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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The doubling of Covid-19 cases in both Malaysia and neighboring Singapore in recent weeks has sparked fear of a renewed surge in both countries, recalling days of the early pandemic. Other countries in the WHO Western Pacific Region which reported increase are Australia, New Zealand and Brunei. However, based on the WHO Covid-19 Epidemiological Update of 24 November, the number of reported cases and deaths globally during the 28-day period from 23 October to 19 November 2023 compared to the previous 28 days have decreased by 13 percent and 72 percent respectively.
 
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Malaysia’s Hidden Pandemic



BANGKOK, Thailand:More Malaysians are dying now than during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to excess mortality statistics. Excess mortality measures the number of deaths from all causes in a year, as compared with an average death rate over the previous five year period.

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WHO Declares End Of COVID-19 As A Public Health Emergency

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-On the advice of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee, the WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has declared an end to COVID-19 as a public health emergency based on the global downward trend of the pandemic in the last 12 months, the increasing population immunity from vaccination and natural infection, decreasing mortality, better access to diagnosis, vaccines and treatment, and the easing of pressure on the health systems.
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Health Belief And Behaviour: An Analysis Of The Predictors For Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines In Malaysia


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal, a journal of the Emerald group, has recently published a research entitled “Health belief and behaviour: An analysis of the predictors for receiving COVID-19 vaccines in Malaysia”; the research was conducted by two Research Fellows of the Center for Market Education (CME), Dr Consilz Tan (Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics and Management at Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM)) and Dr Liew Chee Yoong (Assistant Professor of Finance at the Faculty of Business and Management, UCSI University, Malaysia).

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Collateral Damage And Secondary Victims: The Social Impact Of Zero-COVID


WASHINGTON, U.S.--China's zero-COVID policy has been marked by rolling, grueling urban lockdowns, constant demands for mass testing in affected areas and round-the-clock tracking of residents' movements and test status via the Health Code smart-phone app.

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Seventh COVID-19 Wave Sweeps Across Canada


MICHIGAN, U.S.--Little more than three months after provincial governments across Canada followed the demand of the far-right “Freedom Convoy” and dismantled all remaining public health protections, another wave of COVID-19 infections and deaths is raging. 

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China Defends 'Zero-COVID' After US Envoy Warns of Costs

WASHINGTON, U.S.--China on Friday defended its tough "zero-COVID" policy after the U.S. ambassador said it was causing serious damage to the global economy and foreign business sentiment.

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If You’ve Had COVID You’re Likely Protected for Life


NEW YORK, U.S.--If you’ve had COVID-19, even a mild case, major congratulations to you as you’ve more than likely got long-term immunity, according to a team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine. In fact, you’re likely to be immune for life, as is the case with recovery from many infectious agents — once you’ve had the disease and recovered, you’re immune, most likely for life.

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What Triggers Severe COVID? Infected Immune Cells Hold Clues

BERLIN, Germany--Immune cells infected with SARS-CoV-2 can trigger a massive inflammatory response that contributes to severe COVID-19, suggest two papers — one published today in Nature, and a preprint posted online on 1 April.

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Hints Of A Long COVID Wave As Omicron Fades

MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.--As weary Americans hold out hope that the decline of Omicron signals an end to the pandemic’s emergency phase, physicians who treat long COVID are worried about the potential for a new wave of cases.

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