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Health 23-09-2021

Biden says US donating ‘historic’ extra 500 million Covid vaccines

US President Joe Biden addressed a Covid-19 summit of world leaders Wednesday (22 September) with a promise to donate a "historic" extra 500 million vaccines to countries struggling to overcome the pandemic.
Health 17-09-2021

Italy makes COVID health pass mandatory for all workers, facing almost no opposition

The Italian government approved on Thursday (16 September) some of the strictest anti-COVID measures in the world, making it obligatory for all workers either to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from infection.
Global Europe 15-09-2021

African Union slams vaccine manufacturers for restricting access

The African Union on Tuesday (14 September) accused manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines of denying African countries a fair chance to buy them, and urged manufacturing countries - in particular India - to lift export restrictions on vaccines and their components.
Health 14-09-2021

COVID pass could call last orders in bars for Brussels students

Belgian students are queuing up in droves to get vaccinated, ahead of plans by the Brussels regional government to make the health pass mandatory for accessing restaurants and bars in an effort to encourage young people to get their shots.
Global Europe 09-09-2021

Chizhov: Russia is well-placed to play a constructive role in Afghanistan

In a wide-ranging interview, the Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov discussed Afghanistan, the ‘Crimea Platform’, carbon border tax, COVID and vaccines, and the new political season.
Health 01-09-2021

Richer countries winning Europe’s vaccine race

Europe may have fully vaccinated almost half of its population against Covid-19, but the richer countries are far outstripping the poorer ones. This disparity, often along West-East lines, has raised concerns from the European Commission and the World Health Organisation.
Global Europe 31-08-2021

EU removes US, Western Balkan countries from COVID safe list for non-essential travel

The European Union on Monday (30 August) recommended that its member states reimpose travel restrictions on US tourists over rising covid infections in the country.
Development Policy 20-08-2021

Facing backlash, EU says import of J&J vaccines from South Africa is temporary

The European Commission said it had reached a temporary agreement with South Africa to use a plant there to bottle Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines that are being imported into the EU, after criticism of the arrangement.
Health 16-08-2021

Latvians take to the water for distanced concerts

Latvians are taking to the country's waterways for a socially distanced musical experience this summer, boarding kayaks, dinghies and motor yachts to enjoy some music -- even if unvaccinated.
Health 11-08-2021

Merkel prods Germans to get COVID-19 vaccine as 4th wave worries mount

Germany's coronavirus vaccination drive has slowed and those people who have not taken up the opportunity to have shots will have to take COVID-19 tests to take a full part in public life, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
Health 10-08-2021

Coffee and croissant in a French cafe? You’ll need a COVID pass for that

The French morning ritual of a coffee and croissant became more complicated as people had to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before taking a seat at their favourite cafe, though numerous eateries ignored the new rules.
Coronavirus 06-08-2021

EU: too early to say if COVID booster needed as Germany, France press ahead

There's not enough data to recommend using COVID-19 vaccine boosters, the European Union's drugs regulator said on Friday, after major EU states said they would roll out a third dose for the most vulnerable from September.
Global Europe 06-08-2021

Ignoring WHO call, major nations stick to vaccine booster plans

Germany, France and Israel will go ahead with plans to administer COVID-19 vaccine boosters, disregarding an appeal by the World Health Organisation to hold off until more people are vaccinated around the world.
Global Europe 05-08-2021

Sputnik V: From vaccine hope to frustration for Latin America

Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was the first to arrive in Argentina in December 2020 with the promise of relief for Latin American countries low on the waiting list for shots developed, and approved, in the West.
Coronavirus 04-08-2021

Analysis: Why the EU is paying more for new COVID shots

The EU has agreed to pay a premium on new orders of COVID-19 vaccines because it is requiring tougher terms to be met, officials said, as the bloc tries to protect supplies after a rocky start to its vaccination campaign.
Health 02-08-2021

Pfizer and Moderna raise prices for COVID-19 vaccines in EU

Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc have raised the prices of their COVID-19 vaccines in their latest European Union supply contracts, the Financial Times reported on Sunday (1 August).
Global Europe 23-07-2021

Argentina complains to Russia over vaccine delivery

Argentina has complained to Russia about delays in delivering second doses of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in a letter warning of breach of contract repercussions, the government in Buenos Aires said Thursday (22 July).
Health 23-07-2021

Half of Europeans vaccinated as Germany warns on rising virus cases

More than half of all European adults are now fully vaccinated, the EU said on Thursday (22 July), as countries across Europe and Asia battled fresh outbreaks blamed on the fast-spreading Delta variant.
Global Europe 13-07-2021

EU efforts to assess Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine stymied by data gaps

The developers of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine have repeatedly failed to provide data that regulators deem to be standard requirements of the drug approval process, according to five people with knowledge of EU efforts to assess the drug.
Coronavirus 13-07-2021

Israel changes strategy as Delta variant makes 90% of the cases

Four weeks ago, Israel was celebrating a return to normal life in its battle with COVID-19. Then came the more infectious Delta variant, and a surge in cases that has forced re-imposing some COVID-19 restrictions and rethinking strategy.

Italy breaks up fake EU COVID pass schemes

Italian police said on Saturday (3 July) they had broken up a number of online schemes offering to sell fake European Union digital COVID-19 status certificates or purported coronavirus vaccines.
Health 02-07-2021

J&J says its Covid vaccine effectively combats the Delta variant

Johnson and Johnson's single-shot Covid-19 vaccine is effective against the highly contagious Delta variant, with an immune response lasting at least eight months, the company said Thursday (1 June).
Health 01-07-2021

COVID-19 vaccine from Germany’s CureVac just 48% effective

Germany's CureVac said Wednesday (30 June) that final trial results showed its coronavirus vaccine had an efficacy rate of just 48%, far lower than those developed by mRNA rivals BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna.
Global Europe 28-06-2021

Delta variant spread upsets EU plans for return to relative normality

Moscow and Indonesia recorded their worst daily coronavirus death toll due to the highly contagious coronavirus Delta variant, while various EU countries envisaged new restrictions, likely to upset their plans for a return to relative normality this summer.