Thursday, June 17, 2021

herd immunity

Enough vaccines for everyone if rich nations care to share

People in rich nations can still refuse to take vaccines, but those in poor countries do not have the luxury of this life-saving option.

Pandemic won’t be over until 70% are vaccinated, says WHO director

WHO's regional director for Europe Hans Kluge says countries and their populations must not become complacent about the pandemic.

Sarawak could be first state to achieve vaccine target, says Khairy

He says Sarawak must hit a daily injection rate of not less than 45,000 in order to reach its target.

Malta first EU nation to achieve herd immunity against Covid

The outbreak in the Mediterranean country appears to have improved amid its vaccine rollout, with fewer than 50 cases reported in each of the past couple of weeks.

Island country Nauru vaccinates all its adults in ‘world record’ effort

Nauru is one of the few places in the world to remain virus-free.

Worldwide vaccine hesitancy dashing hopes of rapid global herd immunity

A new poll reveals that over one billion people worldwide are unwilling to accept a Covid-19 vaccine.

Variant accelerating India’s Covid explosion, says top WHO scientist

But she says the variant alone cannot be blamed for the dramatic surge in cases and deaths, adding that India appeared to have let its guard down with 'huge social mixing and large gatherings'.

Reluctant migrants could hamstring efforts to reach herd immunity

Many are distrustful of the government following last year's raids and have their own concerns about the safety of the Covid-19 jabs.

Why the government should not deport Myanmar migrants

The risk of inadvertently breaching international legal obligations and causing undocumented workers to avoid getting vaccinated against Covid-19 are some of the reasons the government should rethink its plan.

MPs, reps to get Covid-19 jabs in Phase 1 of vaccination plan

They are among non-medical frontliners for whom 200,000 doses of the vaccine have been set aside.

Pandemic could rage for 7 years if worldwide jab rates don’t speed up, research shows

Only a third of countries have so far kicked off their own vaccine campaigns.

Israel data shows Pfizer jab stops illness, effect on transmissions unclear

Israel is carrying out what is widely described as the world's fastest vaccination campaign per capita, watched closely by experts worldwide.

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