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How to combat the myth of vaccine scarcity

More than one in five Americans are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, while in dozens of countries not a single person has received a shot. The early distribution of the vaccine has followed a predictable pattern: 86% of the doses administered to date have been given to people in high- and upper-middle-income countries. This inequity…

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IMF: Vaccine inequity threatens Mideast’s economic recovery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Middle East economies are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic faster than anticipated, largely due to the acceleration of mass inoculation campaigns and an increase in oil prices. But the International Monetary Fund warned Sunday that an uneven vaccine distribution would derail the region’s rebound, as the prospects of rich…

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Are vaccine passports legal in the US? Five questions.

The desire to revive the economy and cultural life of the country safely is coming into conflict with privacy and civil liberties concerns.With about a quarter of the U.S. having been vaccinated, some states, businesses, and schools are considering tools to track individuals’ status – also known as “vaccine passports.” Supporters say it would help…

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UK-backed vaccine Manufacturer warns of export restrictions in IPO filing

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Booking CEO Says Vaccine Passport Would Help Travel Rebound

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Global Vaccine Equity Is Much More Important Than ‘Vaccine Passports’

We need to suppress the level of SARS-CoV-2 in as many humans as possible as quickly as possibleA doctor assesses a patient for COVID-19 in Tunisia. Credit: Getty Images As the U.S. and U.K. vaccinate their populations much faster than initially anticipated, two disparate concepts have been swirling online in English-language vaccine discourse: the moral…

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Texas Gov. Bans Vaccine Passports Statewide

While team-left cries “racism” over Georgia’s new voting law, they are simultaneously pushing a nationwide vaccine passport, requiring proof of vaccination in order to participate in normal life.  But, Texas is pushing back.  Republican Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday banning government-issued vaccine passports statewide.  Abbot said that vaccinations cannot be government-mandated, and…

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Covid-19 vaccine passports tested in UK as lockdown restrictions ease

By Adam Vaughan UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a media briefing on 5 AprilStefan Rousseau/PA ImagesVaccine passports for covid-19 are likely to become a “feature of our lives”, according to a UK government review of the scheme, despite mounting political opposition to making proof of vaccination a condition of entry to workplaces, shops and venues. Trials…

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Mexico’s vaccine campaign faces problems, successes

Maria Castrejon, 71, grimaces as she is vaccinated with a second dose of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine at the Americas Cultural Center, in Ecatepec, Mexico, Saturday, April 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme) Mexico’s president lashed out Tuesday at criticism of the country’s coronavirus vaccination effort, dismissing a pair of scandals as the work of conservative…