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US panel weighs authorizing Covid vaccines for youngest children

After months of anxious wait for some parents, a panel of experts convened by the US Food and Drug Administration will meet Wednesday to weigh recommending Covid vaccines for the nation’s youngest children. Children under five are the only age group not yet eligible…
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World Trade Organization wants vaccine for poor countries

Statement by future WTO leader Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the future leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO), said that the organization should return to the goal of improving people’s living standards and promoting poor countries’ access to…
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Covid-19: India opens campaign with two vaccines

India has authorized two vaccines against Covid-19, paving the way for a massive inoculation program to halt the new coronavirus pandemic in the world’s second most populous country. The Indian drug regulator has issued an emergency authorization for vaccines…
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Millions of children at risk of not being vaccinated

Millions of children, especially in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, are at risk of not being vaccinated against polio and measles due to covid-19, warned UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today. “It is essential to face the global covid-19…
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200 mn Covid vaccines pledged for 'equitable' use

DrugmakersSanofiandGSKsaid Wednesday they would set aside 200 million doses of a future coronavirus vaccine for a global initiative to ensure equitable distribution, including in poor countries There has been great concern about fair access to…