WB, COVAX to speed jab supplies to developing nations

In this March 9, 2021 file photo, a nurse fills a syringe with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and provided through the global COVAX initiative, at the Coast General Teaching & Referral Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya. (GIDEON MAUNDU / AP) JOHANNESBURG / BERLIN /...

WTO’s holiday from vaccine equity talks draws calls for action

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine, produced by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, in cold storage at the COVID-19 vaccination center inside France's national velodrome in the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines district of Paris, France, March 24, 2021. (PHOTO / BLOOMBERG) An urgent global effort to rebalance the inequity between rich, vaccinated nations and poor...

Not time to offer third Covid jab: experts

Health experts on Wednesday said it is too early to decide whether to offer a third dose of the Covid vaccine to people who've already received both their shots, as only about 40 percent of citizens have had even a first jab. Speaking at a press conference, Lau Yu-lung, who...

‘Booster doses should go to Sinovac recipients first’

A University of Hong Kong infectious disease expert suggested on Friday that people who have received the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine this year should be the first in line to get booster doses if they are eventually offered. A study by HKU researchers, details of which were published in the Lancet...

Vaccine-holdout Tanzania starts inoculations with Sinovac shots

In this May 28, 2021 file photo, a healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination session for medical staff who work at private clinics in Caracas, Venezuela. (MATIAS DELACROIX / AP) LONDON / ADDIS ABABA / ACCRA / BERLIN / LAGOS / GENEVA / TRIPOLI / ATHENS / RIGA / SKOPJE / TUNIS / CARACAS...

WHO’s chief scientist warns pandemic is not slowing down

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan attends a press conference organised by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak on July 3, 2020 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. (FABRICE COFFRINI / POOL / AFP) NEW YORK / UNITED NATIONS / ADDIS ABABA...

Avance Clinical Congratulates Client Tetherex Pharmaceuticals on Initiation of Dosing in a Phase 1 Clinical Study Using a Novel Single-Cycle Adenovirus Vaccine Strategy in Australia

ADELAIDE, AUS, Jul 9, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The largest Australian full-service CRO for international biotechs and Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award winner Avance Clinical today congratulated client Tetherex Pharmaceuticals on first patient dosing for its Phase 1 vaccine clinical trial.Tetherex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is...

Brazil top prosecutor to probe Bolsonaro over vaccine deal

In this Nov 10, 2020 photo, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the launch of a program for the resumption of tourism, a sector severely affected by the new coronavirus outbreak, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) BRASILIA - Brazil’s top prosecutor agreed on Friday to request...

South Africa approves Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine

In this June 28, 2021 photo, people queue to get tested for COVID-19 at the Fourways Life Hospital in Johannesburg. (EMMANUEL CROSET / AFP) LONDON / BRASILIA / BUENOS AIRES / BRUSSELS / SANTIAGO / HAVANA / QUITO / BERLIN / ACCRA / RABAT / LONDON / MOSCOW / JOHANNESBURG /...

Iceland to lift all COVID-19 restrictions

COPENHAGEN / BRUSSELS / CARACAS / LONDON / MOSCOW / HAVANA / LISBON / NAIROBI / BRASILIA / BERLIN / MEXICO CITY / ZURICH / BUENOS AIRES / QUITO / ADDIS ABABA - Icelanders will no longer need to wear masks or keep a safe distance from other people as...

World Bank, AU join hands to deploy shots for 400m Africans

A health worker receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 5, 2021. (SIMON MAINA / AFP) MOSCOW / HARARE / BERLIN / LUSAKA / COPENHAGEN / LONDON / ROME / HAVANA / QUITO / UNITED NATIONS / WASHINGTON / SANTIAGO / BUENOS AIRES / WINDHOEK / SAO PAULO / ADDIS...