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Latin America turns to Russia for Covid-19 vaccines
Russia's Sputnik V has seen rising popularity across Latin America as more countries announce shipments and deals to purchase the Covid-19 vaccine.
As the world vies for vaccines, Cuba's making its own
Cuba may be on the verge of a coronavirus vaccine breakthrough and not a moment too soon, as deaths and cases spike on the communist-run island.
Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back
Once one of the world's most powerful travel documents, the might of the United States passport has been diminished during the pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases near the 29 million mark, some nations continue to view American vacationers ...
The Differences Between the Vaccines Matter
Yes, all of the COVID-19 vaccines are very good. No, they’re not all the same.
Tesla loses more than $244 billion in a month as rally fizzles
Shares of Tesla Inc closed lower for a fifth consecutive session on Monday, caught in a tech-led selloff that has wiped more than $277 billion off the company’s market value over the last month.
Flu-like illness an expected side-effect of Covid vaccines, says WHO, with symptoms including fever and headache
An influenza-like illness is a likely side effect of being inoculated against Covid-19, the World Health Organization's global advisory committee on vaccine safety said in a statement on Monday.
Hong Kong authorities probe death, hospitalizations that occurred days after people received Sinovac Covid jab
Hong Kong officials are investigating a death and two medical episodes reported days after individuals were given China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. So far no links have been established between the drug and the incidents.
Italy hits 100,000 Covid-19 deaths as new PM Draghi urges public to follow health measures amid ‘worsening’ emergency
More than 100,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in Italy, the health ministry said on Monday, as the country’s new prime minister, Mario Draghi, called on Italians to stick to the health measures to avoid an infection surge.
Gender equality at BioNTech made the impossible possible, founder says
Dr Ozlem Tureci told a WHO briefing that gender equality helped the company act with such speed in developing a Covid-19 vaccine.
Second shipment of 758,000 BioNTech/Fosun doses arrived
The second shipment of 758,000 doses of European-made BioNTech/Fosun Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Hong Kong today.
Seven felt ill after Sinovac shots, officials say, as Hong Kong logs 16 cases
Some 18 people have sought medical attention after receiving the vaccines, according to a tally of government data.
Expert panel finds no link between Sinovac shot and three suspected serious adverse event following vaccination
The death of a 55-year-old woman and the hospitalization of two others who received Sinovac shots had no direct link to their coronavirus vaccination, an expert panel said on Monday after reviewing preliminary postmortem results.
Marchesa Brings Its Couture Vision to Spanish Bridal House Pronovias
Things are looking up in the world of weddings. As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, there’s a growing sense of optimism that in-person celebrations aren’t far off; some could take place as soon as this summer.
Prisoners in Tennessee were placed in the last group eligible for vaccines after an advisory panel said prioritizing them would be a PR 'nightmare'
The council noted the prisoners were high-risk for COVID-19 but feared a public backlash should they be given priority access to the vaccine.
Pope Francis denounces extremism on historic visit to Iraq
Pope Francis has condemned extremism in the name of religion on a historic visit to Iraq where he discussed the plight of the Christian minority.
China sets growth target of more than 6% in 2021
China bucked the global recession in 2020, and in doing so narrowed the economic gap with the United States. Now it says it needs to pick up the pace this year.
Expert panel after second Sinovac recipient's death as HK confirms eight cases
The expert panel on Covid vaccines for Hong Kong’s mass inoculation drive will meet to discuss the death of a Sinovac recipient next Monday, as the city reports eight new cases today.
Women have a big role to play in post-pandemic Hong Kong
Ahead of International Women’s Day, we must recognise that women are not just victims, but also vital to the rebuilding of our economies and communities.
Woman dies after receiving Sinovac vaccine, HK faces less than 10 cases
A woman has passed away after receiving the Sinovac Covid vaccine, marking the second death under the city’s mass inoculation drive, sources said.
Biden Asked Not To Accept India-Led Proposal At World Trade Body On Covid Vaccine Patents
Early this week, hundreds of American civil society organizations and three top Congressmen urged Biden not to block the waiver to COVID-19 vaccines at World Trade Organisation.
Great Apes At San Diego Zoo Receive First Covid Vaccines
Four orangutans and five bonobos were given two doses each of an experimental vaccine created specifically for animals by a veterinary pharmaceutical company.
Biden is about to spend vast sums. Rishi knows inflation is a new risk
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Govt should provide free consultation for citizens before they get the jab, says expert
A health expert said the government should provide free consultation services for members of the public before they get the Covid jabs.
France could follow Italy and block vaccine shipments, health minister says
France said Friday it may follow Italy in blocking Covid-19 vaccine shipments as concerns about vaccine nationalism rise.
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