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Hybrid of Variants Found In India & UK Identified In Vietnam, Said To Spread Quickly Through The Air
Authorities in Vietnam have detected a new coronavirus variant that is a combination of the Covid variants first identified in India and the UK and spreads quickly by air, the health minister has said.
Read more here at Reuters.

Similar news at NDTV here and The Guardian here. In cases you didn't know about these news portals, you can find more info about NDTV here (Wikipedia) and The Guardian here.
Stay safe, everyone.
 
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Vietnam Suspends Some International Flights Due To New Hybrid Variant
Flights into Hanoi will be suspended from June 1 through 7, and the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam reports international flights into Ho Chi Minh City are also suspended until June 14.

About the Vietnam COVID variant: Video from the Reuters Youtube channel

WHO gives new names to coronavirus variants
The four coronavirus variants considered of concern by the U.N. agency and known generally by the public as the UK, South Africa, Brazil and India variants have now been given the letters Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta according to the order of their detection.
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From CNBC: Vietnam hybrid variant spreads quickly via air.
Vietnam locks down Ho Chi Minh City amid new variant concerns - Video from ABC News

Victoria COVID-19 variant 'more infectious' - Video from Sky News Australia

Australia's Victoria state extends COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne - From The Reuters
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it has approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech for emergency use listing - The Reuters
New WHO naming system for COVID-19 variants
Source here:https://www.who.int/en/activities/tracking-SARS-CoV-2-variants/
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Moderna plans mix of COVID-19 vaccine doses with new Lonza deal - From The Reuters
What you need to know about the coronavirus right now - From The Reuters
China's Guangdong tightens coronavirus measures
As COVID-19 cases edge up, Taiwan unveils mass vaccination plan
Australia's Victoria extends Melbourne lockdown
 
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Thailand is about to launch human trials of its first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine
Video from DW News Youtube Channel.
Covid: Indian variant 'now dominant' in the UK - BBC News
 
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Switzerland approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds - The Reuters
Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine gains China nod for emergency use in kids, adolescents - The Reuters
Swiss to launch COVID-19 certificates next week to ease travel - The Reuters
 

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What are variants of concern, and are COVID-19 vaccines effective against them? - World Economic Forum
If you’ve been vaccinated, could you still spread the virus? Here’s what an expert says - World Economic Forum
Vaccination doesn’t 100% prevent you from getting infected, but it does reduce the chance of catching it or falling seriously ill.
WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19 : Update on virus variants - WHO Youtube Channel
 

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The Delta variant...from India....has been found in a couple of people in Melbourne, Australia.
These people were in 'hotel quarantine'.....which up until now has been something of a joke. ( a bad joke)

Here's hoping these incidents have been "roped off" in a proper manner.

 
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COVID-19: Delta variant 'around 40% more transmissible' than Kent strain, Matt Hancock says - video from Sky News
Similar news from The Guardian
Australia's Victoria logs biggest rise in COVID-19 cases in a week - The Reuters
 
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Major Chinese city battles Delta Covid Variant
Vaping may increase lung vulnerability to virus - The Reuters
Covid: What do under-30s need to know about the vaccine? - BBC News
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Speaking of variants etc etc......this report/summation from ABC NEWS, Australia...regarding the Delta variants spread through India.

 

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Pfizer to test COVID-19 vaccine in larger group of children below 12 - Reuters
Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it will begin testing its COVID-19 vaccine in a larger group of children under age 12 after selecting a lower dose of the shot in an earlier stage of the trial.
Fauci says U.S. must vaccinate more people before Delta becomes dominant Covid variant in America - CNBC
Fauci Warns of Harmful Covid-19 'Delta' Variant - Bloomberg Markets and Finance
 
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Pfizer to provide U.S. with 500 million COVID-19 vaccines to donate to world - Reuters
Pfizer (PFE.N) and German partner BioNTech (22UAy.DE) said on Thursday they have agreed to supply the U.S. government with 500 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to donate to poorer countries over the next two years.
AstraZeneca says working with Southeast Asian nations on vaccine deliveries - Reuters
Delta strain escapes Victoria hotel quarantine - Sky News Australia
The ‘unknown’ Covid deaths in rural India – BBC News
 

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Linus Torvalds Wants Everyone to Get Vaccinated and Stop Believing in Anti-vax Conspiracies - Its FOSS
U.S. administers 305.7 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - Reuters
Moderna seeks COVID-19 vaccine approval for teens as CDC analyzes heart effects - ABC News
 
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U.S. FDA asks J&J to discard millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses - Reuters
Mexico says COVID-19 has affected a fourth of its population - Reuters
The Delta Covid-19 Variant: What We Know - Wall Street Journal
 
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