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Kate Kelland

Exclusive: Brits on bikes as fitness app data shows pandemic boom

7:39am IST

LONDON Active travel is booming in Britain as millions of commuters, shoppers and schoolchildren get on their bikes to avoid confined spaces on public transport during the COVID-19 pandemic, data from the fitness tracker app Strava showed on Wednesday.

More than 150 nations join global vaccine plan but U.S., China absent

21 Sep 2020

GENEVA/LONDON Some 156 nations have joined a global scheme for fair distribution of future vaccines against COVID-19, an alliance led by the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but superpowers China and the United States did not sign up.

COVID-19 has set global health progress back decades - Gates Foundation

15 Sep 2020

LONDON The knock-on effects of the coronavirus pandemic have halted and reversed global health progress, setting it back 25 years and exposing millions to the risk of deadly disease and poverty, a report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation warned on Tuesday.

Scientists create gene-edited animals as 'surrogate sires' to boost food production

15 Sep 2020

LONDON Scientists have created gene-edited pigs, goats and cattle to produce sperm with traits such as disease resistance and higher meat quality in what they say is a step towards genetically enhancing livestock to improve food production.

Pandemic preparedness panel slams collective failure to heed warnings

14 Sep 2020

LONDON A collective failure by political leaders to heed warnings and prepare for an infectious disease pandemic has transformed "a world at risk" to a "world in disorder", according to a report on international epidemic preparedness.

Regeneron's antibody drug added to UK Recovery trial of COVID treatments

14 Sep 2020

LONDON The world's largest randomised trial of potential medicines for COVID-19 is to add Regeneron's experimental antiviral antibody cocktail REGN-COV2 to the drugs it is testing in patients hospitalised with the disease.

Pandemic preparedness panel slams collective failure to heed warnings

14 Sep 2020

LONDON A collective failure by political leaders to heed warnings and prepare for an infectious disease pandemic has transformed "a world at risk" to a "world in disorder", according to a report on international epidemic preparedness.

REFILE-Pandemic preparedness panel slams collective failure to heed warnings

14 Sep 2020

LONDON, Sept 14 A collective failure by political leaders to heed warnings and prepare for an infectious disease pandemic has transformed "a world at risk" to a "world in disorder", according to a report on international epidemic preparedness.

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