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New York: Even though COVID-19 cases and deaths have declined in recent weeks, the world is facing a “two-track pandemic”, the UN’s top health official said on Monday in his ongoing campaign to get more vaccines to developing countries. more
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccines approved in the Maldives

Authorities in the Maldives have given emergency use approval to Covid-19 vaccines of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson--both of them are already approved by the World Health Organization ...

China: Locals rushing to take COVID vaccine jabs as first cases of community transmission occurs in over three weeks

Locals are rushing to get their COVID-19 vaccine jabs as two provinces reported the country’s first cases of community transmission in over three weeks, media reports said on Monday ...

Vaccine inequity posing ‘significant risk’ to global economic recovery: UN report

New York: Although the outlook for global growth has improved, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as inadequate progress on vaccination in poorer countries, are putting ...

With India's supply uncertain, Bangladesh to join China’s Covid vaccine storage facility

In the wake of uncertainty over getting purchased doses from India, Bangladesh has decided to join China’s COVID-19 vaccine storage facility for South Asia, bdnews24 reported.

UNICEF head for simplifying COVID vaccine intellectual property rights for universal availability

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore has called for simplifying intellectual property rights governing COVID-19 vaccines in order to make them universally available but expressed rese ...

Oxford suspends dosing in trial of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine in children, teenagers

London/Sputnik: The University of Oxford said it had suspended administering doses of the vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) it developed with AstraZeneca in a UK st ...

COVID-19 lays bare social inequality says UN chief, as COVAX doses top 36 million

New York: The COVID crisis "has revealed how unequal our societies are” said the UN chief in his message for World Health Day released on Monday.

Vaccine equity: ‘Race is on’ to inoculate health workers and those most at risk globally

New York: As the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines continues to be a major concern, the UN health chief said on Thursday that with just over a week remaining until the deadline ...

COVID-19 vaccine rollout ‘unacceptably slow’ in Europe, WHO warns

New York: Rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Europe is “unacceptably slow” as new cases increase among practically all age groups there, according to the regional office of the W ...