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17 Sep
As we emerge from the pandemic, the workplace has irrevocably changed. But what does it mean for women? Annette Young talks to Sue Duke, the head of global public policy and economic graphs at LinkedIn. Also Belgium becomes the first country in Europe to decriminalise sex work with the aim of reducing exploitation and violence.
12 Sep
Specialists talk about "post-acute sequelae of C19," or PASC.
11 Sep
Our current vaccines don't protect well against the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. But scientists say they have produced an antibody in a mouse model that could lead to new vaccines that fight all variants.
1 Sep
The revamped vaccines by Moderna and BioNTech-Pfizer specifically target the currently dominant BA.4/BA.5 omicron subvariants. The jabs are part of a fall vaccination campaign that could begin within days.
28 Aug
Germany's federal government has agreed on a package of new measures, most of which will be up to the discretion of individual states, to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the cooler winter months.
28 Aug
Dr. Anthony Fauci has been in charge of the government's infectious disease agency since 1984. He became famous during the pandemic for his no-nonsense scientific briefings.
11 Aug
North Korea's Kim Jong Un declared victory in the country's battle against COVID-19 on Wednesday, while the leader's sister revealed he too had suffered from fever, indicating for the first time that he was likely infected with the virus. Laila Shahrokhshahi reports.
10 Aug
A lockdown on the Chinese island of Hainan has been extended to cover several cities. The tourism-dependent province, which had comparatively few cases during the pandemic, is battling its worst outbreak so far.
7 Aug
Lauterbach is self-isolating at home while continuing to conduct official duties. Germany is likely to reintroduce measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in winter.
27 Jul
Two studies indicate that COVID-19 emerged from an animal-to-human spillover at a market in China's city of Wuhan. Both papers bolster the theory that the virus emerged naturally, rather than escaping from a Chinese lab.
27 Jun
The legalization of cannabis and COVID lockdowns appear to have increased its regular use, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report finds.
20 Jun
German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has recommended the voluntary wearing of masks in indoor public spaces amid a summer wave of infections. He also indicated that stricter rules are likely on their way.

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