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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...
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.
‘Hong Kong Health Code’ may record travel history, says health chief
Hong Kong’s health chief said the city’s version of the health code may record users’ travel history, making references to the Macau Health Code.
HK donates 7.5m doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to COVAX
Hong Kong will donate 7.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to the COVAX Facility, the government announced on Tuesday.
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.
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
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.
China Pledges Two Billion Vaccine Doses To World: President Xi Jinping
China has also promised to donate $100 million to Covax for the distribution of vaccines to developing countries.
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.
World Bank To Finance Extra COVID-19 Vaccines For Poorer Nations
The new mechanism will allow those countries to buy additional doses on top of the subsidised ones they will already receive via Covax.
"Fill And Finish": Pfizer BioNTech To Produce COVID-19 Vaccines In South Africa
Coronavirus: Under the agreement, Cape Town-based Biovac will complete the last step in the manufacturing process of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, known as "fill and finish".
Israel is offering a third Pfizer shot amid spiking cases, even as the U.S. says it's not yet needed
Pfizer says its booster vaccine "has the potential to preserve the highest levels of protective efficacy against all currently known variants including Delta."
WHO: Rich countries should donate vaccines, not use boosters
Top officials at the World Health Organization say there's not enough evidence to show that third doses of coronavirus vaccines are needed and appealed Monday for the scarce shots to be shared with poor countries who have yet to immunize...
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