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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has increased the amount of dexamethasone it has in stock and on order to 240,000 doses, health minister Matt Hancock said on Wednesday, after a preliminary trial result showed it reduced mortality in the most severe COVID-19 cases. Britain swiftly backed the steroid drug after University of Oxford researchers announced preliminary
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule on Friday that would lift anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare for transgender people and women seeking abortions, drawing condemnation from Democratic lawmakers. The rule reverses some provisions of the Affordable Care Act passed during President Barack Obama’s administration, also known as Obamacare,
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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Iran will reimpose restrictions to stem a surge in coronavirus cases if health regulations are not observed, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday.
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A social distancing sign is seen in Oxford Street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville (Reuters) – An unpublished British government report said that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in Britain should be given targeted health advice in the event of a second wave
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a daily briefing to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 11, 2020. Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday people should not attend large demonstrations for public health reasons after
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Some Chinese students returning to school after lockdown are grappling with familial conflict while others are stressing over how coronavirus disruptions have affected their academic performance, teachers and school counsellors say. FILE PHOTO: A thermometer and a sanitising gel are seen outside a classroom during a government-organised media tour at a high
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FILE PHOTO: Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam speaks during Daily COVID-19 Digital News Conference chaired by Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock, along with Professor of Public Health & Epidemiology, Coordinator of the National Testing Effort, Professor John Newton, to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britons took to their doorsteps and balconies on Thursday to show their appreciation for health workers on the front line of the coronavirus crisis, in what could be the last such celebration. The ‘Clap for Carers’ initiative has for the last 10 weeks been an emotional moment of solidarity among citizens enduring
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar speaks during a news briefing on the administration’s response to the coronavirus at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/ WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top Trump administration official said on Friday the government still has confidence in Abbott Laboratories’ speedy
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PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Panama posted 171 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total to nearly 5,000 infected persons, the health ministry said. Officials also confirmed three more deaths stemming from the 4,992 confirmed cases, raising Panama’s death toll from the highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the virus to 144.
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RIYADH (Reuters) – Health ministers from the Group of 20 major economies discussed weaknesses in health systems that made the world vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak and other pandemics, a statement said after a virtual meeting on Sunday. The Saudi G20 secretariat said that the ministers shared their national experiences, addressed necessary actions to improve
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate urged people to look after their mental health during the novel coronavirus outbreak and drew attention to the particular psychological strain felt by frontline health workers. “We can feel frustrated, miss loved ones or get anxious,” William, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and Kate said
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Retired British Army Captain Tom Moore, 99, raises money for health workers by attempting to walk the length of his garden one hundred times before his 100th birthday this month as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra LONDON (Reuters) – Tom Moore, a 99-year-old British war
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