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18/09/2021

Category: Covid 19

FDA experts among group opposing US booster shot plan

An international group of scientists, including two top U.S. regulators, stated Monday in a scientific publication that the ordinary person doesn't require a COVID-19 booster just yet. The specialists looked at studies on the vaccinations' effectiveness and found that, despite the extra-contagious delta variation, the doses are effective, especially against severe sickness.

Tyrone to announce mask exemption

On Tuesday night, the Tyrone Area School Board had a heated working session that resulted in a vote to write an emergency medical exemption form for kids wearing masks.

Howland comes together for a community celebration

Edna and Maureisa Winkleman were relieved to be able to watch a parade before the first float passed and the first piece of candy was tossed. “It's nice to be able to get out and see other people,” Warren resident Edna said. “They've been cooped up for so long, and it's nice to finally be able to get out.”

Vaccines help us prevail

We've been fighting an invisible foe for over a year and a half. The microscopic coronavirus has proven to be a formidable foe, and at first all we could do was stay at home, avoid contact with others, and clean and sanitize everything in sight.

Covid-19 Global

20,455,145
Total active cases
Updated on 18 September 2021 4:22 am
228,400,213
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 18 September 2021 4:22 am
4,692,639
Total deaths
Updated on 18 September 2021 4:22 am
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Fact Focus: Florida Doctors Did Not Walk off the Job

A news conference held by doctors in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to urge the public to get vaccinated amid a statewide outbreak of COVID-19 was undermined online, with false reports claiming the doctors had walked off the job.

University of Virginia disenrolls 200+ students who didn’t meet vaccine mandate

The University of Virginia has disenrolled students who did not comply with the school's Covid-19 vaccine requirement as the institution prepares to welcome back undergraduate students for in-person classes on Monday, according to a statement released on Saturday.

US likely to authorize COVID-19 booster shots

After months of fighting to persuade Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, US health officials may soon face a new challenge: persuading people who have been vaccinated to get a booster vaccine for protection. Longer, because delta variants cause infections to increase again.

Irish wool sector deserves a Covid-19 support package

Sheep producers in Northern Ireland have to apply for Covid-19 wool industry support measures before August 12, Agriculture Minister Edwin Putz confirmed last week.
Country/Region
Active cases
Confirmed cases
Deaths
USA
9,675,027
42,799,907
690,714
Peru
1,966,585
2,165,533
198,948
UK
1,302,300
7,371,301
134,983
Iran
571,382
5,396,013
116,436
Russia
568,782
7,234,425
196,626
Turkey
447,673
6,794,700
61,140
Mexico
375,674
3,552,983
270,538
India
346,608
33,415,889
444,563
Brazil
332,686
21,102,536
589,744
Honduras
239,030
356,707
9,452
Malaysia
221,339
2,067,327
22,743
Vietnam
217,548
667,650
16,637
France
213,247
6,942,105
115,960
Spain
210,236
4,929,546
85,783
Philippines
188,108
2,324,475
36,328
Germany
171,792
4,139,009
93,517
Poland
162,314
2,896,599
75,473
Thailand
130,128
1,462,901
15,246
Italy
114,271
4,627,699
130,233
Iraq
96,216
1,970,746
21,739
Serbia
96,035
853,686
7,698
Japan
94,147
1,663,024
17,030
Costa Rica
92,554
505,163
5,949
Norway
91,402
181,195
841
Finland
88,764
135,815
1,051
Israel
81,073
1,211,443
7,494
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
80,343
329,824
4,490
South Africa
76,546
2,877,063
85,952
Switzerland
75,676
823,074
11,010
Netherlands
72,041
1,981,252
18,107
Indonesia
68,942
4,185,144
140,138
Pakistan
65,725
1,218,749
27,072
Kazakhstan
64,262
854,742
10,611
Belgium
62,586
1,217,473
25,494
Sri Lanka
59,058
500,772
11,938
Algeria
57,956
201,224
5,670
Ukraine
54,871
2,338,164
54,750
Guadeloupe
49,562
52,480
668
Rwanda
48,271
94,893
1,199
Cuba
47,067
784,416
6,676
Ireland
45,937
372,687
5,179
Canada
44,382
1,569,186
27,370
Guatemala
40,322
525,161
12,947
Martinique
39,086
39,745
555
Bulgaria
38,980
480,777
19,955
Azerbaijan
37,241
467,173
6,227
Colombia
35,601
4,937,596
125,826
Portugal
34,626
1,060,432
17,895
Myanmar
32,525
442,928
16,944
Argentina
32,424
5,237,159
114,286
Palestine
32,128
381,854
3,890
Lebanon
30,451
617,036
8,228
Egypt
29,622
295,639
16,935
Sweden
29,427
1,144,982
14,734
Ecuador
29,421
505,860
32,559
Ethiopia
29,052
330,494
5,090
Romania
28,647
1,139,505
35,359
Bolivia
28,173
496,354
18,628
French Guiana
28,036
38,266
235
Greece
27,323
627,314
14,394
Georgia
26,510
591,766
8,446
Jamaica
26,323
78,590
1,772
S. Korea
25,599
284,022
2,394
Nepal
25,497
783,075
11,012
Morocco
25,407
915,835
13,828
Afghanistan
25,257
154,532
7,195
Cyprus
25,205
116,494
534
DRC
24,461
56,387
1,068
Bosnia
23,436
225,857
10,203
Austria
23,249
720,455
10,882
Uganda
23,030
121,984
3,119
Australia
21,069
84,086
1,148
Mongolia
18,193
269,476
1,083
Lithuania
17,945
313,692
4,763
Mayotte
16,985
20,125
176
Bangladesh
15,954
1,540,110
27,147
Burundi
13,378
14,189
38
El Salvador
13,281
99,701
3,078
Fiji
13,234
49,719
566
Macedonia
13,008
186,010
6,396
Albania
12,910
161,324
2,569
Lao People's Democratic Republic
12,763
18,347
16
Slovenia
12,436
281,687
4,492
Jordan
12,428
812,253
10,594
Mauritius
12,339
14,243
50
Armenia
11,951
252,082
5,101
Venezuela
11,760
352,055
4,261
Suriname
9,241
36,428
796
Nigeria
9,037
201,294
2,649
Estonia
8,703
148,923
1,322
Somalia
8,641
18,820
1,041
Nicaragua
8,598
13,025
202
Belarus
8,431
512,460
3,978
Croatia
7,991
389,654
8,481
Montenegro
7,959
125,128
1,832
Moldova
7,651
280,175
6,578
Malawi
7,272
61,287
2,252
Hungary
7,259
817,159
30,123
Lesotho
7,162
14,395
403
UAE
6,420
731,828
2,071
Singapore
6,110
75,783
59
French Polynesia
6,085
40,178
593
Chile
6,079
1,646,403
37,318
Denmark
6,035
354,068
2,622
Latvia
5,763
149,614
2,635
Slovakia
5,718
401,250
12,569
Uzbekistan
5,668
167,268
1,179
Oman
5,599
303,309
4,092
Tunisia
5,451
698,427
24,415
Syrian Arab Republic
5,258
30,337
2,112
Czechia
5,009
1,685,435
30,427
Dominican Republic
4,983
354,716
4,027
Angola
4,839
52,208
1,378
Kenya
4,647
245,781
4,965
Cambodia
4,470
102,834
2,089
Ghana
4,395
124,740
1,116
Central African Republic
4,350
11,309
100
Togo
4,287
24,369
211
Panama
4,199
463,783
7,169
Benin
4,010
21,450
146
Trinidad and Tobago
3,986
48,143
1,405
Cameroon
3,613
85,414
1,368
Guyana
3,546
29,072
706
New Caledonia
3,327
3,401
16
Sudan
3,209
38,000
2,875
Mozambique
2,990
149,906
1,903
Kyrgyzstan
2,969
177,567
2,583
Senegal
2,935
73,588
1,842
Zimbabwe
2,914
127,632
4,562
Botswana
2,591
172,252
2,343
Saint Lucia
2,406
10,344
148
Saudi Arabia
2,387
546,411
8,651
Saint Martin
2,200
3,646
47
Grenada
2,121
3,490
48
Paraguay
2,095
459,580
16,123
Timor-Leste
1,918
18,943
103
Sierra Leone
1,896
6,391
121
Bahamas
1,799
20,030
504
Qatar
1,748
235,304
604
Maldives
1,699
83,332
229
Côte d'Ivoire
1,695
58,743
553
Uruguay
1,664
387,449
6,046
Belize
1,625
18,532
389
Yemen
1,617
8,593
1,628
Haiti
1,575
21,338
597
Brunei
1,534
4,814
24
Guinea
1,489
30,136
370
Equatorial Guinea
1,436
11,063
137
Gabon
1,319
27,643
175
Namibia
1,295
126,628
3,461
Bermuda
1,238
4,218
38
Réunion
1,159
52,643
358
Swaziland
1,157
45,317
1,194
Luxembourg
1,146
77,189
834
Tanzania
1,134
1,367
50
Congo
1,097
13,701
183
St. Barth
1,084
1,548
2
Mauritania
1,083
35,328
763
Malta
1,039
36,927
453
Antigua and Barbuda
964
2,603
55
Barbados
935
6,358
57
Kuwait
932
411,081
2,437
China
913
95,623
4,636
Cabo Verde
903
36,970
327
Zambia
863
208,353
3,637
Bahrain
814
274,107
1,388
Guinea-Bissau
725
6,069
130
Saint Kitts and Nevis
687
1,589
9
Dominica
625
2,758
8
Madagascar
618
42,898
958
Seychelles
584
20,943
114
South Sudan
484
11,800
121
Curaçao
468
15,975
155
Papua New Guinea
446
18,542
204
New Zealand
420
4,038
27
Sao Tome and Principe
419
3,025
43
Channel Islands
368
11,269
97
Iceland
354
11,404
33
Aruba
288
15,202
157
Isle of Man
285
7,113
38
Mali
270
15,029
545
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
269
2,613
13
Sint Maarten
171
4,070
59
Taiwan
163
16,123
839
Burkina Faso
151
14,003
172
Caribbean Netherlands
118
1,962
17
Turks and Caicos Islands
117
2,799
21
Djibouti
115
11,960
157
Greenland
92
454
0
Gibraltar
81
5,469
97
Hong Kong
73
12,153
213
Niger
70
5,947
201
San Marino
58
5,388
90
Cayman Islands
53
772
2
Andorra
53
15,124
130
British Virgin Islands
50
2,642
37
Liechtenstein
45
3,402
60
Monaco
43
3,290
33
Liberia
36
5,777
283
Gambia
33
9,867
330
Faroe Islands
28
1,053
2
Chad
16
5,025
174
Comoros
15
4,104
147
Anguilla
14
331
0
Eritrea
11
6,669
40
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
4
67
0
Palau
3
5
0
Montserrat
2
32
1
Western Sahara
1
10
1
Bhutan
1
2,596
3
Micronesia
0
1
0
Saint Helena
0
2
0
Samoa
0
3
0
Marshall Islands
0
4
0
Vanuatu
0
4
1
MS Zaandam
0
9
2
Solomon Islands
0
20
0
Holy See (Vatican City State)
0
27
0
Saint Pierre Miquelon
0
31
0
Macao
0
63
0
Wallis and Futuna
0
445
7
Diamond Princess
0
712
13
Tajikistan
0
17,084
124
Updated on 18 September 2021 4:22 am

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