Big business offers booster shot for Germany’s shambolic vaccine roll-out

[ad_1] German sportswear brand Adidas is among those that have offered to start vaccinating its own employees to speed up the rollout – DANIEL KARMANN /DPA German big business has offered to step in and salvage the country’s ailing coronavirus vaccination roll-out — for free. With Germany lagging far behind the UK and US, some … Read more

Amid ‘historic’ rollout, UN vaccine project faces some delay

[ad_1] GENEVA (AP) — A leader of the U.N.-backed project to deploy COVID-19 vaccines to needy people in both rich and poor countries acknowledged Tuesday that the rollout has gone slower than expected in some places because of issues with shipping and approval, but insisted that “ultimately” all doses would be made available. Dr. Seth … Read more

Vaccine roll-out gaps a core concern for G-20 countries

[ad_1] MILAN (AP) — The uneven distribution of vaccines between wealthier and poorer countries is a key concern of Group of 20 nations as leaders consider how to create even footing for recovery from the pandemic both in economic and health terms, Italy’s economic minister said Friday. Daniele Franco told a virtual news conference after … Read more

2 hard-hit cities, 2 diverging fates in vaccine rollout

[ad_1] CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — Mario Valdez, his wife and their 18-year-old son were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 this month as part of a special effort to inoculate every resident of Central Falls, the Rhode Island community hit hardest by the pandemic. “I feel happy,” the 62-year-old school bus driver said shortly after receiving … Read more

UN vaccine plan for poor countries nears rollout

[ad_1] GENEVA (AP) — It’s nearly launch time for COVAX, the United Nations’ unprecedented program to deploy COVID-19 vaccines for hundreds of millions in need around the globe. More than two months after countries like Britain and the United States started immunizing their most vulnerable people, the U.N.’s health agency gave its approval Monday to … Read more