The World Health Organization has said that any Covid-19 vaccines it has authorised for emergency use should be recognised by countries as they open up their borders to inoculated travellers.
Kim Jong-un’s mention of a “great crisis” created by a “crucial” failure in national pandemic measures triggers outside speculation about how bad the situation in North Korea really is.
The imbalance between G7 and low-income countries in terms of Covid vaccine doses administered so far is 73 to one.
US President Joe Biden is expected to announce details of a plan to export 80 million doses to other countries “without political strings attached” in coordination with WHO’s global vaccine-sharing programme.
A G20 summit statement stopped short of endorsing a temporary global waiver on patent protections for coronavirus vaccines to boost global production.
Nigeria shares a few similarities with India and its crisis is having a ripple effect on the most populous African state.
The WHO-commissioned report “Covid-19: Make it the Last Pandemic” argues the global alarm system needs overhauling to prevent a similar catastrophe.
Patents are just one part of the vaccine puzzle. The key is the know-how about the actual manufacturing process.
Over 53,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Idlib as part of the WHO-led COVAX programme.
World leaders and experts say sharing vaccine know-how is the best chance to fight the pandemic. But the industry disagrees.
The GAVI and WHO-led COVAX is facing a shortage as India’s Serum Institute has diverted supplies to meet domestic needs.
Local Bosnian authorities are pleading for more resources to help the health system as the country battles a surge in infections with no vaccination drive in sight.
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