Brazilian sex workers go on strike for a week to demand they are among ‘front line’ workers to get ‘priority’ Covid-19 vaccines (photos)

Sex workers in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil have gone on strike for a week, demanding to be included in the group of front-line workers receiving priority coronavirus vaccines. Thousands of sex workers in the city have been forced by pandemic-related closure of hotels, where they rented rooms to sell their services… Continue reading Brazilian sex workers go on strike for a week to demand they are among ‘front line’ workers to get ‘priority’ Covid-19 vaccines (photos)

CDC Launches Web Tool To Help Americans Find COVID-19 Vaccines

The scramble to secure a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is chaotic and fierce. There are not yet enough doses for everyone who’s eligible and wants to get vaccinated. As frustration rises, the federal government hasn’t offered much besides assurances that things will get better and appeals for calm. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,… Continue reading CDC Launches Web Tool To Help Americans Find COVID-19 Vaccines

President Biden to announce $4 billion donation to poor countries for covid-19 vaccines

President Joe Biden is expected to announce on Friday that the United States will make first contribution of $2 billion to a U.N.-backed program seeking to distribute COVID-19 vaccine doses to people in the poorest countries in the world, according to senior Biden administration officials. ABC News reported that Congress had already allocated the money… Continue reading President Biden to announce $4 billion donation to poor countries for covid-19 vaccines

How To Sign Up For A COVID-19 Vaccine In Your State

The COVID-19 vaccines are here, but if it’s your turn to get vaccinated, how are you supposed to sign up? The answers vary by place, so NPR created a lookup tool to help you understand how things work in your state and connect you with local resources. And we’re sharing guiding principles and advice for… Continue reading How To Sign Up For A COVID-19 Vaccine In Your State

COVID-19 vaccines for teachers, a key to reopening schools, comes down to location – and luck

More than 3,200 pre-K and special education students returned to classrooms in mid-January for two weeks, but those classes shifted online last week amid an impasse in negotiations between the union and City Hall. Since Jan. 9, the district has reported 124 actionable cases of COVID-19, according to officials. “We successfully opened school at the… Continue reading COVID-19 vaccines for teachers, a key to reopening schools, comes down to location – and luck

How Covid-19 vaccines can shape China and India’s global influence

SINGAPORE – With mass vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 underway globally, there is an emerging gap between rich and poor nations in their abilities to secure enough shots to immunize their people. Wealthy nations have been accused of hoarding vaccines, mostly from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. That has created room for India, China, and to an extent… Continue reading How Covid-19 vaccines can shape China and India’s global influence