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COVID 19 vaccine

Ukraine asks EU neighbours for more help getting COVID-19 vaccines

Ukraine asks EU neighbours for more help getting COVID-19 vaccines

  • The pandemic has killed more than 20,000 Ukrainians and plunged one of Europe's poorest countries into recession last year.
  • Ukraine has agreed to buy some vaccines from China and also expects to secure some under the global COVAX programme for poorer countries.
Published 12 Jan, 2021 08:51pm
Germany, Denmark mull delaying second COVID-19 vaccine shot
World

Germany, Denmark mull delaying second COVID-19 vaccine shot

  • Germany, Denmark weigh delay in offering second vaccine dose.
  • Scientists cite vaccine shortages, soaring infections.
  • German minister under fire over slow innoculation campaign.
  • EU approval of Moderna vaccine expected this week.
Published 04 Jan, 2021 08:33pm
India may need to spend $1.8bn on COVID-19 vaccines in first phase, documents show
World

India may need to spend $1.8bn on COVID-19 vaccines in first phase, documents show

  • India, which has the world's second highest caseload of coronavirus behind the United States, plans to inoculate 300 million people over the next six to eight months.
  • On the other hand, if India received a lower allocation of 95-125 million doses, then the cost to the government of procuring additional shots would go up to $1.8 billion.
Published 17 Dec, 2020 01:34am
US approves use of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for pilots, controllers
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US approves use of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for pilots, controllers

  • The US aviation regulator said pilots and controllers must not fly or conduct safety-related duties for 48 hours after receiving doses.
  • The FAA added that additional vaccines will each be evaluated as emergency use authorizations are issued by the Food and Drug Administration.
Published 13 Dec, 2020 12:34am
Vaccine refusal in Brazil grows to 22pc, most reject Chinese shot
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Vaccine refusal in Brazil grows to 22pc, most reject Chinese shot

  • The survey by pollster Datafolha found 73% of respondents plan to take a shot and 5% do not know if they will, compared to 89% and 3%, respectively, in August.
  • Only 47% of participants would take a vaccine made in China, while 50% said they would not take it and 3% said they were undecided.
Published 13 Dec, 2020 12:32am