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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...
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.
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.
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.
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".
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