Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic surges in Africa as it slows elsewhere

Coronavirus cases continued to soar in Africa as they slowed elsewhere in the world for the sixth week in a row, throwing vaccine inequalities starkly into the spotlight.

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WHO: Vaccinating kids 'not a high priority' amid shortage

The World Health Organization's top vaccines expert said Thursday that immunizing children against COVID-19 is not a high priority from a WHO perspective, given the extremely limited global supply of doses.

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European regulator recommends Pfizer shot for children 12-15

The European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended that the use of the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech be expanded to children ages 12 to 15, a decision that offers younger and less at-risk populations across ...

Vaccination

US-Germany rift could scupper vaccine patent waiver

A bold US bid to waive patents on much-needed coronavirus vaccines was strongly opposed by Germany on Thursday, threatening to derail the proposal that requires the consensus of World Trade Organization members to pass.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India's Covid crisis: what is to blame?

India is reeling from a new coronavirus surge, stretching hospitals to the limit with dire shortages of beds, oxygen and drugs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pfizer CEO: Vaccine third dose 'likely' needed within 12 months

The head of Pfizer said in an interview aired Thursday that people will "likely" need a third dose of his company's COVID-19 shot within six to 12 months of vaccination, while elsewhere defending the relatively higher cost ...

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Pfizer defends high cost of COVID vaccine

The head of Pfizer said Thursday the company's COVID vaccine, among the priciest on the market, is no more expensive than the cost of a meal and will not be sold to poor countries for a profit.

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