• Baseball Stadiums, Theme Parks, Cathedrals: See the World's Makeshift COVID-19 Vaccination Hubs

    10 days ago - By Time

    Earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, as arriving patients quickly overwhelmed hospitals from China to Italy to New York, officials converted all manner of public spaces into makeshift treatment hubs in a wartime-like effort to save as many people as possible. Now, as cases fall in many countries, public spaces are being changed once again-this time into mass vaccination hubs, where hundreds or even thousands of people can be inoculated against COVID-19 in a given day.
    Below, see some of the world's most impressive makeshift COVID-19 vaccination hubs, from New York's Citi Field to Moscow's...
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  • ‘Held to ransom': Pfizer plays hardball in Covid-19 vaccine negotiations with Latin American countries

    ‘Held to ransom': Pfizer plays hardball in Covid-19 vaccine negotiations with Latin American countries

    10 days ago - By STAT

    Pfizer has been accused of “bullying” Latin American governments during negotiations to acquire its Covid-19 vaccine, and the company has asked some countries to put up sovereign assets, such as embassy buildings and military bases, as a guarantee against the cost of any future legal cases, according to an investigation by the U.K.-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism .
    In the case of one Latin American country, demands made by the pharmaceutical giant led to a three-month delay in a vaccine deal being reached. For Argentina and Brazil, no national deals were agreed to at all with...
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