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Biden Pushes Cash Reward To Get Vaccinated, New Rules For Federal Workers

Biden Pushes Cash Reward To Get Vaccinated, New Rules For Federal Workers

President Joe Biden on Thursday urged local governments to pay people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and set new rules requiring federal workers to provide proof of vaccination or face regular testing, mask mandates and travel restrictions. The measures are Biden’s latest attempt to spur reluctant Americans to get vaccinated as the Delta variant of […]

Vaccine Hesitancy Has Risen in Ghana – A Closer Look At Who’s Worried

Vaccine Hesitancy Has Risen in Ghana – A Closer Look At Who’s Worried

The COVID-19 pandemic continues apace, with high- and lower-income settings struggling to contain outbreaks. The vaccine rollout is relatively speedy in some countries such as the UK. However, vaccine demand is much greater than supply. This, combined with the hoarding of surplus doses from high-income countries, means that the continent of Africa is left with very […]

Women Falling Behind In India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

Women Falling Behind In India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

 Many more men in India have received COVID-19 vaccines than women, government data showed on Tuesday, highlighting gender disparity in the country’s immunisation drive that has also disadvantaged the rural population. India has partly or fully vaccinated about 101 million men, nearly 17% more than women. Men account for 54% of the total number of […]

World Immunization Day:The Future Of Public Health Depends On Women

World Immunization Day:The Future Of Public Health Depends On Women

Spanish Foreign Minister, Arancha González Laya, reflects on the role of women in polio eradication after her visit to Chad. Therese and Léonie reminded me of this hard truth in a recent visit to a hospital in N’Djaména, Chad. One is a newborn girl and the other is a veteran of the campaign to eradicate […]

Fearing Lost Wages, India’s Urban Poor Shun COVID-19 Vaccine

Fearing Lost Wages, India’s Urban Poor Shun COVID-19 Vaccine

As a second wave of COVID-19 cases sweeps India, some poor city workers are shunning vaccination because they fear losing a day’s pay to get the jab or possible side effects that could force them to skip work for longer. Authorities are scrambling to open vaccination centres in the slums, but uptake has been slower […]

Poor Countries Seen Missing Out As Rich Nations Hoard COVID-19 Vaccines

Poor Countries Seen Missing Out As Rich Nations Hoard COVID-19 Vaccines

Nine out of 10 people in dozens of poor nations could miss out on getting vaccinated against COVID-19 next year because rich countries have hoarded far more doses than they need, campaigners said on Wednesday. Rich nations home to 14% of the global population had bought 53% of the total stock of the most-promising vaccines […]

Yellow fever outbreak in Africa strain global vaccine stockpile – WHO

Yellow fever outbreak in Africa strain global vaccine stockpile – WHO

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) says, even though they are equipped currently to deal with ongoing outbreaks, the disease in three African countries has placed a huge strain on vaccine supply. According to the WHO, ‘‘yellow fever outbreaks in Angola, DRC & Uganda are placing unprecedented demands on vax supply for emergency vaccination campaigns,’‘ hence […]