Compliments to the UAE for commencing COVID-19 vaccinations (UAE starts world’s first ever COVID-19, Sept 19, Gulf Today). COVID-19 has brought the whole world to its knees.
The experiments are open to 500 volunteers in principle, and are under the supervision of the Abu Dhabi Department of Health.
Samoa has passed a law to make childhood vaccinations compulsory as the Pacific nation continues efforts to contain a devastating measles outbreak that by Thursday had killed 77 people, most of them infants.
Vaccines are one of the most important tools for preventing and keeping the world safe. While most children are being vaccinated, it is indeed a matter of huge concern that far too many are also left behind.
Guterres said the world’s leading economies have a special responsibility to support the World Health Organization’s COVAX program to buy and deliver coronavirus vaccines for the world’s poorest people.
As soon as COVID-19 vaccines successfully emerge from trials and are licensed and recommended for use, the world will need as many syringes as doses of vaccine.
He urged Americans to remain vigilant against the virus, hours after signing a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill into law and raised the possibility of beginning to "mark our independence from this virus” by the Fourth of July.
Thailand was in a position to suspend the rollout for safety investigations because it had brought under control a second wave of coronavirus cases, said Kiattiphum Wongjit, permanent secretary for the Public Health Ministry.
Biden, who formally introduced his public health team on Tuesday, also announced he would nominate retired Army General Lloyd Austin as the country’s first Black defence secretary.