Coronavirus live news: WHO to ship Chinese vaccines despite concerns; 1 in 70 in England had Covid last week

Posted by on August 27, 2021 9:26 am
Categories: Global Stories

WHO to ship 100m doses of Sinovac and Sinopharm by end of September; figures show uptick of cases in England last week from 1 in 80 the week before

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Here’s the full story on the US supreme court’s conservative majority allowing evictions to resume across the US, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The court’s action ends protections for roughly 3.5m people in the US who said they faced eviction in the next two months, according to Census Bureau data from early August, the Associated Press reports.

Related: US supreme court blocks Biden’s eviction moratorium

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This data from Israel follows criticism of the US centers for disease control (CDC) after it stopped collecting data on breakthrough Covid cases. It tracks only breakthrough cases that lead to hospitalisation and death, writes science writer Yasmin Tayag, which it does by gathering data from state health departments.

However, only 25 states report some data on breakthroughs, and only 15 of those states update it regularly, according to a recent analysis of state data. Therefore, it leaves the US stumbling in the dark with the growing issue, she adds.

Related: Why has the CDC stopped collecting data on breakthrough Covid cases? | Yasmin Tayag

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