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Coronavirus update: UK reports more than 1,000 new virus cases in biggest increase since reopening – ABC News

India records 1,007 fatalities in 24 hours as it reaches four days of more than 60,000 new infections and six days of more new infections than any other country.

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India has reported a record 1,007 fatalities as well as 62,064 new cases, making four days of more than 60,000 new confirmed infections and six days of more infections than any other country.
Britain, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, has reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 infections, its highest daily increase since June.
North Korea, which has not confirmed any coronavirus infections in the country, has locked down a border town after a returning defector showe…

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First batch of COVID vaccines ‘on track’ for early next year – 7NEWS.com.au

The federal government has pumped $1.7 billion into vaccines for Australians.

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Australia is on track to receive its first batch of coronavirus vaccinations early next year.
The federal government has pumped $1.7 billion into two lead vaccine candidates.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said the latest trials of the Oxford University AstraZeneca vaccine were very positive.
There are no guarantees but this weeks results, coming out of phase three trials, are deeply important, Mr Hunt told parliament on Wednesday.
It means we are on track for first vaccines to be delivered in the first…

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Vaccine is imminent, but virus fight has long way to go: Fauci – Sydney Morning Herald

A COVID-19 vaccine is just months away, Dr Anthony Fauci says, but vaccine hesitancy and political division are making the fight against the virus tougher to win….

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Masks, for example, had become a political symbol in the US, Dr Fauci said.
“People were ridiculed for wearing masks; it depended on what side of the political spectrum you were at, which was so painful to me as a public health scientist.”
Speaking from his US home as part of a University of Melbourne webinar, Dr Fauci recently called an idiot by President Donald Trump said scientists must never be afraid to tell politicians what they don’t want to hear.
“One of the traps some scientists get into…

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One more COVID-19 case in South Australia – Walcha News

South Australia has reported one new case of COVID-19 in a returned overseas traveller. SA Health says the woman in her 60s has been in hotel quarantine since……

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South Australia has reported one new case of COVID-19 in a returned overseas traveller.
SA Health says the woman in her 60s has been in hotel quarantine since her arrival in Adelaide and presents no risk to the wider community.
She takes the total number of coronavirus cases in SA since the start of the pandemic to 495.
There are currently 12 active infections, all returned travellers in hotel isolation.
Australian Associated Press

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