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LaLiga: Three more Barcelona players including Ousmane Dembele test positive for COVID-19
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LaLiga: Three more Barcelona players including Ousmane Dembele test positive for COVID-19

Barcelona, currently seventh in La Liga, travel to Real Mallorca (15th) on Sunday.

LaLiga: Barcelona's young guns deliver late win over Elche, Atletico Madrid undone by Sevilla
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LaLiga: Barcelona's young guns deliver late win over Elche, Atletico Madrid undone by Sevilla

Barcelona are now seventh, two points behind Atletico and three behind Rayo Vallecano in fourth, yet having played one game fewer than Rayo.

WHO, UN release new strategy to ensure 70 percent global population is vaccinated by mid-2022
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WHO, UN release new strategy to ensure 70 percent global population is vaccinated by mid-2022

If COVID-19 becomes endemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that global economic losses could exceed US$ 5.3 trillion by 2026.

Gavi the 'future' after becoming Spain's youngest ever player, says Luis Enrique
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Gavi the 'future' after becoming Spain's youngest ever player, says Luis Enrique

At 17 years and 62 days old, Gavi broke an 85-year-old record when he to took the San Siro field for the 2-1 victory which put Spain in Sunday's final

LaLiga: Ansu Fati returns in Lionel Messi shirt to help Barcelona ease pressure on Ronald Koeman
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LaLiga: Ansu Fati returns in Lionel Messi shirt to help Barcelona ease pressure on Ronald Koeman

Fati, wearing the number 10 shirt previously belonging to Messi, came on to a raucous reception at Camp Nou, 323 days after his last appearance. The 18-year-old scored to complete a much-needed victory for Barca.

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

More nations support easing patent rules on COVID-19 vaccines; IP waiver not a solution, insists Big Pharma
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More nations support easing patent rules on COVID-19 vaccines; IP waiver not a solution, insists Big Pharma

The vaccine manufacturing industry said that reducing bottlenecks in supply chains and a scarcity of ingredients that go into vaccines are more pressing issues than waiving patents

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.

Amid blood clot scares, COVAX says it backs AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine
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Amid blood clot scares, COVAX says it backs AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

Covax's first wave intended to distribute some 238.2 mn doses to 142 countries, out of which 237 mn were AstraZeneca doses.

Patents in hand, wealthiest nations have signed away opportunity to vaccinate the world
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Patents in hand, wealthiest nations have signed away opportunity to vaccinate the world

Residents of wealthy and middle-income countries have received about 90 of the nearly 400 million vaccines delivered so far.

WHO's actions during the COVID-19 pandemic earned them criticism and Nobel Peace Prize nomination
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WHO's actions during the COVID-19 pandemic earned them criticism and Nobel Peace Prize nomination

The organisation dampened some of the criticism against it by launching an independent probe into the pandemic response, including its own actions.

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.

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-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.

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.

WHO's COVAX facility aims to have 500 mn Covid-19 vaccine doses ready by early 2021
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WHO's COVAX facility aims to have 500 mn Covid-19 vaccine doses ready by early 2021

Pfizer and BioNtech are currently in late stages of talks with the WHO to join the COVAX vaccine alliance.

Vaccine storage challenges could leave 3 bn people without access to a COVID-19 shot
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Vaccine storage challenges could leave 3 bn people without access to a COVID-19 shot

WHO also estimates that half the vaccines made globally are lost to wastage, either from heat exposure or broken vials in transit.

China joins coronavirus vaccine alliance COVAX, with four candidates in late-stage human trials
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China joins coronavirus vaccine alliance COVAX, with four candidates in late-stage human trials

China had initially declined to join the alliance, missing the global deadline to join in September.

UNICEF says it will lead global procurement and supply of coronavirus vaccines
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UNICEF says it will lead global procurement and supply of coronavirus vaccines

The vaccine procurement and distribution effort, involving over 170 economies, has the potential to become the largest and fastest of its kind

Trump administration said that the US won't join global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine
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Trump administration said that the US won't join global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine

More than 150 countries are setting up the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility but Trump claims the WHO is in need of reform and is influenced by China.