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Reuters- Tuesday March 16. The head of Britain’s effort to sequence the virus’s genomes told Reuters that regular booster vaccines against the novel coronavirus will be needed because of mutations that make it more transmissible.
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The New York Times - March 11, 2021
The New York Times publish on Thursday march 11 about the worries in Europe and the warning response to the new British covid, vaccine, the health authorities in three European countries on Thursday suspended use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine because of concerns that it might increase the risk of blood clots, but emphasized that they were taking action as a precaution and that there is no evidence of any causal link.
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British Airways calls for vaccinated people to travel without restrictions
Reuters- March 14, 2021
Sean Doyle, appointed BA's chief executive last October, called on Britain to work with other governments to allow vaccines and health apps to open up travel, after a year when minimal flying has left many airlines on life support.
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CNBC NEWS - March 1, 2021
Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine distribution to begin immediately and the first shots could be administered as early as Tuesday, senior Biden administration officials said Sunday.
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- Vaccine Candidate 72% Effective in the US and 66% Effective Overall at Preventing Moderate to Severe COVID-19, 28 Days after Vaccination
- 85% Effective Overall in Preventing Severe Disease and Demonstrated Complete Protection Against COVID-19 related Hospitalization and Death as of Day 28.
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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) proposed an interesting plan to adopt a COVID travel passport in 2021
To re-open borders without quarantine and restart aviation governments need to be confident that they are effectively mitigating the risk of importing COVID-19.
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WHICH.co.uk Feb 2021
Qantas and Saga have said COVID-19 inoculation will be mandatory when flights and holidays restart, with other airlines and destinations likely to follow suit.
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11 February 2021, WHO Newsroom
In February the WHO has issued a review and recommendations for use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. This article provides a summary of this recommendations.
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Key Information for Travelers to Qatar
◦Before you travel, get tested with a viral test 1–3 days before your trip. ◾Do NOT travel if you were exposed to COVID-19, you are sick, or you test positive for COVID-19. Learn when it is safe for you to travel. Don't travel with someone who is sick.
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