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Biden says nearly half of world leaders asking for US vaccine help
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Biden says nearly half of world leaders asking for US vaccine help

AFP - May 11, 2021

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that almost half the world's leaders have contacted him, asking for US help in obtaining Covid-19 vaccines. "Every country in the world…

US to welcome more refugees, including Central Americans
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US to welcome more refugees, including Central Americans

Sebastian Smith / AFP - May 4, 2021

US President Joe Biden announced Monday, after coming under fierce criticism, that he was raising the maximum number of refugees allowed into the United States this year…

Airlines face another bleak year as outlook worsens
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Airlines face another bleak year as outlook worsens

AFP - April 30, 2021

Airlines face another bleak year with steeper losses than previously forecast, as some regions struggle to speed up Covid-19 vaccination campaigns and control virus variants, an industry…

US to export up to 60 mn AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses
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US to export up to 60 mn AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses

The Tico Times - April 27, 2021

The United States will send up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine abroad, officials announced Monday, as President Joe Biden pledged to "be there"…

EU agency says AstraZeneca clot risk ‘very rare’ as nations battle virus surges
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EU agency says AstraZeneca clot risk ‘very rare’ as nations battle virus surges

Danny Kemp, with AFP bureaus - April 7, 2021

The EU's medicines regulator said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine but the benefits of the jab…

AstraZeneca vaccine benefits ‘outweigh the risks,’ EMA says
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AstraZeneca vaccine benefits ‘outweigh the risks,’ EMA says

The Tico Times - April 6, 2021

Costa Rica on Wednesday will receive its first doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Administration of this formula has been suspended by several countries over concerns about…

U.S. updates guidance for vaccinated travelers
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U.S. updates guidance for vaccinated travelers

The Tico Times - April 5, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States on Friday issued updated guidance for travelers who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. While…

US, 13 allies voice concern on WHO-backed Covid report
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US, 13 allies voice concern on WHO-backed Covid report

AFP - March 31, 2021

The United States and 13 allies on Tuesday jointly voiced concern over a World Health Organization-backed report on the origins of Covid-19 and urged China to provide…

IMF sees global economy improving despite uncertainties
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IMF sees global economy improving despite uncertainties

AFP - March 30, 2021

Economic growth led by the United States and China is accelerating, amplifying the risks of an uneven global recovery, the head of the IMF said Tuesday. "In…

Some businesses thrive, others ache during pandemic
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Some businesses thrive, others ache during pandemic

AFP - March 29, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic initially brought the global economy to a halt but business adjusted, with the more nimble taking advantage of the move online while others struggle…

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