COVID

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Kim Jong Un fired several senior officials who failed to enforce North Korea's stringent Covid-19 prevention, a dereliction of duty which the young dictator said will have "grave consequences" for the impoverished and isolated nation, state media reported Wednesday. ...
Although Sydney’s Covid-19 outbreak is small by global standards, health officials are alarmed that the Delta variant is spreading faster and more widely than anything they have seen previously. ...
Former White House Senior Advisor for the Covid-19 Response, Andy Slavitt, discusses President Biden's goal of partially vaccinating 70 percent of American adults by Independence Day, and mixed messages about mask-wearing as the Delta coronavirus variant spreads. He tells Stephanie Ruhle that the variant is a "real concern" for people who aren't vaccinated. ...
The British authorities are planning to offer a third round of coronavirus vaccine doses to over-50s alongside flu shots from September. ...

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