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WTO frowns at EU export restriction on covid-19 vaccines

by on March 24, 2021 0
The director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said that she was disappointed in the European Union’s export authorisation scheme for COVID-19 vaccines, saying that she was talking to the bloc about this measure. The European Commission said on March 11 it had extended the mechanism, set up at the end... Read More

Germany Suspends use of AstraZeneca Vaccine, joining Ireland, Netherlands, others

by on March 15, 2021 0
Germany suspended the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine amid a growing health scare that’s creating yet another delay for the European Union’s inoculation campaign. The country cited the recommendation of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, which oversees vaccine safety, according to a statement from the health ministry on Monday. Germany joins about a dozen places,... Read More

US Senate passes $1.9 trln Covid-19 relief bill after stiff opposition by Republican

by on March 6, 2021 0
United States President Joe Biden’s signature $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill passed the Senate 50-49 on Saturday following a more than 25-hour marathon of amendment votes completed after Democrats settled an intra-party dispute over unemployment aid. The measure, the American Rescue Plan Act, now heads back to the House, where Majority Leader Steny Hoyer... Read More