COVID vaccine trials: Where are the women?
17 July 2021 | 3:48 pm
Worldwide, women are reporting worse side effects after COVID vaccinations than men. But the data is hard to find — most studies ignore gender and sex.
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The New Zealand government is to investigate its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The country's zero-tolerance policy on the spread of the disease was initially praised but later criticized for its wider cost.
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China has now relaxed many of its Covid restrictions, removing requirements for PCR tests in many places and allowing people to isolate at home. The new measures come following a wave of anti-lockdown protests.
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The move is part of Beijing's efforts to pivot away from its contentious zero-COVID strategy, which has caused widespread public discontent and even triggered protests in some cities.
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