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Hong Kong Democracy activist Nathan Law granted political asylum to Britain

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s democracy activist Nathan Law said he had been granted political asylum in Britain, where he arrived in July last year after Beijing introduced a comprehensive national security law over his hometown, which has been heavily criticized by the West. The move will certainly offset tensions between London and Beijing as Britain opens its doors …

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AstraZeneca Vaccine is facing setbacks in the UK and EU

LONDON – Britain said on Wednesday it would slow down the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in adults under the age of 30 due to the risk of rare blood clots, a blow to the efforts of many countries that depend on the vaccine to eradicate the coronavirus pandemic in the midst of a global increase in cases. To increase …

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Covid-19 live updates: Brazil and India are now hardest hit hotspots with record new cases and deaths

SYDNEY – Australia has asked the country’s vaccine and medical regulators to consider finding out of Europe as soon as possible about a “plausible” link between the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and rare blood clots. Australia is particularly vulnerable because it plans to increase production of the AstraZeneca vaccine locally through Melbourne-based manufacturer CSL to get its vaccine program on track. …

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Schools must be fully personal by September: CDC Director

All of the country’s school children should be back in classrooms in the fall, the head of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. “We should anticipate, came September 2021, that schools must be fully staffed personally and all our children back in the classroom,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the federal agency, to ABC News. Teachers, …

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Mexico, Brazil does not restrict AstraZeneca vaccine following UK warning

Mexico and Brazil do not plan to restrict access to AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine after the UK Drug Adviser recommended doing so at a potential risk of blood clots. The statements come after the United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) recommended that the vaccine is only used in people over 30 years of age due to the potential …

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