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Possible new links between AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and blood clots identified   5%


Scientists have identified a possible reason the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine may cause blood clots, after use of the shot was limited globally to prevent the rare side effect.The preclinical research, conducted with AstraZeneca, found the interaction between the vaccine and a protein known as platelet factor 4 could be behind the cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Science Advances by scientists from US and UK…


Telfort, Walters lift Northeastern past Colgate 74-69  

The Huskies evened the season series against the Raiders. Colgate defeated Northeastern 65-58 on Nov. 9.

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Facing new Omicron variant, L.A. County urges mask wearing, testing, vaccinations  


L.A. County health officials are urging the public to wear masks in indoor public settings and at outdoor "mega events" and be vaccinated.


Anti-vaccine ad by Orthodox group briefly takes over Crown Heights bus stop  


Copying format of pro-vaccine campaign, now-removed placard by anti-vaxx group listed 'Top Ten reasons NOT to get vaccinated'



Greece: Mixed reactions to vaccine mandate for people over 60   14%

The Greek government has announced a monthly fine for citizens aged over 60 who refuse to get a vaccine. Observers question whether the measure will achieve a higher vaccination rate.


NFL Suspends Antonio Brown Over Fake Vaccination Card   -31%


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver and two other players had fake vaccination cards in violation of the Covid-19 protocols established by the league and its players’ union.


Daystar co-founder's career and anti-vax message are a wake-up call   -6%


At least five conservative radio hosts who warned their audiences against the vaccine have died of Covid in recent months. But the death of Marcus Lamb this week highlights a different network of misinformation that has nearly as broad a reach in conservative circles but receives far less attention in political media: conservative Christian broadcasters.


US Congress passes bill to avert government shutdown on eve of deadline  

The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to fund the government through mid-February, averting the risk of a shutdown after overcoming a bid by some Republicans to delay the vote in a protest against vaccine mandates.


Man Survives Flight From Guatemala to Miami in Planes Landing Gear   25%

The 26-year-old man, whose name was not released, was taken into custody by border agents, officials said.

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Australias COVID-19 vaccine mandate is not to blackmail Djokovic: Minister  


The Australian Open’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is about protecting the community, not about “blackmailing” Novak Djokovic, a state government official said on Wednesday. Organizers of the


Coronavirus digest: German vaccine body says omicron jab update will take 'months'   25%

The head of Germany's top vaccine body said that vaccine manufacturers would likely need a few months before they could create a vaccine for the omicron variant. DW has the latest.


U.S. Health Officials Project Resolve Against Omicron Variant   8%


After the first case of an Omicron infection was detected in the U.S., the country saw the highest daily total of vaccine shots since May, though the reporting could be skewed by holiday reporting lags.


Italian tries to dodge Covid jab using fake arm   -16%


An Italian man who wanted a coronavirus vaccine certificate without actually having the jab tried to play the system by presenting health workers with a fake arm, an official said on Dec. 3.


Funding bill to avoid US shutdown wins Senate support after vaccine standoff   -20%


Bill gained enough Senate votes late on Thursday after failed bid to defund vaccine mandate

A bill to fund the US government through mid-February gained the support of enough members of the Senate late on Thursday to win passage and prevent a partial shutdown of federal agencies at the end of this week after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates.

The vote late evening came after some Republican senators threatened to block the process in order to voice their opposition to the Biden administration’s vaccine requirements.

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Before omicron hit, Israel was already seeing rising COVID cases  

Rising COVID infection in Israel attributed to several factors, including low vaccination rates in children and waning immunity for those who haven’t received a third shot


Your questions about covid-19, answered: Are vaccinated people who have breakthrough infection less contagious?   -23%

The vaccinated do appear to be less contagious than the unvaccinated — or at least contagious for a shorter period of time.


EU needs to drastically increase vaccine delivery in Africa: EU Commissioner Thierry Breton   7%

FRANCE 24 spoke to the EU's Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton about several issues, including the threat of the omicron Covid-19 variant worldwide; the possibility of easing intellectual property rules on vaccines to get more doses out to lower-income countries; and the state of relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom.


New Zealand to ease restrictions to Covid-vaccinated international travelers in 2022  


New Zealand will allow fully vaccinated international travelers into the country from next year, in a gradual easing of its strict border restrictions that have been in place for more than 18 months to curb the spread of the coronavirus.


Moderna chairman thinks vaccines might protect against omicron   22%

The Cambridge-based company is studying the variant's effects on those who received vaccines and booster shots. The data should be ready in a few weeks.

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Canada should focus on vaccine equity not travel bans human rights advocate, doctors say   12%


Canada has funded several initiatives designed to achieve global vaccine equity throughout the pandemic. But some doctors and a human rights advocate told CBC the Canadian government could do more.


Walmart said she shoplifted; jury awards her $2.1 million   25%

Lesleigh Nurse said in a lawsuit that she was stopped in November 2016 when trying to leave a Walmart with groceries she already paid for.

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Africa: Covid-19 Cases Climb   20%

[allAfrica] As of December 1, 2021, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  8,652,830 while over 148,643,411 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.


Harsh penalties mulled for those resisting compulsory vaccination in Austria reports   -20%


People repeatedly snubbing Covid-19 vaccination summons in Austria after immunization becomes compulsory there might face fines of up to $8,100 or several weeks behind bars, according to a draft that was leaked to the media.
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Joe Biden opens winter battle against Covid-19 as US sees more Omicron cases   16%


US President Joe Biden announced on Thursday a winter campaign against Covid-19, with new testing requirements for travellers and a surge in vaccination efforts.Biden has brought steady leadership after the chaotic Donald Trump years, but the mutating coronavirus continues to defy him, helping drive his approval ratings deep underwater.Urging the nation – in particular his political rivals – to unite behind the strategy, Biden unveiled a raft of actions designed to tamp down Covid-19 in the…


Why its too early to panic about Omicron and vaccines may protect against the variant after all   16%


Researchers around the world are trying to work out whether existing Covid-19 vaccines protect us from the latest variant, Omicron.The worst-case scenario is the virus has mutated so much in the crucial parts of its genome that it can escape Covid-19 vaccines designed to protect us from earlier versions of the virus – with devastating consequences globally.But it’s too soon to panic. And vaccines may end up protecting us against Omicron after all, as they have done with earlier variants.The…


Man arrested in death of Jacqueline Avant, music icons wife   62%

A 29-year-old man has been arrested in the death of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, who was fatally shot at the Beverly Hills, California, home she shared with her husband, legendary music executive Clarence Avant

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Omicron in Israel: COVID czar says mandatory vaccinations should be mulled  

Israel's Salman Zarka clarified it was his opinion, and that the Health Ministry and cabinet are not advancing mandatory COVID vaccination


Time to think about mandatory Covid vaccination, says EU chief video  


The EU must consider mandatory vaccination in response to the spread of the 'highly contagious' Omicron Covid variant across Europe, the European Commission president has said. Ursula von der Leyen said one-third of Europe's 150-million population were not vaccinated and it was 'appropriate' to discuss the issue

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EXPLAINER: What are the rules for travelers entering the US?   25%

President Joe Biden’s latest measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 will increase the hassle factor of entering the United States, even for American citizens returning from overseas

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Headlines for December 3, 2021  

Biden Administration to Reinstate and Expand Trump-Era "Remain in Mexico" Policy, Amid Record COVID-19 Surge, Germany to Exclude Unvaccinated From Public Life, Biden Says Lockdowns Not Needed to Combat Looming Winter Surge of COVID-19, Omicron Variant Traced to Manhattan Anime Convention Attended by 50,000+, Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill After GOP Threatens Shutdown Over Vaccine Mandates, Rep. Peter DeFazio Becomes 19th House Democrat to Retire Ahead of Midterms, Groups Call on U.N. to Relaunch Yemen War Crimes Probe Which Ended Amid Saudi and UAE Pressure , HRW: Burmese Military Planned Attack That Killed At Least 65 Anti-Coup Protesters , Heatwave In Northern U.S., Canada Breaks Temperature Records, Sets Montana Fields on Fire, Plans for Oregon Pipeline and Export Terminal Dropped After Intense Community Pushback , Shell Pulls Out of Cambo Oil Field Project in Europe's North Sea , Biden and Putin Expected to Hold Talks Over Escalating Tension on Russia-Ukraine Border, U.S. Shuts Down International Calls to Ban "Killer Robots", Michigan Schools Shut Down Amid Fears of Copycat Attacks as New Details Emerge on Teen Shooter, Martha "Marty" Nathan, Activist and Greensboro Massacre Survivor, Dies at 70


Biden administration shipping 9 million vaccine doses to Africa and another 2 million worldwide   -6%


White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeffrey Zients is set to announce the Biden administration is shipping 11 million vaccines doses abroad on Friday, with 9 million going to Africa and another 2 million to other countries around the world, according to remarks obtained by CNN.


Strahan to Join Next Blue Origin Space Flight   25%

“I believe that this is the way of being innovative, creative, pioneers in aviation, now space travel."

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Maura Healey speaks out over Mississippi abortion case   25%

“No matter what the court rules, I’m always going to stand up for abortion access.”

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A 3-year-old went for a flu shot. Instead, she mistakenly got an adult COVID-19 vaccine   10%


Jenna Bardarson booked her daughter for an annual flu shot. But instead, the three-year-old was given an adult dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the Brandon, Man., mother says.


How Biden is battling Omicrons rise   -30%

The White House is rolling out a new slate of initiatives aimed at ramping up Covid-19 vaccinations and slowing the virus’ spread in a desperate bid to avoid a winter surge.



Vaccine Hesitancy Hurts Covid Fight in Poorer Countries   8%


Vaccines are finally available in many African countries, but an underfunded public health system has slowed their delivery, and some people there, as well as in South Asia, are wary of taking them.