WHO chief denounces vaccine disparity among health workers
22 October 2021 | 1:44 pm
On average, 40% of health professionals in the world are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 but this figure hides huge disparities between regions, regrets Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO.
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Paris police chief Didier Lallement has accepted a 'failure' in security operations during the Champions League final. He also defended the handling of the chaos and actions he believes 'prevented deaths.'
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