15 Dec 2021

Murder plots and threats from anti-vaxxers pose challenge for Germany’s new chancellor

Germany is facing threats from anti-vaccine organizations, posing a new challenge for Germany’s recently-inaugurated Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Mr. Scholz finds himself confronting an increasingly popular and dangerous radical anti-vaccination movement. According to police reports, the group has plotted to murder elected officials and is actively threatening others. On Wednesday morning,

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02 Sep 2021

North Korea Rejects Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

North Korea has decided not to accept roughly three million doses of Covid-19 vaccines developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech Ltd. The country stated that the doses should be sent to countries that have been hit harder by the pandemic. The shots were offered over the past few weeks

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01 Sep 2021

Japan finds black particles in Moderna vaccine

Just a week after Japan suspended the use of roughly 1.63 million Moderna Covid-19 vaccine doses due to contamination, another batch has been put on hold after a foreign substance was found in a vial. The foreign substance was detected by a pharmacist in the Kanagawa Prefecture, according to authorities.

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19 Aug 2021

Vaccine Effectiveness Against Infection May Wane, C.D.C. Studies Find

Three studies were released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that provided evidence that booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines would be needed in upcoming months. Some experts disagree and say the evidence does not back up the decision to recommend booster shots to all

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13 Aug 2021

Germany fears thousands got saline, not Covid vaccine from nurse

In northern Germany, more than 8,000 people have been asked to receive repeat Covid vaccinations due to the actions of one nurse. Police are still investigating the incident, however, this nurse is suspected of injecting saline instead of the Covid-19 vaccine in several cases. The nurse worked at a vaccination

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03 Aug 2021

Delta variant has spiked Covid-19 deaths in Africa by 80% in one month, WHO says

The Delta variant has caused Covid-19 related deaths in Africa to spike by 80% in just one month, according to reports released by the World Health Organization. Africa is currently experiencing its worst death rates throughout the course of the pandemic, with unprecedented rises in fatalities. Africa reported its highest

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09 Jul 2021

Citing the Delta Variant, Pfizer Will Pursue Booster Shots and a New Vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Thursday they are developing a version of the coronavirus vaccine that targets the Delta variant. The Delta variant is highly contagious and has spread to nearly 100 countries. The companies expect to begin trials of the vaccine in August.  The two companies also reported promising

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08 Jul 2021

Russia offers North Korea Covid vaccines again as crisis worsens

Russia has offered North Korea Covid-19 vaccines another time as reports indicate that harsh lockdown measures are leading to extreme hunger. Pyongyang has refused vaccines and covid-relief aid from many countries. North Korea has sealed borders to keep the virus out but has affected trade with China. Beijing provides North

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07 Jun 2021

India states start reopening amid dip in Covid cases

India’s Covid-19 crisis has begun to clear up as case numbers continue to fall in major Indian states that were previously virus hotspots. Some regions and states such as the nation’s capital Delhi and financial hub Mumbai have begun to partially re-open. Just a few weeks ago, India witnessed a

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21 May 2021

South Korea’s Fix for Covid-19 Vaccine Shortages, Ask U.S. for a Swap

South Korea is facing a vaccine shortage and is not seeking to alleviate the issue. South Korea has delayed its rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and is now looking to swap with the US, which currently boasts one of the world’s biggest vaccine supplies. During a visit to the White House

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