Month: January 2022

At Davos, a ‘good news, bad news’ message emerges about Covid-19

As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc, an expert panel at the World Economic Forum delivered a mix of good news and bad news on Monday: More variants will emerge, but vaccine production is accelerating and research is progressing toward a combined shot that may be able to attack these different variants. On one hand, […]

STAT+: Real estate developer reneges on multimillion-dollar pledge to Harvard-led Covid project

A financially troubled Chinese real-estate developer has reneged on a major pledge to Harvard University, leaving a shortfall of millions of dollars for a major COVID-19 research effort involving hundreds of experts from academia and industry across Massachusetts. This is the second multimillion-dollar gift to Harvard that China Evergrande Group has struggled to deliver in recent […]

Opinion: Fighting Covid-19 in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest informal settlements

KIBERA, Kenya — Nearly 10 months after a grandmother in England became the first person in the world to get vaccinated against Covid-19 outside of a clinical trial, we were finally able to start vaccinating residents of Kibera, one of Africa’s largest informal settlements. That first jab was a long time coming. Read the rest…

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