R.1 COVID-19 variant not an ‘imminent threat’ as Delta stays dominant: expert

R.1 COVID-19 variant not an ‘imminent threat’ as Delta stays dominant: expert By Aaron D'Andrea Global News Posted September 30, 2021 12:20 pm     Updated September 30, 2021 12:23 pm 2:04 CMA: ‘extraordinary measures’ needed to control COVID-19 in Alberta, Saskatchewan WATCH: Canadian Medical Association says 'extraordinary measures' needed to control COVID-19 in Alberta, Saskatchewan. comments Leave a comment…

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COVID-19 booster shots could rake in billions for some vaccine makers

COVID-19 booster shots could rake in billions for some vaccine makers By Tom Murphy The Associated Press Posted September 25, 2021 3:12 pm     Updated September 25, 2021 4:14 pm 4:19 COVID-19: NACI recommending booster shots for those who are immunocompromised WATCH ABOVE: NACI recommending booster shots for those who are immunocompromised – Sep 10, 2021 comments Leave a…

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Novavax seeks WHO approval for emergency listing of COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax seeks WHO approval for emergency listing of COVID-19 vaccine By Manas Mishra and Carl O’Donnell Reuters Posted September 23, 2021 12:14 pm 1:59 Montreal facility to produce Novavax vaccine in the fight against COVID-19 WATCH ABOVE: Montreal facility to produce Novavax vaccine in the fight against COVID-19 – Feb 2, 2021 comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item…

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Continue to fund health care in Afghanistan, WHO asks international donors

Continue to fund health care in Afghanistan, WHO asks international donors By Staff Reuters Posted September 23, 2021 10:35 am 0:54 Afghanistan’s health-care system ‘on the brink of collapse:’ WHO WATCH: Afghanistan’s health-care system ‘on the brink of collapse:’ WHO comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share this item via WhatsApp twitter Share this item…

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COVID-19 vaccine inequity now top of mind at United Nations meeting

COVID-19 vaccine inequity now top of mind at United Nations meeting By Pia Sarkar The Associated Press Posted September 23, 2021 8:16 am     Updated September 23, 2021 11:49 am 0:47 U.S. to donate half a billion additional Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines WATCH: U.S. to donate half a billion additional Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. comments Leave a comment facebook Share this…

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New global COVID-19 infections continue to fall, WHO reports

New global COVID-19 infections continue to fall, WHO reports By Staff The Associated Press Posted September 22, 2021 7:43 am 1:50 UN chief says global COVID-19 vaccine rollout would receive an ‘F’ in ethics WATCH: UN chief says global COVID-19 vaccine rollout would receive an 'F' in ethics. comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share…

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U.S. to buy more COVID-19 vaccines to share with the world: Biden

U.S. to buy more COVID-19 vaccines to share with the world: Biden By Zeke Miller The Associated Press Posted September 22, 2021 7:27 am 1:50 UN chief says global COVID-19 vaccine rollout would receive an ‘F’ in ethics WATCH: UN chief says global COVID-19 vaccine rollout would receive an 'F' in ethics comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item…

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WHO reports drop in new COVID-19 infections across the world

WHO reports drop in new COVID-19 infections across the world By Staff The Associated Press Posted September 15, 2021 7:57 am 1:28 WHO says COVID-19 vaccine hoarding in developed world is “prolonging the pandemic” WATCH: WHO says COVID-19 vaccine hoarding in developed world is “prolonging the pandemic." – Sep 7, 2021 comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on…

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WHO says it’s watching Mu, a new COVID-19 variant of interest

WHO says it’s watching Mu, a new COVID-19 variant of interest By Josh K. Elliott Global News Posted September 1, 2021 3:12 pm     Updated September 1, 2021 3:23 pm 4:33 COVID-19: Unvaccinated people are playing ‘roulette’ with Delta variant, Ontario’s top doctor says WATCH: Ontario's chief medical officer of health Dr. Kieran Moore said Tuesday that people who…

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WHO wants air bridge in northern Afghanistan as humanitarian crisis looms

WHO wants air bridge in northern Afghanistan as humanitarian crisis looms By Stephanie Nebehay and Emma Farge Reuters Posted August 27, 2021 9:02 am     Updated August 27, 2021 2:00 pm 2:06 Afghan-Canadians say they fear safety of loved ones as country’s extraction mission ends WATCH: Afghan-Canadians say they fear safety of loved ones as country's extraction mission ends.…

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WHO calls for global pause on COVID-19 vaccine boosters

WHO calls for global pause on COVID-19 vaccine boosters By Staff Reuters Posted August 4, 2021 9:44 am     Updated August 4, 2021 5:15 pm 4:05 WHO calls for moratorium on COVID-19 booster shot as low income counties lag behind in first doses WATCH: World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for a moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine booster…

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WHO asks China to be ‘transparent,’ provide raw data on COVID-19 origins

WHO asks China to be ‘transparent,’ provide raw data on COVID-19 origins By Staff Reuters Posted July 15, 2021 11:33 am 1:27 Coronavirus: WHO says countries must not be punished ‘for transparently sharing new scientific findings’ WATCH ABOVE: WHO says countries must not be punished ‘for transparently sharing new scientific findings’ – Dec 28, 2020 comments Leave a comment facebook…

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COVID-19 has caused nearly 23 million children to miss routine vaccinations: UN

COVID-19 has caused nearly 23 million children to miss routine vaccinations: UN By Stephanie Nebehay Reuters Posted July 14, 2021 8:07 pm View image in full screen FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, Philippine National Red Cross and Health Department volunteers conduct house-to-house measles vaccination to children at an informal settlers community in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit…

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At least 50 killed in COVID-19 hospital ward fire in Iraq

At least 50 killed in COVID-19 hospital ward fire in Iraq By Qassim Abdul-zahra The Associated Press Posted July 12, 2021 10:56 pm View image in full screen People inspect the damage at the site where a fire broke out at al-Hussain coronavirus hospital, in Nassiriya, Iraq, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item…

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FDA warns Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine linked to rare neurological reaction

FDA warns Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine linked to rare neurological reaction By Matthew Perrone And Mike Stobbe The Associated Press Posted July 12, 2021 8:04 pm View image in full screen From front, registered nurses Megan McLaughlin and Amy Wells join pharmacist Claudia Corona-Guevara in drawing shots of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the pharmacy of National Jewish…

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Canada donating 17.7M AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines amid global disparities

Canada donating 17.7M AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines amid global disparities By Amanda Connolly Global News Posted July 12, 2021 11:48 am     Updated July 12, 2021 3:45 pm 0:57 Canada to donate 17.5 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to COVAX Procurement Minister Anita Anand announced on Monday that Canada will donate 17.5 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to…

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Poor global vaccine access could create COVID-19 variants, risk economic recovery: G20

Poor global vaccine access could create COVID-19 variants, risk economic recovery: G20 By Gavin Jones and Leigh Thomas Reuters Posted July 10, 2021 12:40 pm     Updated July 10, 2021 12:41 pm 2:09 The race between COVID-19 vaccines and variants WATCH: The race between COVID-19 vaccines and variants comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp…

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G20 wants greater COVID-19 vaccine sharing, but makes no new commitments

G20 wants greater COVID-19 vaccine sharing, but makes no new commitments By Francesco Guarascio Reuters Posted July 9, 2021 10:50 am 0:59 ‘Scandalous inequity:’WHO urges rich countries to get more vaccines for poorer countries WATCH (May 24, 2021) – ‘Scandalous inequity: ’WHO urges rich countries to get more vaccines for poorer countries – May 24, 2021 comments Leave a comment…

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WHO asks Western countries to recognize China’s COVID-19 vaccines

WHO asks Western countries to recognize China’s COVID-19 vaccines By Maria Cheng The Associated Press Posted July 1, 2021 1:07 pm 0:41 WHO approves Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use WATCH ABOVE: WHO approves Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use – Jun 1, 2021 comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share this item via WhatsApp…

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Failing to meet COVID-19 vaccine demands, COVAX scheme to be shaken up: report

Failing to meet COVID-19 vaccine demands, COVAX scheme to be shaken up: report By Francesco Guarascio Reuters Posted June 23, 2021 12:23 pm 1:46 COVID-19: World Health Organization renews plea for 10M vaccine doses for COVAX program WATCH ABOVE: COVID-19: World Health Organization renews plea for 10M vaccine doses for COVAX program – Apr 1, 2021 comments Leave a comment…

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