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    Vaccines for poorest countries in weeks: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:11am on January 08, 2021

    The world’s poorest countries can expect to start receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine doses between the end of January and mid-February, the World Health Organisation...

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    More than 50 countries launch COVID-19 vaccination campaigns

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:31am on January 01, 2021

    Around 50 countries around the world have already started vaccinating their people against COVID-19, barely a year after the first alert by China signalled the...

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    WHO clears Pfizer vaccine for emergency application

    Associated Press . Geneva | Updated at 10:06am on January 01, 2021

    The World Health Organisation says it has cleared the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, meaning poorer countries may soon get access to the shot already available...

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    UK approves Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . London/ Beijing/ Tehran | Updated at 01:37pm on December 30, 2020

    Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s low-cost COVID-19 vaccine, raising hopes it will help tackle rising cases and ease...

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    Pandemic severe, but ‘not necessarily the big one’: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:42am on December 29, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has had a devastating impact around the globe, but the World Health Organisation warned on Monday that worse pandemics could lie ahead,...

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    Guideline for children’s kidney diseases will be launched today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:19am on December 29, 2020

    The national guideline for the treatment of children’s kidney diseases will be launched at a ceremony at Bangbandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University today. Vice-chancellor Professor Kanak Kanti Barua, as the...

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    AstraZeneca vaccine has ‘winning formula’: CEO

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 06:10pm on December 27, 2020

    The COVID-19 vaccine developed by the British drugs group AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has achieved a ‘winning formula’ for efficacy, the company’s chief executive said...

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    Global death toll rises to 17,58,026

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 04:20pm on December 27, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 17,58,026 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 11:00 GMT on...

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    COVID-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:43am on December 27, 2020

    The coronavirus crisis will not be the last pandemic, and attempts to improve human health are ‘doomed’ without tackling climate change and animal welfare, the...

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    Three women scientists speak out against cyberbullying

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 10:44am on December 25, 2020

    Three woman scientists who have spoken to the press about the merits of the anti-malarial drug hydroxyl chloroquine for treating COVID-19 spoke out this week...

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