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US Trade Representative Meets WHO Chief, Discusses Vaccine Production
US trade Representative Katherine Tai asked WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for his views on the immediate steps to collectively increase access to vaccines.
Don't Vaccinate Kids, Give Doses To Covax: WHO Chief To Rich Countries
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed anger that a number of rich countries were now vaccinating children, while poorer states had barely begun vaccinating health workers and vulnerable groups.
Pandemic to be 'far more deadly' this year, WHO warns
The World Health Organization issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be "far more deadly", as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for the Olympics to be scrapped.
Vaccination drive ‘will continue to anger some anti-vaxxers’- Hon Malone
Cognizant that anti-vaxxers will be angered by Government’s continued push to have a certain percentage of the territory vaccinated against COVID-19 by May 31, 2021, Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) said ...
Amazon to hire 75,000 workers and pay $100 bonus if they get Covid vaccine
Amazon is hiring 75,000 workers across its warehouse and delivery network in the U.S. and Canada, the company said Thursday. The company will also offer a $100 bonus to new warehouse and transportation hires who show proof of their Covid...
Indian coronavirus variant found in 44 countries - WHO
The WHO said on Wednesday that the so-called Indian variant of coronavirus has now been detected in 44 countries in all six WHO regions. The UN health agency based its findings on 4,500 samples uploaded on an open-access database.
WHO chief urges world to follow U.S. lead and support waiving Covid vaccine patent protections
WHO chief says he urges other countries to follow the example of the U.S. on supporting vaccine patent waivers.
UK economy shrinks by only 1.5% in first quarter despite lockdown
According to official statistics, the economy even managed to grow by 2.1 per cent in March when the country began easing some restrictions
Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
A 23-year-old woman in Tuscany remains under observation after she was mistakenly given an entire vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine - equivalent to six doses.
"If Not Now, When?": Pandemic Investigator Urges Reforms
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response found that bad decisions, dithering and poor coordination created a "toxic cocktail" which allowed Covid-19 go on to kill at least 3.3 million people so far and upend the globa...
US move on vaccine intellectual property is a 'monumental moment' in COVID-19 fight
A waiver could boost production by lifting intellectual property protections and the EU is also now willing to discuss the move.
Norway Will Not Use AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine: Report
Prime Minister Erna Solberg is expected to announce at 1600 GMT whether Norway will resume the use of the AstraZeneca shot, as well as the government's decision on Johnson & Johnson's inoculation.
Covid Catastrophe "Could Have Been Prevented": Independent Global Panel
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR) said a series of bad decisions meant Covid-19 went on to kill at least 3.3 million people so far and devastate the global economy.
French MPs Back Emmanuel Macron's Covid "Pass" After Changes
Opposition parties have criticised the bill for posing a discrimination risk, not least because millions of people have yet to be inoculated.
"Reason That India Is In Dire Straits...": What Dr Fauci Told US Senate
India has been severely affected by the unprecedented second wave of the coronavirus and hospitals in several states are reeling under the shortage of health workers, vaccines, oxygen, drugs and beds.
Radio host goes berserk on Health Minister on live show
Tola Radio VI ‘Da Morning Braff’ radio host Floyd Burnett aka ‘HBH Da Don’ and 'Heritage' has labeled the Minister of Health as the ‘Minister of Death, telling Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) to die while swimming as he slammed Government’...
Desperate tourist-reliant EU nations reopen their ‘Covid-free’ zones. But can enough holidaymakers actually reach them?
EU members are yet to make a joint decision on when to reopen for non-essential travel, but several tourist-dependent countries have already chosen to walk alone, having lost part of the warm-season profits.
US Authorizes Pfizer / BioNTech Anticovid Vaccine for Children 12-15 Years
Canada on Wednesday became the first country to authorize the use of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for this age segment.
BioNTech Says 'No Evidence' Its Jabs Need Adapting For COVID-19 Variants
"To date, there is no evidence that an adaptation of BioNTech's current Covid-19 vaccine against key identified emerging variants is necessary," the company said in a statement.
The EU has not renewed "for now" its contract with AstraZeneca in June
The European Commission announced at the end of April the initiation of legal proceedings against AstraZeneca for breaching its supply contract.
Here's what's known about the coronavirus variants
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week it had designated a coronavirus variant first seen in India as a "variant of interest," adding it to the growing collection of viral variants it's keeping an eye on.
COVID-19 Situation In India & Brazil Worries Local Health Officials
Halfway across the world in India and much closer to home in Brazil footage, depicting the current heartbreaking situation relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is worrying health officials in the British Virgin Islands.
Day Trippers Could Face Hefty Fines
The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has decided to impose hefty fines on day-trippers who refuse to take the day seven COVID-19 test.
Pope Francis Backs Waiving Patents On Coronavirus Vaccines
Pope Francis, who has repeatedly spoken of the need to share vaccines, condemned the "virus of individualism" that "makes us indifferent to the suffering of others".
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