Airline industry warns of challenges for transporting Covid-19 vaccine
13 September 2020 | 9:10 am
The International Airline Transport Association has warned that preparations need to start for shipping a Covid-19 vaccine globally, once one is approved. The group, which represents 290 airlines worldwide, says that thousands of planes will be needed for the operation, which it describes as the "largest transport challenge ever" for the air cargo industry. Also today, as French supermarket chain Auchan announces more than 1,400 job cuts, we look at whether the pandemic helped bring about the end of the hypermarket.
11 Dec 2020
Indian authorities are considering authorizing some COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use and have prepared an initial plan to inoculate 300 million people.
AU warns of ‘terrible’ consequences if Africa miss out on Covid-19 vaccine, LASU hikes tuition by 168% for new students and more
10 Dec 2020
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22 Dec 2020
US President-elect Joe Biden receives a Covid-19 vaccine live on television in a campaign to boost Americans' confidence in the jabs -- and in marked contrast to President Donald Trump's mixed messaging.
23 Dec 2020
Anthony Fauci, the United States' top infectious disease scientist, receives a dose of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine along with US Health secretary Alex Azar and other senior officials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
10 Jan 2021
If 2020 was the year of the pandemic, may 2021 be the year we won the race to save lives. Every vulnerable person inoculated against the coronavirus is a small victory en route to the day when herd immunity will get the better of Covid-19. So why are the French so slow out of the starting blocks? As of the weekend, less than 500 jabs had been administered here, while Germany was up to 250,000 and the UK nearly a million. We ask about the French government's rethink of its cautious strategy.
5 Jan 2021
US law student David MacMillan and his friend got more than just groceries during a recent supermarket trip in Washington, DC, as they were each offered a shot of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, after health care workers had not shown up for their appointments to get the doses. MacMillan posted a recording of himself getting the shot on TikTok, where it had been viewed more than 700,000 times.
9 Jan 2021
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1 Feb 2021
DW's Sergey Satanovskiy was one of many people who took part in a testing program for the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V. After receiving two shots, he visited his grandmother and contracted the coronavirus.
4 Feb 2021
As the world continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, the quest to find a preventive vaccine to avoid further spread of the virus has also intensified. But this quest faces vocal resistance from antivaccinationists. In reality, vaccine development is not shrouded in mystery, as the scientific evaluation of vaccines involves animal testing, human clinical trials, and post-approval surveillance. But in a 2020 survey by SB Morgen, approximately 40 per cent of Nigerians said they would not take a COVID-19 vaccine, 36 per cent said they would, while 24 per cent were undecided. As we examine the case for and against vaccines, are you for or against the COVID-19 vaccine? Have your say in the comments section.
13 Feb 2021
South Africa stopped its rollout of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 jab, giving rise to international doubts about the efficacy of the vaccine. DW looks at what we know so far.
6 Mar 2021
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo receive COVID-19 vaccine
6 Mar 2021
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