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Pfizer to supply African health care workers with vaccines
Herald Mail Media
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE have offered to supply Africa with 50 million COVID-19 vaccines for heath workers between March and the end of this year, South Africa’s presidency said.Still, the cost is “prohibitive,” the presidency, speaking on behalf of…Read more>>

HEALTH

Covid variant found in South Africa is worrying experts: Here’s what we know so far

CNBC
Viruses mutate all the time, so it’s no surprise that the coronavirus which emerged in China at the end of 2019 has undergone significant mutations as the virus replicates and spreads. But a new strain that has emerged in South Africa is causing…Read more>>

A New Strain of Drug-Resistant Malaria Has Sprung Up in Africa
Scientific American
Ever since the deadly parasite responsible for malaria was discovered in the late 19th century, science and global health experts have been waging a vigorous Sisyphean battle against the disease it causes. Humans have brought an arsenal of tools…Read

TOURISM

World tourism could grow by 25% by 2022 with transparent COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Daily Sabah
After weathering a heavy blow in 2020, the tourism sector could grow by 25% by 2022 compared to 2019 if the vaccine rollout this year is done transparently and well, according to an industry leader. A loss of $1 trillion (TL 7.34 trillion) in revenues from…Read more>>

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