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Ensuring Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access Seen Worth Billions To Rich Nations

Ensuring Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access Seen Worth Billions To Rich Nations

Rich nations stand to lose hundreds of billions of dollars in economic output over the next five years if poorer countries do not get equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, a report said on Thursday as concerns grow about “vaccine nationalism”. As the World Health Organisation (WHO) seeks to plug funding gaps in its ACT Accelerator […]

UNAIDS Calls On Countries To Step Up Global Action And Proposes Bold New HIV Targets

UNAIDS Calls On Countries To Step Up Global Action And Proposes Bold New HIV Targets

In a new report, Prevailing against pandemics by putting people at the centre, UNAIDS is calling on countries to make far greater investments in global pandemic responses and adopt a new set of bold, ambitious but achievable HIV targets. If those targets are met, the world will be back on track to ending AIDS as a public […]

U.S. Food Banks Short Of Holiday Volunteers Due To Coronavirus

U.S. Food Banks Short Of Holiday Volunteers Due To Coronavirus

Coronavirus fears are stripping U.S. soup kitchens, food banks and charities – normally teeming with volunteers during the holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving Day on Thursday – of helping hands to feed the hungry. A food bank in the Rocky Mountain city of Idaho Falls that fed up to 200 hungry people a day pre-pandemic […]

G20 Says It Will Strive For Fair Global Access To COVID-19 vaccine

G20 Says It Will Strive For Fair Global Access To COVID-19 vaccine

Leaders of the 20 biggest economies vowed on Sunday to spare no effort to supply COVID-19 drugs, tests and vaccines affordably and fairly to “all people”, reflecting worries that the pandemic could deepen divisions between the world’s rich and poor. The pandemic and prospects of an uneven and uncertain economic recovery were at the centre […]

UNICEF Says To Ship 2 Billion COVID-19 Vaccines To Poor Nations In 2021

UNICEF Says To Ship 2 Billion COVID-19 Vaccines To Poor Nations In 2021

 Nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be shipped and flown to developing countries next year in a “mammoth operation”, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday, as world leaders vowed to ensure the fair distribution of vaccines. UNICEF said it was working with over 350 airlines and freight companies to deliver vaccines […]

Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data

Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data

The Moderna vaccine is 94.5% effective against coronavirus, according to early data released Monday by the company, making it the second vaccine in the United States to have a stunningly high success rate. “These are obviously very exciting results,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor. “It’s just as good as it […]

Spike In Covid-19 Cases Hits Schools

Spike In Covid-19 Cases Hits Schools

Lagos State, Nigeria’s Covid-19 epicenter, has reported more cases of the coronavirus disease in its secondary schools. The country’s daily count of infections fell below 100 in the last three weeks but started rising against last Monday. Nigeria has conducted about 673,183 tests since its index case in March and had a total of 63,731 […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa Embarks On Coronavirus Covid-19 Self-Quarantine

President Cyril Ramaphosa Embarks On Coronavirus Covid-19 Self-Quarantine

President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun a period of self-quarantine following the positive COVID-19 diagnosis of a guest at a dinner attended by the President on Saturday, 24 October 2020. The President wishes the guest, who is receiving medical attention, a safe and speedy recovery, and wishes other guests good health. On Saturday, 24 October, the […]

COVID-19 Deaths Near 42,000 Across Continent

COVID-19 Deaths Near 42,000 Across Continent

As of October 28, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,737,840. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 41,790 and recoveries 1,421,493. South Africa has the most reported cases – 717,851, with deaths numbering 19,053. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (203,733), Egypt (106,877) Ethiopia (94,218), Nigeria (62,224) and Libya (57,975). The numbers […]

As #MeToo Turns Three, Founder Launches Platform To Fight Sexual Violence

As #MeToo Turns Three, Founder Launches Platform To Fight Sexual Violence

The founder of the #MeToo movement marked its third anniversary on Thursday by launching an online platform to fight sexual violence, hoping to expand the reach of the campaign against harassment and assault. The digital platform, called “‘me too.’ Act Too,” will act like a search engine, giving users personalized options to donate, participate or […]