Coronavirus live news: Evidence ‘limited’ on usefulness of booster vaccines, say WHO

Posted by on July 9, 2021 7:29 am
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Additional data needed to see if booster doses would be beneficial, says WHO; Australian government rolls out vaccination campaign

12.27pm BST

A romantically suggestive French advertising campaign to persuade young people to have the Covid-19 vaccine has pointed out the “desirable” effects of getting jabbed.

The posters, produced by health authorities in the south of France, aim to show how getting inoculated can considerably improve people’s social lives by addressing public concerns over “undesirable” or adverse side-effects of coronavirus vaccines.

Related: French posters of kissing couples promote ‘desirable’ side of Covid jab

12.17pm BST

Children’s risk of dying from Covid, or severe illness, is extremely low, according to three of the most comprehensive studies to date which suggest the threat may be lower than initially thought.

One study found that 99.995% of the 469,982 children in England who contracted Covid during the first 12 months of the pandemic survived, the Wall Street Journal reports, with 25 under-18s dying in that time.

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