Countries which are vaccinating their populations should make the process and the centres cheerful, even whilst inoculating scientifically and systematically. This will accelerate the vaccinations. People across the world are excited to meet famous movie stars,
Vaccines are the shot in the arm we all need, literally and figuratively. The real danger is that even as vaccines bring hope to some, they become another brick in the wall of inequality between the worlds of haves and have-nots.
A British expat based in Dubai, David F. Overall was one of the first to take the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Simultaneous inauguration ceremonies, held in major cities of all provinces as well as in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, were attended by the respective chief executives and other high-ranking officials.
The total number of doses provided up to Wednesday stands at 3,691,591 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 37.32 doses per 100 people.
The pandemic scenario in Africa is taking on grim proportions as each day passes. Africa makes up about 3.3 per cent of the global total of confirmed virus cases, but this is believed to be just a fraction of the actual cases on the continent of 1.3 billion people.
Earlier this week, there was a public outpouring of emotion as Maggie Keenan, aged 90, was the first person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the UK. With effective vaccines coming to market, the end of the pandemic could be within our sight.
Britain’s government said on Sunday it would give financial aid to airports before the end of March, after the industry called for urgent support as tighter COVID-19 rules for international travellers start on Monday.
The announcement comes as the Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility in line with the UAE's proactive policy to ensure the health and safety of all community members.