Kamala Harris receives Moderna jab, encourages public to take vaccine
30 December 2020 | 4:05 pm
"I want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine. It is relatively painless, it happens really quickly, it is safe," US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris says shortly after receiving the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in a hospital in Washington, DC.
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India is the second country to reach the milestone figure, after China did so in June. However, officials are worried over a gap between first and second doses.
25 Oct 2021
BioNTech and Pfizer and said their vaccine is highly effective among children in the 5-11-year age group. Follow DW for the latest.
26 Oct 2021
After testing on more than 800,000 children in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya, the WHO has recommended the use of a vaccine against malaria, a disease that kills nearly 400,000 people every year, mostly children under five. The jab is effective against one of the parasites that transmits the disease and reduces the risk of severe cases by 30 percent, which is enough to save tens of thousands of lives. Associated with other methods, it could drastically reduce the number of sick people each year. Could it even contain the epidemic? Our correspondents report.
26 Oct 2021
The African Union has secured more than 100 million vaccine doses with partial help from the United States. Meanwhile, China will begin vaccinating children as young as 3 years old. Follow DW for more.
29 Oct 2021
A new lockdown has come into effect in and around Moscow. Only a third of the Russian population is fully vaccinated. Experts blame a widespread distrust of the authorities. Why do so many Russians remain skeptical?
28 Oct 2021
As Africa struggles to stem vaccine inequity, biotechnology giants BioNTech and Moderna have announced plans to build factories on the continent.
6 Nov 2021
German Health Minister Jens Spahn has urged states to reopen vaccination centers as pressure grows to administer booster shots. Meanwhile, the world has passed five milion COVID deaths. DW has the latest.
7 Nov 2021
Tens of millions of working Americans will need to be vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19 by early January under new government rules. Companies that fail to comply could be fined thousands of dollars.
14 Nov 2021
A video of Kamala Harris from July was altered in order to make her say that “virtually every person who is in the hospital sick with COVID-19 right now is unvaccinated.”Also on Truth or Fake: Misleading and xenophobic posts during Diwali festivities and a fake victim from the Travis Scott Astroworld concert.We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
21 Nov 2021
An expert panel has just given the green light to vaccinate children aged 5 to 11 in Israel — the first country to offer booster shots. It has also tightened its green pass system to keep the economy and schools open.
22 Nov 2021
German officers have detained 12 individuals suspected of involvement in the manufacture and sale of falsified COVID-19 vaccine passports. The counterfeits are believed to have been sold for up to €400 each.
19 Nov 2021
The lockdown starting Monday is expected to last 10 days and a vaccine mandate is set to start in February. Data shows the seven-day incidence rate in the country at around 1,000 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
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Lauterbach is self-isolating at home while continuing to conduct official duties. Germany is likely to reintroduce measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in winter.
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