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Coronavirus live news: UK budget will set out plan to address economic damage; Mexico expected to ask US to share vaccine supply | World news

10.25am GMT10:25 In Germany, several states called on Sunday for unused AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to be given to younger people, Reuters reported, as concerns about side-effects and efficacy, as well as a recommendation it be used only for under-65s, have meant low take-up of available doses. The German health ministry said this week it had administered only 15% of the AstraZeneca shots it has available, confirming concerns that Germans were being selective, slowing vaccination efforts. Elderly people are first in line to be vaccinated, but Germany has recommended that the...
Science

Germany set to give AstraZeneca jab to older people | Coronavirus

Germany could soon authorise the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for seniors after the head of the country’s vaccination committee said his body’s advice to give the Oxford-developed vaccine only to those under 65 had “somehow gone wrong”.Unlike the European Medicines Agency or Britain’s MHRA, Germany’s Standing Committee on Vaccination (Stiko) last month recommended against the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine on seniors, citing a lack of conclusive trial data to prove its efficacy in that age group.But the independent panel’s decision has faced increased criticism since, as the British-Swedish...
Sport

France set to take on New Zealand in mouthwatering opening match at the 2023 Rugby World Cup

France set to take on New Zealand in mouthwatering opening match at the 2023 Rugby World Cup... as it is announced both England and Scotland will be in action on bumper opening weekend in MarseilleFrance and New Zealand will open the 2023 Rugby World Cup in Saint-DenisEngland and Scotland face Pool matches in Marseille on the first weekendEddie Jones' England side also have Pool matches in Nice and LilleThe 2023 Rugby World Cup will take place in France starting on September 8 By Sam Blitz For Mailonline Published: 11:28 GMT, 26...
Sport

MCG set for 50,000 fans for AFL season opener as crowd capacity increased | AFL

AFL powerhouse Richmond will unfurl two premiership flags in front of 50,000 people at the MCG with the Victorian government increasing the capacity of spectator numbers at sporting events.The Tigers, who have won the last two AFL premierships, will play in front of a crowd in Victoria for the first time since their 2019 grand final triumph when they battle Carlton in round one on 18 March.It will be the biggest crowd at an event in Victoria since 86,174 people watched the women’s Twenty20 World Cup final at the MCG...
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