Dallas County scraps effort to focus vaccine rollout on ‘vulnerable’ black & Latino communities under pressure from Texas govt

Dallas County, Texas has jettisoned a plan to prioritize its most “vulnerable” neighborhoods in its Covid-19 vaccination drive after the state health department fought the idea, threatening to cut back its supply of the jab. … Read More >Dallas County scraps effort to focus vaccine rollout on ‘vulnerable’ black & Latino communities under pressure from Texas govt

As Sputnik V rolls out & Covid-19 numbers fall, Moscow bucks European trend by lifting restrictions & moving away from lockdown

Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has announced the relaxation of some of the city’s Covid-19 restrictions, following a decline in recorded infection numbers since the turn of the year and a fall in cases requiring hospitalization. … Read More >As Sputnik V rolls out & Covid-19 numbers fall, Moscow bucks European trend by lifting restrictions & moving away from lockdown

‘Where were you a month ago?’ With Trump gone, Amazon greets Biden with offer to help speed distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

Amazon offered on Joe Biden’s first day as president to help speed the US rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations, leading observers to wonder why the world’s largest retailer didn’t step forward before Donald Trump left the White House. … Read More >‘Where were you a month ago?’ With Trump gone, Amazon greets Biden with offer to help speed distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

No side effects: Italian ambassador in Russia gets Sputnik V jab, says attempts to ‘politicize’ vaccine issue ‘deeply regrettable’

Italy’s envoy to Russia Pasquale Terracciano has announced that his inoculation with the Russian-made Sputnik V went well, and criticized “attempts to politicize” the Covid-19 vaccine and medical care. … Read More >No side effects: Italian ambassador in Russia gets Sputnik V jab, says attempts to ‘politicize’ vaccine issue ‘deeply regrettable’

2 people in India die after receiving Covid jab as Bharat Biotech says vaccine too risky for some

Two people have died after being administered Covid-19 shots in India, but the government insists that the jabs are not to blame. Meanwhile, one drug manufacturer has advised some groups to forgo the vaccine. … Read More >2 people in India die after receiving Covid jab as Bharat Biotech says vaccine too risky for some

51 adverse reactions reported & 1 person hospitalized in Delhi as India begins world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination program

Dozens of health workers in Delhi who were the first in line to be inoculated against Covid-19 have experienced side effects from the jab, with one admitted to the ICU, as India begins its nationwide immunization drive. … Read More >51 adverse reactions reported & 1 person hospitalized in Delhi as India begins world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination program

If you want the jab, raise your Hans: German vaccine officials left with no choice but to guess people’s ages from their names

German privacy law is rigorous. Forced to improvise, officials in one state sent letters to people with old-sounding names, in the hopes of inviting them to get vaccinated. … Read More >If you want the jab, raise your Hans: German vaccine officials left with no choice but to guess people’s ages from their names