Govt officials will publicly take doses of coronavirus vaccines - Oppong Nkrumah
Some government officials will publicly take doses of the COVID-19 vaccines before the mass vaccination exercise to help demystify the public apprehension about the vaccines.
Biden reassures Americans Covid vaccines are safe
US President Joe Biden has reassured Americans that Covid vaccine shots are safe, and hold the key to beating the coronavirus pandemic. The Democratic president on Friday visited a Pfizer factory manufacturing coronavirus vaccines -- at record speed -- in response to the global health crisis. "The vaccines are safe. Please, for yourself, your family, your community, this country, take the vaccine when it's your turn and it's available. That's how we beat this pandemic," he said, against a backdrop of Pfizer's gleaming manufacturing equipment at the Michigan facility.
Joe Biden urges Americans to ‘please … take the vaccine’
Amid delays in vaccinations due to bad weather, President Joe Biden tours Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine plant.
Pfizer to roll out 10 mn COVID vaccines per week as Biden assures shots for all by July
Biden visits Pfizer vaccine manufacturing plant in Michigan
President Biden on Friday toured a Pfizer manufacturing plant in Michigan, seeking to highlight efforts to mass produce a coronavirus vaccine as his administration looks for ways to increase supply
Pfizer to Roll Out 10Mln COVID Vaccines Weekly as Biden Assures Shots for All by July
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said the company expects to double its rollout of coronavirus vaccines to 10 million a week over the next two weeks as...
Biden to See Pfizer Plant as Weather Delays Shipping Vaccine
Extreme winter weather is dealing the first major setback to the Biden administration's planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines just as the national vaccination campaign was hitting its stride.  The disruptions caused by frigid temperatures, snow and ice left the White House scrambling to work with states to make up "lost ground" even as President Joe Biden was set to visit a Pfizer vaccine manufacturing plant near Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Biden heads to Pfizer plant as weather causes vaccine delays
Extreme winter weather has dealt the first major setback to the Biden administration's planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines, delaying shipment of three days worth of shots, or about 6 million doses.
Pfizer to double vaccine roll out as Biden assures shots for all by July
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said the company expects to double its rollout of coronavirus vaccines to 10 million a week over the next two weeks as Biden pledged enough supply of doses by July
Joe Biden tours Pfizer vaccine plant as weather delays 6 million shots
Biden toured coronavirus vaccine plant Saturday as extreme winter handed his vaccination campaign its first major setback, delaying shipment of about 6 million doses
Official: U.S. won't donate vaccines to other countries until most Americans are inoculated
While the U.S. is expected to pledge $4 billion to help with global vaccine efforts, the Biden administration will not donate any of the country's doses until most Americans are vaccinated, a senior official told reporters on Thursday. The official said the U.S. is "focused on American vaccinations and getting shots into arms here" while also "determining the timeline when we will have a sufficient supply in the United States and be able to donate surplus vaccines." On Tuesday, President Biden said he expects every American who wants a vaccine will be able to get one by July. Worldwide, just 10 countries have administered 75 percent of all vaccines, with 150 countries yet to receive even a single dose. The distribution of vaccines has been "wildly uneven and unfair," United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said Wednesday, and "vaccine equity is the biggest moral test before the global community." French President Emanuel Macron on Thursday called on the U.S. and European nations to donate up to 5 percent…
Rich countries “hoarding” vaccines, says Mexico
Mexico issued an appeal to the United Nations Security Council saying that the world's richest countries account for 75% of vaccines.
Pfizer promises to double supply as Biden pushes for quicker vaccine rollout
The Biden administration is trying to accelerate an unprecedented campaign to vaccinate most American adults as local governments clamor for more doses and the virus kills thousands of Americans every day.
Emmanuel Macron urges Europe to send vaccines to Africa
‘It’s not about vaccine diplomacy, it’s not a power game – it’s a matter of public health’
Watch live: Biden speaks at Pfizer vaccine manufacturing site as storm delays shipments
President Biden is speaking at Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan as his administration works to ramp up the supply of doses.
Pfizer commits to doubling vaccine supply in response to President Biden's call for a quicker rollout
President Joe Biden receives his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Carolyn Kaster/AP Pfizer committed to double its vaccine supply to the US
Zimbabwe to register Sinovac vaccine as program starts
The southern African nation took delivery of 200 000 doses of Sinopharm vaccines from China on Monday.
Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine arrival in Africa raises questions about SA’s delays
The Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) announced on Friday it received an offer of 300 million Sputnik V vaccines from the Russian Federation. This included a financing package for any member states wishing to secure the vaccine.
Biden To Offer $4 Billion To Fund Coronavirus Vaccinations In Developing Countries
It’s a reversal from the Trump administration, which shied away from funding the COVAX global coronavirus vaccination campaign.
United States to pledge $4 billion in funding for global vaccine effort
On Friday, President Biden will announce that the U.S. plans to give $4 billion in contributions to Covax, the program working to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to low- and middle-income countries, senior administration officials told reporters on Thursday. Biden will share the news during a Group of 7 meeting, the officials said, with the money coming in two waves — an initial $2 billion in funding will be released almost immediately, with $2 billion more distributed over the next two years. Covax is trying to get vaccines to countries that were not able to get initial doses, but has not been able to make any deliveries yet due to a lack of funding and competition from wealthy nations, The Washington Post reports. Duke University has found that high-income countries have been able to secure 4.6 billion doses, which is much more than the lower- and middle-income countries combined. French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday suggested that to alleviate this, European countries and the U.S. donate up to 5 percent…
Rich nations stockpiling a billion more COVID-19 shots than needed: report
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 to curb the coronavirus pandemic, a report by anti-poverty campaigners found on Friday. In an analysis of current supply deals for…
COMMENT: China walks the talk in supporting global COVID-19 vaccination
COMMENT | Xinhua | China is continuing expanding its aid and support for other countries, especially the developing and least developed ones, in getting access to COVID-19 vaccination. A shipment of 200,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines donated by China arrived in Zimbabwe Monday. Peru received 700,000 more doses of Sinopharm vaccines Saturday after receiving …
Africa’s Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 100,000
The coronavirus death toll on the African continent surpassed 100,000 on Friday, as African countries struggled to obtain vaccines to counteract the pandemic. South Africa alone accounts for nearly half of the confirmed deaths in Africa with 48,859, according to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The country, which is facing its own variant of the virus, also accounts for nearly half the confirmed cases in the region, with more than 1.5 million.
Biden to Visit Pfizer Plant as Weather Delays Vaccine Shipping
Extreme winter weather is dealing the first major setback to the Biden administration's planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines just as the national vaccination campaign was hitting its stride.  The disruptions caused by frigid temperatures, snow and ice left the White House scrambling to work with states to make up "lost ground" even as President Joe Biden was set to visit a Pfizer vaccine manufacturing plant near Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Biden heads to Pfizer plant as weather causes vaccine delays
Extreme winter weather has dealt the first major setback to the Biden administration's planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines, delaying shipment of three days worth of shots, or about 6 million doses.
President Biden heads to Pfizer plant as weather causes vaccine delays
Extreme winter weather has dealt the first major setback to the Biden administration's planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines, delaying shipment of three days worth of shots
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