pandemic recovery

News in Brief 12 May 2021

  • Independent COVID probe urges overhaul of pandemic prevention
  • UN call for Middle East calm to avoid 'full scale war'
  • Businesses should stand up against Myanmar junta, experts urge
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3'4"

News in Brief 5 May 2021

  • COVID-19 pandemic preparedness hub to open in Berlin to promote transparency, early warning capability
  • 155 million faced acute food insecurity last year, with conflict the main driver
  • South Asia at breaking point as COVID infections spike: UNICEF
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3'23"

Without access to vaccines, COVID will continue widening inequality everywhere 

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented public health, economic and social crises, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions and exacerbating inequalities throughout the world, the World Bank said at the COVID-19: Vaccines for Developing Countries event on Friday.