Experts from China and the World Health Organization (WHO) joint team wearing face masks visit the Wuhan Tongji Hospital in Wuhan. Reuters
Nothing is to be believed about China. The news that it will vaccinate a city of 300,000 people is also perplexing. What have the population been up to all this while, while the world is creaking under the weight of the pandemic? (“China aims to vaccinate entire city in 5 days after outbreak”, April 2, Gulf Today).
Across Britain, some people who have been counting down the days to their first COVID-19 jab are suddenly suffering doubts – among them my wife, Rachel, who was due to have it on Tuesday. The suspension of the roll out of the Oxford/AstraZeneca
According to the official, this was confirmed during a meeting with China’s ambassador to Kabul.
At a time when the world is struggling to make all-out efforts to curb or wipe out the virus from the face of the earth, a revelatory statement from WHO is startling. A senior official of the global health body said it was “premature” and “unrealistic”
The American philosopher John Dewey had this to say about education: “Education is not preparation for life; it is life itself.” This emphasises the overarching importance of education. It makes one not only more learned, it also makes him or her a better person.
G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who gathered to celebrate with him. But with the virus ravaging his homeland, Balachandran
President Joe Biden threw his support behind waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines in a sharp US reversal, but it could take months for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to hammer out any deal. Before Biden’s announcement last Wednesday,
Africa is watching aghast as India struggles with coronavirus, fearing a long-running shortfall in the Indian-made vaccines that it needs to help shield its people. Often dubbed the “world’s pharmacy”, India is one of the biggest suppliers of the AstraZeneca vaccine