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US Reportedly Negotiating Deal with Pfizer to Purchase 10 Million Doses of Experimental COVID-19 Pill

News outlets say the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is planning to spend $5 billion to purchase Pfizer’s new experimental antiviral pill designed to treat COVID-19, enough to cover 10 million courses of treatment.The revelation comes a day …

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Pfizer: COVID-19 Pill Cuts Risk of Severe Disease by 89%

U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced Friday its new COVID-19 pill showed an 89% reduction in risk of COVID-19-related hospitalization or death in clinical trials and they plan to submit the drug to U.S. regulators for emergency use approval.In …

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World Bank Forecasts Slow Economic Growth for East Asia and Pacific Region Due to COVID-19

The World Bank is predicting slower economic growth for developing nations in the East Asia and Pacific regions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.A report issued by the bank Tuesday said while China’s economy is expected to grow by 8.5% in 2021, the rest of…

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World Bank Forecasts Slow Economic Growth for East Asia and Pacific Region Due to COVID-19

The World Bank is predicting slower economic growth for developing nations in the East Asia and Pacific regions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.A report issued by the bank Tuesday said while China’s economy is expected to grow by 8.5% in 2021, the rest of…

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High-income countries called on to share COVID-19 vaccines quickly

New York – The former Co-Chairs of the Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, and Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, have expressed their deep concern at the …

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Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Pass 7.72 Million: Africa CDC

ADDIS ABABA – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 7,721,121, as of yesterday afternoon, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), said.Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the African Union, sa…

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G20 Compact with Africa reaffirms commitment to securing Africa’s recovery from Covid-19 pandemic through private sector development and vaccine manufacturing

Participants of a G20 Compact with Africa meeting this week assessed Africa’s progress in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are meeting at a pivotal time in the relationship between Africa and the rest of the world,” said Italian prime minister Mario…

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Covid-19: US ships more than 2 million more vaccines to Africa

WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The United States is shipping more than two million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Algeria, Ghana and Yemen, the White House said, boosting efforts to combat a third wave of the pandemic across Africa.The shipments, w…

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WHO Says COVID-19 Wave ‘Stabilizing’ in Africa

A World Health Organization official said Thursday that the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent appeared to be stabilizing, but numbers of infections are still very high, with almost 248,000 new cases reported in the past week alone. D…

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Africa CDC and IFRC ramp up COVID-19 response in Africa

Addis Ababa, 25 August 2021 – The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today launched a new collaboration to strengthen community resilience and r…

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