27 Aug 2021

India hits a milestone, giving vaccine shots to more than half of the eligible population.

After initially struggling to roll out enough doses, India has given at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot to over half of the eligible population. The health ministry in India said it was ramping up its vaccination drive and working with regional governments to increase the rate of vaccination and prevent

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13 Jul 2021

Tech Firms to Buy Covid-19 Vaccines on Behalf of Taiwan’s Government

Taiwan has been short on Covid-19 vaccines and was locked in a geopolitical fight with China over access to the BioNTech vaccine. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. have purchased 10 million shots from BioNTech on behalf of the Taiwanese government. The two technology companies are

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28 Apr 2021

India Surpasses 200,000 Covid Deaths Amid Surge

Over the past several weeks, India has been struggling with a massive surge in Covid-19 cases, with more Covid cases over the last week than any other country. India has also reported shortages in oxygen supplies, creating a healthcare system nightmare as patients in need of oxygen are not able

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12 Mar 2021

More European nations pause AstraZeneca vaccine use as blood clot reports investigated

The European Union’s medicines regulator is investigating whether the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine could be linked to a number of reports of blood clots. While the investigation is ongoing, Denmark, Iceland and Norway have suspended the use of this vaccine. Denmark announced the two week suspension on Thursday and Iceland and

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11 Mar 2021

E.U. Exports Millions of Covid Vaccine Doses Despite Supply Crunch at Home

Over the past several weeks, the European Union has exported 34 million coronavirus vaccines to dozens of countries. The E.U. is facing vaccine shortages at home despite continuing to export the vaccines, and its vaccine rollout is trailing behind the United States, Britain and Israel. The E.U. had been criticized

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16 Feb 2021

Peru’s foreign minister resigns in furor over secret vaccination of government officials

Peru’s foreign minister has resigned amid public outrage over government officials receiving vaccine doses before health care workers, the elderly, and those at high risk. President Francisco Sagasti has accepted the foreign minister, Elizabeth Astete’s, resignation and has announced that an investigation is underway to seek answers as to which

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10 Feb 2021

EU’s von der Leyen admits Covid-19 vaccine rollout shortcomings

Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President, has admitted that the EU fell behind in authorizing Covid-19 vaccines. The EU leader acknowledged the shortcomings of the organization that have resulted in a slow vaccine rollout that has failed to hit several key checkpoints on the administration of vaccines. The EU

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