Local Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target | Global development

Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its … Read more

Life expectancy gap in England ‘a growing chasm’ exacerbated by Covid | Life expectancy

England’s richest people are living for a decade longer than the poorest, and the life expectancy gap between them has widened to “a growing chasm”, research has revealed.The difference in expected lifespan between the wealthiest and poorest areas has more than doubled since the early 2000s, an analysis of official data by the King’s Fund … Read more

Vaccine gap stokes super spreader fears ahead of UN’s first post-Covid meeting

Vaccine gap stokes super spreader fears ahead of UN's first post-Covid meeting

Scores of presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers are set to ignore an American suggestion to stay home and address the UN General Assembly virtually and will converge on New York City in person this week.The possibility that the visiting delegations might themselves pose a health threat will be an important reminder that while nations … Read more