Growing global vaccine gap ‘grotesque’: WHO
24 March 2021 | 11:10 am
The World Health Organization blasts the growing gap between the number of coronavirus vaccines administered in rich and poor countries, branding the inequity a global "moral outrage".
Rich nations must stop being greedy with vaccines if they want the pandemic to end, WHO chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan told DW. Sharing vaccines, tools, and treatments is the only way to stop new variants.
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The expert faces charges of providing false statements as part of special counsel John Durham's ongoing investigation into the so-called "Steele dossier."
Sick of rolling himself around Luanda, one mechanically minded young man souped-up his wheelchair. Now he can zip around the city at 100 km/h.
Data from 13 African countries has found a 10.2% case fatality rate in COVID-19 patients with diabetes, compared with 2.5% for COVID-19 patients overall.
Activists who took part in search and rescue operations off Greece now face charges including human trafficking, espionage, and money laundering.
The UN health body has given the new variant a name and said it is a variant of concern. The WHO urged against hasty travel curbs while it gathers more data.
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