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India Covid-19 vaccine is 81% effective

Indian pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech released preliminary data on its late-stage test showing its Covaxin vaccine is 81% effective. The statement was made by Bharat Biotech President Krishna Ella on March 3. India licensed the emergency vaccine in January, before the product was tested for phase three. “Covaxin is not only clinically highly effective against […]

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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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WHO: The poor are vulnerable to being ‘trampled’ in the vaccine race

SwitzerlandWorld Health Organization director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus warned the poor were at risk of being “trampled” when rich countries scrambled for supplies of the Covid-19 vaccine. Speaking at the UN online summit on December 4, Tedros said the world is seeing “the light at the end of the tunnel” in a “unprecedented” crisis that lasted for […]

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Bahrain approves the Pfizer vaccine

Bahrain issued an emergency license for the Pfizer vaccine on December 4, becoming the second country after Britain to approve the vaccine. Bahrain is an oil-dependent Middle Eastern country with a large migrant workforce. The country records the highest rate of nCoV cases per capita in the world, according to our data New York Times. […]