Category: World Health

Global recovery could be faster if COVID vaccine made available to all: WHO chief

GENEVA – Economic recovery around the world could come faster if any COVID-19 vaccine is made available to all as a public good, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday. He was speaking in an online panel discussion with members of the Aspen Security […]

Bangladesh allows late-stage trial of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

DHAKA – Bangladesh has approved the third-phase trial of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd, officials said on Monday, as infections continue to rise in the densely-populated South Asian country. Sinovac has been looking for volunteers outside of China as the number of coronavirus […]

Coronavirus crisis may get ‘worse and worse and worse’, warns WHO

GENEVA – The raging coronavirus pandemic has the potential to get far worse if all nations do not adhere to basic healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday. “Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public […]

Chinese firm says coronavirus vaccine candidate shows promise in human test

BEIJING – China National Biotec Group (CNBG) said on Sunday that early human test results for a coronavirus vaccine candidate suggested it could be safe and effective, the second vaccine candidate from the firm to show encouraging results in a clinical trial. The experimental shot, developed by a […]

Race for virus vaccine could leave some countries behind

LONDON — As the race intensifies for a vaccine against the new coronavirus, rich countries are rushing to place advance orders for the inevitably limited supply to guarantee their citizens get immunized first — leaving significant questions about whether developing countries will get any vaccines in time to […]

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