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Europe criticized for ‘slow vaccine approval’

Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz has criticized the European Pharmaceutical Authority (EMA) for being “too slow” to approve the Covid-19 vaccine. On March 1, Mr. Kurz said that the EU’s general policy of purchasing and licensing the vaccine is in principle. However, to defeat Covid-19 and develop future vaccine products, he said, it should not […]

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Filipinos are skeptical of the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

Filipinos and frontline doctors are skeptical of Covid-19 vaccine from Sinovac (China). Since March 1, the Philippines started to vaccinate people in the context of the number of cases increasing rapidly. Images of Gerardo Legazpi, director of the Philippine General Hospital, the country’s first-line medical facility, received the first dose out of the 600,000 doses […]

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Was ‘left behind’ in the rapid vaccination campaign

AmericaLanguage barriers, limited access to technology and inaccurate information, a part of immigrants have difficulty in vaccinating Covid-19. Flora Pérez, 58, tried to register her dad’s Covid-19 vaccination schedule for weeks but failed. “It’s really, very difficult, there are no injection sites that have space for my dad. He is 82 years old,” said Pérez […]

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The mistake that caused the Philippines to sink deep into Covid-19

Experts believe that the Philippines has been slow in the response to the pandemic and has encountered many difficulties in implementing vaccination. When the Philippines recorded its first Covid-19 death on February 1 of last year, President Rodrigo Duterte assured: “Everything is fine, without fear of Covid-19”. At that time, the 44-year-old patient, from Wuhan, […]

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The hope of ending Covid-19 in Asia – VnExpress

Asian countries are facing opportunities but also many challenges with the hope of ending Covid-19 with vaccine. The vaccination problem is not only a scientific issue but also logistics, politics, society and geography. The bigger problem is that if the epidemic had time to spread, new strains of virus that were resistant to the vaccine […]

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Japan approves Pfizer vaccine – VnExpress

The Japanese government has officially approved the Covid-19 vaccine made by the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer. On February 14, Japan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare said it had licensed the use of the Pfizer vaccine after a decision was made by a panel of experts on Feb. 12, based on its effectiveness and safety assessment […]