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WHO

WHO chief laments 'shocking imbalance' in COVID-19 shot distribution
World

WHO chief laments 'shocking imbalance' in COVID-19 shot distribution

  • More than 700 million jabs have been administered worldwide against the disease, but 87% have gone to high income or upper middle-income countries, with low income countries receiving just 0.2%, he said.
  • "On average in high-income countries, almost one in four people has received a COVID-19 vaccine. In low-income countries, it's one in more than 500," Tedros told a briefing.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 08:50pm
COVAX vaccines reach more than 100 countries, despite supply hits
World

COVAX vaccines reach more than 100 countries, despite supply hits

  • Despite being hit by reduced supply availability in March and April, and higher demand in India where much of its main jab AstraZeneca is made, it expects to deliver doses to all economies that have requested them in the first half of 2021, the GAVI vaccine alliance and World Health Organization said.
Published 08 Apr, 2021 07:19pm
Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections resurgence
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Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections resurgence

  • According to a Reuters tally, it took more than a year for the global coronavirus death toll to reach 2 million. The next 1 million deaths were added in about three months.
  • India reported a record rise in COVID-19 infections on Monday, becoming the second nation after the United States to post more than 100,000 new cases in a day.
Updated 06 Apr, 2021 07:29pm
COVAX COVID-19 vaccine facility faces shortfall in supply: WHO
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COVAX COVID-19 vaccine facility faces shortfall in supply: WHO

  • "Last week, I made an urgent request to countries, with doses of COVID-19 vaccines that have WHO Emergency Use Listing, to share 10 million doses immediately with COVAX," he said.
  • I requested manufacturers to help ensure that the countries that step up can rapidly donate those doses.
Published 01 Apr, 2021 09:15pm