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Joe Biden hails US vaccination programme after 50m-dose milestone

Joe Biden has welcomed the administration of the 50 millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine since his swearing-in. The moment came days after the US reached...

Biden leads moment of silence as US tops 500,000 coronavirus deaths

The Covid-19 death toll in the US has topped 500,000, a staggering number that all but matches the number of Americans killed in the...

Israel starts reopening economy after two-month lockdown

Israel lifted many of its coronavirus restrictions and started reopening its economy on Sunday as the country’s vaccination drive and third nationwide lockdown have...

Doctor and comedian among first in Lebanon to get vaccine

Lebanon has administered its first jabs of a Covid-19 vaccine. An intensive care unit physician and a well-known 93-year-old comedian became the first to receive...

J&J applies for emergency approval for one-shot vaccine

Johnson & Johnson has asked US regulators to clear the world’s first single-dose coronavirus vaccine, an easier-to-use option that could boost scarce supplies. Preliminary results...

France advises AstraZeneca vaccine only for those under 65

France’s top health advisory body is recommending that the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine only be used on people under 65, citing lack of sufficient data...

Snow storms close Covid-19 vaccination sites across eastern United States

Coronavirus vaccination sites have been closed and public transport and flights cancelled because of heavy snowstorms in the eastern part of the United States. More...

Germany looking to accelerate sluggish distribution of vaccines

Chancellor Angela Merkel and German state governors were planning to talk with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry on ways to beef up the country’s...

AstraZeneca to supply nine million more vaccine doses, says European Union

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to supply nine million additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union during the first quarter, the...

EU regulator authorises AstraZeneca vaccine for all adults

Regulators have authorised AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for use in adults throughout the European Union. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) licensed the vaccine to be used...

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