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Covid-19 vaccine delivery to poor countries to start in early 2021: WHO

Covid-19 vaccine delivery to poor countries to start in early 2021: WHO

  • Announcing the agency had secured nearly two billion doses of vaccine candidates, the WHO said in a statement that this would "enable all participating economies to have access to doses in the first half of 2021, with first deliveries anticipated to begin in the first quarter of 2021."
Updated 18 Dec, 2020 06:46pm
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
COVID-19 'vaccine nationalism' could cost rich nations billions
World

COVID-19 'vaccine nationalism' could cost rich nations billions

  • “Governments are increasingly focusing on investments that can help their own economies to rebound,” said Hassan Damluji,
  • As per the Rand research report, the global cost associated with COVID-19 and its economic impact could be $3.4 trillion a year. For the EU it will be about 5.6 per cent in annual GDP, about $983 billion.
Published 05 Dec, 2020 01:46pm
WHO tightens guidelines on mask-wearing in COVID-19 areas
World

WHO tightens guidelines on mask-wearing in COVID-19 areas

If they cannot maintain physical distancing of at least one meter (3 ft), people in those indoor locations – including children and students aged 12 or over – should also wear a mask even if the spaces are well ventilated, it said in a tightening of its guidelines.
Published 02 Dec, 2020 06:19pm