Why more countries need covid vaccines, not just the richest ones

Why more countries need covid vaccines, not just the richest ones

January 29, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

The global vaccine rollout is full of glitches, shortages, and problems, but not every country faces the same challenges. Evening out those inequalities to make sure poorer countries are included in the vaccination race isn’t just the ethical thing to do: it’s good for rich countries, too. A new study from the National Bureau of…

Why some countries suspended, replaced, or relaunched their covid apps

Why some countries suspended, replaced, or relaunched their covid apps

January 1, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

This spring, while the US government was spinning its wheels on an official covid-19 response, countries around the world were rolling out national contact tracing apps. Beginning with Singapore in mid-March, more than 40 countries have launched digital exposure notification systems, to varying degrees of success. Our Covid Tracing Tracker logs each country’s app and…

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Gel cups recalled from 25 countries because of choking risk

June 15, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Mini jelly cups from Taiwan have been recalled from more than 25 countries because they may pose a choking risk. ABC jelly fruit cup sweets are subject to recall because of the presence of gel-forming food additive ingredients. The additives are E407 (carrageenan) and E410 (carob or locust bean gum). E numbers are codes for……