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vaccines doses

Pandemic takes centre stage in Macron's SAfrica trip
World

Pandemic takes centre stage in Macron's SAfrica trip

  • Macron and South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa will hold talks and then head to the University of Pretoria to launch a programme to support African vaccine production, a project backed by the European Union, United States and World Bank.
Published 28 May, 2021 10:08am
Vaccine exporter India says it has plenty of shots for its own people
World

Vaccine exporter India says it has plenty of shots for its own people

  • India needs to crank up the pace of immunisation at home as it has so far inoculated more than 12 million people. It wants to vaccinate 300 million people - a fifth of its population - against the virus by August.
  • It makes 60% of all vaccines in the world and has gifted or sold COVID-19 shots to several countries.
Published 02 Mar, 2021 09:05pm
Asia markets tumble as rate hike fears take hold
Markets

Asia markets tumble as rate hike fears take hold

  • And Silvia Dall'Angelo at fund manager Federated Hermes added: "Central banks' liquidity will continue to flow abundantly throughout 2021 at least, yet it's unclear whether markets can ever get enough of it."
Published 26 Feb, 2021 10:11am
Senegal pays $3.7 mln for 200,000 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine
Business & Finance

Senegal pays $3.7 mln for 200,000 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine

  • African nations are struggling to source vaccines in the face of a global scramble for doses.
  • Those include over 620,000 doses of the Pfizer Inc two-shot vaccine at $6.75 per shot, more than 1.2 million of AstraZeneca's two-shot vaccine at $3 each, and nearly 1.5 million of Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine at $10 each.
Published 12 Feb, 2021 08:53pm
Italy to rethink vaccine rollout if supply problems persist
World

Italy to rethink vaccine rollout if supply problems persist

  • Vaccinations in Italy have slowed to 20,000-25,000 a day from peaks of more than 90,000 around two weeks ago, Locatelli said.
  • The European Medicines Agency will rule on whether to approve the AstraZeneca vaccine for use in the bloc on Jan. 29 .
Published 23 Jan, 2021 08:57pm
American Airlines tells pilots: take vaccine on your own time
World

American Airlines tells pilots: take vaccine on your own time

  • Your decision to take the vaccines is a personal decision and is currently not required by the Company.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration has said pilots and controllers must not fly or conduct safety-related duties for 48 hours after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Published 14 Jan, 2021 09:10pm
Indonesia may allow private sector to buy and distribute vaccines
World

Indonesia may allow private sector to buy and distribute vaccines

  • The Southeast Asian country launched a mass immunisation campaign targeting more than 180 million people this week to help tackle one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in Asia.
  • It shouldn't start now, but later after the government has provided mandatory vaccines for health and public workers.
Published 14 Jan, 2021 05:31pm
COVID-19: Govt's plan to procure vaccine is insufficient to protect country's 220 million population
Pakistan

COVID-19: Govt's plan to procure vaccine is insufficient to protect country's 220 million population

  • Pakistan is still waiting for the United Nation’s Covax mechanism to receive around 45 million free vaccine doses that will cover country’s 20 percent population
  • Many states including Turkey, Columbia, Bangladesh, Malaysia and India have already struck deals with different COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing firms
  • The Pakistan government has allowed the private sector players to procure vaccine from anywhere in the world and get registered with DRAP
Published 11 Jan, 2021 01:24pm