Daily Archives: May 7, 2021

African Activists Welcome US Support of COVID Vaccine Waiver

JOHANNESBURG – African nations have welcomed news that the U.S. supports a proposal to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines. But, they warn, the road ahead is long and full of obstacles.Health experts and activists say the deci…

EU Calls on US, Others to Export Their COVID-19 Vaccines

PORTO, PORTUGAL – The European Commission called on the United States and other major COVID-19 vaccine producers Friday to export what they make, as the European Union does, rather than talk about waiving intellectual property (IP) rights to the shots….

China Says Rocket Debris Unlikely to Cause Damage

An out-of-control Chinese rocket is expected to reenter Earth’s atmosphere this weekend, but experts do not know where debris from the craft will land or exactly when it will happen. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Friday that th…