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WHO approves China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
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WHO approves China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Sinopharm is a two jab inactivated vaccine and its easy storage requirements make it highly suitable for low-resource settings, the WHO said in a statement

G7 countries set agenda for summit next month, vaccine and climate change rank high
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G7 countries set agenda for summit next month, vaccine and climate change rank high

In a preview of the discussions, Blinken said, "We won't trade shots in arms for political favours. This is about saving lives."

Adar Poonawalla's SII to invest over $300 million in UK
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Adar Poonawalla's SII to invest over $300 million in UK

The Serum Institute of India has been at the forefront of producing the lower-cost AstraZeneca coronavirus shot

Indian-origin Dr Soumya Swaminathan joins international team of experts to prep for future pandemics
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Indian-origin Dr Soumya Swaminathan joins international team of experts to prep for future pandemics

The UK-led Pandemic Preparedness Partnership will report to world leaders at June’s UK-hosted G7 Summit.

AstraZeneca revises COVID-19 vaccine efficacy to 76% after US panel flags issues
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AstraZeneca revises COVID-19 vaccine efficacy to 76% after US panel flags issues

The revised figures comes a day after an independent panel in the US accused AstraZeneca of cherry-picking data in determining the protection offered by its vaccine

Asian, African nations urge vaccine makers to share blueprints, COVID-19 vaccine know-how
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Asian, African nations urge vaccine makers to share blueprints, COVID-19 vaccine know-how

Companies traditionally pour huge amounts of money and research into drugs and vaccines, for the right to profit from them.

Ghana becomes first African country to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX alliance
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Ghana becomes first African country to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX alliance

Ghana's food and drug authority has already authorised the use of the Indian-made vaccines as well as Russia's Sputnik V.

India's first vaccine shipment under COVAX likely this week, says Soumya Swaminathan
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India's first vaccine shipment under COVAX likely this week, says Soumya Swaminathan

The first shipment from India, from the Serum Institute, will be going out to at least 25 or 30 countries, said the WHO chief scientist

UK seeks UN resolution for immediate pause in conflicts to allow delivery of COVID-19 jabs
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UK seeks UN resolution for immediate pause in conflicts to allow delivery of COVID-19 jabs

Britain says more than 160 million people are at risk of being excluded from coronavirus vaccinations because they live in countries engulfed in conflict and instability

Need a global COVID-19 vaccine plan, a deep gap between rich and poor nations: UNSC
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Need a global COVID-19 vaccine plan, a deep gap between rich and poor nations: UNSC

Henrietta Fore, head of UNICEF, said, "The only way out of this pandemic for any of us is to ensure vaccinations are available for all of us."

WHO recognises 'concerning news' of COVID-19 vaccines not working against variants
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WHO recognises 'concerning news' of COVID-19 vaccines not working against variants

Booster shots will likely be needed, since new virus variants are spreading globally and likely to become the predominant strains.

More than six million COVID-19 vaccine doses airlifted to nine countries India tells UN
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More than six million COVID-19 vaccine doses airlifted to nine countries India tells UN

Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives received Indian vaccines under grant assistance in sync with its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy.

If poor countries don't get access to COVID-19 vaccines, rich countries will also pay: Study
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If poor countries don't get access to COVID-19 vaccines, rich countries will also pay: Study

Global supply chains that are vital to industry will continue to be disrupted so long as the virus remains a force.

No country is an island: COVAX's collective approach towards COVID-19 vaccines the only way to go
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No country is an island: COVAX's collective approach towards COVID-19 vaccines the only way to go

COVAX is co-led by vaccine alliance – GAVI, the CEPI and the WHO and has 190 participating economies.

WHO chief says unfair COVID-19 vaccine distribution risks causing 'catastrophic moral failure'
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WHO chief says unfair COVID-19 vaccine distribution risks causing 'catastrophic moral failure'

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said one poor country received a mere 25 vaccine doses while over 39 million doses have been administered in nearly 50 richer nations

Dummy's guide to how trade rules affects the access to COVID-19 vaccines
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Dummy's guide to how trade rules affects the access to COVID-19 vaccines

There is an urgent need to clarify public interest and public health exceptions to TRIPS intellectual property rights.

COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccine rollout in several nations: WHO
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COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccine rollout in several nations: WHO

Scientists estimate that a vaccination rate of about 70% is needed for herd immunity, where entire populations are protected against an infection

WHO-GAVI-CEPI alliance to get poorest countries access to COVID-19 vaccines within weeks
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WHO-GAVI-CEPI alliance to get poorest countries access to COVID-19 vaccines within weeks

She also warned that prospective recipients should be aware it is not uncommon to feel unwell or have a sore arm after receiving a shot.

COVID-19 vaccine delivery to poor countries will start in early 2021, says WHO chief
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COVID-19 vaccine delivery to poor countries will start in early 2021, says WHO chief

Almost two billion doses of candidate vaccines have been secured for the Covax facility, created by the UN health agency, to ensure fair access

Fifth of the world's population may not have access to COVID-19 vaccine till 2022: Johns Hopkins
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Fifth of the world's population may not have access to COVID-19 vaccine till 2022: Johns Hopkins

Wealthy nations have pre-ordered just over half of the vaccine doses expected to be produced by the 13 leading developers next year.