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In Europe, 99.4% of patients are male, and 98.4% are men who have sex with men.
Countries took new steps to slow the spread, and new UK data show boosters provide strong protection against severe Omicron infection.
"Keeping up with measures that suppress transmission are hard but even more critical now."
As global cases top 220 million, surges continue in Southeast Asia and Oceania.
The next study phase includes examining raw data and stored blood samples.
The vaccine had good efficacy against infection and severe disease, but lower than with mRNA vaccines.
India's daily cases topped 300,000, the only country besides the United States to hit that level.
As a precaution, the Dutch health ministry announces a pause in vaccinating people younger than 60.
The WHO repeats a call for 10 million vaccine doses for nations that haven't reached vulnerable groups.
The WHO issues an urgent request for countries to donate 10 million vaccine doses in a final push to get inital vaccine to all countries.
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