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Jul 09, 2021

Jul 09, 2021
COVID vaccination

China's CoronaVac vaccine shows good efficacy in 2 studies

The vaccine had good efficacy against infection and severe disease, but lower than with mRNA vaccines.

Apr 21, 2021

Apr 21, 2021
Brazil vax

WHO: Pandemic shows no signs of easing

India's daily cases topped 300,000, the only country besides the United States to hit that level.

Apr 02, 2021

Apr 02, 2021
MRI of brain blood vessels

More global reports of blood clots after AstraZeneca COVID vaccination

As a precaution, the Dutch health ministry announces a pause in vaccinating people younger than 60.

Apr 01, 2021

Apr 01, 2021
Oxygen tanks in warehouse

COVID cases surge in South American, European hot spots

The WHO repeats a call for 10 million vaccine doses for nations that haven't reached vulnerable groups.

Mar 26, 2021

Mar 26, 2021
Rwanda COVID

Global COVID-19 rise adds more vaccine rollout turbulence

The WHO issues an urgent request for countries to donate 10 million vaccine doses in a final push to get inital vaccine to all countries.

Mar 22, 2021

Mar 22, 2021
Woman getting COVID-19 vaccine

Global COVID-19 continues climb amid widening vaccine gaps

"The inequitable distribution of vaccines is not just a moral outrage. It's also economically and epidemiologically self-defeating."

Mar 10, 2021

Mar 10, 2021
Airplane COVID vaccine shipment

Global COVID-19 activity shows continued variation

Cases were up 2% last week, following a 7% increase the week before, the WHO says.

Jan 27, 2021

Jan 27, 2021
COVID testing

Cases drop in main global pandemic hot spots but surge elsewhere

In other developments, 70 countries have now detected the B117 variant, and more nations have also reported the 501Y.V2 and P.1 variants.

Jan 15, 2021

Jan 15, 2021
Cemetary cross sunset

Pandemic deaths top 2 million; crisis deepens in Americas

Rapid exponential rises in cases are occurring in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Chile.

Dec 22, 2020

Dec 22, 2020
COVID vaccine and cash

Stimulus targets COVID vaccine rollout; global officials deal with variant virus

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine likely protects against the UK variant, an official says.

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