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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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Making such a claim without scientific backing risks increasing resistance to further needed funding, the possible withdrawal of free testing and an end to the critical reporting of Covid cases.
Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan may have low rates of infection but visitors from those places are not entirely immune from catching or spreading the coronavirus.
False sense of security among some people is so strong that not only do they shun jabs, but also do not bother to get medication when they fall ill.
Immunisation offers the best protection against a constantly evolving coronavirus and authorities must be alert to the latest vaccine developments.
A new policy is aimed at putting member states on the same page regarding access to vital drugs and the development of pharmaceutical products.
The lowering of the vaccination age for children from three years to six months has received a poor response when the number of severe Covid-19 cases is rising.
The Chinese capital’s attempt to compel its residents to get vaccinated was met with such a backlash that the authorities are unlikely to try it again soon. But that would be a great shame.
SCMP ColumnistWang Xiangwei
A well-thought-out plan to ease some restrictions can win the confidence of mainland authorities and the Hong Kong public to partially reopen borders for essential travel.
Britain’s prime minister may have been a ‘fervent Sinophile’, but he bows out with ties between the two countries at a low.
With breakthrough agreements including against fisheries subsidies, but watered-down deals such as the vaccine IP waiver, the world trade body at least avoided failure. Now it needs to steel itself for new and acute challenges, including ensuring health security and setting rules to slow global warming.
With Covid-19 cases creeping up, those in the city who use pubs, bars and clubs will need to show a negative rapid antigen test result.
With infections still in triple-digits, Hongkongers have to remain vigilant, get a third vaccine jab and be realistic.
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