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Africa: Macron Pledges to Share Covid Vaccines With Poorer Nations, Urges G7 to Join Him

February 22, 2021
French President Emmanuel Macron has called on rich Western nations to transfer 3-5 percent of their Covid-19 vaccines to Africa and developing countries elsewhere, ahead of Friday’s G7 summit. The presidency confirmed that France would share five percent of its stock with Africa – even if other rich nations do not join in. In an

Africa: Covid-19 – How Five Hardest Hit African Countries Are Coping

February 21, 2021
Deaths from COVID-19 in Africa have surged by 40 per cent in the past month. On February 14, 2020, Egypt became the first African country to record a COVID-19 case. The virus has since spread to the other 53 countries in the continent. In many African countries, borders were closed, confirmed cases quarantined, and curfews

SOUTH AFRICA : Covid-19 forces Airports Company South Africa to shed non-core assets

February 20, 2021
On 8 February, the South African state-owned Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) sold its 10% share of Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAL), operator of the airport of India’s second largest city, to Adani Airport Holding, a subsidiary of Indian Source link

AFRICA : AfDB banks on African economic resilience to Covid-19

February 19, 2021
African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina is due to hold an event in Abidjan in mid-March dedicated to the resilience of African economies to the Covid-19 pandemic. Source link

Africa: WHO Lists Two Additional COVID-19 Vaccines for Emergency Use and COVAX Roll-out

February 15, 2021
Geneva — AstraZeneca/Oxford-developed vaccines to reach countries in the coming weeks The World Health Organization (WHO) today listed two versions of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for these vaccines to be rolled out globally through COVAX.The vaccines are produced by AstraZeneca-SKBio (Republic of Korea) and the Serum Institute of

South Africa: Covid-19 – Remarkable Results From Blood Donor Survey

February 13, 2021
For the four provinces analysed, over half the population has likely had a SARS-CoV-2 infection 13 February 2021 By Michael Cherry and Nathan Geffen Science | South Africa Illustration: Lisa Nelson A study published on Friday, led by authors from the National Blood Service, shows that a large percentage of the population has likely already

South Africa: Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Hold Key Lessons for Future Partnerships

February 10, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine supplies are available in various parts of the world. But it’s clear that distribution is not symmetrical. High-income countries have access to disproportionate quantities of limited supplies. Vaccine nationalism, stockpiling and profit-driven strategies of global pharmaceutical manufacturers have shown up global health inequities. More than 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been

Africa: Monopolies Causing ‘Artificial Rationing’ in Covid-19 Crisis As 3 Biggest Global Vaccine Giants Sit On Sidelines

February 5, 2021
The supply of safe and effective vaccines for all is being artificially rationed because of the protection of exclusive rights and monopolies of pharmaceutical corporations, the People’s Vaccine Alliance said today. The alliance warned that the three biggest vaccine companies in the world are largely sitting on the sidelines – they currently plan to produce

Africa: Covid-19 – Local Researchers Welcome Sputnik V Vaccine Findings

February 4, 2021
Local researchers have welcomed findings for Russia’s Sputnik V viral vector vaccine, which achieved efficacy of 91.6% in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in a large Phase 3 clinical trial. They say it is a boost to global efforts to control the pandemic. The findings from a preliminary analysis of the Phase 3 clinical trial were published

Biden And Democrats Step On The Gas And Blow Past Republican Griping About COVID Relief Bill

February 2, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that with President Biden’s support, Democrats would use reconciliation to pass COVID relief. Video of Schumer: Schumer said: Schumer: “The details are going to be worked out as we go through the committee process, and we hope Republicans will join us, but we are not going to dilute
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