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WHO chief elaborates on COVAX Facility

23:55, 22.01.21 – UNIAN COVAX could begin delivering doses in February. Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the COVAX (the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility), the global pooled procurement mechanism for COVID-19 vaccines, may be launched as early as February. “That’s why today I’m glad to announce that COVAX has signed an agreement

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Ukraine not to suspend flights from Britain over new COVID-19 strain

22:59, 21.12.20 – UNIAN The Minister explained why the authorities had made such a decision. Ukraine will not yet suspend flights from the United Kingdom over reports on cases where a new mutant coronavirus (COVID-19) strain was identified. This was announced by Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii on Facebook on December 21. He explained why the authorities had made such a decision. “We

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We have a vaccine!

PUBLISHED MON, NOV 9 20206:45 AM EST UPDATED 3 MIN AGO KEY POINTS Dr. Albert Bourla, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, hailed the trial results as a “great day for science and humanity.” Pfizer and BioNTech said the case split between vaccinated individuals and those who received a placebo indicated a vaccine efficacy rate of above 90% at seven days

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WHO warns against COVID-19 lockdowns due to economic damage

12 Oct. 2020 – New York Post – Fox News Dr. David Nabarro suggests lockdowns should be a last resort only. The World Health Organization has warned leaders against relying on COVID-19 lockdowns to tackle outbreaks — after previously saying countries should be careful how quickly they reopen. WHO envoy Dr. David Nabarro said such restrictive measures should only be treated as a last

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US authorises to use convalescent plasma as potential COVID–19 treatment

09:15, 24 August 2020 – 112UA This is the result of extensive review of the science and data generated over the past several months of efforts to facilitate emergency access to convalescent plasma for patients as clinical trials to definitively demonstrate safety and efficacy remain ongoing. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for

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