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Covid-19 Deaths Spike During Last Week in Greece

Health authorities in Greece announced on Tuesday that 355 deaths from Covid-19 were registered in the week 25-31 July. This represents a significant increase from the previous week's 271 virus-related deaths. The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) said that there...

Greece Records 136,077 New Cases of COVID-19 in a Week

Health authorities in Greece announced 136,077 new cases of COVID-19 and 271 virus-related deaths during the week of July 18th to July 24th. Of these, nineteen percent were identified as reinfections. The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also announced...

COVID-19 Infections in Greece Surge Past 20,000

Greece’s health authorities reported 20,084 new infections on Tuesday, as the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 continued to drive the sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. On Monday, the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) had reported...

Bill Gates Warns Another Pandemic is Coming

Bill Gates warned on Friday that another pandemic is all but certain that would likely stem from a different pathogen to that of the coronavirus family. In an interview with CNBC on the sidelines of the annual Munich Security Conference...

Erdogan, Wife Test Positive for COVID-19

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife, Emine, have tested positive for coronavirus, as they announced on Saturday

New Omicron Variant Detected in at Least 40 Nations

First noted by the World Health Organization on Tuesday, January 24, the so-called Stealth Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in at least 40 countries across the world, although much is unknown about it, including how severe...

New Data Finds Booster Shot Crucial For Protection Against Omicron

Data from new studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that a Covid-19 vaccine booster shot offers significant protection against serious infection from Omicron. The omicron variant of Covid has become the most dominant strain...

French Vaccine Valneva Shows Promise Against Omicron

The French biotech firm Valneva says that early studies show its coronavirus vaccine is effective against Omicron and it might be able to deliver doses to the European public in April. Officials from Valneva released a statement to the public...

US Models Suggest Omicron Wave May Kill Up to 300,000 People

New models suggest that the milder but more infectious omicron variant will cause 50,000 to 300,000 deaths in the United States before March. Although many studies show that Omicron causes less severe disease than past variants of Covid, the sheer...

The Twindemic: the Flu and Covid-19 are Spreading Simultaneously

The flu has returned to Europe after temporarily being supplanted by Covid-19 last year. Countries are now on alert for the potential of a "twindemic," a concurrent surge in flu cases and Covid-19 cases that could wreak havoc in...