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Fauci Defends Coronavirus Vaccination Mandates

U.S. President Joe Biden's top medical adviser on Sunday defended vaccination mandates to combat the coronavirus, dismissing objections from conservative Republican state governors that they infringe on people's freedom to control their health care."Wh...

Medical Aid Groups Welcome Plans by Moderna to Build Plant in Africa

NAIROBI — Medical aid groups are welcoming plans by U.S. drug maker Moderna to build a plant for manufacturing vaccines in Africa. The groups say the plant, the first from a company making a COVID-19 vaccine, will help in fighting vaccine inequality.Af...

US Donates 3.5 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses to Nigeria

WASHINGTON — The United States is sending more than 3.5 million doses of the two-shot Pfizer vaccine to Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, a White House official told VOA on Tuesday.“We are sharing these doses not to secure favors or extract conce...

WHO Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shot for Immunocompromised

The World Health Organization is recommending that people with weakened immune systems be given a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.A panel of WHO vaccine advisers said the additional dose would help immunocompromised people because that population ...

Report: Moderna Fails to Supply Poor Countries with COVID Vaccines

A report in The New York Times says that the manufacturers of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine which “appears to be the world’s best defense against COVID-19, has been supplying its shots almost exclusively to wealthy nations, keeping poorer countries w...

Cameroon Nurses Seek Extra Care for the Terminally Ill

BAMENDA, CAMEROON — Nurses in Cameroon are marking this year's World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (October 9) with visits to terminally ill patients in the country's restive North-West and South-West regions. The regions' ongoing separatist conflict...

COVID-19: Over 64,000 People Receive 3rd Injection in Morocco

A total of 22,953,940 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Morocco, while the number of fully vaccinated people (1st and 2nd doses) has reached 19,758,226, the ministry pointed out in its daily COVID-19 bulletin.A total of 727...