The Seychelles is 60% vaccinated but still infections are rising. That’s not as bad as it sounds

The Seychelles is 60% vaccinated but still infections are rising. That’s not as bad as it sounds

 

 

One of the most vaccinated countries in the world is experiencing a Covid-19 outbreak.

While other nations struggle to secure enough vaccines, the Seychelles is in the enviable position of having already fully immunized more than 61.4% of the population.
But that hasn’t been enough to stop the spread of Covid.

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Eddie Hearn: ‘The razzmatazz is important’ says boxing promoter

Eddie Hearn: ‘The razzmatazz is important’ says boxing promoter

 

 

If US boxing promoter Don King came to define the art of braggadocio in promoting a world title fight, then Briton Eddie Hearn has taken the art of bravado and showmanship to a whole new level in the age of social media.

The subject of viral memes, champion of big-money fights and winner of record-breaking contracts,

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China and Russia want to vaccinate the developing world before the West. It’s brought them closer than ever

China and Russia want to vaccinate the developing world before the West. It’s brought them closer than ever

 

 

When Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is unloaded in countries around the world, hundreds of millions of doses will come with the label “Made in China.”

Chinese companies have made agreements over the past month to manufacture more than 260 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine,

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Russell Westbrook breaks the NBA record for triple-doubles surpassing Oscar Robertson

Russell Westbrook breaks the NBA record for triple-doubles surpassing Oscar Robertson

 

Russell Westbrook of the Washington Wizards has notched his 182nd career NBA triple-double, breaking Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson’s record for the most in league history.

The record had stood since 1974, the year Robertson retired.
“Russell Westbrook, I’m very happy for you,” Robertson said in a recorded video message. “Your family is very proud of you.

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India’s second wave is ravaging villages without hospitals or even doctors to fight it

India’s second wave is ravaging villages without hospitals or even doctors to fight it

 

 

In the remote Indian village of Chogath, local pharmacist Jeetu has become the only source of medical help for people sick with Covid-19.

The country’s second wave has devastated major cities and regional hubs, with hospitals running out of oxygen and medicine.
But in rural states and far-flung villages,

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Israel launches airstrikes after rockets fired from Gaza in day of escalation

Israel launches airstrikes after rockets fired from Gaza in day of escalation

 

Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza have been exchanging fire through the night after clashes in Jerusalem Monday left hundreds injured and tensions sky high, prompting an uptick in the violence, official sources and pictures showed.

Israeli airstrikes have left at least 24 dead, including nine children, in Gaza, according to Palestinian health officials. The Israel Defense Forces says it killed 15 militants.
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India’s Covid-19 catastrophe could make global shortages even worse

India’s Covid-19 catastrophe could make global shortages even worse

 

A terrifying and record-breaking wave of Covid-19 in India threatens to stall the country’s economic recovery and send shockwaves through several important global industries.

Asia’s third largest economy has been struggling for weeks to control the devastating surge. Hundreds of thousands of new cases are reported every day, and economists are rethinking their forecasts for double-digit growth this year — a troubling sign for a country that plunged into recession last year for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century after the government imposed a nationwide lockdown.

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China blames the US for hyping fears of uncontrolled rocket reentry as space race heats up

China blames the US for hyping fears of uncontrolled rocket reentry as space race heats up

 

 

For a week, China’s Long March 5B grabbed global attention, as space agencies and experts closely tracked its trajectory, speculating where debris would fall upon the rocket’s uncontrolled reentry.

In China, however, the country’s space administration stayed silent for days amid criticism that allowing such a large rocket stage to free fall towards Earth was irresponsible and posed a safety risk —

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Fauci joins calls for nationwide lockdown to contain India’s Covid crisis

Fauci joins calls for nationwide lockdown to contain India’s Covid crisis

 

 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under increasing pressure to impose a nationwide lockdown as the country grapples with the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak.

On Monday, India reported 366,161 new cases, its health ministry said — the first time daily infections have dipped below 400,000 since May 6. Its total caseload is now more than 22 million since the pandemic began.

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It may be time to relax indoor face mask mandates Fauci says

It may be time to relax indoor face mask mandates Fauci says

 

Dr. Anthony Fauci says federal guidance on wearing face coverings indoors may change soon.

Sunday on ABC News, Fauci was asked whether it’s time to start relaxing indoor masks requirements. Fauci replied, “I think so, and I think you’re going to probably be seeing that as we go along, and as more people get vaccinated.”
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