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COVAX fails to deliver—what went wrong, and can the scheme get back on track?

GENEVA, Switzerland: The COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative provided a glimmer of hope during the first months of the pandemic. For many ...

HHS launches portal for potential vaccinators

WASHINGTON, U.S.: As vaccine supply continues to increase in the coming weeks and all adults across the United States become eligible for vaccination, the ...

Vaccine nationalism poses threat to global health

LEIPZIG, Germany: Many understood the news of the first SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in late 2020 to represent a panacea in the global fight against the pandemic. In...

HHS authorizes dentists and dental students to give COVID-19 vaccines

WASHINGTON, U.S.: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is amending an emergency declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency ...

SARS-CoV-2 variant identified in South Africa complicates inoculation plans

LEIPZIG, Germany: The lead scientist behind a “disappointing” study into the efficacy of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against a variant of SARS-CoV-2 ...

Researchers scramble to understand new SARS-CoV-2 strains

LEIPZIG, Germany: New variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that emerged in the UK and South Africa in 2020 show higher transmissibility. And whereas they are ...