Coronavirus: South Africa lifts alcohol ban as Covid rules ease

Coronavirus: South Africa lifts alcohol ban as Covid rules ease

The government argued the alcohol bans were needed to alleviate the pressure on the healthcare system South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has eased some restrictions imposed due to coronavirus, including… Read more
UN’s slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout raises equity concerns in Latin America, Caribbean

UN’s slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout raises equity concerns in Latin America, Caribbean

Governments across Latin America and the Caribbean eagerly signed up for access to COVID-19 vaccines through a United Nations-backed alliance created last year to ensure poor countries across the world… Read more
Coronavirus in Tanzania: The country that’s rejecting the vaccine

Coronavirus in Tanzania: The country that’s rejecting the vaccine

Health Minister Dorothy Gwajima (C) held a press conference to demonstrate how to make a vegetable smoothie that she said, without providing evidence, would protect against coronavirus For months Tanzania’s… Read more
The Newest Diplomatic Currency: COVID-19 Vaccines

The Newest Diplomatic Currency: COVID-19 Vaccines

Workers packing the Covishield coronavirus vaccine at the Serum Institute of India in Pune, Jan. 14, 2021. (Atul Loke/The New York Times) NEW DELHI — India, the unmatched vaccine manufacturing… Read more
COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access?

COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access?

The first two COVID-19 vaccines authorized in Europe and the United States – made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna – aren’t well-suited to lower-income countries. Availability is also a problem since… Read more
Coronavirus: Why South Africa has yet to roll out vaccines

Coronavirus: Why South Africa has yet to roll out vaccines

South Africa has the highest number of infections in Africa More than a third of all Covid-19 cases in Africa have been in South Africa and numbers are surging with… Read more
Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge

Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly… Read more
COVID-19 Pandemic Shapes the Future World People Want

COVID-19 Pandemic Shapes the Future World People Want

Respondents being questioned for the United Nations global conversation on the world they want. Many called for universal healthcare in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy: United Nations by… Read more
The Latest: Germany passes 2 million mark for COVID cases

The Latest: Germany passes 2 million mark for COVID cases

BERLIN — Germany has passed the mark of 2 million confirmed COVID infections since the start of the pandemic. The country’s disease control agency said Friday that there were 22,368… Read more
Joe Biden executive orders will reverse Trump on climate, Iran, Covid and more

Joe Biden executive orders will reverse Trump on climate, Iran, Covid and more

Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Joe Biden will sign a series of executive orders in his first days in office, attempting to roll back the damage done at home and abroad by… Read more