COVID-19

Keep informed about the latest stories related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

21 December 2021

Dr Seth Berkley's reflections on 2021 and the global imperative for 2022

2021 has been another challenging pandemic year, but despite the challenges it saw important milestones, extraordinary resilience in Gavi-supported countries and progress on a number of fronts. In his annual end of year letter, Gavi CEO Dr Seth Berkley talks COVAX, routine immunisation and the global battle against vaccine inequity.

21 December 2021

Nigerian stars boost COVID-19 vaccination

Commanding a large following among music and movie lovers, some Nigerian entertainers are using their popularity to encourage fans to take the COVID-19 jab.

20 December 2021

“We couldn’t afford to buy these vaccines on our own”: COVAX delivers in Malawi

COVAX deliveries have ramped up in Malawi, given local health workers and officials hope against the pandemic.

20 December 2021

Not so super-immunity: People who’ve recovered from COVID-19 and vaccinated can still be reinfected

Israeli data suggests even those who’ve been double-jabbed or recovered from COVID-19 should take precautions to avoid infection.

17 December 2021

COVID passes: they can’t prevent every infection but do make events safer

COVID passes lower the risk of transmission and incentivise vaccine uptake at a time when boosters are desperately needed.

17 December 2021

T cell army: How infection-busting cells from previous coronavirus exposure could protect against severe COVID-19

While immunologists often focus on antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2, T cell immunity may hold the key to preventing severe COVID-19 disease.

17 December 2021

How do the symptoms of Omicron differ from previous COVID-19 variants?

Reports that the Omicron variant may be associated with milder symptoms increase the need for vigilance and infection control.

16 December 2021

How COVID-19 and Omicron are affecting travel this holiday season

Here's what you need to know about Omicron and traveling safely this holiday season.

15 December 2021

Why excess deaths have varied so greatly around the world during the pandemic

How governments chose to respond to the coronavirus – and how well equipped their health services were before it arrived – made a big difference.

15 December 2021

This little vaccine went to market: boosting vaccine uptake in Nigeria

From the market square in Oba, Benin City, vaccinators reach busy businesspeople with COVID-19 vaccines.

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