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Covid-19: Do multiple boosters 'exhaust' our immune response?

  • It’s too soon to understand the effectiveness of a fourth vaccine dose, according to the top EU drug regulator. But some countries have already authorized the shot.
Vaccine boosters could be ineffective at slowing the pandemic(Frank Hoermann/SVEN SIMON/picture alliance)
Vaccine boosters could be ineffective at slowing the pandemic(Frank Hoermann/SVEN SIMON/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 06:36 PM IST
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Coronavirus digest: Fourth booster 'not enough' to fight Omicron, study shows

  • Israeli researchers found that a fourth COVID-19 booster provided "only partial defence" against Omicron. Meanwhile, US drug maker Moderna plans to have a vaccine ready for the variant this spring. Follow DW for more.
Israel's Sheba Medical Centre said it carried out the first study on fourth boosters and the Omicron variant(Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)
Israel's Sheba Medical Centre said it carried out the first study on fourth boosters and the Omicron variant(Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 09:04 AM IST
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Oxfam: 10 richest men in the world doubled wealth amid Covid pandemic  

The world's 10 richest men doubled their fortunes during the Covid-19 pandemic as poverty and inequality soared, an Oxfam study revealed.
Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are two of the richest people in the world.
Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are two of the richest people in the world.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 01:45 PM IST
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Celebrating Moliere's enduring legacy, 400 years on

  • His plays, such as "Tartuffe" or "Don Juan," were scandalous and banned. As the world celebrates Moliere's 400th anniversary, here's a look at the French playwright's works.
Moliere, baptized Jean Baptiste Poquelin on January 15, 1622(akg-images/picture alliance )
Moliere, baptized Jean Baptiste Poquelin on January 15, 1622(akg-images/picture alliance )
Published on Jan 16, 2022 09:33 AM IST
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India's surge in Covid-19 infections affecting young children

  • Doctors in several cities report an increasing number of Covid infections among children, with many of those infected by the virus showing symptoms such as fever, cough, chills, diarrhea and respiratory problems.
Authorities have reserved more than double the Covid hospital beds for children than recommended by experts out of fear of being underprepared(Channi Anand/AP/picture alliance )
Authorities have reserved more than double the Covid hospital beds for children than recommended by experts out of fear of being underprepared(Channi Anand/AP/picture alliance )
Published on Jan 15, 2022 08:27 AM IST
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Nirvana's Nevermind baby refiles lawsuit

  • Spencer Elden, the naked baby on the cover of Nirvana's iconic Nevermind album, has filed a new lawsuit accusing the band of sexual exploitation, after his previous case was dismissed.
Now 30 years old, Spencer Elden is suing Nirvana for child sexual exploitation(Geffen Records )
Now 30 years old, Spencer Elden is suing Nirvana for child sexual exploitation(Geffen Records )
Published on Jan 14, 2022 03:14 PM IST
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Dementia: A sharp rise in cases expected — how to avoid being one of them

  • As scientists predict dementia cases will triple over the next three decades, we asked an expert how to identify the early symptoms and what we can do to avoid it.
People generally think of dementia as an old person’s condition, and while old age is a risk factor, it is by no means an inevitable consequence of ageing(Britta Pedersen/dpa/picture alliance )
People generally think of dementia as an old person’s condition, and while old age is a risk factor, it is by no means an inevitable consequence of ageing(Britta Pedersen/dpa/picture alliance )
Published on Jan 14, 2022 11:21 AM IST
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Multiple sclerosis caused by Epstein-Barr-Virus: Study

  • Researchers say Epstein-Barr-Virus is a main cause of MS, which affects 2.8 million people worldwide. New treatments and prevention may now be possible.
US researchers see a link between Epstein-Barr-Virus infections, which causes glandular fever, and multiple sclerosis(Cavallini James/BSIP/picture-alliance)
US researchers see a link between Epstein-Barr-Virus infections, which causes glandular fever, and multiple sclerosis(Cavallini James/BSIP/picture-alliance)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 09:25 AM IST
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Covid: Have we reached the peak of Omicron infections?

  • Omicron may infect 60% of the world's population by mid-March. That may mean global infections of 5 million per day.
Covid: Have we reached the peak of Omicron infections?
Covid: Have we reached the peak of Omicron infections?
Published on Jan 13, 2022 07:41 AM IST
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India: Covid outbreaks among medics threaten to derail health system

  • Hospitals throughout major Indian cities are bracing for the worst as a third wave looms, and scores of doctors and nurses are now infected with the coronavirus.
At least 1,492 doctors have died since the pandemic hit India in 2020(Dasarath Deka/dpa/ZUMA WIRE/picture alliance )
At least 1,492 doctors have died since the pandemic hit India in 2020(Dasarath Deka/dpa/ZUMA WIRE/picture alliance )
Published on Jan 12, 2022 07:37 AM IST
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Deltacron: New Covid variant or lab mistake?

  • A researcher in Cyprus claims to have found a new coronavirus variant that combines characteristics of delta and omicron. Other researchers have their doubts. But the Cypriot scientist has doubled down on his discovery.
Omicron is highly contagious and has become the dominant variant of SARS-CoV-2 in many countries
Omicron is highly contagious and has become the dominant variant of SARS-CoV-2 in many countries
Published on Jan 11, 2022 09:46 AM IST
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Coronavirus digest: Italy extends restrictions for unvaccinated

  • New regulations in Italy mean most public travel and team sports are off-limits to those without a Covid-19 jab. Meanwhile, Uganda has ended the worlds-longest break for in-person learning. 
Coronavirus digest: Italy extends restrictions for unvaccinated(Nicola Marfisi/Avalon/Photoshot/picture alliance )
Coronavirus digest: Italy extends restrictions for unvaccinated(Nicola Marfisi/Avalon/Photoshot/picture alliance )
Published on Jan 10, 2022 01:37 PM IST
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Turkmenistan wants to close 'Gates of Hell' gas crater

  • Turkmenistan's president has said he wants to close a popular tourist attraction known as the "Gates of Hell." The site is a spectacular natural gas crater that has burned for decades.
Turkmenistan wants to close 'Gates of Hell' gas crater(Alexander Vershinin/AP/picture alliance )
Turkmenistan wants to close 'Gates of Hell' gas crater(Alexander Vershinin/AP/picture alliance )
Published on Jan 09, 2022 09:01 AM IST
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Covid: Omicron's impact on cultural events

  • From the Grammys to the Golden Globes, from Carnival to Oktoberfest: Many organizers are rethinking, postponing or even canceling large events due to the highly contagious covid variant. Here's a list.
It's going to be a quiet New Year in China(Florence Lo/REUTERS )
It's going to be a quiet New Year in China(Florence Lo/REUTERS )
Published on Jan 08, 2022 07:44 AM IST
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What will our workplaces look like?

  • Coworking spaces aren't only for cutting-edge start-ups. More and more companies are mulling over the future of work. Since the pandemic, mobile offices and hybrid models have become a greater part of the equation.
What will our workplaces look like?(Hannah Clifford/Nairobi Garage)
What will our workplaces look like?(Hannah Clifford/Nairobi Garage)
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 04:56 PM IST
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Bonn's Beethoven monument to be restored

  • Sunlight has damaged the composer's historical statue. The Bonn landmark, unveiled in 1845, should return to its location in the summer.
Bonn's Beethoven monument to be restored(Oliver Berg/dpa/picture alliance )
Bonn's Beethoven monument to be restored(Oliver Berg/dpa/picture alliance )
Published on Jan 07, 2022 09:27 AM IST
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How the work of radical photographer Tina Modotti stood the test of time

  • Modotti's modern shots remain style-defining, with Madonna being a collector. Yet, she traded in her camera in 1931 to serve the Communist Party of Moscow.
How the work of radical photographer Tina Modotti stood the test of time(akg-images/picture-alliance )
How the work of radical photographer Tina Modotti stood the test of time(akg-images/picture-alliance )
Published on Jan 06, 2022 11:25 AM IST
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Used clothes choke both markets and environment in Ghana

  • Each week, Ghana receives 15 million items of used clothing sent from the West. But 40% of the products get discarded due to poor quality. They end up at landfills and in bodies of water, polluting entire ecosystems.
Used clothes choke both markets and environment in Ghana
Used clothes choke both markets and environment in Ghana
Published on Jan 06, 2022 11:18 AM IST
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Covid-19: India braces for third wave due to Omicron variant

  • Although Omicron is more infectious than the delta variant, officials say that the rate of hospitalisation is likely to be lower. Also, hospitals are better prepared now than they were last year.
According to genome sequencing reports, Omicron has been found in 84% of covid samples recently tested(Sri L. Velmurugan/Pacific Press/picture alliance )
According to genome sequencing reports, Omicron has been found in 84% of covid samples recently tested(Sri L. Velmurugan/Pacific Press/picture alliance )
Published on Jan 05, 2022 07:43 AM IST
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Who can travel to Germany now that COVID restrictions are being tightened again?

  • Coronavirus infections are surging in Germany. What does this mean for tourists? Here are the answers to some of the most pressing questions.
Police check arrivals at Frankfurt airport(Boris Roessler/dpa/picture alliance)
Police check arrivals at Frankfurt airport(Boris Roessler/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 04, 2022 07:26 PM IST
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How J. R. R. Tolkien became the father of fantasy

  • J. R. R. Tolkien, born 130 years ago, gained global fame with "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." Life events inspired his stories from the fictional Middle-earth.
Film adaptations of
Film adaptations of "The Lord of the Rings" were a success at box offices(picture-alliance/Mary Evans Picture Library/Ronald Grant Archive)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 07:27 PM IST
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Endemic, epidemic, pandemic: What's the difference?

  • A lot of people hope that the coronavirus will disappear as quickly as it came. But many virologists assume the virus will become endemic, especially with Omicron. This means we'll have to live with it.
If SARS-CoV-2 becomes endemic, it may not necessarily become less dangerous(picture-alliance/M. Schönherr)
If SARS-CoV-2 becomes endemic, it may not necessarily become less dangerous(picture-alliance/M. Schönherr)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 03:06 PM IST
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New Year's Day lessons from The Beatles

  • What do the Fab Four have in common with J.K.Rowling, Oprah Winfrey, and Steven Spielberg? Here's a hint: it's neither fame nor fortune.
With a little help from my friends' - The Beatles had a manager on their corner(picture-alliance/Photoshot)
With a little help from my friends' - The Beatles had a manager on their corner(picture-alliance/Photoshot)
Published on Jan 01, 2022 06:41 PM IST
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Here's how to deal with a New Year's bout of holiday blues

  • If you have been feeling anxious sad during the holidays, you are not alone. The blues is common this time of year — here's how to handle it.
Here's how to deal with a New Year's bout of holiday blues
Here's how to deal with a New Year's bout of holiday blues
Updated on Jan 01, 2022 11:40 AM IST
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Covid: Omicron 'not a common cold' yet, virologist warns

  • Wolfgang Preiser, the virologist who first discovered Omicron, has spoken about the rapid rise in cases of covid-19. He predicts that most people will catch the new variant.
In Germany, tougher rules aimed at restricting the spread of the coronavirus come into effect ahead of New Year celebrations(Emmanuelle Chaze/DW )
In Germany, tougher rules aimed at restricting the spread of the coronavirus come into effect ahead of New Year celebrations(Emmanuelle Chaze/DW )
Published on Dec 31, 2021 07:52 AM IST
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One year on, what's next for Brexit?

  • A year after Britain's new trade pact with the EU was sealed, UK exports to the bloc have plunged. With unfinished business around fisheries, Northern Ireland and financial services, what's next for Brexit?
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed the Brexit trade deal just two days before it took effect on January 1.(Deutsche Welle)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed the Brexit trade deal just two days before it took effect on January 1.(Deutsche Welle)
Published on Dec 30, 2021 04:14 PM IST
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Coronavirus digest: Global cases surge due to omicron

  • Much of Europe, the US and even Australia are logging record covid caseloads as the omicron variant spreads. The WHO has warned that the variant still posed a "very high" risk.
Australia's proposed new testing rules would rely more on rapid antigen tests(Loren Elliott/REUTERS )
Australia's proposed new testing rules would rely more on rapid antigen tests(Loren Elliott/REUTERS )
Published on Dec 30, 2021 07:46 AM IST
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Should isolation time for asymptomatic Covid cases be cut?

  • As the United States cuts isolation time for asymptomatic COVID cases in half, scientists are worried that business is being put above health.
People with asymptomatic COVID can go out with a mask after five days of isolation(Seth Wenig/AP/DPA/picture alliance)
People with asymptomatic COVID can go out with a mask after five days of isolation(Seth Wenig/AP/DPA/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 12:44 PM IST
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Why stand-up comedy is gaining popularity in India

  • As covid restrictions are eased, small clubs are bringing people back for stand-up comedy shows. Some producers are using this opportunity to fix the skewed gender ratio in lineups as well as audiences.
Why stand-up comedy is gaining popularity in India
Why stand-up comedy is gaining popularity in India
Updated on Dec 29, 2021 07:45 AM IST
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Smoking and drinking rise during pandemic

  • The coronavirus pandemic has seen an increase in alcohol consumption and smoking in some European countries, and younger people are worst affected.
Young people have started to smoke more during the coronavirus pandemic(Frank Hoermann/SVEN SIMON/imago images )
Young people have started to smoke more during the coronavirus pandemic(Frank Hoermann/SVEN SIMON/imago images )
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 07:45 AM IST
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