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Recent articles by Robert:

Gun Violence Soared In 27 States During The Covid-19 Pandemic — It Went Down In Just One

Rates of gun violence were 30% higher during the pandemic compared to the year before, research found. → Read More

Pfizer Says Its Booster Shot Shows 95.6% Efficacy Against Covid-19

The preliminary result comes from the first large clinical trial on Covid-19 booster shots conducted when the delta variant was the prevalent strain. → Read More

Wealthy Countries Delivered Just 14% Of Covid Vaccine Doses Promised To Poorer Nations, Report Finds

Pharmaceutical companies have also failed to deliver promised doses to the Covax initiative, fulfilling just 12% of pledged doses. → Read More

New York City Mandates Covid-19 Vaccine For All City Workers, Removing Testing Option

Employees who haven’t received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by October 29 will be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. → Read More

Conservative U.K. Politician Reportedly ‘Stabbed Multiple Times’ While Meeting Constituents

Local police said a man has been arrested following the incident. → Read More

Italy Rocked By Protests As Europe’s Strictest Vaccine Mandate Comes Into Force

Italy’s “green pass” requires all workers to be fully vaccinated or show proof of recent recovery or a negative Covid-19 test to enter workplaces, leaving some sectors worried about staff shortages. → Read More

Adele’s ‘Easy On Me’ Tops iTunes Chart, Grabs Millions Of Views Hours After Release

Within hours of launching, the song rocketed to the top of the U.S. iTunes chart and is one of the most streamed songs on Apple Music. → Read More

Tuberculosis Deaths Are Rising Again As Covid Pandemic Unravels Years Of Progress

Global deaths from tuberculosis increased for the first time in over a decade in 2020 as funding and resources were reallocated to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. → Read More

Norway Bow And Arrow Attack Suspect Was Known To Police And Showed Signs Of Islamic Radicalization, Officials Say

Police reportedly said the man arrested in a deadly bow and arrow attack in Norway was a recent convert to Islam and showed signs of radicalization. → Read More

Binance Drops Chinese Yuan As Beijing’s Crypto Crackdown Intensifies

The cryptocurrency exchange will also change user accounts in mainland China so they can only withdraw funds. → Read More

Americans More Pessimistic Life Will Ever Return To Pre-Pandemic ‘Normal’ After Brutal Summer, Poll Finds

Though pessimistic about a return to pre-pandemic life, a majority of Americans reported dining out, socializing and visiting retail stores in the last week. → Read More

U.K. Police Drop Investigations Into Prince Andrew, Ghislaine Maxwell And Jeffrey Epstein Allegations

The Metropolitan Police said it would continue working with other law enforcement agencies investigating matters related to Epstein. → Read More

Merck Seeks U.S. Emergency Approval For Antiviral Covid Pill

A late-stage trial showed the pill, which Merck is developing with Miami-based Ridgeback Therapeutics, halves the chances of hospitalization or death in recently diagnosed patients at risk of severe illness. → Read More

AstraZeneca’s Injectable Antibody Cocktail Halves Risk Of Death Or Developing Severe Covid, Trial Finds

The British pharma firm has already asked U.S. regulators for emergency approval to use the antibody cocktail to prevent symptomatic Covid-19. → Read More

U.S. Covid Death Toll Passes 700,000 As Delta Surges In Some States

September was one of the United States’ deadliest months of the pandemic. → Read More

When Will We Have A Pill To Treat Covid? Here Are Three Antiviral Drugs Being Tested

Three pills to treat Covid-19 are undergoing late-stage clinical trials, the results of which could be out by the end of the year. → Read More

Merck Says Its Antiviral Pill Cuts Risk Of Covid Hospitalizations, Deaths By Half

Merck said it would seek emergency approval for the first antiviral pill to treat Covid-19 off the back of the study. → Read More

It’s Safe To Get Flu And Covid Shots At The Same Time, Study Finds

Getting the shots together did not have a negative impact on the immune responses generated by the vaccines, according to the U.K. study. → Read More

Americans Spend More On Top Drugs Than Every Other Country Combined — And It’s Not Because They’re Buying More

Pharma companies make more in the U.S. for 17 of the 20 top-selling drugs than they do in the rest of the world combined. → Read More

U.K. Police Officer Gets Whole-Life Sentence For Sarah Everard Murder

Wayne Couzens murdered the 33-year-old Everard after abducting her under the guise of arresting her for breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules. → Read More