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Pfizer, BioNTech Agree to Produce Covid-19 Vaccine for Africa

Pfizer, BioNTech Agree to Produce Covid-19 Vaccine for Africa

Pfizer and BioNTech have reached an agreement with a South African company to produce their COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Africa, the biotechnology companies said Wednesday. The Biovac Institute in Cape Town will manufacture 100 million doses of the vaccine annually starting in 2022. The company will mix vaccine ingredients it receives from Europe, place […]

Cambodia’s Garment Workers Struggle To Pay Debts As Lockdown Bites

Cambodia’s Garment Workers Struggle To Pay Debts As Lockdown Bites

After weeks without pay, it was debt that drove Cambodian garment worker Eang Malea back to her factory when it reopened this month, eclipsing her heightened fear of falling ill amid a surge of COVID-19 cases on factory floors. The 850,000 people who work in Cambodia’s $7 billion garment industry have been prioritised for COVID-19 vaccines, […]

What The Pandemic Uncertainty Means To Business Owners

What The Pandemic Uncertainty Means To Business Owners

Major upheavals, such as an unexpected pandemic, cause shakeouts in markets. While virtually all businesses suffer, startups and small businesses are typically the ones to go under first. Because entrepreneurs have tight margins and small or no buffers, they suffer immediately and immensely when their cash flow is disrupted. Entrepreneurship saves business It’s true, yet what makes businesses survive […]

Indonesians Act To Feed Poor As Lockdown Hits Daily Wage Earners

Indonesians Act To Feed Poor As Lockdown Hits Daily Wage Earners

Alarmed by how the coronavirus pandemic has left many Indonesians destitute, a group of volunteers are providing free meals to vulnerable daily wage earners in their neighbourhoods, ranging from rickshaw drivers to trash collectors. Millions of Indonesians have been thrown into poverty in recent months and are struggling to make ends meet in a country […]

Coronavirus Is Hurting Women In Tech

Coronavirus Is Hurting Women In Tech

Millions have lost jobs due to COVID-19 around the world, but in the technology industry, women seem to be taking a bigger hit. A survey of over 700 tech professionals conducted by software review company TrustRadius found women were more likely to be laid off and felt more pressure than men to be productive. Why it matters: Women […]

Women Football Players’ Livelihoods At Stake Due To COVID-19 Shutdown: FIFPRO

Women Football Players’ Livelihoods At Stake Due To COVID-19 Shutdown: FIFPRO

Many female footballers are at risk of losing their livelihoods due to the global soccer shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a report by global players’ union FIFPRO said on Thursday. The report said specific measures were needed to help women’s football during the crisis, which has brought world sport to a standstill and caused […]