LIFE EXPECTANCY IN INDIA DROPPED BY 2 YEARS DUE TO COVID-19: STUDY

Sat 23 October 2021: The COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected the lives of people worldwide, has also caused a drop in the life expectancy in India by almost two years, a statistical analysis by scientists of the city-based International Institute for Population Studies (IIPS) has revealed. The analytical report, which points out the drop in […]

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BEIJING OFFERING COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOTS AHEAD OF OLYMPICS

Fri 22 October 2021: Authorities in China have begun administering booster vaccinations against the deadly coronavirus disease in Beijing and neighboring areas, according to local media reports. This comes four months before the capital city hosts the Winter Olympics. Those who are 18 or older, have had two doses of Chinese vaccinations, and are in […]

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US CALLS ON WTO FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WAIVER TO BOOST VACCINE MANUFACTURING

Fri 22 October 2021: White House Calls On WTO For Intellectual Property Waiver To Boost Vaccine Manufacturing The White House is urging all members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to back the US initiative for an intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines in order to boost production in the face of the ongoing coronavirus […]

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TRUDEAU UNVEILS CANADA’S COVID VACCINE PASSPORT FOR TRAVEL

Thu 21 October 2021: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the development of a standardised COVID-19 vaccine passport to make it easier for Canadians to travel overseas. The digital document, which was shown on Thursday, will include a QR code that can be scanned at airports, train stations, and other entrance points. “As Canadians look to […]

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CLOSE TO 7 000 VACCINATED ON FIRST DAY OF SA’S TEEN INOCULATION DRIVE

Thu 21 October 2021: A total of 6 843 children, aged between 12 and 17 years, had received their one shot of the Pfizer vaccine by 4pm on Wednesday after the country kick-started its vaccination campaign for youngsters.   The Department of Health’s records show that out of the 39 109 adolescents who signed up for the […]

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INDIA CROSSES 1 BILLION COVID VACCINATION MARK

Thu 21 October 2021: In a landmark achievement, India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage one billion doses on Thursday. A total of one billion vaccine doses have been administered so far to eligible beneficiaries, as per the Cowin portal at 9:47 am today. “India achieves the major milestone of ‘one billion’ vaccinations,” India’s Health Ministry said […]

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