood development: UNICEF

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 10:41am on March 12, 2021

    Closed schools, surging poverty, forced marriages and depression – after a year of the pandemic, indicators measuring child and adolescent development have all regressed, a...

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    Number of twins being born at ‘all-time high’

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:16am on March 12, 2021

    More twins — almost one in 40 children — are being born than ever before, according to research published on Friday, citing the rapid rise...