Vaccination

US orders 200 mn more Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses

The United States will purchase 200 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer and BioNTech and has an option to buy additional doses to address virus variants, the companies announced Friday.

Vaccination

Who is being excluded by India's vaccination strategy?

Of the 376 million COVID-19 vaccine doses that India had administered as of July 12, men had received 202 million, while women had received only 175 million. This gender gap in vaccine rollout exceeds the extent to which ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO urges 'extreme caution' in lifting COVID restrictions

The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged "extreme caution" for countries considering lifting COVID-19 restrictions, warning that high vaccination rates would not stop transmission of the virus increasing.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO warns Coronavirus rising in eastern Mediterranean region

Coronavirus infections have been on the rise in the 22 countries of the eastern Mediterranean region after two months of steady decline because of increased international travel, low protection and limited vaccination, World ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Brutal' third wave hits Africa as vaccination slows

Africa is facing a vicious coronavirus resurgence, with unprecedented hospital admissions and fatalities pushing health facilities to the brink as the continent falls far behind in the global vaccination drive.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Africa battles new COVID-19 wave hitting faster and harder

Africa is facing a devastating resurgence of COVID-19 infections whose peak will surpass that of earlier waves as the continent's countries struggle to vaccinate even a small percentage of the population, top health officials ...

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