Covid 19 Outbreak
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Women better at mask wearing than men, Mumbai best performing city with 76.28% mask adherence, finds study
The non-profit think-tank conducted a mask adherence study among different age groups at public places across 11 cities - Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jammu, Delhi, Guwahati, Raipur, Chandigarh, Shimla, Chennai and Pune
Ali Mokdad, a professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, said that for each new infection detected, the US is missing two cases.
Education minister SR Dash said the decision was taken after officials visited various primary schools across the state and held discussions with stakeholders
Dr Guido Russo faces possible criminal fraud charges for having worn an arm made out of silicone when he first showed up at a vaccine hub in the northern city of Biella
Continuing to push for higher vaccination rates, abiding by social-distancing guidelines, and wearing masks are among other measures, said WHO Regional Emergency Director Dr Babatunde Olowokure
Gangakhedkar said the public has an important role to play by following the basic rules of wearing masks, maintaining hand hygiene and social distancing
Centre asks Bengal and Assam to enforce strict COVID-19 measures amid surge in positivity rates, decreasing testing
Additional Secretary in the Union Health Ministry, Arti Ahuja, highlighted increase in weekly new COVID-19 cases since 20 October till 26 October and early signs of rise in positivity since the last four weeks till 25 October
According to German daily Bild, Kimmich is one of five Bayern players who are unvaccinated. Kimmich says he has reservations about getting vaccinated, "especially with regard to the lack of long-term studies".
"The Premier League can confirm today that 81 percent of players have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose, with 68 percent now fully vaccinated," the league said in a statement.
"I guess you don't own your body. That's what it comes down to. If you want to work in society today, then I guess they made the rules of what goes in your body and what you do. The only options were to get vaccinated or not play in the NBA. It was a tough decision," Wiggins said.
Mueller caught COVID-19 in February while playing for Bayern Munich at the Club World Cup in Qatar. He flew back to Germany and quarantined in the cellar of his home near Munich to avoid infecting his wife.
Hockey India withdraws teams from Birmingham CWG citing COVID concerns, discriminatory quarantine rules
Hockey India's decision comes a day after England's withdrawal from the junior men's World Cup in Bhubaneswar over similar reasons.
Qatar's PM had announced in June that it would require any fans wanting entry into next year's tournament to be fully inoculated against the coronavirus, but has said nothing about the policy for players yet
Aryna Sabalenka was due to be top-seeded for the 4-17 October tournament at Indian Wells after No. 1-ranked Wimbledon champion Ash Barty withdrew to rest at home in Australia
Conspiracy theories, religious reasons, personal freedom: Why some NBA players are resisting vaccination
Conspiracy theories, religious reasons, personal freedom: Firstpost Explains why convincing some NBA players to take vaccines is proving to be tricky
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admitted he does not know how many of his squad have been vaccinated but revealed he has received the jab himself. He said players must retain personal choice over COVID-19 vaccines.
Health officials in China said this week that more than one billion people, or 72 percent of the country's 1.4 billion citizens, have been fully vaccinated.
Milan also said that Giroud "has not had contact with the rest of the team since the league match against Cagliari".
In the study, researchers analysed healthcare data from 43,338 cases in England between 29 March and 23 May, 2021. Only 1.8% of the cases, regardless of variant, had received both doses of the vaccine, 24% had been vaccinated once and 74% were unvaccinated
Across the internet, a cottage industry has sprung up to accommodate people who say they won't get vaccinated for either personal or religious reasons