Can the world collaborate amid vaccine nationalism?

The COVID-19 pandemic has mutated into a global political economy crisis, with new fault lines emerging along market shares and intellectual property regimes. This article is part of the series — Raisina Files 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly the worst global health disaster of the twenty-first century. It has ravaged economies, destroyed livelihoods, devastated families […]

UK advises limiting AstraZeneca in under-30s amid clot worry

LONDON: British authorities recommended Wednesday that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine not be given to adults under 30 where possible because of strengthening evidence that the shot may be linked to rare blood clots. The recommendation came as regulators in the United Kingdom and the European Union emphasized that the benefits of receiving the vaccine continue […]

Malawi starts vaccination drive with AstraZeneca from COVAX

Malawi is vaccinating health care workers, the elderly, and those with health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, using the AstraZeneca doses that arrived early in March. People are lining up to get the jabs at hospitals and clinics in Blantyre, the southern African country’s largest city, in the first […]

Health News Roundup: WHO urges countries to donate COVID-19 vaccines; Philippines to reimpose stricter COVID-19 curbs in capital and more

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. AstraZeneca vaccine safe to use while potential rare effects probed: WHO The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is still recommended for use while studies continue to examine any potential link to “very rare” side effects including blood clots, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said […]

Taiwan kicks off vaccination drive with AstraZeneca shot

Health care workers received the first shots in Taiwan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive Monday, beginning a campaign that won’t use supplies from China amid uneven distribution of the vaccines globally. Taiwan has on hand 117,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which it is distributing to healthcare workers across 57 hospitals. Taiwanese premier Su Tseng-chang launched the […]