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Getting Covid-19 vaccine ‘gigantically important’, says Joe Biden

Getting Covid-19 vaccine ‘gigantically important’, says Joe Biden

CINCINNATI: President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the US and pleaded that it's "gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again. Biden, speaking Wednesday night at a televised town hall in Cincinnati, said the public health crisis has turned largely into a plight of the unvaccinated as the spread of the delta variant has led to a surge in infections around the country. “We have a pandemic for those who haven't gotten the vaccination — it's that basic, that simple,” he said on…
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Joe Biden says getting vaccinated ‘gigantically important’

Joe Biden says getting vaccinated ‘gigantically important’

CINCINNATI: President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration Wednesday over the slowing Covid-19 vaccination rate in the US and pleaded that it's "gigantically important'' for Americans to step up and get inoculated for the virus as it surges once again. Biden, speaking at a televised town hall in Cincinnati, said the public health crisis has turned largely into a plight of the unvaccinated as the spread of the delta variant has led to a surge in infections around the country. "We have a pandemic for those who haven't gotten the vaccination - it's that basic, that simple,'' he said on the…
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Dramatic drop in Covid deaths but US must stay vigilant about Delta variant: Joe Biden

Dramatic drop in Covid deaths but US must stay vigilant about Delta variant: Joe Biden

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has said that even though the United States has seen a dramatic drop in the number of Covid-19 deaths due to its vaccination programme, the people must remain vigilant about the more virulent Delta variant that is spreading fast in the country. Stressing the need for people to get vaccinated, he said "virtually all" of the Covid deaths and hospitalisations in the country are among the unvaccinated. The highly contagious Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, was first detected in India in December and is spreading quickly across the globe. In some parts of America, the…
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Covid-19: Delta variants engulfs Southeast Asia with fastest-growing deaths

Covid-19: Delta variants engulfs Southeast Asia with fastest-growing deaths

JAKARTA: Southeast Asia is emerging as a battlefield for one of the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreaks, due to the fast-spreading delta variant and the slow rollout of vaccines. With a population about twice that of the US, the momentum of the region’s outbreak has now eclipsed previously hard-hit places like Latin America and India, with cases jumping 41% over the past week to more than a half-million, according to Bloomberg analysis of Johns Hopkins University data. Deaths rose 39% in the seven days through Wednesday, the quickest pace in the world, and will likely rise further as a spike in…
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