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Sinopharm, Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine data show efficacy: WHO

FILE PHOTO: A nurse prepares a dose of China’s Sinopharm coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a health center in Caracas, Venezuela March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria GENEVA (Reuters) – Chinese vaccine makers Sinopharm and Sinovac have presented data on their COVID-19 vaccines indicating levels of efficacy that would be compatible with those required by […]

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WHO experts give nod to China jabs, boosting global vaccine drive

Two Chinese coronavirus jabs are safe and effective, WHO experts said Wednesday after reviewing partial data, providing a potential boost to countries from Australia to Europe struggling to roll out vaccines fast enough. Fewer than 600 million jabs have been given out across the world, three months after vaccination programmes began in earnest in Western […]

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Data withheld from WHO team probing COVID-19 origins in China: Tedros

FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse(Reuters) – Data was withheld from World Health Organization investigators who travelled to China to research the origins of the coronavirus epidemic, […]

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WHO says more than 11,000 Ebola vaccines will go to Guinea

The World Health Organization says it will be sending more than 11,000 Ebola vaccinations to the West African nation of Guinea in the coming days to combat the recent epidemic of the deadly hemorrhagic fever that has been declared in the country’s southern N’Zerekore region. WHO regional director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said Thursday […]

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WHO backs AstraZeneca jab in boost for poor countries

The World Health Organization on Monday approved the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, in a boost for poorer countries where millions of doses are set to be distributed. While inoculation drives have been gaining pace, with nearly 172 million vaccine doses given worldwide, most of the jabs have so far gone to richer countries. The […]

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Too early to ease virus curbs in Europe, says WHO

The World Health Organization’s European branch on Thursday said it is too early to ease virus restrictions in Europe despite a drop in new cases in most countries. Hans Kluge, the WHO’s regional director for Europe, said 30 of the WHO European region’s 53 countries had “seen a significant decrease in 14-day cumulative incidence.” “Yet, […]