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UN Security Council to debate challenge of global vaccine access

New York - At the initiative of Britain, which boasts of having an effective vaccination program, the UN Security Council on Wednesday will debate the problem of global access to Covid-19 vaccines, raising issues likely to underscore sharp differences between cou...

France braces for new Covid curbs but set to avoid lockdown

Paris - The French government is expected Thursday to announce new restrictions to stave off a rise in coronavirus cases but unlike some of its neighbours a full lockdown appears off the agenda for now.

Canada will share any excess vaccine doses, Trudeau says

Montr - Canada, which has placed orders and options on more than 400 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, will share any excess doses with other countries once its population is inoculated, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.

In US, vaccine operation soon to be put to the test

Washington - Trucks and cargo planes are at the ready to distribute millions of doses of coronavirus vaccine across the United States, a complex task led by a four-star general that will ultimately proceed more slowly than initially expected.

First in line for Covid vaccine? Some US health care workers say no

New York - They can move to front of the line for a Covid-19 vaccine if they want, but some US health care workers are skeptical about taking a vaccine that was developed in record time -- even as the pandemic rages on.

US Operation Warp Speed backed vaccines for whole world

Washington - President Donald Trump's announcement in May of plans to develop a Covid-19 vaccine by year's end is near realization -- despite a setback among one of the six candidates that the US supported.

Covid vaccines: Why the safety process reassures experts

Washington - Covid-19 vaccine emergency approvals are around the corner, makers are preparing to ship millions of doses -- and experts are trying to reassure the public that the record-breaking speed of development hasn't compromised safety.

Moderna shares Covid-19 vaccine trial blueprints, Pfizer follows

Washington - US biotech firm Moderna, one of nine companies in the late stages of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine, became the first to publish the complete blueprints of its study following calls for greater transparency.

Poor countries desperate for Covid vaccines may be outbid by richer neighbors

Washington - Richard Hatchett, the head of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), is worried.

Poor countries desperate for Covid vaccines may be outbid by richer neighbors

Washington - Richard Hatchett, the head of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), is worried.

Poor countries desperate for Covid vaccines may be outbid by richer neighbors

Washington - Richard Hatchett, the head of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), is worried.

BioNTech, Pfizer report progress in coronavirus vaccine trial

Washington - BioNTech of Germany and the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported positive preliminary results on Wednesday from a joint project to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine to enter final trial stage in July

Washington - A vaccine against COVID-19 developed by the US biotech firm Moderna will enter the third and final stage of its clinical trial in July with 30,000 participants, the firm said Thursday.

Measles-plagued Scientology ship leaves St Lucia

Castries - A cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology that was quarantined in St Lucia for two days because of a measles case has left the Caribbean island and was headed toward Curacao on Friday, maritime tracking services said.

Vaccine row erupts in Italy as populist govt seeks to ease rules

Rome - A row is erupting over vaccines in Italy as the country's new populist government fights to roll back a law that bans children from attending school if they haven't received a series of jabs.

Sierra Leone health workers sue government in Ebola case

Dakar - Two Sierra Leonean health workers on Friday sued their government in a West African court, alleging its misuse of donor funds during the Ebola crisis had contributed to the deaths of thousands.
 

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