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Opinion

The G7 at Cornwall

The meetings of Group of Seven (G7) at Cornwall in the United Kingdom (UK) come at a very crucial time, primarily...
Published 12 Jun, 2021 05:04am
US, China clash as Biden debuts at G7
World

US, China clash as Biden debuts at G7

  • Blinken "stressed the importance of cooperation and transparency regarding the origin of the virus," including allowing WHO experts back into China, State Department spokesman.
Published 11 Jun, 2021 08:45pm
Editorials

Vaccine equality

EDITORIAL: Four major international organisations – the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Bank (WB),...
Published 04 Jun, 2021 05:06am
Consider global shortages before giving COVID-19 shots to teens, EU body says
World

Consider global shortages before giving COVID-19 shots to teens, EU body says

  • Last week, the EU drugs regulator authorised Pfizer and partner BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12. Its previous guidance was for adults aged 16 and above.
  • Studies show most under-20s who catch COVID-19 have only mild symptoms, but risks increase among those with underlying conditions such as neurological and pulmonary diseases, the ECDC said.
Published 01 Jun, 2021 07:01pm
Vietnam detects hybrid of Indian and UK COVID-19 variants
World

Vietnam detects hybrid of Indian and UK COVID-19 variants

  • "Vietnam has uncovered a new COVID-19 variant combining characteristics of the two existing variants first found in India and the UK."
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified four variants of SARS-CoV-2 of global concern. These include variants that emerged first in India, in Britain, in South Africa and in Brazil.
Published 29 May, 2021 06:06pm
Iran says Iraq to release $125mn of frozen funds for vaccines
World

Iran says Iraq to release $125mn of frozen funds for vaccines

  • Iran, the Middle Eastern country by COVID-19, has complained that US sanctions were preventing it from making payments to buy vaccines.
  • Ardakanian said the payments would go towards the purchase of vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) - sponsored global COVAX vaccine-sharing plan, state news agency IRNA reported.
Published 29 May, 2021 05:54pm