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    United Kingdom pauses AstraZeneca’s COVID jabs trial on children

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:27am on April 07, 2021

    A British trial of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on children has been paused, Oxford University said on Tuesday, as global regulators rush to assess its possible link to rare blood clots in adults...

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    One third COVID-19 survivors face different after-effects

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 04:24pm on April 07, 2021

    One in three people who overcome COVID-19 suffer from a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis six months on, according to the largest study so far published on the mental toll that long-COVID takes on survivors...

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    India faces record upsurge in coronavirus cases

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:36am on April 06, 2021

    India ramped up its fight against coronavirus on Monday to try to dampen record-breaking daily infection rates, as Saudi Arabia said it would allow only ‘immunised’ pilgrims into its holiest sites...

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    Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine protects children, teenagers

    United News of Bangladesh / AP . Washington | Updated at 10:43am on April 01, 2021

    Pfizer announced on Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall...

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    WHO says countries should continue using AstraZeneca vaccines

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:41am on March 18, 2021

    World Health Organisation experts on Wednesday recommended countries continue to use the AstraZeneca vaccine, but said they were looking into the jab’s safety after a slew of countries suspended its use over health fears...

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    UN cautions against relaxing COVID-19-related measures

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:33am on March 18, 2021

    COVID-19 appears likely to develop into a seasonal disease, the United Nations said on Thursday, cautioning though against relaxing pandemic-related measures simply based on meteorological factors...

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    New embryo models offer hope for research on miscarriages

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:31am on March 18, 2021

    Scientists have generated early-stage human embryo models that could help shed light on the ‘black box’ of initial human development stages and improve research on...

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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...