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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was vaccinated against Covid-19 Monday, but a glitch in an online booking system meant thousands were turned away from hospitals across the country.India's 11.

Polish adventurer dies atop Kilimanjaro: family

A Polish adventurer who crossed the Atlantic three times by kayak unaided has died climbing Kilimanjaro, his family said on Tuesday.

Covid vaccine acceptance rises in some countries: study

Willingness to get a Covid-19 vaccine is on the rise compared to last year, a survey of six industrialised countries published on Monday showed.

Trudeau: Canada — U.S. border to remain 'closed for now'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday that it is too early to make a decision on reopening his country's border with the U.S.

CDC imposes travel restrictions for Ebola-hit countries

Travel precautions will be imposed for individuals coming to the US from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo - two countries fighting recent outbreaks of the Ebola virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday.

Op-Ed: Gender neutral Potato Head – Oh, give it a rest!

Mr Potato Head is now just Potato Head. Hallelujah, to quote Leonard Cohen. That’ll make up for all the inequities and other issues associated with this dinosaur-like terminology, won’t it?

Berlin activists show manspreaders who wears the trousers

A man lounges across two seats on a crowded Berlin train, oblivious to his surroundings -- until the two women opposite him suddenly spread their legs, revealing a message on their trousers: "Stop spreading".

Spanish enclave closure plunges Morocco town into crisis

Moroccans in a town bordering a Spanish enclave face a bleak future after a smuggling crackdown plus a border closure over coronavirus fears destroyed their livelihoods.

California COVID-19 strain may be more infectious—and lethal

A new strain of the pandemic coronavirus first identified and now spreading in California, may not only be more contagious but may also cause more severe disease and death.

A year into pandemic, Milan fashion week stays virtual

Fashionistas will have to log on to soak up the glamour at Milan Fashion Week, which remains online a year after the coronavirus first swept into northern Italy.

How long can loss of sense of taste and smell last with COVID?

A preliminary study involving 813 Quebec health-care workers who tested positive for COVID-19 has shown that people with the coronavirus could lose their sense of smell and taste for up to five months.

Delayed Ebola vaccination drive to begin in Guinea

Guinea will launch an Ebola vaccination drive Tuesday after a flight delayed by a Saharan dust storm arrived carrying thousands of jabs, as the West African country fights to stamp out a resurgence of the deadly virus.

Austria bets on millions of tests to contain Covid-19

While Austria has struggled to contain the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, it is fast emerging as a world leader in testing as a way to reopen schools and businesses.

Author Mark Donahue talks about 'STATS: Numbers To Kill For' book Special

Author and playwright Mark Donahue chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his new book "STATS: Numbers To Kill For."

Bestselling author JL Caban opens up about 'Moving On' book Special

Bestselling author JL Caban chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his new book, "Moving On," and his future plans.

Tons of toxic air pollutants released from oil refiners in Texas

The largest U.S. oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this past week, according to figures provided to the state, as refineries and petrochemical plants in the region scrambled to shut production during frigid weather.

The search for herd immunity with COVID-19

The U.S. is farther down the path to herd immunity on COVID-19 than Canada due to two factors: higher infection rates at the outset and, now, much higher vaccination rates. But, what is herd immunity?

Bestselling author Brian Meehl discusses new 'Blowback '07' book Special

Bestselling author Brian Meehl chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his book "Blowback '07: When the Only Way Forward Is Back."

Review: Kalamaki GR is a big winner at the 2021 'Best of Boro' Awards

The Greek restaurant Kalamaki GR, located in Flushing, Queens, has won big at the 2021 "Best of Boro" Awards. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Quake-hit Christchurch regains its mojo, 10 years on

Although a decade has passed, New Zealander Gordon Cullen still vividly recalls his daring escape from a high-rise tower block during the deadly Christchurch earthquake on February 22, 2011.Trapped in a fifth-floor office after the 6.

African Covid deaths top 100,000

Africa on Thursday recorded more than 100,000 deaths from Covid-19, a grim milestone likely to understate the real toll, as the continent of 1.2 billion people battles a second wave of infections.

New correlation between metabolic syndrome and schizophrenia

Medics have been seeking to understand why schizophrenia and bipolar disorder patients, prescribed antipsychotic medications, often rapidly gain weight (which can lead to prediabetes). New research provides a strong indication as to why this happens.

Bestselling author Bull Durham talks 'Seven Broken Souls' book Special

Bestselling author Bull Durham chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his emotional book "Seven Broken Souls."

Singapore virus-secure hotel looks to lure business travellers

Singapore on Thursday launched what it billed as a coronavirus-secure hotel and meeting complex where visitors communicate via intercom through glass panels, as the Asian financial hub slowly opens up to the world for business.

Virus crisis upends hopes for aviation careers

One year ago 26-year-old Perrine was on the cusp of realising her childhood dream of becoming a flight attendant.Then the Covid-19 pandemic arrived and Perrine is now on track for a job in insurance instead.

At the foot of the Pyrenees planes put out to pasture

Under the snow-capped Pyrenees, dozens of planes are lined up like toys on a shelf, at one of several airports in southern Europe where parking planes has become big business thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Libertarian or Orwellian: What to make of the vaccine passport? Special

Heralded as key to returning to normal, the digital "vaccine passport" may offer a way to make things easier. However, there are many who baulk at the idea of the mass holding of personal data along with security concerns.

Texas mayor resigns after telling people they're 'on their own'

The mayor of Colorado City, Texas, who told residents they were owed "NOTHING" as many went without power or heat during a deadly cold snap has resigned.

Mexico's hottest hotel perks: Covid tests and free quarantine

Never mind the unlimited food and drink, the latest all-inclusive hotel perks tempting tourists to pandemic-hit Mexico are free Covid-19 tests and extended stays for anyone who catches the coronavirus.

Probiotics can help counter gut microbiota disruption

A new medical development has led to the creation of a refrigerated probiotic that targets gastrointestinal upsets. The probiotic is called Florajen Digestion.

Catching up with Dr. Ziva Flamhaft: 'War Widow' memoir Special

Dr. Ziva Flamhaft chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her memoir, "War Widow: How the Six Day War Changed My Life."

Hackers continue to put out fake vaccine emails to get your data Special

The march of fake COVID-19 vaccines unfortunately continues. Social media users have reported receiving phishing emails claiming to be from the UK’s National Health Services offering recipients the opportunity to sign-up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

How might a vaccine passport work and do you need one? Special

Does a vaccine passport offer a gateway to 'freedom' in terms of accessing travel and hospitality, or does it herald in privacy and security concerns? A leading expert weighs in.

Briton broke Singapore Covid rules with hotel tryst

A British man pleaded guilty Monday to violating Singapore's strict coronavirus rules by having a tryst with his fiancee at a luxury hotel while under quarantine.

Stay-at-home orders in Vietnam Covid-19 hotspot

Two million people in Vietnam will be put under a raft of restrictions starting Tuesday, after their northern province became the epicentre of a growing Covid-19 outbreak.

UK rolls out hotel quarantine for 'high risk' country returnees

The UK government will on Monday introduce mandatory hotel quarantine rules for arrivals from dozens of countries deemed "high risk" for coronavirus variants, as it tries to stop new strains spreading.

Ebola rears its head in Guinea for first time since 2016

Guinea declared a new Ebola outbreak on Sunday, as tests came back positive for the virus after at least three people died and four fell ill in the southeast. The Democratic Republic of Congo also confirmed a fourth Ebola case in North Kivu province.

Germany partially closes borders despite EU criticism

Germany partially closed its borders with the Czech Republic and Austria's Tyrol on Sunday over a troubling surge in coronavirus mutations, drawing a swift rebuke from the European Union.

Singapore swap shops offer alternative to fast fashion

Singaporean Sue-Anne Chng used to wear a different outfit on all 15 days of the Lunar New Year, when it is customary to don new clothes to symbolise a fresh start.

New Zealand orders largest city Auckland into snap Covid lockdown

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ordered the country's biggest city Auckland into a snap lockdown for the first time in nearly six months on Sunday after three coronavirus cases emerged in the community.

Moderna wants to pack 50% more Covid vaccine per vial

US biotech firm Moderna said Friday it was seeking clearance with regulators around the world to put 50 percent more coronavirus vaccine into each of its vials as a way to quickly boost current supply levels.
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