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China and the west must now cooperate to achieve global Covid vaccine coverage

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“Vaccine diplomacy” has evolved into a dirty phrase, not least in relation to China and the notion that its government could be exchanging ineffective jabs for geopolitical capital. At the weekend the G7 pledged just ...

Coronavirus outpacing vaccine effort, says WHO, after G7 doses pledge

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The World Health Organization has warned that Covid-19 is moving faster than the vaccines, and said the vow by G7 countries to share a billion doses with poorer nations was simply not enough. “This is a big help, but ...

Drop Covid vaccine patent rules to save lives in world’s poorest countries, Britain and Germany told

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Britain and Germany were last night under intense pressure to drop their resistance to proposals that would slash the cost of Covid-19 vaccines, following accusations that an agreement at the G7 summit to fund a billo...

UK to give 100m Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries within a year

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The UK will donate 100m surplus coronavirus vaccine doses within the next year to low-income countries as part of at least 1bn doses due from the G7. The US has promised to buy 500m Pfizer vaccines at a cost of $3bn f...

Luis Enrique worried about Covid vaccine side-effects on Spain’s squad

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Luis Enrique has said there is no confirmation that the Spain team will be vaccinated against Covid-19, despite the country’s health minister announcing that she had agreed to go ahead two days before the European Cha...

‘Extremely rare’: Australia records second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccine blood clots

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A 52-year-old woman from NSW who died after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine is “likely” Australia’s second death from a rare and severe blood clotting syndrome linked to the Covid vaccine, Australia’s drugs regulato...

NSW school founder invites parents to immunity webinar so they can ‘choose not to take’ Covid vaccine

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A parent whose children attend a Montessori school in regional New South Wales said she was “gobsmacked” to receive an invitation from the school’s founders to an “exciting” webinar held by a macrobiotic food enthusia...

US agrees to buy 500m Pfizer vaccine doses to distribute to 100 countries

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The US has reached an agreement with Pfizer to buy 500m doses of their coronavirus vaccine to distribute to nearly 100 countries around the world, as the centrepiece of Joe Biden’s initiative to help vaccinate the wor...

AstraZeneca vaccine linked to slightly higher risk of blood disorder

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Data from Scotland’s Covid vaccination programme has revealed a possible small increase in the risk of a treatable and often mild bleeding disorder after the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. Doctors exami...

US unlikely to meet Biden’s Fourth of July vaccine goal

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The US is unlikely to meet Joe Biden’s target of getting at least 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by the Fourth of July holiday, as a top expert warned on Wednesday that those reluctant to take the shot...

‘Glastonbury-style’ rush for Covid vaccine by 25- to 29-year-olds in England

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Nearly 500,000 vaccine appointments were booked by midday on Tuesday in a “Glastonbury-style” rush after the rollout was expanded to 25- to 29-year-olds in England, the NHS said. The National Booking Service experienc...

Third wave sweeps across Africa as Covid vaccine imports dry up

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African countries face a last-ditch battle against a third wave of Covid infections, as the supply of vaccines to the continent “grinds to a halt”, top health officials have warned. “The threat of a third wave in Afri...

Thailand starts Covid vaccine drive using jabs made by king’s firm

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Thailand has started its Covid vaccination campaign amid concerns over the supply of doses, which are mainly being produced locally by a royal-owned company that has no prior experience of making vaccines. Thailand ai...

‘Urgent need’: US to donate 750,000 Covid vaccine doses to Taiwan

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The United States will donate 750,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan as part of the country’s plan to share shots globally, offering a much-needed boost to the island’s fight against the pandemic. Taiwan is dealing ...

Other countries need Covid vaccine before British teenagers, ministers told

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The government’s official advisers on vaccines will not be rushed into launching an immunisation programme for teenagers despite demands from teaching leaders to prioritise secondary school pupils. It is understood th...

Naomi Wolf banned from Twitter for spreading vaccine myths

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The author Naomi Wolf has been suspended from Twitter after using it to spread myths about the pandemic, vaccines and lockdown. Wolf, who wrote the influential feminist work The Beauty Myth, holds staunch anti-vaccine...

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