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‘Vaxxers’ Can Now Go Out Maskless

Fully vaccinated people in the United States can now safely go out in public without having to wear a mask unless they are attending a crowded venue, health officials and the U.S. president announced recently. “We no longer feel that the vaccinated people require masks outdoors,” outside “large public venues, such as concerts, stadiums and things like that,” said Dr. […]

Health

PAHO — Arresting The Spread Of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Imperative

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr. Carissa Etienne has called on member countries to take steps to contain the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles and rubella, while simultaneously undertaking coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations. She said COVID-19 caused significant disruptions to immunization programs in countries across the Americas, noting that “our health systems are stretched, and, in many places, […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Calls For Caution In Vaccination Certificate

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has argued that the inequity in the COVID-19 distribution globally is cause for concern and could be considered discriminatory if demand is placed on travelers to show vaccination proof for travel. He said, “Effective management of COVID-19 and recovery of the global economy requires a concerted and collaborative effort from all member states. We need to […]

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Biden Lauds Additional Vaccine Market Offering

President Biden has lauded the introduction of a third vaccine into the U.S. market. He said, “After a rigorous, open, and objective scientific review process, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for a third safe and effective vaccine to help us defeat the COVID-19 pandemic — the Janssen COVID-19 (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.” The President noted […]

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U.S. — COVID-19 Vaccine In Final Stage

A vaccine against COVID-19 developed by United States biotech firm Moderna will enter the third and final stage of its clinical trial in July with 30,000 people, the manufacturer has announced. Some will get the real shot and some a dummy shot as scientists carefully compare which group winds up with the most infections. Meanwhile, with far fewer COVID-19 cases […]

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WHO Gets New Funding For Vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO), at a recent Global Vaccine Summit hosted virtually by the UK government, welcomes new crucial funding commitments. The Summit is Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s third pledging conference, and follows the successful Berlin summit held over five years ago. The new pledges will enable Gavi to protect the next generation and reduce disease inequality by reaching […]

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Trump Signs $8.3 Billion Emergency Bill To Fight Coronavirus

With the outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S., President Donald Trump has signed an $8.3 billion emergency bill to fight the coronavirus outbreak. The bill is expected to aid in prevention efforts and research into producing a vaccine for COVID-19. In the meanwhile, there have been 233 confirmed cases and 21 deaths in the U.S. Infections from the virus […]