10 Sep 2021

Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as two for Covid-19

In a bid to get children back into classrooms, the Cuban government has begun vaccinating children as young as 2 years old for COVID-19. Cuba is believed to be the first to give young children the vaccine, but many countries say they will eventually vaccinate children. Cuban, homegrown vaccines were

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09 Sep 2021

Tanzania secures nearly $600M from IMF for COVID relief

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to provide Tanzania with $567 million in emergency support to help the country finance a Covid-19 vaccination campaign and deal with the health and social costs of the pandemic. The IMF board approved the disbursement on Tuesday under its Rapid Credit Facility and

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17 May 2021

Taiwan was a Covid success story. Now it’s fighting its biggest outbreak

Taiwan successfully battled the first wave of Covid-19 infections, praised by the rest of the world for keeping infection rates low and effectively governing lockdown measures. However, the country has been hit with an unexpected second outbreak, prompting new restrictions such as limits on gatherings in the capital as it

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13 Apr 2021

US agencies call for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine

US Health authorities have called for the country to halt the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after reports of extremely rare blood clotting cases. The Food and Drug Administration called for the pause, stating that it was acting out of an abundance of caution. Six cases of

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16 Mar 2021

Netherlands suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine

The Netherlands has joined the Irish Republic, Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria, and Iceland in suspending the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia have delayed the beginning of the vaccine rollout whereas Italy and Austria have suspended the use of certain batches as a precautionary measure.

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03 Mar 2021

Covid-19 Variant in Brazil Overwhelms Local Hospitals, Hits Younger Patients

This week, Brazil’s daily death toll from Covid-19 rose to its highest level yet. Health officials are pointing to a new strain that originated in the Amazon area of Brazil that is suspected to be responsible for the recent rise in deaths and infections in younger people. This past week’s

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01 Feb 2021

Vaccination Delays Put Global Rebound at Risk

Vaccination timelines set forth by various countries are all falling by the wayside as vaccine makers fail to meet deadlines, creating shortages in countries such as Germany and Mexico. This is raising fears that many people will be unable to receive the vaccine, pushing the pandemic or its economic effects

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04 Jan 2021

Israel Vaccinates More Than 10% of Its Population in Two Weeks

In just two weeks, Israel has reportedly vaccinated nearly half of its most at-risk citizens, representing 10% of the population. Authorities have been accelerating Covid-19 vaccine administration after early mistakes led to wasted doses. The small country boasts nine million residents and aims to immunize the majority of its population

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14 Sep 2020

China says no need to vaccinate entire population against Covid-19 at this stage, only frontline workers

According to Chinese health authorities and the country’s top medical official, the country does not plan on vaccinating its entire population against COVID-19 at this time. When a vaccine has been fully developed and approved for use, China will administer it to its frontline and at-risk populations rather than the

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