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WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

GENEVA — The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers’ profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health care[1] workers in poorer countries and charging that most vaccine makers have targeted locations where “profits are highest.” Director-General Tedros …

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The Latest: Chinese province ups restrictions amid outbreak

BEIJING — A Chinese province grappling with a spike in coronavirus cases is reinstating tight restrictions on weddings, funerals and other family gatherings, threatening violators with criminal charges. The notice from the high court in Hebei province did not give specifics, but said all types of social gatherings were now being regulated to prevent further …

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Italy's South Tyrol again flouts Rome over virus closures

The autonomous province of South Tyrol with its German-speaking majority is flouting Rome’s decision to put it under partial lockdown starting Sunday By COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press January 17, 2021, 3:28 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MILAN — The autonomous province of South Tyrol with its German-speaking majority …

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