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    US, WHO ask China for more data about early stage of outbreak

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:48am on February 14, 2021

    The United States and a World Health Organisation expert demanded more data from Beijing on Saturday about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic after a WHO mission to China struggled to make headway...

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    WHO OKs AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID variants, over-65s

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

    The AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine can be used for people aged over 65, and also where coronavirus variants of concern are circulating, WHO experts said Wednesday,...

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    AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine sparks debate over use for elderly

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:50am on February 02, 2021

    The subject of a sometimes acrimonious row between the European Union and Britain, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has also fuelled debate over its effectiveness among...

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    COVID-19 infection may reduce fertility in men

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:19am on January 29, 2021

    COVID-19 may damage sperm quality and reduce fertility in men, according to a new study based on experimental evidence. The viral disease — which has...

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    AstraZeneca denounces ‘me first’ approach to COVID jabs

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:53am on January 26, 2021

    The boss of British drugs giant AstraZeneca, which with Oxford University has produced a COVID vaccine, denounced on Monday a ‘me first’ approach by some...

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    Lung cancer on the rise in Bangladesh: Report

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:06am on January 25, 2021

    Lung cancer cases are on the rise in Bangladesh, with the rise in the number of smokers and air pollution levels. This inference can be...

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    Common drug colchicine reduces COVID-19 risk

    Agence France-Presse . Montreal, Canada | Updated at 10:02am on January 25, 2021

    A major clinical trial in Canada shows that an inexpensive anti-inflammatory drug called colchicine can significantly reduce the risk of complications and death from COVID-19,...

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    Immune system ‘remembers’ coronavirus for at least 6 months

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:22am on January 19, 2021

    People may be able to fight off reinfection for at least six months after they recover from COVID-19 thanks to cells that can ‘remember’ the...

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    ACC detects 62 people’s link with PK Halder

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:53pm on January 14, 2021

    The Anti-Corruption Commission has detected connections of 62 people with former NRB Global Bank managing director Prashanta Kumar Halder and it has so far frozen...

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    WHO says British virus variant now in 50 countries

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 06:01pm on January 13, 2021

    The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organisation, while a similar South African-identified strain...