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OPINION: The fastest way to get out of the pandemic
Every day the Covid-19 pandemic costs the world thousands of lives and billions of dollars. The most efficient way to end this crisis - perhaps already in the next year - is to manufacture a safe and effective vaccine in large quantities...
Covid-19 vaccine success to hinge on global immunisation programme
Most of the world’s people need to be inoculated to achieve ‘herd immunity’ to significantly slow or stop transmission, experts say. ‘Worst case scenario is vaccine nationalism, where countries take a me first or me only attitude,’ healt...
UK to become WHO's largest state donor with 30% funding increase
Boris Johnson to call for more powers for health body in coronavirus fight as Trump pulls out
China Joins WHO Vaccine Plan; fill the void left by Trump
China will participate in a World Health Organization- backed initiative to provide a coronavirus vaccine to developing countries, filling a gap in global health leadership after US President Donald Trump rejected the program.
Why the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is no cure for all coronavirus ills
Amid the excitement over a vaccine said to be 90 per cent effective, questions remain over virus mutations, people refusing to take it and the problem of storing it at -80 degrees.
How Unicef is preparing for challenge of distributing Covid-19 vaccines
Richer nations have already acted to secure supplies, but less developed countries are relying on the Covax Facility to ensure fair access.
"Moral Obligation": UN Chief Says He Will Take COVID-19 Vaccine Publicly
Of course, I intend to receive the vaccine when it becomes available for me in whatever the situation that will be justified for that. And, obviously, I will have no doubt in doing it publicly, Guterres said on Wednesday.
Premier on COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
Mister Speaker, I rise today to announce that Cabinet has approved a National COVID-19 vaccination plan for the Cayman Islands this week.
COVID-19 Vaccines in Central America
A country by country guide to COVID-19 vaccines in Central America. Which countries in Central America are receiving which vaccines and when?
Talks With Pfizer, Moderna On For Covid Vaccine For Poor Countries: WHO
The WHO-backed Covax facility, created to ensure equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines around the world as they become available, is aiming to provide some two billion doses by the end of next year.
If Covid-19 vaccines cause side-effects, who pays: makers or governments?
Some countries have enacted laws to clarify who is liable when vaccines cause adverse effects, but the pandemic poses a greater challenge.
Ukraine To Buy 2 Million Doses Of China's CoronaVac Vaccine
Sinovac Biotech, one of China's leading vaccine producers, developed CoronaVac which underwent trials in Brazil, China, Turkey and Indonesia.
COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns Divide Nations At Davos
With more than 100 million people now infected, rich countries that funded vaccine research are now raising their voices to ensure they get doses as tensions mounted over delayed deliveries.
Covax: How will Covid vaccines be shared with poorer countries?
The fast-track development of Covid vaccines was an extraordinary feat of scientific progress.
The EU is blaming everyone but itself for its vaccine debacle
Something has gone badly wrong with the EU's rollout of the Covid vaccine. Yet in its response to this debacle, Brussels seems determined to double down, engaging in behaviour of the pettiest kind as it blames everyone but itself for wha...
Coronavirus: WHO criticises EU over vaccine export controls
The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised the EU's announcement of export controls on vaccines produced within the bloc, saying such measures risked prolonging the pandemic.
Moscow gains new leverage with coronavirus vaccine breakthrough
Europe risks being caught short once again in its vaccine strategy.
Joe Biden’s ‘America First’ Vaccine Strategy
Although the new administration has reversed many of the isolationist policies of its predecessor, the United States’ commitment to its own vaccine procurement remains unchanged.
WHO ‘concerned’ COVID vaccines will not work on new variants
The European head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said he is “concerned” over whether COVID-19 vaccines will prove effective against new virus variants.
Recap of CI Govt COVID-19 conference, 4 February
At the COVID-19 press conference, Thursday, 4 February 2021, Cayman Islands’ leaders gave updates on issues ranging from take-up of the COVID-19 vaccine, to border reopening plans and financial support measures for businesses and workers...
Left out by EU, Balkan nations turn to Russia, China for vaccine
Nearly two months after the European Union started its vaccination campaigns, four out of six countries in the Western Balkans have yet to begin.
Listen: A Forever Pandemic
Vaccines are a public good. Until the world regards them as such, the pandemic will not end.
Boris Johnson tells G7 summit ‘whole world’ must be vaccinated
Boris Johnson has told the G7 there is “no point” in vaccinating individual nations if the "whole world" does not receive the jab.
Italy blocks export of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, using EU powers for the first time
Italy invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia on Thursday, in a dramatic escalation of a dispute between the EU and drug giant AstraZeneca.
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