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Under the latest changes, the European Commission will weigh the vaccine needs of the destination country against those in the EU. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto / AFP
Under the latest changes, the European C... […]

EU vaccine export-vetting scheme: 5 things to know

The European Commission has toughened up its Covid-19 vaccine export vetting scheme. Here are the five main things to know about the "transparency and authorisation mechanism"
An employee works on a production line at the factory of British multinational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, northern France. Photo: Francois LoPresti / AFP
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Rivals turn partners for Covid-19 vaccine challenge

Fierce rivals normally, the Covid-19 crisis has led pharmaceutical companies to join forces to work together to produce the billions of vaccines needed globally
A health worker prepares an injection of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine at the Mignot Hospital in Le Chesnay near Paris on February 7, 2021. Photo: Alain Jocard / AFP
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Vaccine rollout raises real-world questions

As several Covid vaccines are rolled out across the world, questions such as whether different jabs can be used in the same patient are being asked as governments try to deliver them to millions
A person is vaccinated with an injection of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the first Covid-19 vaccination center in Belgium on February 2, 2020 in Brussels, amid the crisis linked with the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)
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More than 100 million vaccinated worldwide

More than 100 million Covid-19 vaccines have been given around the world, an AFP tally has found, but none of the world's 29 poorest countries has formally started mass vaccination drives
This picture taken on January 5, 2021, in Paris, shows figurines and a syringe to illustrate people receiving Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) vaccinations. - EU nations started their Covid-19 vaccination campaigns with their most vulnerable groups on December 27, 2020, as a new coronavirus variant spread internationally and the WHO warned the current pandemic will not be the last. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)
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Covid vaccine rollout urgent as new strains take hold

The international spread of more infectious coronavirus strains has made inoculating a maximum number of people as quickly as possible more urgent than ever, experts say
This handout illustration image obtained February 27, 2020 courtesy of the National Institutes of Health shows a transmission electron microscopic image that shows SARS-CoV-2óalso known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the US, emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. - President Donald Trump has played down fears of a major coronavirus outbreak in the United States, even as infections ricochet around the world, prompting a ban on pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. China is no longer the only breeding ground for the deadly virus as countries fret over possible contagion coming from other hotbeds of infection, including Iran, South Korea and Italy. There are now more daily cases being recorded outside China than inside the country, where the virus first emerged in December, according to the World Health Organization. (Photo by Handout / National Institutes of Health / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH/NIAID-RML/HANDOUT " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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New virus mutation raises vaccine questions

The British coronavirus variant has increased transmissibility, but other mutations are provoking concern among scientists who are scrambling to work out if they will still respond to vaccines.
Italian specialist and director of infectious diseases department of Amedeo di Savoia Hospital, Giovanni Di Perri, gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at the hospital in Turin, northern Italy, on December 27, 2020. Photo: Marco Bertorello / AFP
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High hopes but slow start: Europe’s Covid vaccine drive

Despite high hopes and ambitious goals, most vaccination campaigns in Europe are off to a slow start, hampered by limited stocks of doses and logistical constraints
A medical worker prepares an injection of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine at Ankara City Hospital Ankara, on January 14, 2021. - Turkey on January 13 approved the emergency use of a coronavirus jab developed by China's Sinovac, paving the way for a national vaccination drive that will start with healthcare workers. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)
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Five hurdles in the global Covid-19 vaccine rollout

The unprecedented push to inoculate the world's population against Covid-19 has got off to a sluggish start. What has hampered the vaccine rollout and how can we overcome these obstacles?
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