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More Russians say they will get Covid-19 vaccine as roll out speeds up, but four in ten still shy of needle

Just days after President Vladimir Putin ordered the start of a mass immunization campaign, a new poll found that while many Russians are eager to get the coronavirus shot, almost half still have reservations about inoculation. … Read More >More Russians say they will get Covid-19 vaccine as roll out speeds up, but four in ten still shy of needle

Chinese Covid-19 vaccines will offer at least 6 months of immunity & are safe for kids, drugmaker says

The chairman of a Chinese vaccine producer has said that its jabs provide protection against Covid-19 for at least six months, but the firm will continue to monitor trial participants to see how much longer immunity lasts. … Read More >Chinese Covid-19 vaccines will offer at least 6 months of immunity & are safe for kids, drugmaker says

‘Manipulated’ internal vaccine evaluation emails leaked following December cyberattack – EU drug regulator

Emails related to the vaccine evaluation process were leaked following a December hacking attack on the EMA, the European drug regulator, the agency said, adding that data was “manipulated” to undermine trust in the vaccines. … Read More >‘Manipulated’ internal vaccine evaluation emails leaked following December cyberattack – EU drug regulator

Erdogan hopes Biden will bring resolution on S-400 spat and says Turkey wants the F-35 fighter jets it paid for

President Erdogan said he hopes the Biden administration will move to resolve tensions between Ankara and Washington over the purchase of a Russian missile system. The US halted delivery of F-35s to Turkey in response to the deal. … Read More >Erdogan hopes Biden will bring resolution on S-400 spat and says Turkey wants the F-35 fighter jets it paid for

‘We are under siege’: Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine says military has taken over his home as election count continues

Uganda’s main challenger to the presidency, Bobi Wine, has claimed that the country’s military has besieged his home, as votes are still being counted from Thursday’s poll in an election already marred by controversy. … Read More >‘We are under siege’: Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine says military has taken over his home as election count continues

Daily Mail’s man in the Duma? Western media’s favorite Russian conspiracy loon Solovey reportedly considering parliamentary run

With parliamentary elections set for this autumn, Russian parties are starting to select their candidates. Astonishingly, a man best described as Moscow’s answer to Alex Jones is tipped to join the fray as a liberal contender. … Read More >Daily Mail’s man in the Duma? Western media’s favorite Russian conspiracy loon Solovey reportedly considering parliamentary run

‘Unacceptable’: 6 EU countries urge bloc to address Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine delays, as Canada also flags supply issues

Six EU governments have written to the bloc’s executive to call for action as deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech are being delayed, while supply issues have also been reported in Canada. … Read More >‘Unacceptable’: 6 EU countries urge bloc to address Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine delays, as Canada also flags supply issues

Microsoft, Oracle & Co full speed ahead on Covid-19 vaccine passports, citing incipient government demand

US tech and health behemoths have joined forces to roll out yet another Covid-19 vaccination passport, dangling a return to international travel but raising more questions about the future of privacy. … Read More >Microsoft, Oracle & Co full speed ahead on Covid-19 vaccine passports, citing incipient government demand