Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Israel's dilemma: Can the unvaccinated return to workplaces?

After spending much of the past year in lockdown, Tel Aviv makeup artist Artyom Kavnatsky was ready to get back to work. But when he showed up for a recent photo shoot, his employer turned him away. The reason? He had not ...

Vaccination

Palestinians roll out vaccines as virus cases spike

Thousands of Palestinian health workers, the elderly, and patients with cancer or kidney disease were set to get COVID-19 vaccines from Sunday as the health ministry ramped up its inoculation campaign.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Israel celebrates 5 millionth coronavirus vaccination

Israel's leaders Monday celebrated the country's 5 millionth coronavirus vaccination on the same day the government began vaccinating Palestinian laborers who work in the country. The time lag has drawn international criticism ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tunisia extends curfew, ban on protests as virus cases jump

Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections and calm tensions after a week of protests and rioting over economic troubles.

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Israel wields startup tech against coronavirus second wave

Israel's armoury in the battle against the novel coronavirus includes thermal cameras scanning crowds and algorithms trawling vast medical databanks for real-time indicators of an infection spike.

Health

The need for human rights in this global pandemic

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH) has witnessed how harmful COVID-19 is to highly vulnerable populations worldwide, including the elderly, the sick, the poor, the criminalized, sexual and gender ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asia cracks down on virus 'fake news'

Hundreds of people have been arrested across Asia for posting purported false coronavirus information, according to an AFP investigation, deepening concerns that growing government efforts to combat "fake news" will target ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country's first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons.

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Myanmar confirms first coronavirus cases

Myanmar confirmed its first cases of of the deadly novel coronavirus late Monday after weeks of increasing scepticism over the under-developed southeast Asian nation's claims to be free of the disease.

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