WHO, partners aim to get Africa 30% of needed doses by FebThe World Health Organization and its partners hope to provide Africa with about 30% of the COVID-19 vaccines the continent needs by February Mu Covid variant: Symptoms, vaccine efficiency, and is it in the UK?The latest variant has potential to cause harm. WHO urges COVID vaccine booster moratorium until 2022US pushes back against call, says it'll continue to offer third shots to Americans; Israel has administered boosters to over 2.6 million AP Interview: UN refugee chief says Afghan stability neededThe chief of the U.N. refugee agency says the international community and the Taliban will need to find a way to deal with each other for the sake of stabilizing Afghanistan Send vaccines to Africa and ditch unproven third shot, AU saysRich nations would do better to send vaccines to Africa to help fight the global COVID-19 pandemic rather than hoarding them for third-dose booster shots that scientific evidence does not back, the African Union's (AU) top health official said on Thursday In a new review, some F.D.A. scientists and others say boosters aren’t needed for the general population.The benefits of a third shot for most people are small and are far outweighed by the benefits of using those doses for initial vaccinations, the scientists say. What is C.1.2, the new Covid variant in South Africa, and should we be worried?The C.1.2 variant has scientists’ attention because it possesses mutations within the genome similar to those seen in variants of interest, like Delta Covid-like infections from animals raise risk of future pandemics: studyResearchers found about 400,000 people in China and Southeast Asia are infected by animals carrying coronaviruses annually, but most of these are mild. Parents of 5 die of coronavirus weeks apartA California couple with five children, including a newborn, died weeks apart after contracting COVID-19, Biden receives ‘inconclusive’ intelligence report on COVID-19 originsA classified US intelligence report delivered to President Joe Biden was inconclusive about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the theory that the virus jumped from animals to humans.