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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…

EU regulator ‘firmly convinced’ AstraZeneca jab benefits outweigh risks
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EU regulator ‘firmly convinced’ AstraZeneca jab benefits outweigh risks

Nina Larson and Danny Kemp / AFP - March 16, 2021

The EU's medicines regulator said Tuesday it was "firmly convinced" the benefits of AstraZeneca's jab outweigh potential risks, insisting there was no evidence linking the vaccine to…

Denmark, Norway, Iceland suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine
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Denmark, Norway, Iceland suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Camille BAS-WOHLERT / AFP - March 11, 2021

Denmark, Norway and Iceland on Thursday temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine over concerns about patients developing post-jab blood clots, as the manufacturer and Europe's…

Costa Rica authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19
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Costa Rica authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19

The Tico Times - February 27, 2021

Costa Rican health authorities on Friday authorized the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19, based on the endorsement of the European Medicines Agency, the government of…

WHO gives global green light for AstraZeneca Covid shot
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WHO gives global green light for AstraZeneca Covid shot

Robin MILLARD / AFP - February 15, 2021

The World Health Organization gave emergency use approval to AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccines on Monday, meaning distribution can start to poorer countries starved of doses to fight the…

WHO examines AstraZeneca vaccine amid questions about efficacy
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WHO examines AstraZeneca vaccine amid questions about efficacy

Nina Larson with AFP Bureaus - February 9, 2021

The World Health Organization insisted Monday that the AstraZeneca vaccine was still a vital tool in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, after South Africa delayed…

AstraZeneca vaccine effective against UK variant
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AstraZeneca vaccine effective against UK variant

The Tico Times - February 5, 2021

Britain's Oxford University said on Friday its researchers behind the joint AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine had found it to be effective against the UK virus variant now dominant…

US, Mexico, Guatemala bar migrant caravans, citing Covid
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US, Mexico, Guatemala bar migrant caravans, citing Covid

AFP - January 24, 2021

The United States, Mexico and Guatemala agreed Friday to bar migrant caravans from passing through their territories due to the Covid pandemic, days after one from Honduras…

Guatemalan security forces break up US-bound migrant caravan
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Guatemalan security forces break up US-bound migrant caravan

Edgar Calderon with Henry Morales Arana / AFP - January 18, 2021

Guatemalan security forces on Monday broke up a caravan of some 4,000 Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on a journey of thousands of kilometers…

New migrant caravan leaves Honduras in pursuit of U.S. dream
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New migrant caravan leaves Honduras in pursuit of U.S. dream

Noe LEIVA / AFP - January 17, 2021

Some 3,000 people left Honduras on foot Friday in the latest migrant caravan hoping to find a welcome, and a better life, in the US under President-elect…