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COVID19

Sweden failed to protect elderly in COVID pandemic, commission finds
World

Sweden failed to protect elderly in COVID pandemic, commission finds

  • When announced during the spring, the strategy was coupled with a goal to “ring-fence” the elderly from COVID-19.
  • In the commission’s first findings, it said the overall spread and previously known structural problems within the elderly care system, for which the current and previous governments were ultimately responsible, were to blame for the many deaths.
Published 15 Dec, 2020 06:35pm
New kinds of loans and bonds could fill $28 billion COVID funding gap: WHO
World

New kinds of loans and bonds could fill $28 billion COVID funding gap: WHO

  • The WHO and GAVI vaccine alliance aim to provide poor and middle-income countries with diagnostic tests and vaccines through a fund known as the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator
  • Senior WHO adviser says financing is what stands between us and getting out of this pandemic as rapidly as possible
Published 15 Dec, 2020 05:01pm
Amid pandemic, Jakarta burials 61% higher in first 10 months of 2020
World

Amid pandemic, Jakarta burials 61% higher in first 10 months of 2020

  • The Eijkman-Oxford study, led by biostatistician Dr. Iqbal Elyazar noted that “burial records indicated substantially increased mortality associated with the onset of and ongoing COVID-19 epidemic in Jakarta”.
  • Jakarta, a sprawling metropolis that is home to more than 10 million people, has officially recorded more than 154,000 cases of the coronavirus as of Dec. 14, with 2,963 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Published 15 Dec, 2020 03:14pm
Jordan approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine
World

Jordan approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine

  • Jordan's green light for the Pfizer vaccine follows those of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and came six days after Britain launched the world's first mass innoculation campaign using the vaccine.
Published 15 Dec, 2020 02:52pm