A doctor became the first person in Pakistan to get a dose of COVID-19 vaccine as the country launched its COVID-19 vaccine drive on Tuesday.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Tuesday announced that the first shipment of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has arrived from India at Dubai Airport.
American deaths from the pandemic — 443,000 and rising — hover between the 418,500 in the Second World War and an estimated 620,000 in the US Civil War. By spring, the death toll could exceed the latter — the bloodiest conflict in American history — and become
Television footage showed vacant streets as officials ordered people to home quarantine and closed non-essential businesses. The city has also said it would tighten controls around the porous border to try to stop anyone crossing illegally from Myanmar.
Many Muslim religious leaders, including in Saudi Arabia, have tried to dispel concerns about getting the coronavirus vaccine in Ramadan, saying that doing so does not constitute breaking the fast.
Imagine how potentially profitable a coronavirus vaccine could be. Seven and a half billion people across the world, with perhaps a majority in need of vaccination. Governments desperate to reopen their economies.
Levels of childhood immunisations against dangerous diseases such as measles, tetanus and diphtheria have dropped alarmingly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The country took a cautious sigh of relief this week as news broke that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford academics triggers an immune response.
A few days ago I read in the news that the United Arab Emirates has overtaken Seychelles to become the world’s most vaccinated nation. Earlier to that, there was a report that its passport stood in third place globally in the passport index. And now another milestone. What all this means is that the nation is on the up, even under trying times (“UAE ranked the second safest country in the world,” July 8, Gulf Today).