Many countries, mostly in Latin America, turned to Russia for their inoculation drives but now face a critical shortage and are investigating the possibility of replacing the second jab with another vaccine.
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.
World leaders and experts say sharing vaccine know-how is the best chance to fight the pandemic. But the industry disagrees.
With delays in global production and distribution, mixing two doses of vaccines may end up becoming inevitable. But questions concerning its safety and efficacy remain unanswered.
Those still not eligible for government's free vaccination wait in long queues at vaccination sites in Pakistan to get vaccinated despite the $80 cost for a pack of two doses as the country allows private sales of the Covid-19 vaccines.
It is the first European government to collapse due to its handling of the pandemic but the move will keep the current four-party coalition in power and avoid the possibility of an early election.
The GAVI and WHO-led COVAX is facing a shortage as India’s Serum Institute has diverted supplies to meet domestic needs.
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The European Union's bizarre opposition to the AstraZeneca vaccine and its mixed messaging regarding Sputnik V validates the Eurosceptics.
Some countries have opened doors for the private sector to get in on the vaccine drive.
Despite the vast state-orchestrated promotion campaign of the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, most Russians remain wary.
The demand came after EMA management board head Christa Wirthumer-Hoche said that she would advise EU against granting Sputnik V emergency authorisation.
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