Where a Vaccination Campaign Faces Skepticism, War and Corruption

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan, whose citizens have largely brushed aside the coronavirus pandemic as exaggerated or an outright hoax, is now preparing to distribute its first batch of vaccines.A half-million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, produced by an Indian manufacturer,...

Scientists to C.D.C.: Set Air Standards for Workplaces Now

Nearly a year after scientists showed that the coronavirus can be inhaled in tiny droplets called aerosols that linger indoors in stagnant air, more than a dozen experts are calling on the Biden administration to take immediate action to limit...

W.H.O. Researcher on His Trip to China Seeking Virus Origins

What about the cases that appeared before the outbreak in the seafood market?There was other spread going on outside of Huanan market. There are other patients who have no links to the market, quite a few in December. There were...

With Mission to China, W.H.O. Tries to Rehabilitate Its Image

A team of World Health Organization scientists said on Tuesday in China that the coronavirus probably first spread to humans through an intermediate animal host and was “extremely unlikely” to have been the result of a lab accident. The findings,...

Pregnant Women Get Conflicting Advice on Covid-19 Vaccines

Pregnant women looking for guidance on Covid-19 vaccines are facing the kind of confusion that has dogged the pandemic from the start: The world’s leading public health organizations — the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World...

In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, But Not Easily

In desperate times, there are many ways to stretch vaccines and speed up inoculation campaigns, according to experts who have done it.Splitting doses, delaying second shots, injecting into the skin instead of the muscle and employing roving vaccination teams have...

W.H.O. Team Finally Lands in China to Begin Tracing Coronavirus

More than a year after a new coronavirus first emerged in China, a team of experts from the World Health Organization finally arrived on Thursday in the central city of Wuhan to begin hunting for its source.The investigation by the...

How Much Herd Immunity Is Enough?

The study found that 1,064 of the 1,568 sailors aboard, or about 68 percent, had tested positive for the virus.But the carrier returned to port while the outbreak was still in progress, and the crew went into quarantine, so it...

‘Covid Can’t Compete.’ In a Place Mired in War, the Virus Is an Afterthought.

KABUL, Afghanistan — For Mohammad Wakil, 23, social distancing is an abstract concept. Every working day, he shakes hands with scores of customers at the teeming bazaar where he sells secondhand shoes. He handles filthy Afghan bank notes. He disdains...

Bill Gates, la Covid-19, et le combat pour vacciner la planète

L’homme à la tête de l’un des plus grands fabricants de vaccins au monde se heurtait à un problème. $850 millions, voilà ce qu’il fallait à Adar Poonawalla, le PDG du Serum Institute of India, pour acheter — depuis les...
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