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Scientist behind UK vaccine says next pandemic may be worse

One of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is warning that the next pandemic may be more contagious and more lethal unless more money is devoted to research and preparations to fight emerging viral ...

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Auckland lockdown to end as New Zealand tries new virus tack

Bars, restaurants and gyms can reopen in Auckland from early December but customers will be required to show proof they've been fully vaccinated, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday.

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COVID-19 compared with other deadly viruses

The global death toll from COVID-19, which is set to pass five million, is already far worse than most other viral epidemics of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Nipah virus: Could it cause the next pandemic?

The severe and devastating consequences of the coronavirus pandemic were undoubtedly made worse by a substantial lack of pandemic preparedness, with the exception of East and South East Asia, which had built up defenses after ...

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Belgium poised to boost COVID-19 measures to counter surge

Belgium is poised to reinforce pandemic measures in an attempt to stunt a sharp increase of coronavirus cases, with officials indicating Monday that they are looked at increased mandatory use of face masks and virus passports.

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WHO unveils new team to investigate pandemic

The World Health Organization unveiled Wednesday a team of scientists it wants to investigate new pathogens and preventing future pandemics—plus reviving the stalled probe into COVID-19's origins.

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How will the COVID pandemic end?

After over 18 months of this pandemic, with the social distancing, mask wearing and on-off lockdowns, what we all want to know more than anything else is when it will all be over and how it will end. While nothing is certain, ...

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