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Coronavirus vaccine FAQs including the latest timetable for vaccine rollout and vaccine efficacy data plus news and updates on research into a vaccine to combat coronavirus which has infected tens of millions of people and led to the deaths of more than three million around the globe.

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The vast majority of the drugs will not be realised, but those that gain the approval of regulators will substantially reduce the dangers.
The Biden administration has not pressured firms to share their intellectual property and technical know-how, contributing to vaccine inequality. This undercuts Washington’s foreign policy messaging and its complaints about China and Russia sharing their expertise.
An inability by some Chinese cities to use all of their allocated vaccinations for the local populations could suggest that population figures were misreported in those places.
This week will be replete with ‘declarations of intent’ that quickly evaporate as political leaders return home to messy political squabbles. If the response to Covid-19 is any guide, the chances of global cooperation to avert a climate crisis are close to zero.
City must ensure that those most at risk from Covid-19 are given priority and there is sufficient vaccine to go around.
Latest infection involving airport worker sure to raise concerns about reopening border in country adopting zero tolerance approach
Zhong Nanshan has listed the prerequisites for the country to reopen, including ‘relatively’ low transmission elsewhere.
Hong Kong has had few if any local infections of Covid 19 and containment measures have been rigid, yet mainland authorities still want more – without being specific – before allowing travel again.
The sight of some cabinet members having a third shot against Covid-19 has not only raised concerns about equal opportunity, but also over the protection offered by previous doses.
Compulsory vaccinations targeting specific high-risk workers or sectors make more sense, but there needs to be a fair and firm system of penalties so as to not add to the mental health pressures of an ongoing pandemic.
While vaccination is helping to reduce deaths and pressure on health care systems, a more comprehensive strategy is needed.
Sudden U-turn on adolescents needing only one BioNTech jab, instead of two as previously recommended, is bound to fuel scepticism and misunderstanding.
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