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As more governments mull vaccine passports, critics raise discrimination fears

25-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 7:03 AM

As vaccinations pick up pace around the world, the idea of “vaccine passports” is gaining traction among governments and industries looking for a way out of [...] » More

WHO agrees compensation fund for serious COVAX vaccine side effects

24-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:56 AM

The World Health Organization has agreed a no-fault compensation plan for claims of serious side effects in people in 92 poorer countries due to get COVID-19 vaccines via the [...] » More

G7 leaders commit $7.5 billion to vaccine rollout in poor countries

22-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP-AP-Reuters | 6:02 AM

Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) economic powers, who control a little under half of the world’s economy, on Friday agreed to “intensify cooperation” in [...] » More

G7 leaders commit $7.5 billion to vaccine rollout in poor countries

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP-AP-Reuters | 11:06 AM

Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) economic powers, who control a little under half of the world’s economy, on Friday agreed to “intensify cooperation” in [...] » More

Pfiser promises to double supply as Biden pushes for quicker vaccine rollout

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:56 AM

US President Joe Biden on Friday secured a commitment from Pfiser Inc to double the COVID-19 vaccine it churns out in the coming weeks, putting his goal to fill the [...] » More

World Bank pushing for standard vaccine contracts, more disclosure from makers

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:54 AM

The World Bank is working to standardise COVID-19 vaccine contracts that countries are signing with drug makers, and is pushing manufacturers to be more open about where [...] » More

Rich nations stockpiling a billion more COVID-19 shots than needed: report

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Rich countries are on course to have over a billion more doses of COVID-19 vaccines than they need, leaving poorer nations scrambling for leftover supplies as the world seeks [...] » More

Threat to journalists changing, says UN, after 57 deaths last year

04-Nov-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Journalists were more likely to be killed in the last two years for exposing corruption or rights violations than while covering conflict zones, said a UN report Monday that [...] » More

Threat to journalists changing, says UN, after 57 deaths last year

03-Nov-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:28 AM

Journalists were more likely to be killed in the last two years for exposing corruption or rights violations than while covering conflict zones, said a UN report Monday that [...] » More

Coronavirus could kill more than 2 million people by the end of the year, researchers say

07-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Nine months into the coronavirus pandemic, the global death toll hit 1 million last week but health researchers say that number could more than double in the next three [...] » More

There won’t be enough coronavirus vaccines for a return to normal life until 2022, WHO scientist says

17-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Do not expect there to be enough Covid-19 vaccines for life to return to normal until 2022, World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan predicted on [...] » More

Scientists find world’s oldest sperm in Burma amber

Scientists find world’s oldest sperm in Burma amber

17-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A team of palaeontologists have discovered what they believe is the world’s oldest animal sperm, frozen 100 million years ago inside a tiny crustacean in tree resin in [...] » More

Women and Asian medics vulnerable to badly fitting masks: report

16-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:39 AM

Women healthcare workers and medical staff with Asian heritage are less likely to be using face masks that fit them properly making them more vulnerable to infection, [...] » More

WHO says $700 million raised so far for COVID-19 vaccines initiative for poor

11-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:33 AM

International donors have raised $700 millionless than half the targetto purchase future coronavirus vaccines for poor countries in a global initiative to ensure eventual [...] » More

Coronavirus news live: Covid-19 being spread by asymptomatic young people, WHO warns as Chinese company says vaccine ready by end of 2020

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus is being spread largely by young people in their 20s, 30s and 40s who are unaware they have been infected. [...] » More