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Covid jabs meant for health workers ended up in the arms

Details: The health ministry said the PA officials who received the diverted doses were “in direct contact with the president and the prime minister” and the football team was vaccinated because the players needed vaccination certificates to be able to travel to play in an international game.

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Covid-19 cases rise globally for 1st time in 7 weeks, amid

Details: Ghebreyesus stressed that public health measures remain the foundation of the Covid-19 response and that any governments relying solely on vaccines to tackle the virus are “making a mistake.” Mike Ryan, the director of the WHO’s Emergencies Program, who was also present at the briefing, said Covid-19 would likely be a reality into 2022.

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Biden’s transgender assistant health secretary nominee

Details: Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden’s nominee for assistant health secretary, evaded questioning on her past support for child sex changes during her Senate confirmation hearing, a move that left GOP Senator Rand Paul “outraged.” Dr. Richard Levine had a long and successful career as a

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‘It’s not about geopolitics, but human health’: Czech PM

Details: The Hungarian health authorities have run their tests and guarantee the effectiveness of the vaccine.” Also on rt.com Czech Republic scraps plans to reopen shops, mandates DOUBLE masking in public The Czech Republic has been heavily hit by the pandemic, showing one of the worst infection and death rates in the world.

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Argentina swears in new health minister after cronyism

Details: The health ministry said Verbitsky had been given the status of “strategic personnel,” a category that includes essential workers, security forces, teachers and some officials. Members of this grouping are supposed to be vaccinated after medics, who were given the top priority by the health ministry.

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Health minister deplores ‘regrettable’ practice, as Paris

Details: France’s health minister has slammed reports that hospital governors, donors and elderly family members were invited to be vaccinated ahead of those deemed most vulnerable at a clinic in the capital. Speaking on Tuesday, Health Minister Olivier Véran told Franceinfo that the practice of

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France’s health minister considering new restrictions

Details: Health Minister Olivier Veran visited that city on Saturday, inspecting a local health center. Nice has experienced a major surge in coronavirus lately, becoming the worst-affected city in the country, with an infection rate of 751 cases per 100,000 people.

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‘Sickening’: Health inspector caught doing 'happy dance

Details: The health inspector arrived to shut down the establishment at 11am on Super Bowl Sunday, according to Bart Avery, the owner of Bravery Brewery in Lancaster, California, preventing the local craft brewery from making money on one of the most profitable days of the year – because it did not have a food truck.

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German court closes loophole that put government health

Details: The Health Ministry said that it “took note of the ruling” and promised to review it before deciding its next steps. Google also reacted to the news, saying that it was “disappointed” that the judge “prohibited the inclusion of factual and scientifically sound information” in its searches.

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The Covid-19 pandemic exposes deep flaws in America’s

Details: Nearly every facet of the system, which is twice as expensive as other developed countries, is designed to extract profit whether it is the hundreds of private health insurers that compete for the healthiest enrollees while avoiding those with health conditions, or the pharmaceutical corporations that charge whatever the market will bear.

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Beijing accused of using Covid pandemic to control

Details: Health workers are seen in protective gear inside a locked down portion of the Jordan residential area to contain a new outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Hong Kong, China January 23, 2021.

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Be a goody two-masks: US health authorities change

Details: The CDC are now saying one mask is good but two are better, urging Americans to wear tight-fitting cloth masks under medical ones so as to increase protection against the spread of the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their mask-wearing guidelines on

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‘Open the gyms now!’: Brits pile on BoJo after he posts

Details: UK health experts have also been warning that the pandemic restrictions are leading to a rise in obesity which could affect health long after Covid-19. Also on rt.com Fighting post-lockdown weight gain? UK plans unhealthy food and drink restrictions to beat obesity as part of battle against Covid.

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Ireland’s health minister confirms plans for Covid vaccine

Details: Ireland intends to issue Covid-19 vaccine certificates which could potentially become required ID for certain activities, and the country’s vaccination program could begin by year’s end, health minister Stephen Donnelly has said.

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South Africans being infected with Covid-19 variant AGAIN

Details: Some people in South Africa have been re-infected with variants of Covid-19 after they had already recovered from the virus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan, said on Friday. “We are now getting reports of people getting re-infected with the new variant

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Airline groups embrace ‘digital health passports’ over

Details: Oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam – three of the largest global airline groups which together represent 60 percent of the world’s passenger air capacity – issued a statement praising smartphone-based health pre-clearance apps like CommonPass on Wednesday, urging governments to mothball the “blunt instrument” of quarantines and lockdowns and adopt intrusive digital health

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Health authorities on alert after nurse DIES following

Details: Health authorities in Portugal are investigating the sudden death of a pediatric surgery assistant in Porto, who was reportedly in “perfect health” when she received the Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus.

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German Health Ministry denies report of AstraZeneca's low

Details: The German Health Ministry has denied reports by two of the country's newspapers that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has an efficacy of just eight percent in over 65s, accusing the reporters of mixing up their numbers. Bild and Handelsblatt published separate articles in their respective daily

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'I have genuine health issues': Serena Williams reveals

Details: "I want to be here, but I have genuine health issues," Williams said. "I didn't want to be in the [official player] hotel because I have lung issues and felt it was a big risk for me personally. "In a house, I can control more, there's no housekeeping [staff], none of that stuff.

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France's Dunkirk area to join Nice in weekend lockdown

Details: From this Friday, the city of Dunkirk and the surrounding area will enter a weekend lockdown similar to that in Nice, France's Health Minister Olivier Veran has announced while warning of an uptick in Covid-19 cases nationwide. "The epidemic situation is deteriorating in our country," Veran said

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Peru’s health minister resigns amid scandal over now

Details: Mazzetti was the fifth health minister in the Vizcarra government, which lasted for less than three years, and transitioned to the new cabinet. She will be succeeded by Dr. Oscar Ugarte Ubilluz, who is scheduled to be sworn in on Saturday, according to local media.

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German health minister ‘annoyed’ after Pfizer’s last

Details: Speaking on Wednesday, Health Minister Jens Spahn said Pfizer and its German partner BioNtech’s decision was “annoying,” adding that the move had made Germany's vaccine campaign planning challenging. “We can only vaccinate with that which has been delivered,” Spahn said. Also on rt.com EU could approve Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for use as early as February, amid concern

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Hong Kong to let citizens choose which Covid-19 jab they

Details: Hong Kong’s health secretary has sought to allay fears about China’s Sinovac jab, which will become available in the former British colony later this month, but says citizens may choose between the US and Chinese vaccine. Speaking with Reuters on Friday, Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health

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South Africa considers selling or swapping its AstraZeneca

Details: Just last week the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab received a top-level welcome in South Africa, but the country’s health minister now says it may sell or swap its stock, after a study questioned its efficacy against the local strain. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Health Minister Zweli

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Global Covid-19 deaths to top 100,000 a week ‘very soon

Details: The rate of coronavirus fatalities around the globe is on the brink of surpassing 100,000 per week, the World Health Organization’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan has warned as the pandemic continues to rage more than a year on.

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Brazil launches probe into health minister amid

Details: Taking office last September, Pazuello is the third health minister to occupy the post under President Jair Bolsonaro, with his predecessors Luiz Henrique Mandetta and Nelson Teich both leaving office following disputes with the head of state over the pandemic and the government’s efforts to stop it.

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Germany to set up special task force to speed up future

Details: Germany Health Minister Jens Spahn has announced that the country will establish a special task force to boost investment in vaccine production to speed up the process and increase supply capacity for a future pandemic. Spahn announced the government’s plans on Friday, confirming a report in the

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Skiers, parties and nightlife blamed for Serbia’s soaring

Details: Serbia’s health system is at a tipping point amid an overwhelming rise in Covid-19 infections, the nation’s medical experts warned Tuesday, urging the government to impose an immediate lockdown and state of emergency. Speaking on RTS television, Serbia’s chief epidemiologist Predrag Kon said

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Covid camps? Put disease ‘carriers’ in DETENTION CENTERS

Details: The law apparently allows the governor or health official to unilaterally approve such detentions but a court order is required within 60 days of confinement, and judicial review is also required if the individual is still in detention after 90 days.

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Covid-19 circulating at a ‘worrying’ level, says French

Details: Speaking on Tuesday to France Inter radio, Health Minister Olivier Veran described the circulation of Covid-19 in the country as “both high and relatively stable.” “We already took a tough decision last week to impose a 6pm curfew on the country as a whole,” Veran said.

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‘Data brokers’ selling personal info of rape victims to

Details: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act bars health providers and insurance companies from offering patient information to outside entities. Yet that federal law does not cover data-mining brokers that sell health profiles. The Federal Trade Commission has called on brokers to be more transparent with the data.

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Microsoft, Oracle & Co full speed ahead on Covid-19

Details: Along with healthcare nonprofit Mayo Clinic, health and tech companies including Microsoft, Salesforce, and Oracle have united to form the Vaccination Credential Initiative, aimed at devising a secure "health passport" that tracks the bearer's vaccination status across borders.In a press release on Thursday, the CEO of VCI member the Commons Project Foundation argued such passports were

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‘Corporate titans acting as sovereign bullies’: Australia

Details: Australia’s mass vaccination drive is set to get a publicity campaign, the country’s health minister has said. There will be no advertising on Facebook, however, as the government remains locked in a bitter row with the platform. As Australia launched its mass vaccination using the Pfizer jab on

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‘Almost 100% effective, no side effects’: Russian Ebola

Details: A Russian vaccine against the Ebola virus has been presented to the World Health Organization (WHO) by Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova. Tests of the drug showed high resistance to the virus five months after vaccination, she said.

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‘Affordable care’ - Oregon man robs bank for $1 to be

Details: Richard James Verone, a 59-year-old man who was suffering from numerous health problems at the time of his arrest,demanded that a bank teller in Gastonia, N.C., hand over a $1 bill. “When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me,” read Verone’s note to the teller. “This robbery is being committed by me for one dollar.

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Rich vs Poor: Dietary gap widens rapidly, study shows — RT

Details: The worsening rich-poor diet gap is disturbing and "will have important public health implications," said study co-author Dr. Frank Hu of the Harvard School of Public Health. It may even play a role in aggravating the disparity between rich and poor, given the importance of high nutrition in combatting disease, compounded by the high cost of

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Mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement too long

Details: Inmates with mental health issues are kept in solitary confinement longer than their peers in federal prisons, according to a new study that finds the mentally ill spend years holed up without any human contact or treatment for their disorders.

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‘Great difficulties’: Pfizer vaccine delivery to Berlin

Details: Berlin’s health minister called on the federal authorities to “organize the delivery in a quicker and more stable manner.” The capital is far from being alone in its plight. The neighboring state of Brandenburg will not receive its vaccine batch in the first week of January either, its Health Ministry confirmed.

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Facebook says it ‘erred on the side of over-enforcement

Details: Social media giant Facebook said Wednesday it “inadvertently” blocked some content including a large swathe of charity and state health pages when it imposed a week-long ban on news in a standoff over Australia’s new media code.

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4 hospitals turn away patient with beach ball-sized tumor

Details: According to Lewis, her health coverage was lost in the wake of her husband’s death years ago. Before the tumor began growing, though, she did not feel that seeking out insurance was a priority. Lewis added she’s been trying to get insurance again but has been unsuccessful in her attempts.

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US prisons hold 10 times more mentally ill people than

Details: The lead author of the report, conducted by the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National Sheriffs’ Association, said the ten-to-one ratio of patients in prison versus those receiving qualified care is on par with the US mental health system of the 1830s. “We’ve basically gone back to where we were 170 years ago,” Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center, told

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Living near fracking sites increases infant birth defects

Details: The study, called “Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado” comes from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH) and Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), and explores three variations of birth defects, fetal growth and pre-term birth.

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Obamacare to penalize nearly half a million Native

Details: The health care reform would also complicate the situation for Native Americans who live in metropolitan areas or suburbs. Some tribal governments require members to live on the reservation to gain documentation, which few people do. Nearly two-thirds of American Indians and Alaska Natives currently live in cities, which hinders their ability

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80 percent of US packaged foods may contain dangerous

Details: Among the common items containing the chemicals are Mountain Dew, Chex Mix and Hungry Man frozen dinners, which are made with additives outlawed overseas due to health risks. The Caltons say these products are filled with some of the six “Banned Bad Boys” that are used in America but absent in supermarkets overseas.

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Live show behemoth Ticketmaster will require PROOF of

Details: The procedure is expected to combine three elements - the use of a Ticketmaster digital ticketing app, one of a burgeoning crop of third-party health certification apps like CLEAR Health Pass, and being tested at or vaccinated by one of the many rapid testing sites springing up all over the US and Western Europe.

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Opioid deaths in US break new record - government data

Details: The first nine months of 2016 saw a sharp increase in opioid drug overdoses in the US compared to the prior year, according to new data by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The government is struggling to respond to the crisis.

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Job stress ‘behind 120,000 American deaths a year’ — RT

Details: Job stress can be fatal and contribute to the deaths 120,000 Americans a year. It can also lead to hypertension, cardiovascular disease and decreased mental health, a new study argues. It also costs tens of billions of dollars in healthcare.

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Police encounters kill hundreds of disabled Americans

Details: “The mental health care system has been shifting responsibility to law enforcement for some time now,” Kristina Ragosta, lawyer at the Treatment Advocacy Center told the Press Herald. “Police departments are become default first-responders to people in mental health crisis.”

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No 'designer babies': Groups warn of potential dangers in

Details: Ahead of the International Summit on Human Gene Editing in Washington, DC, around 150 scientists, health practitioners, scholars, and others led by the Center for Genetics and Society (CGS) have grouped together to call for a ban of heritable human genetic modification that could lead to “genetically modified humans” or “designer babies.". Such developments "could irrevocably alter the

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Collateral damage? Facebook’s purge of Australian news

Details: Facebook's mass ban of news publishers in Australia has misfired against numerous unrelated pages, including official state institutions, multiple charities and even health departments and hospitals. The blanket ban was meant to target only Australian news publishers, and prevent users across the

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