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It’s been well over a year since Covid-19 began dominating headlines worldwide, and unfortunately that still remains true today.  In the UAE, the vaccination programme is proving successful with the Emirates moving up to 8th place in Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking, which ranks the countries in terms of how effectively they are handling the pandemic. What these rankings – and indeed daily case figures – don’t reveal is how many people are still suffering from...

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The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in children aged 12-15, according to the UAE’s health ministry. The move came two days after the US Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer-BioNTech for 12 to 15-year-olds. The vaccine is available through Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and more widely at hospitals throughout Dubai. The Sinopharm vaccine is available for individuals 16 and over, with prior booking through the SEHA app required. Earlier: UAE residents,...

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In the Livehealthy series, “My work,” we delve into how people deal with job stress. We do this anonymously so people can be totally honest about their experiences without fear of reprisal. For this piece, and to celebrate International Nurses’ Day, a psychiatric nurse at a government hospital in Bahrain recounts her experience to Georgie Bradley. The work day for a nurse is never a straight eight hours. Something always come up, especially when you think...

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Abu Dhabi residents now have their choice of two Covid-19 vaccines, with news this week that the emirate has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech version. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is free, just like the jab produced by the Chinese company Sinopharm, and is also delivered in two doses. The head of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, told CNBC in the US this month that people will probably need a third dose within six to 12 months of being vaccinated. Doses...

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In this exclusive piece for Livehealthy, Lebanon’s five-times tennis champion Sandrine Jabra uses the occasion of the International Day of Sport to write about how hope is the key to overcoming pandemic challenges We are constrained with socially distanced rules imposed by the pandemic that are keeping us apart from our beloved ones. Like other industries, the sports world has also been in shock for more than a year and organizations are searching for means to...