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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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    WHO says one-fourth of population to have hearing problem by 2050

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:15am on March 02, 2021

    One in four of the world’s population will suffer from hearing problems by 2050, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday, calling for extra investment in prevention and treatment...

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    WHO criticizes wealthy countries for hogging COVID-19 vaccines

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:25am on February 23, 2021

    The World Health Organisation on Monday blasted wealthy countries for not only hogging COVID vaccines but in doing so, hindering the pathway for poorer nations to get them too...

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    Origin of coronavirus yet to be certained: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:52pm on February 13, 2021

    The head of the World Health Organisation said on Friday that all hypotheses on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic remained on the table following the WHO’s investigation in China...

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    COVID-19 pandemic not to end without equal distribution of jabs

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:32am on February 13, 2021

    Developing new COVID-19 vaccines will fail to end the pandemic unless all countries receive doses in a fast and fair manner, disease experts warned on Saturday...

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    Oxford to run trial of COVID-19 vaccines by other companies

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

    Oxford University announced on Thursday it will launch a medical trial alternating doses of COVID-19 vaccines created by different manufacturers, the first study of its kind...

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    Deaths caused by cancer may rise as COVID-19 impact: WHO

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:23pm on February 03, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a ‘profound’ impact on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer around the world, the World Health Organisation has said...

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    Pfizer to provide 40m Covax to poor countries without profit

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:40am on January 23, 2021

    Pfizer announced on Friday that it will provide up to 40 million of its COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries on a non-profit basis, through the globally-pooled Covax facility...