The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed severe shortcomings in hospital financing. Many hospitals in hotspot areas could not provide an adequate supply of hospital beds; yet, even when filled to capacity, a number of hospitals suffered severe revenue losses. In no well-working market should demand exceed supply while revenue falls. These shortages took place even though the United States spends far […]
Some themes are likely to keep dominating developing economies that collectively account for $30 trillion of global GDP. The logistics of transporting, distributing and administering the coronavirus vaccine require advanced infrastructure and medical expertise that might not be available in every country
Gulf kingdom asks residents to sign up to innoculation programme, days after approving Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine
Vaccine authorised by a joint committee of the medicine registration and supervision department and the public health department for the evaluation and registration of vaccines. The committee’s decision “followed a thorough review of the safety and quality specifications of the vaccine”.
Covid vaccinations will start being given to patients from GP surgeries in England as part of the next stage of the rollout of the programme. GP practices in more than 100 locations will receive their first deliveries of the vaccine later, the NHS said. Some will start vaccinating on Monday afternoon, with the majority getting […]
Canada’s health regulator has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, the day after the UK became the first country in the world to roll it out. Health Canada called the authorisation a “milestone” in the country’s fight against coronavirus. The agency said the vaccine met its “stringent safety, efficacy and quality requirements”. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]
Vaccine has been developed by the Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Ministry of Health in Russia.The programme is being conducted under the “Vaccine for Victory” campaign for Abu Dhabi citizens and residents, who can register at www.v4v.ae.
A UK grandmother has become the first person in the world to be given the Pfizer Covid-19 jab as part of a mass vaccination programme. Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, said the injection she received at 06:31 GMT was the “best early birthday present”. It was the first of 800,000 doses of the […]