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Supply for Covid-19 vaccines outstrips demand

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | GAVI, the vaccines alliance is urging countries to order for COVID-19 vaccines saying that they have enough stocks to cover each of their needs. The development comes only a year after wide concerns of hoarding birthed what was widely referred to as vaccine nationalism. GAVI’s CEO …

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Russian vehicle tracking deal

How Museveni letter trapped Muhwezi Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Tuesday July 27, the new Minister for security, Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi made a humbling return to the headlines of Ugandan news media when he made a statement to parliament regarding the controversial vehicle tracking deal between Uganda …

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How COVAX plans to handle compensation for vaccines side effects in poor countries

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPEDNENT | The World Health Organization, the vaccines alliance GAVI and Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations CEPI have launched one of the most ambitious inoculation delivery plan in history, dubbed COVAX. The plan is to ensure the poorer countries in the world are all able to receive …

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Scientists and global health experts had been expecting a new coronavirus for years

Could a universal coronavirus vaccine future-proof our response? COVID-19 SPECIAL FEATURE  | Priya Joi | Although the COVID-19 pandemic took the world by surprise, with many still reeling at how drastically the world has changed, scientists and global health experts had been expecting something like this for years. Coronaviruses are notorious for spilling over …

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Why vaccine side effects might be more common in people who’ve already had COVID-19

Minor side effects are a normal sign that the immune system is mounting a protective response following vaccination, although they aren’t universal. COVID-19 SPECIAL FEATURE  |  Linda Geddes |  Tens of millions of people have already been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, and in the coming months, hundreds of millions more will follow. …

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Uganda given 3 conditions before free vaccines arrive

📌 Donations to COVAX for free #COVID19 vaccines ▶ US $4 billion ▶ EU $1.2 billion ▶ Germany $1.2 billion ▶ UK $734 million 📌 Uganda’s rollout plan – Phase 1 ✳ Health workers 150,000 people ✳ Security 250,000 ✳ Teachers 550,000 ✳ Over 50s 3.348 million ✳ Below 50s with underlying conditions 500,000 Joe Biden’s …

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