Tens of millions of migrants may be denied COVID-19 vaccines from a global programme because some major manufacturers are worried about legal risks from harmful side effects, according to officials and internal documents from Gavi, the charity operating the programme, reviewed by Reuters. Nearly two years into a pandemic that has already killed more thanContinue reading “Refugees lack COVID shots because drugmakers fear lawsuits, documents show”
Worldwide deaths related to COVID-19 surpassed 5 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, with unvaccinated people particularly exposed to the virulent Delta strain. The variant has exposed the wide disparities in vaccination rates between rich and poor nations, and the upshot of vaccine hesitancy in some western nations. More than half of allContinue reading “Global COVID-19 deaths hit 5 million as Delta variant sweeps the world”
As France’s relation with United States takes an uncertain turn, French president Emmanuel Macron called up Indian PM Narendra Modi and discuss the Indo-pacific cooperation between the two countries.
Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations staked their claim Sunday to leading the world out of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis, pledging more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, vowing to help developing countries grow while fighting climate change and backing a minimum tax on multinational firms. At the group’sContinue reading “G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations”
One billion vaccine shots now given worldwide but 75 per cent have gone to ten countries, Graeme Massie reports Joe Biden entered the White House promising to get 100 million Covid-19 vaccine shots in arms by the end of his first 100 days. The vaccine rollout, after an inauspicious start, picked up such pace that the White House was able to pass theContinue reading “‘Vaccine apartheid’: US under fire for sitting on stockpile while developing nations face deadly shortage”
The European Union on Wednesday threatened to take tougher measures to curb the export of COVID-19 vaccines, escalating an ongoing row with Britain and the Unites States over their restrictive handling of vaccine deliveries to the 27-nation bloc. “If this situation does not change, we will have to reflect on how to make exports toContinue reading “EU threatens tougher vaccine export curbs in dispute with UK, U.S.”