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Over 2.26b covid vaccine shots given worldwide

LONDON – Over 2.26 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been given worldwide so far, figures compiled by Our World in Data, a tracking website, showed on Thursday. China leads the global count with over 824.86 million jabs, followed by the US with 304.75 million. India has administered 236.86 million ...

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Brazil rejects bid to import Indian Covaxin vaccine

AFP Photo BRASILIA – Brazilian health regulator Anvisa rejected a request from the government to import doses of Covaxin, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Indian laboratory Bharat Biotech, citing a lack of safety data and documentation.  “The importer did not present all the documents required by law,” said Anvisa board ...

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Latin American leaders push at UN for free Covid vaccine

UN: Latin American leaders have appealed at the United Nations for free access to a future Covid-19 vaccine, urging major powers to share their know-how for the sake of global well-being. Latin America has taken a heavy blow from Covid-19 with nearly nine million cases and more than 330,000 deaths, ...

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Russia claims to have developed ‘safe’ covid vaccine

MOSCOW: The Russian defence ministry said on it had developed a “safe” coronavirus vaccine following clinical trials on a group of volunteers. The ministry said 18 people had participated in the research and were discharged without “serious adverse events, health complaints, complications or side effects”. The results of the trials ...

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Coronavirus: World leaders pledge billions for vaccine

BRUSSELS: World leaders, organisations and banks on Monday pledged 7.4 billion euros for research to find a vaccine against the new coronavirus, but warned that it is just the start of an effort that must be sustained over time to beat the disease. The funds, pledged at a video-conference summit ...

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Pakistani doctors get approval for plasma therapy clinical trial

ISLAMABAD: With coronavirus vaccine at least 12-18 months away and sharp rise in cases, Pakistan is beginning clinical trials of a potentially promising therapy to treat patients infected with Covid-19. Pakistan’s Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved convalescent plasma (CP) treatment for patients with serious Covid-19 infections “after ...

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