This refers to the opinion article ‘Time to put economy back on the rails’ (29 December). Even though a new variant of the Coronavirus has broken out, the number, of positive cases of COVID-19, is on a declining trend in India.
Sheikh Mansour thanked the teams working on the vaccination campaign and all frontline entities combating COVID-19 in the UAE, including the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Dubai Health Authority.
African-American communities nationwide have seen disproportionately high levels of death and illness related to the COVID-19 pandemic, while polls have also indicated they are among the most reluctant to get vaccinated.
The US, UK and European countries have already started vaccinations. China and Russia have their own vaccines, and have commenced vaccinations. UAE has led the Middle East and has already started the Pfizer vaccinations. Even expatriates
Tehran has launched a first stage of trials of its own COVID vaccine in a bid to become self-sufficient in the battle against the virus which has infected 1.25 million and killed 55,000, making Iran the most contagious country in the region.
In matters of human affairs, there is little stranger than our tendency to draw fine distinctions of style and status where none are needed. We do it with hats, with indie rock groups, with preschool programmes and, now, with vaccines.
Some 56 per cent of American adults — more than 145 million people — have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but the pace of vaccination has been slowing lately.
Moderna is conducting trials of its vaccine in teens, with results expected in the summer, as well as in younger children. Johnson & Johnson is also planning pediatric trials for its vaccine.
"Respected @POTUS, if we are to truly unite in beating this virus, on behalf of the vaccine industry outside the US, I humbly request you to lift the embargo of raw-material exports out of the US, so that vaccine production can ramp up," Poonawalla said on Twitter.