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US announces allocation plan for tranche of 55 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, including 16 million to Asia
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US announces allocation plan for tranche of 55 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, including 16 million to Asia

With the earlier allocation of 25 million, the Biden administration has so far pledged to distribute 80 million doses by the end of June

Novavax claims large study in US and Mexico finds its COVID-19 vaccine about 90% effective
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Novavax claims large study in US and Mexico finds its COVID-19 vaccine about 90% effective

The vaccine was similarly effective against several variants including the one first detected in the UK, and in high-risk populations

UNICEF's five reasons why COVID-19 vaccine donations are essential
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UNICEF's five reasons why COVID-19 vaccine donations are essential

The chance of a more deadly SAR-CoV-2 variant cropping up into existence increases the longer the virus spreads.

Joe Biden announces COVID-19 vaccine sharing plan: US to send 25 million jabs around world
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Joe Biden announces COVID-19 vaccine sharing plan: US to send 25 million jabs around world

The White House said around 19 million will go to UN-backed program COVAX, with approximately 6 million for South and Central America, 7 million for Asia and 5 million for Africa

Israel-Hamas ceasefire: Officials worry recent fighting in Gaza could lead to COVID-19 spike
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Israel-Hamas ceasefire: Officials worry recent fighting in Gaza could lead to COVID-19 spike

Gaza remains highly vulnerable to an outbreak, with less than 4 percent of its population fully or partially vaccinated

Serum institute will deliver COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX, other nations by end-2021
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Serum institute will deliver COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX, other nations by end-2021

COVAX is dependent on nearly one billion doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine being made by the Serum Institute.

WHO reminds Serum Insititute of COVAX commitments amid soaring demand in India
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WHO reminds Serum Insititute of COVAX commitments amid soaring demand in India

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there is already a shortfall of 190 million doses to COVAX by the end of June

Donating 20% of June-August vaccine stocks to COVAX, G7 and EU nations can close vaccine gap: UNICEF
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Donating 20% of June-August vaccine stocks to COVAX, G7 and EU nations can close vaccine gap: UNICEF

Just 0.3 percent have been administered in the 29 lowest-income countries, home to nine percent of the world's population.

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.