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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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Curbing Omicron’s Rise

JAKARTA, Indonesia--The widely predicted third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is now raging, driven mainly by the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the virus, which has been spreading like wildfire in other parts of the world.

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COVID-19: Malaysia Ready To Move To Endemic Phase?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--It has been more than two years since the COVID-19 pandemic started in Wuhan, China, and the world is getting tired of the various restrictions imposed, affecting personal liberty and livelihood.

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