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Friday November 26th, 2021 day edition

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Geneva (AFP) – Covid vaccines reduce transmission of the dominant Delta variant by about 40 percent, the WHO said Wednesday, warning that people were falling into a false sense of security concerning jabs.

The World Health Organization's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said many vaccinated people were wrongly thinking the jab meant they no longer needed to take any other precautions.

Fully-immunised people must stick with measures to avoid catching the virus and passing it on, Tedros insisted, spelling out how the more contagious Delta meant the vaccines were not as effective against transmission.

"We're concerned about the false sense of security that vaccines have ended the pandemic and people who are vaccinated do not need to take any other precautions," Tedros told reporters.

"Vaccines save lives but they do not fully prevent transmission.

"Data suggests that before the arrival of the Delta variant, vaccines reduced transmission by about 60 percent.

The WHO has long stressed that the currently-available Covid-19 vaccines are primarily aimed at reducing the risk of severe illness, hospitalisation and death, rather than transmission. »

Mom fatally shot at memorial for son killed days earlier in Chicago

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Delisa Tucker was just steps away from her son's memorial early Wednesday morning when she was fatally shot.

She had lost 14-year-old Kevin Tinker to gun violence the Sunday before, and friends said she was tending to his memorial when she was gunned down.

On Sunday, her son was shot several times at the exact same location and pronounced dead on the scene, according to police. »

Jim Jordan hid COVID-19 diagnosis, saying "I don't talk about my health status with reporters"

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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, had COVID-19 over the summer — but didn't tell anybody about it until this week.

The Congressman revealed the news in an interview with Spectrum news Tuesday, saying he doesn't "talk about his health with reporters" while refusing to confirm whether he is vaccinated or not.

Jordan told the same outlet that he hadn't been vaccinated back in June, adding that he was frequently being tested for COVID. »

6 years after it was shut down, PlayStation Home has been resurrected by fans

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A fan group has managed to get PlayStation Home up and running again, enabling players to connect online.

However, following collaboration with the PlayStation Online Network Emulated (PSONE) fan group, Destination Home has now managed to make it possible to connect online again.

According to the group, players will be able to connect online to Home and connect to public and private lobbies again by the end of this year. »

Thousands of people have raised more than $1 million for a man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit

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(CNN) Thousands of people are raising money online for a Missouri man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

Strickland was convicted in 1979 of one count of capital murder and two counts of second-degree murder in a triple homicide.

But for the past 30 years, she has been saying that she made a mistake and falsely identified Strickland. »