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Women hardest-hit in pandemic job market, UN labour body says

21-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Women have been hit harder than men by job losses around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and only men’s employment is likely to recover to 2019 levels within [...] » More

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

20-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: England’s ‘freedom day’ marred by soaring cases Prime minister Boris Johnson’s [...] » More

Covid triggered biggest increase in hunger in decades-UN

14-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

The Covid pandemic caused an estimated 18 percent increase in the number of people facing hunger, a UN report released on Monday found, dealing a massive setback to efforts [...] » More

World Bank boosts Covid-19 vaccine funding

02-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 9:09 AM

The World Bank announced Wednesday it has increased its Covid-19 vaccine fund for developing countries by $8 billion to $20 billion. In addition, the bank’s private [...] » More

Hunger, drought, disease: UN climate report reveals dire health threats

24-Jun-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Hunger, drought and disease will afflict tens of millions more people within decades, according to a draft UN assessment that lays bare the dire human health consequences of [...] » More

Crushing climate impacts to hit sooner than feared: draft UN report

24-Jun-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Climate change will fundamentally reshape life on Earth in the coming decades, even if humans can tame planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, according to a landmark draft [...] » More

US says it will push COVID vaccine waivers, but ‘may take time’

11-Jun-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:51 AM

The Biden administration is committed to efforts to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines and will raise the issue with the World Trade Organisation (WTO), [...] » More

G7 expected to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries

11-Jun-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:47 AM

British prime minister Boris Johnson expects the Group of Seven to agree to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries during its summit starting on Friday, [...] » More

APEC ministers pledge to expedite transit of COVID-19 vaccines, related goods

07-Jun-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:43 AM

Ministers from the Asia-Pacific trade group APEC on Saturday agreed to review trade barriers and expedite the cross-border transit of COVID-19 vaccines and related goods, but [...] » More

Hundreds of former leaders urge G7 to vaccinate poor against COVID-19

07-Jun-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:42 AM

One hundred former presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers have urged the Group of Seven (G7) rich nations to pay for global coronavirus vaccinations to help stop [...] » More

AstraZeneca says working with governments to boost COVAX donations

03-Jun-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

AstraZeneca (AZN.L) CEO Pascal Soriot on Wednesday said the firm was working with the COVAX vaccine-sharing mechanism and governments to boost COVID-19 vaccine supplies to [...] » More

Organ transplants force patients to amass vaccinations to beat COVID-19

03-Jun-2021 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 5:02 AM

For Jennifer Woda, two doses of the Moderna Inc. vaccine were not enough protection against COVID-19. Over a month later, she got a third and fourth dose, this time with the [...] » More

IMF and World Bank prioritise vaccine access to end pandemic

03-Jun-2021 Intellasia | AFP-Japantimes | 5:02 AM

After kicking their massive lending powers into overdrive to help the nations hardest hit by COVID-19 last year, the IMF and the World Bank are now focusing on getting [...] » More

WHO approves China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

02-Jun-2021 Intellasia | AFP-Reuters | 10:49 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech for emergency use listing, the second Chinese-produced shot to get its [...] » More

WHO switches to Greek alphabet for virus variant names

02-Jun-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Covid-19 variants are to be known by letters of the Greek alphabet to avoid stigmatising nations where they were first detected, the World Health Organization announced [...] » More