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WHO Approves Novavax As 10th Authorised Covid Jab
Nuvaxovid uses a traditional technology involving proteins found on coronavirus spike proteins that trigger an immune response.
World's largest Covid jab maker forced to halve production
India's Serum Institute, the world's largest vaccine maker, has announced that it is stuck with around half a billion doses of the Covishield jab due to a lack of orders, forcing the company to halve production.
The world has the tools to end the coronavirus pandemic. They're not being used properly
The Covid-19 pandemic will not last forever.
Moderna chief predicts existing vaccines will struggle with Omicron
The chief executive of Moderna has predicted that existing vaccines will be much less effective at tackling Omicron than earlier strains of coronavirus and warned it would take months before pharmaceutical companies could manufacture new...
UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron variant cases, Israel closes borders
Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southe...
Developing countries get free access to Spanish COVID testing tech
Spain's public medical research body and the World Health Organization struck a deal that could make COVID testing cheaper and more accessible for poorer nations.
Covid now a pandemic of poor nations, WHO envoy tells UK MPs
Rich counties taking risk by ‘hoovering up’ boosters, all-party group on coronavirus told
PHARMAFIA: Why Pfizer Fights to Control Secret of $36 Billion Covid Vaccine Recipe?
The high-stakes dispute over price, profit and control that is shaping the pandemic endgame
US Announces Deal To Bring Covid Vaccines To Conflict Zones
In a virtual ministerial meeting on the pandemic, Blinken said the United States had worked with Covax on providing the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shots to areas of conflict and other humanitarian distress.
Prince Harry and Meghan appeal to G20 to keep Covid vaccine donation pledges
Prince Harry and Meghan join WHO in urging leaders to honour promises to help low-income countries
Anger over UK quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travelers from India and many African countries
News that fully vaccinated travelers from India and many African countries will face mandatory quarantine in the UK, despite a relaxation of the country's inbound travel rules, has caused an outcry and accusations of discrimination.
China - President Addresses United Nations General Debate, 76th Session (English)
Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, addresses the general debate of the 76th Session of the General Assembly of the UN (New York, 21-27 September 2021). Chinese President Xi today told the General Assembly, “Democ...
Valentino Launches 'Vaccinated' Hoodies with Unicef
Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli and Lady Gaga have already been spotted showing off the new merchandise.
West will kill thousands if it keeps on hoarding vaccines, says Gordon Brown
Former UK prime minister urges rich nations to transfer unused supplies to countries in desperate need
An oral history of Oxford/AstraZeneca: ‘Making a vaccine in a year is like landing a human on the moon’
It has shipped more than a billion doses, saved countless lives – and faced controversy over its safety and supply. Here, some of those who created the vaccine tell the story of their epic race against the virus
UK orders 35 million more Pfizer vaccine doses
The UK has ordered 35 million more doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which will be delivered in the second half of 2022.
Bill Gates and Tony Blair on the urgent need to end vaccine apartheid
Huge parts of the world are getting left behind, remaining unvaccinated - here, global thought leaders say we need to step up fast
UK set to ‘hoard’ up to 210m doses of Covid vaccine, research suggests
Exclusive: Pressure grows on government to do more to help poorer countries left ‘fighting for scraps’
WHO calls for a moratorium on booster shots until at least the end of September
The World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on booster shots until at least the end of September, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a news briefing in Geneva on Wednesday.
UK faces difficult choices on future Covid vaccination strategy
Analysis: should vaccines be used for children and booster shots or go toward the global effort to save lives?
Covid: Jabs for 16 and 17-year-olds to start within weeks
All 16 and 17-year-olds in the UK will start being offered a first dose of the Covid jab within weeks, after a recommendation from vaccine experts.
WHO Calls For Moratorium On COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Till September End
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged the countries and companies controlling the supply of doses to change course immediately and prioritise less wealthy states.
WHO Urges Action To Suppress Covid Before Deadlier Variants Emerge
The highly-transmissible variant, first detected in India, has now surfaced in 132 countries and territories, the World Health Organization said.
UK Announces Global Vaccine Rollout To Commonwealth, Asian Nations
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the rollout of an initial nine million inoculations from Friday would go to Kenya, Jamaica and several Asian nations.
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