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Despite the G7 pledge of global aid, South Asian countries still scramble for vaccines.

By Emily Schmall, Aanya Wipulasena, Bhadra Sharma and Julfikar Ali Manik Sri Lanka is tapping Japan. Nepal has asked Denmark. Bangladesh has appealed to its diaspora in the United States. South Asian countries are looking to the rest of the world to jump-start inoculation campaigns that have stalled since India halted vaccine exports to deal with its […]

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Italy debates its ‘mix-and-match’ plan to finish vaccinating AstraZeneca first-dose recipients.

A fierce debate has erupted in Italy after the government halted use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in people under 60 and said that people in that age group who had already received a first dose of that vaccine would get a different shot for their second. “A mix for cocktails is one thing,” Matteo […]

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The E.U. could seek billions in penalties if AstraZeneca doesn’t deliver vaccine doses.

Lawyers representing the European Union said on Wednesday that they would seek potentially billions of euros in penalties from AstraZeneca if the pharmaceutical company failed to deliver tens of millions of doses of its Covid-19 vaccine that it is contractually required to supply. In the first hearing in a lawsuit that the bloc has brought […]


More than 100 million J.&J. doses are on hold as U.S. regulators inspect them, an executive testifies.

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Sharon LaFraniere The chief executive of Emergent BioSolutions, whose Baltimore plant ruined millions of coronavirus vaccine doses, disclosed for the first time on Wednesday that more than 100 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine are now on hold as regulators check them for potential contamination, and apologized to members […]

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A C.D.C. official who early on warned that the coronavirus would upend American lives resigns.

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, who famously warned the nation early last year that the coronavirus would upend their lives, resigned from her position at the Centers for Disease Control and Protection on Friday. Dr. Messonnier’s resignation is effective May 14. She is taking on a new role as an executive director at the Skoll Foundation, a […]

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New York City wants to bring more park to Park Avenue.

At a moment when the pandemic has unleashed demand for open space, plans could transform the medians of Park Avenue in Manhattan and restore them to their original splendor. Among the options New York City is considering: bringing back chairs and benches, expanding the median, eliminating traffic lanes and carving out room for bike and […]

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Vaccination can be relaxing. Just ask these museum visitors.

These days, visitors to the website of one of Italy’s most renowned contemporary art museums are met with a twofold invitation: “Book your visit in advance” and “Book your vaccination.” The Castello di Rivoli, once a palace owned by the Savoy dynasty, recently became one of several Italian museums to join the country’s vaccine drive, […]

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The chief medical officer at a Mumbai hospital, honored for her work to fight Covid, died with the disease.

Dr. Manisha Jadhav, the chief medical officer at the Group of Tuberculosis Hospitals in Mumbai, died on April 19 in a hospital in that city. She was 51. The cause was complications of Covid-19, her husband said. Her job involved managing the hospital’s staff and handling its operations. When the pandemic hit Mumbai in March […]

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European Union sues AstraZeneca over missed vaccine deliveries.

By Matina Stevis-Gridneff and Monika Pronczuk BRUSSELS — The European Union has filed a lawsuit in Belgium against the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca over what it says is a breach of contract in the company’s delivery of Covid-19 vaccine, the European Commission announced on Monday. The bloc’s relationship with the company has soured rapidly since AstraZeneca […]

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German actors made a pandemic-related video campaign. It didn’t go well.

A group of German TV actors is facing backlash after posting satirical videos on YouTube that mock the lockdown measures meant to combat the country’s third coronavirus wave. Using a hashtag that translates to the phrase “close it all down,” more than 50 actors participated in the campaign. While some simply lamented having to stay […]