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Global Covid-19 deaths hit 5 million as Delta variant sweeps the world

Global Covid-19 deaths hit 5 million as Delta variant sweeps the world

The variant has exposed the wide disparities in vaccination rates between rich and poor nations, and the upshot of vaccine hesitancy in some western nations.More than half of all global deaths reported on a seven-day average were in the United States, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and India. While it took just

COVID-19 caused biggest drop in life expectancy since WWII: Oxford study

COVID-19 caused biggest drop in life expectancy since WWII: Oxford study

The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic reduced life expectancy last year by the largest amount since World War II, news agency Reuters reported citing a study by Oxford University. The study showed that life expectancy dropped by more than six months compared with 2019 in 22 countries and reductions in life

Brazil to suspend $324 million Covaxin deal with Bharat Biotech amid probe

Brazil to suspend $324 million Covaxin deal with Bharat Biotech amid probe

Brazil will suspend a $324 million Indian vaccine contract that has mired President Jair Bolsonaro in accusations of irregularities, the health minister said on Tuesday, following the guidance of the federal comptroller, the CGU. The deal to buy 20 million doses of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin shot has become a headache

Brazil approves imports of India’s Covaxin, Russia’s Sputnik V vaccines

Brazil approves imports of India’s Covaxin, Russia’s Sputnik V vaccines

New Delhi: Brazil has cleared the proposal to import Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin into the South American country. National Health Surveillance Agency of Brazil- Anvisa had earlier denied permission to import Covaxin after authorities found that the Indian plant in which the jab was being made did not meet