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Biden says, no response from N. Korea to US vaccine offer of COVID vaccines
President Joe Biden said North Korea has not responded to a US offer of COVID vaccines, as the country battles its first acknowledged outbreak.
North Korea announces first COVID death with 350,000 treated for fever spreading 'explosively', state media says
Kim Jong Un visited the emergency epidemic prevention headquarters on Thursday and criticised officials for failing to prevent "a vulnerable point in the epidemic prevention system", state media says.
Six African countries to begin making mRNA vaccines as part of WHO scheme
Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia first countries to be assisted by global mRNA hub
WHO calls on rich countries to pay €14 billion urgently to end global pandemic
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday urged rich countries to urgently provide the $16 billion (€14 billion) that is still missing to finance its plan to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spotify to add "content advisory" to any podcast episode that includes a discussion about COVID-19
Spotify to add "content advisory" to any podcast episode that includes a discussion about COVID-19 in new effort to "combat misinformation."
WHO regional boss accused of racism
Whistleblowers at the health body’s Manila HQ allege that the regional director made “derogatory comments” based on the nationality of staffers
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.
Why Hong Kong will find it tough to buy more Covid-19 jabs
Countries such as Singapore and Israel have already started to administer a third jab to some citizens but Hong Kong is still conducting studies on such a move.
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.
Coronavirus: Egypt Receives Third Batch of 1,766,400 AstraZeneca Vaccines through the COVAX Facility
An additional 1,766,400 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine have arrived in Cairo, Egypt; the Ministry of Health and Population leads on increasing vaccination rates in Egypt with more than 400 vaccination centers opened in the past ...
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