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Experts: Airborne transmission of Covid-19 'dominant'

Experts: Airborne transmission of Covid-19 'dominant'

Airborne transmission of COVID-19 is not simply possible, there is "consistent, strong evidence" that this is the "dominant" method by which it spreads, according to a new review article published in the Lancet medical journal.

Airborne transmission of COVID-19 is not simply possible, there is "consistent, strong evidence" that this is the "dominant" method by which it spreads, according to a new review article published in the Lancet medical journal.

Should the Olympics go ahead?

The Olympic games are fast approaching, but will they still go ahead? The Japanese authorities say the games will continue as planned, but the general public in Japan are less enthusiastic. We speak to ordinary Americans to find out what they thin...

The Olympic games are fast approaching, but will they still go ahead? The Japanese authorities say the games will continue as planned, but the general public in Japan are less enthusiastic. We speak to ordinary Americans to find out what they thin...

Covid-19 vaccine myths debunked

Pharmacists from Boots have come together to help dispel the most common myths about the Covid-19 vaccine.

Pharmacists from Boots have come together to help dispel the most common myths about the Covid-19 vaccine.

Tips to get rid of brain fog caused by the pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our lives, it’s no surprise that people are experiencing a bit of brain fog

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our lives, it’s no surprise that people are experiencing a bit of brain fog

Moderna vaccine is 96 percent effective in teens, data shows

The company released the data on May 6 along with its first quarter earnings

The company released the data on May 6 along with its first quarter earnings

Biden backs suspending COVID-19 vaccine patents

The Biden administration released a statement in support of waiving intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines

The Biden administration released a statement in support of waiving intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines

Stress levels of mothers with preschool children soared during pandemic

The stress levels of mothers with preschool children soared during the Covid-19 pandemic last year, new research has shown.

The stress levels of mothers with preschool children soared during the Covid-19 pandemic last year, new research has shown.

US unlikely to reach herd immunity, according to experts

As daily vaccination rates decline experts now predict the United States will not reach a point where enough Americans are protected from the virus to eliminate the pathogen

As daily vaccination rates decline experts now predict the United States will not reach a point where enough Americans are protected from the virus to eliminate the pathogen

How the UK government sidestepped the data on coronavirus

This time last year, NHS bosses asked doctors and nurses to 'wear aprons' and work without protective full-length gowns when treating Covid-19 patients, as hospitals were within hours of running out of supplies.

This time last year, NHS bosses asked doctors and nurses to 'wear aprons' and work without protective full-length gowns when treating Covid-19 patients, as hospitals were within hours of running out of supplies.

Frequent internet use during lockdown linked to mental health benefits in older people

A new study has found that people aged between 55 and 75 who used the internet more frequently during lockdown had a lower risk of depression

A new study has found that people aged between 55 and 75 who used the internet more frequently during lockdown had a lower risk of depression

IOTA: A glimpse into the future?

What does a Corona test have to do with cryptocurrency? Technology that seems abstract to the average consumer is present in our everyday lives. DW explains with a glimpse into the future.

What does a Corona test have to do with cryptocurrency? Technology that seems abstract to the average consumer is present in our everyday lives. DW explains with a glimpse into the future.

Sweden is seeing a surge of coronavirus cases

Sweden has taken a different path to respond the COVID pandemic. That turned the country into an oasis of freedom. But as the number of coronavirus cases is rising, health authorities are urging people to follow safety measures.

Sweden has taken a different path to respond the COVID pandemic. That turned the country into an oasis of freedom. But as the number of coronavirus cases is rising, health authorities are urging people to follow safety measures.

COVID-19: France steps up vaccination drive

France, with one of the highest infection rates in Europe, has been slow to vaccinate. Now large facilities to speed up the fight against the pandemic are bustling. DW visits a vaccination center at the Stade de France stadium north of Paris.

France, with one of the highest infection rates in Europe, has been slow to vaccinate. Now large facilities to speed up the fight against the pandemic are bustling. DW visits a vaccination center at the Stade de France stadium north of Paris.

India sets world record for new COVID-19 cases

On April 22, the world's second-most populous country reported 314,835 new COVID-19 infections.

On April 22, the world's second-most populous country reported 314,835 new COVID-19 infections.

Managing mental health with social media

Teens and younger adults have been dealing with depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest source of the depression is social media, which is also the same tool many are using to treat their depression.

Teens and younger adults have been dealing with depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest source of the depression is social media, which is also the same tool many are using to treat their depression.

Brazil: Battling Bolsonaro’s COVID misinformation

How leading media outlets in Brazil have joined forces to take on Bolsonaro and his COVID denial. Plus, Wikipedia - the unlikeliest online experiment - turns 20.

How leading media outlets in Brazil have joined forces to take on Bolsonaro and his COVID denial. Plus, Wikipedia - the unlikeliest online experiment - turns 20.

Turkey: Coronavirus vaccination campaign hits mountain villages

Residents of remote Kurdish mountain villages in Turkey, especially the elderly, are set to be vaccinated, but many are skeptical. Medical staff have to do a lot of convincing in the large-scale campaign.

Residents of remote Kurdish mountain villages in Turkey, especially the elderly, are set to be vaccinated, but many are skeptical. Medical staff have to do a lot of convincing in the large-scale campaign.

Singers in Britain treat coronavirus patients

In collaboration with doctors and therapists, singers at the English National Opera are helping patients suffering from late-stage Corona effects learn how to overcome breathing difficulties.

In collaboration with doctors and therapists, singers at the English National Opera are helping patients suffering from late-stage Corona effects learn how to overcome breathing difficulties.

Denmark ditches AstraZeneca's vaccine

Denmark on Wednesday (April 14) became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine altogether, following news of its possible link to very rare blood clot cases, health authorities said.

Denmark on Wednesday (April 14) became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine altogether, following news of its possible link to very rare blood clot cases, health authorities said.

Covid vaccine passports: what can we learn from Israel?

Israel became the first country in the world to test vaccine passports when it announced the 'green pass' scheme in February.

Israel became the first country in the world to test vaccine passports when it announced the 'green pass' scheme in February.

Astrazeneca vaccine: safe or not safe?

The European Medicines Agency says the link between Astrazeneca vaccine and blood clots is very rare.

The European Medicines Agency says the link between Astrazeneca vaccine and blood clots is very rare.

People diagnosed with Covid-19 'more likely to develop depression and dementia'

Researchers from the University of Oxford conducted an observational study, and discovered that those who had tested positive for coronavirus in the last six months had an increased risk of having mental health problems, such as anxiety, psychosis...

Researchers from the University of Oxford conducted an observational study, and discovered that those who had tested positive for coronavirus in the last six months had an increased risk of having mental health problems, such as anxiety, psychosis...

Should I be worried about the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine?

The UK medicines regulator has said benefits of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine continue to outweigh any risks, but added that under-30s will be offered an alternative jab. Here, we take a look at the key questions surrounding the situation.

The UK medicines regulator has said benefits of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine continue to outweigh any risks, but added that under-30s will be offered an alternative jab. Here, we take a look at the key questions surrounding the situation.

In new grim record, Brazil surpasses 4,000 daily Covid deaths

Coronavirus surge is spurring desperate calls for strict lockdown measures, but President Bolsonaro still rejects curbs.

Coronavirus surge is spurring desperate calls for strict lockdown measures, but President Bolsonaro still rejects curbs.

Boris Johnson says AstraZeneca decision will not affect road map out of lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the changes in the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine would not force a change in the road map out of lockdown.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the changes in the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine would not force a change in the road map out of lockdown.

Brazil's Covid-19 death toll could outpace the US

Brazil's brutal surge in COVID-19 deaths will soon surpass the worst of a record January wave in the United States, scientists forecast, with fatalities climbing for the first time above 4,000 in a day on Tuesday as the outbreak overwhelms hospitals.

Brazil's brutal surge in COVID-19 deaths will soon surpass the worst of a record January wave in the United States, scientists forecast, with fatalities climbing for the first time above 4,000 in a day on Tuesday as the outbreak overwhelms hospitals.

What we know about the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

The Moderna coronavirus vaccine is the third jab to be rolled out in the UK. Here's what we know about the Moderna vaccine.

The Moderna coronavirus vaccine is the third jab to be rolled out in the UK. Here's what we know about the Moderna vaccine.

How Uruguay got Covid-19 under control

The government in Uruguay acted swiftly to slow the spread of the virus and introduce widespread testing -- in line with the science. The country also has a public healthcare system that really works.

The government in Uruguay acted swiftly to slow the spread of the virus and introduce widespread testing -- in line with the science. The country also has a public healthcare system that really works.

In and out of lockdown: the most uplifting and surprising videos from the past year

As many countries faced restrictions and lockdowns to battle the coronavirus pandemic, communities adapted in surprising ways, with some of the most uplifting moments being filmed and shared across the world.

As many countries faced restrictions and lockdowns to battle the coronavirus pandemic, communities adapted in surprising ways, with some of the most uplifting moments being filmed and shared across the world.

Inside a long Covid clinic: 'I look normal, but my body is breaking down'

The Guardian has had unique access to University College London hospital's long Covid clinic where patients are treated for a multitude of different chronic symptoms ranging from ongoing fatigue to issues with taste and smell.

The Guardian has had unique access to University College London hospital's long Covid clinic where patients are treated for a multitude of different chronic symptoms ranging from ongoing fatigue to issues with taste and smell.

73% of Facebook’s anti-vaxx content came from just 12 people, study says

The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) has released a report centered around anti-vaxx content on social media platforms

The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) has released a report centered around anti-vaxx content on social media platforms

India tells overseas vaccine buyers it must prioritise local need

India suspends the export of Covid-19 vaccines, as its second wave brings a surge of infections.

India suspends the export of Covid-19 vaccines, as its second wave brings a surge of infections.

Fauci warns against easing Covid-19 curbs

[NFA] The top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that spring break travel, virus variants and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions are all factors contributing to a rise in COVID-19 infections.

[NFA] The top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that spring break travel, virus variants and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions are all factors contributing to a rise in COVID-19 infections.

Covid-19: Is reinfection likely?

Most people who have had coronavirus are protected from catching it again for at least six months but those aged 65 and over are more prone to reinfection, new research suggests. Large-scale assessment of reinfection rates in Denmark in 2020 conf...

Most people who have had coronavirus are protected from catching it again for at least six months but those aged 65 and over are more prone to reinfection, new research suggests. Large-scale assessment of reinfection rates in Denmark in 2020 conf...

US officials question AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial results

The data was meant to pave the way for the shot’s approval in the US, but officials say it may include ‘outdated’ information.

The data was meant to pave the way for the shot’s approval in the US, but officials say it may include ‘outdated’ information.

Covid-19 hospital patients ‘suffer PTSD’ – what are the key signs?

New research suggests Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital can suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), particularly if they require a ventilator. Here is what to look out for.

New research suggests Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital can suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), particularly if they require a ventilator. Here is what to look out for.

Palestine kicks off mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign

The Palestinian Authority finally begins its COVID-19 vaccine rollout after getting 60,000 doses through a UN-led programme

The Palestinian Authority finally begins its COVID-19 vaccine rollout after getting 60,000 doses through a UN-led programme

Pencils and a tea box: makeshift ‘violins’ help underprivileged music students during the pandemic

The not-for-profit Music Children Foundation has been offering free music programmes since 2013 to about 5,000 underprivileged Hong Kong youths. Among them is eight-year-old Chu Wing-yan, who lives with

The not-for-profit Music Children Foundation has been offering free music programmes since 2013 to about 5,000 underprivileged Hong Kong youths. Among them is eight-year-old Chu Wing-yan, who lives with

Why Alaska’s Covid vaccination strategy is a success story

Harsh terrain and remote villages - How America's largest state of Alaska has managed to become a leader in vaccination rates.

Harsh terrain and remote villages - How America's largest state of Alaska has managed to become a leader in vaccination rates.

Twitter journal from an icy lockdown

Under the hashtag "pandemic paradise," a couple tweets about lockdown on the icy Baltic. Instead of working in Silicon Valley, Marten Kickos is now on a small island. His wife Senja's videos of their adventures are viral hits.

Under the hashtag "pandemic paradise," a couple tweets about lockdown on the icy Baltic. Instead of working in Silicon Valley, Marten Kickos is now on a small island. His wife Senja's videos of their adventures are viral hits.

Brazil records more than 90,000 new Covid cases in a single day

Brazilian President Bolsonaro faces mounting pressure as coronavirus infections and deaths continue to mount.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro faces mounting pressure as coronavirus infections and deaths continue to mount.

Chile pandemic: Covid cases rising despite vaccination campaign

Chile's coronavirus crisis deepens, despite being one of the world's quickest to vaccinate

Chile's coronavirus crisis deepens, despite being one of the world's quickest to vaccinate

'It's the right thing to do': Londoners receive first jabs at new mass vaccination centre

A north London business centre previously used to host almost a million people across hundreds of events each year has reopened as an NHS Covid-19 mass vaccination centre.

A north London business centre previously used to host almost a million people across hundreds of events each year has reopened as an NHS Covid-19 mass vaccination centre.

Brazil hits record Covid-19 deaths

Brazil on Tuesday reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths just as the country's new health minister nominee pledged to continue the controversial policies of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who has downplayed the severity of the disease.

Brazil on Tuesday reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths just as the country's new health minister nominee pledged to continue the controversial policies of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who has downplayed the severity of the disease.

Economic orthodoxy and the pandemic

A key myth of capitalism is that free markets and small government are the keys to prosperity and progress. In the pandemic, businesses are collapsing and governments taking center stage. Is political economy in need of a major overhaul?

A key myth of capitalism is that free markets and small government are the keys to prosperity and progress. In the pandemic, businesses are collapsing and governments taking center stage. Is political economy in need of a major overhaul?

Starting over in the crisis

Stefan Hienzsch's cleaning company folded in Germany's first lockdown. Luckily, he had other skills he could call on to grow another business. He's one of the lucky ones.

Stefan Hienzsch's cleaning company folded in Germany's first lockdown. Luckily, he had other skills he could call on to grow another business. He's one of the lucky ones.

The virus is deepening the digital divide

The divide has to do with access to technology, skills and jobs. It exists within and between countries. The pandemic has hastened a shift to the digital economy. 40% of the world's population are still offline. Many risk further marginalization.

The divide has to do with access to technology, skills and jobs. It exists within and between countries. The pandemic has hastened a shift to the digital economy. 40% of the world's population are still offline. Many risk further marginalization.

Should we be worried about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine?

A number of countries in Europe and across the world have suspended use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. It comes amid reports of a small number of people developing blood clots after having the jab. Here we take a look at the key quest...

A number of countries in Europe and across the world have suspended use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. It comes amid reports of a small number of people developing blood clots after having the jab. Here we take a look at the key quest...

Air travel roars back as vaccinations spur bookings

More than 1.34 million people were screened by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Sunday

More than 1.34 million people were screened by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Sunday

Covid-proof trial festivals are finally happening

The Netherlands is launching trial festivals to evaluate risks, while other countries await coronavirus passports.

The Netherlands is launching trial festivals to evaluate risks, while other countries await coronavirus passports.

Denmark and Norway suspend AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The countries have suspended the vaccine due to a possibly deadly side effect

The countries have suspended the vaccine due to a possibly deadly side effect

WHO expected to release Covid-19 origins report soon

Report expected to say first known infection not connected to seafood market where original cluster was identified.

Report expected to say first known infection not connected to seafood market where original cluster was identified.

How Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID vaccine works

Johnson & Johnson announced on Jan. 29 that its single-dose coronavirus vaccine was 66 percent effective in preventing moderate disease 28 days after injection in its Phase 3 global trials, according to a company press release.

Johnson & Johnson announced on Jan. 29 that its single-dose coronavirus vaccine was 66 percent effective in preventing moderate disease 28 days after injection in its Phase 3 global trials, according to a company press release.

How you can help your kids deal with anxiety caused by the pandemic

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, parents continue to be concerned about the effects of isolation on their children.

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, parents continue to be concerned about the effects of isolation on their children.

Voices of long Covid: 'We are the people that never recovered'

From struggling to breathe and move – to aches and fevers that never went away – there are thousands of people who say they are experiencing symptoms months after first contracting Covid-19.

From struggling to breathe and move – to aches and fevers that never went away – there are thousands of people who say they are experiencing symptoms months after first contracting Covid-19.

From dealing drugs to delivering food: Pastor Mick on Burnley's Covid crisis

Pastor Mick Fleming has devoted all of his time in this lockdown to supporting the poorest communities in Burnley. But his life hasn't always been this way.

Pastor Mick Fleming has devoted all of his time in this lockdown to supporting the poorest communities in Burnley. But his life hasn't always been this way.

Can mixing Covid vaccines boost your immunity?

Researchers have begun to explore whether mixing coronavirus vaccines can boost a person's immunity to Covid-19. Here are some of the key facts behind why mixing vaccines might be an effective way out of the pandemic.

Researchers have begun to explore whether mixing coronavirus vaccines can boost a person's immunity to Covid-19. Here are some of the key facts behind why mixing vaccines might be an effective way out of the pandemic.

How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine work?

A vaccine by US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is the latest to be approved for use in the fight against Covid-19. Here are all the key details about how the vaccine works.

A vaccine by US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is the latest to be approved for use in the fight against Covid-19. Here are all the key details about how the vaccine works.

Why your brain may feel like it's broken amid the pandemic

If you're struggling with mental fog a year into the pandemic, you're not alone.

If you're struggling with mental fog a year into the pandemic, you're not alone.

Did China force US diplomats to take anal-swab Covid tests?

SCMP Chief News Editor Yonden Lhatoo has the low down on the latest sore point in China-US tensions.

SCMP Chief News Editor Yonden Lhatoo has the low down on the latest sore point in China-US tensions.

Brazil Covid: Hundreds protests as capital begins two-week lockdown

Millions are in lockdown in Brazil's capital to help ease pressure on hospitals, many near capacity with coronavirus patients.

Millions are in lockdown in Brazil's capital to help ease pressure on hospitals, many near capacity with coronavirus patients.

Covid-19 vaccine roll-out for Pacific Islands ‘could take years’

How small pacific nations have managed to avoid a major health crisis during the pandemic.

How small pacific nations have managed to avoid a major health crisis during the pandemic.

Pfizer is studying the effects of a third COVID-19 vaccine dose

Two doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine have proven to be 95% effective at preventing severe coronavirus infection.

Two doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine have proven to be 95% effective at preventing severe coronavirus infection.

People 'put off seeking help for cancer symptoms' during first lockdown

Almost half of people with at least one cancer symptom did not seek professional help during the first wave of the pandemic last year

Almost half of people with at least one cancer symptom did not seek professional help during the first wave of the pandemic last year

Gwyneth Paltrow urged by NHS boss to stop spreading 'misinformation' over long Covid

Gwyneth Paltrow has been urged by NHS boss Professor Stephen Powis to stop spreading "misinformation" over treatments for long Covid.

Gwyneth Paltrow has been urged by NHS boss Professor Stephen Powis to stop spreading "misinformation" over treatments for long Covid.

Senegal’s storage challenges limit Covid vaccine options

Al Jazeera talk to doctors in Senegal about the challenges of getting coronavirus vaccines to its most remote villages.

Al Jazeera talk to doctors in Senegal about the challenges of getting coronavirus vaccines to its most remote villages.

Could COVID-19 'vaccine certificates' lead to discrimination?

Documents proving COVID-19 vaccinations pose ethical questions.

Documents proving COVID-19 vaccinations pose ethical questions.

Glasses-wearers are three times less likely to catch COVID-19, study says

A study from India has found evidence that people who wear glasses are less likely to become infected with COVID-19

A study from India has found evidence that people who wear glasses are less likely to become infected with COVID-19

Pregnant women 'can pass on Covid-19 antibodies to their babies'

Pregnant women can pass on Covid-19 antibodies to their babies, a new study has found.

Pregnant women can pass on Covid-19 antibodies to their babies, a new study has found.

Inequality in the global vaccination campaign

Over 4 billion people are set to be vaccinated in 2021. The United Nations and its partners want to ensure that emerging nations also get access to vaccines. We talked with a representative of the Gavi vaccine alliance.

Over 4 billion people are set to be vaccinated in 2021. The United Nations and its partners want to ensure that emerging nations also get access to vaccines. We talked with a representative of the Gavi vaccine alliance.

The two sides of coronavirus vaccination

The entire populations of industrialized countries are expected to be vaccinated by the end of 2021. In emerging nations, however, that might not happen until 2022 at the earliest. Is that fair?

The entire populations of industrialized countries are expected to be vaccinated by the end of 2021. In emerging nations, however, that might not happen until 2022 at the earliest. Is that fair?

UK PM sets out roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions

All schools will reopen from March 8 despite concerns from teaching unions, and the move will be followed by further measures several weeks apart.

All schools will reopen from March 8 despite concerns from teaching unions, and the move will be followed by further measures several weeks apart.

Argentina health minister resigns over Covid vaccine scandal

Resignation comes after reports of people using connections to jump the queue and receive COVID-19 jabs.

Resignation comes after reports of people using connections to jump the queue and receive COVID-19 jabs.

‘Wildly unfair’: UN boss says 10 nations used 75% of all vaccines

Antonio Guterres urges wealthy nations to lead global effort to ensure people in every country get inoculated for COVID as soon as possible.

Antonio Guterres urges wealthy nations to lead global effort to ensure people in every country get inoculated for COVID as soon as possible.

Coronavirus variants: what you need to know

Last year, Covid-19 spread around the world, sending millions of people into lockdown as health services struggled to cope. The surge in new variants of the virus has prompted fresh questions and concerns.

Last year, Covid-19 spread around the world, sending millions of people into lockdown as health services struggled to cope. The surge in new variants of the virus has prompted fresh questions and concerns.

Dr. Fauci admits he was scared of catching COVID-19 in Trump’s White House

Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly feels safer now under President Joe Biden

Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly feels safer now under President Joe Biden

Five ways to tackle a needle phobia

As the Covid vaccine continues to roll out, we have five tips to make sure fear of the injection doesn't get in the way.

As the Covid vaccine continues to roll out, we have five tips to make sure fear of the injection doesn't get in the way.

Germany: Ways out of the coronavirus crisis

Northeastern Germany has managed the crisis better than the rest of the country. As Rostock eases restrictions, it aims to be a model for other cities.

Northeastern Germany has managed the crisis better than the rest of the country. As Rostock eases restrictions, it aims to be a model for other cities.

Covid-19: Traveller confusion over location of Auckland's northern border

Where does Auckland end? Traveller confusion over where Auckland's northern border is.

Where does Auckland end? Traveller confusion over where Auckland's northern border is.

Long queues at southern Covid border between Auckland and Waikato

Monday saw waits of up to three hours for people to get through the southern border from Auckland to Waikato.

Monday saw waits of up to three hours for people to get through the southern border from Auckland to Waikato.

Covid-19 testing station set up at Papatoetoe High School

People have been lining up down the street to be tested at Papatoetoe High School after a student went to class, not knowing she had Covid-19.

People have been lining up down the street to be tested at Papatoetoe High School after a student went to class, not knowing she had Covid-19.

Covid-19 testing surges in New Plymouth on Monday morning

People were queueing up in their vehicles on Monday morning to get a Covid-19 test at Taranaki Base Hospital.

People were queueing up in their vehicles on Monday morning to get a Covid-19 test at Taranaki Base Hospital.

Mexico begins vaccinating elderly against Covid-19

Most of the effort is concentrated in rural communities, but hundreds also rolled up their sleeves in Mexico City.

Most of the effort is concentrated in rural communities, but hundreds also rolled up their sleeves in Mexico City.

Minority communities in the UK less willing to take Covid jab

Covid death rates for most ethnic minorities are higher compared with white people.

Covid death rates for most ethnic minorities are higher compared with white people.

CDC recommends double-masking to protect from Covid-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the new guidance on Wednesday

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the new guidance on Wednesday

Fake vaccines: Concerns of illegal doses in the Philippines

The Philippines is set to roll out a Covid-19 vaccine, but many are worried about a growing black market.

The Philippines is set to roll out a Covid-19 vaccine, but many are worried about a growing black market.

Coronavirus shuts down 2021 Pokémon World Championships

Meaning the in-person event won’t take place until next year

Meaning the in-person event won’t take place until next year

China: Strict Covid tests for imported frozen food packaging

Fears coronavirus can survive on frozen food packaging, leads to a backlog of imports in China.

Fears coronavirus can survive on frozen food packaging, leads to a backlog of imports in China.

Mexico capital eases Covid curbs as pandamic cases rise

Putting the economy first. Mexico's capital eases pandemic restrictions despite a national surge in coronavirus infections.

Putting the economy first. Mexico's capital eases pandemic restrictions despite a national surge in coronavirus infections.

Iran starts Covid-19 vaccinations with Sputnik V

President Rouhani says he is ready to be vaccinated to show that any shot officially approved in Iran is trustworthy.

President Rouhani says he is ready to be vaccinated to show that any shot officially approved in Iran is trustworthy.

Hospitals in South Africa inundated in COVID-19 surge

The second COVID-19 wave has started in South Africa, earlier than expected. After Christmas, another lockdown was announced - but the consequences of the holiday celebrations are now being felt in the country.

The second COVID-19 wave has started in South Africa, earlier than expected. After Christmas, another lockdown was announced - but the consequences of the holiday celebrations are now being felt in the country.

Hard times for Instagram influencers

Staying in fancy hotels, gracing the front row at fashion shows, dining in hip restaurants - and posting it all on Instagram. The global pandemic has put a stop to the glamorous lives of influencers and left them trapped at home. How are they coping?

Staying in fancy hotels, gracing the front row at fashion shows, dining in hip restaurants - and posting it all on Instagram. The global pandemic has put a stop to the glamorous lives of influencers and left them trapped at home. How are they coping?

EU medical workers flee Britain due to Brexit

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, medical workers from the EU who are disappointed about Brexit are leaving Britain. As of January 1, 2021, EU citizens will need a visa to work in Great Britain.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, medical workers from the EU who are disappointed about Brexit are leaving Britain. As of January 1, 2021, EU citizens will need a visa to work in Great Britain.

Migrants speak of 'inhumane' conditions at Ice detention centers during Covid

Migrants have shared their experiences at privately-run US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) detention centers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Migrants have shared their experiences at privately-run US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) detention centers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

AstraZeneca vaccine appears to reduce COVID-19 transmission, study shows

The analysis was conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford in the U.K.

The analysis was conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford in the U.K.

85 percent of Americans must be vaccinated for normalcy to return, says Dr. Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN on Tuesday that 70 to 85 percent of people need to be fully vaccinated for things to return to normal

Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN on Tuesday that 70 to 85 percent of people need to be fully vaccinated for things to return to normal

Almost all Covid-19 survivors have immunity from virus 'for at least six months'

Almost all survivors of Covid-19 have immunity from the virus for at least six months, a new study has discovered.

Almost all survivors of Covid-19 have immunity from the virus for at least six months, a new study has discovered.

Artist offers incredible tribute sketches to families who have lost loved ones to Covid

An artist is offering amazing tribute sketches for free to families who have lost loved ones to Covid-19.Calvin Taylor Lee, 44, started his Covid sketches about three weeks ago, when a friend of his asked him if he could draw her grandma, who had ...

An artist is offering amazing tribute sketches for free to families who have lost loved ones to Covid-19.Calvin Taylor Lee, 44, started his Covid sketches about three weeks ago, when a friend of his asked him if he could draw her grandma, who had ...