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Up to 50% Booster Appointments in Ireland Not Kept, Says HSE

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DUBLIN, Ireland: As many as 50 percent of all appointments for Covid boosters are being missed in Ireland, according to health officials.

“Certainly we are seeing … people not coming forward for a high number of appointments made, and it’s really important if you’re offered a booster appointment that you take it up,” Paul Reid, Chief Executive of the Health Service Executive, said during a media briefing.

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‘Toxic Mix’ of Low Covid Vaccination, Testing Rates Recipe for Amplifying Variants, Warns WHO

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Geneva [Switzerland], December 1 (ANI): Amid the spread of new coronavirus variant Omicron, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday said the world has a “toxic mix” of low vaccine coverage and very low testing – a recipe for breeding and amplifying variants.
“Globally, we have a toxic mix of low vaccine coverage, and very low testing – a recipe for breeding and amplifying variants. Th

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Study Finds Cardiovascular Disease, High Cholesterol Linked to Plastics

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Washington [US], December 1 (ANI): A new study has found that phthalate — a chemical used to make plastics more durable — has led to increased plasma cholesterol levels.
The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Environmental Health Perspectives’.
“We found dicyclohexyl phthalate, or DCHP, strongly binds to a receptor called pregnane X receptor, or PXR,” said Changcheng Zhou, who is a professor in the UCR

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Omicron Strain Found in 13 People Arriving in Netherlands From South Africa: Health Body

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Amsterdam [Netherlands], November 28 (ANI/Sputnik): Thirteen people who arrived in the Netherlands from South Africa tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment said on Sunday.
On Friday, two planes from South Africa landed in Schiphol Airport, and passengers were not allowed to leave the airport before they get their PCR-test results.
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