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AstraZeneca Debacle Threatens Global Fight Against Pandemic

The Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca was supposed to supply the world with an inexpensive vaccine against COVID-19. But after a series of mishaps at the company, trust in the substance that was supposed to help end the pandemic is eroding.

Inside COVAX’s Mission to Save the World: Two Billion Vaccine Doses for 190 Countries

The World Health Organization has launched the biggest vaccination campaign in human history, with the aim of distributing doses to 190 countries and limiting the risk of dangerous mutations. But the project is a race against time.

Two Billion Vaccine Doses for 190 Countries: Inside COVAX’s Mission to Save the World

The World Health Organization has launched the biggest vaccination campaign in human history, with the aim of distributing doses to 190 countries and limiting the risk of dangerous mutations. But the project is a race against time.

AstraZeneca: Getting Vaccinated Should Have Made Me Happy. Then Came the Headlines

I’m 30 years old and I received my first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the beginning of March. Then the news broke about problems with thrombosis. This is a story about trust – and how quickly it can be lost.

A Jab and Many Questions: Getting Vaccinated Should Have Made Me Happy. Then Came the Headlines

I’m 30 years old and I received my first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the beginning of March. Then the news broke about problems with thrombosis. This is a story about trust – and how quickly it can be lost.

Campaign Kicks Into High Gear:

Germany's vaccination campaign is running sluggishly, but that's about to change quickly. The situation could ease considerably -- and that well before the end of the summer, with vaccine deliveries set to increase dramatically in the coming weeks.

A Third Wave Washes over Germany as Vaccination Campaign Mounts

Medical professionals and virologists in Germany have been clear in their message: The third wave of the coronavirus must be stemmed through tough measures, otherwise the consequences will be dramatic. So, why are Angela Merkel and her state governors stalling?

Underage Refugees: The Desperate Children of Moria

One boy has to sell his brother to the smugglers, another leaves his sister behind. DER SPIEGEL has spent months documenting the fates of four unaccompanied minors from the Moria camp on Lesbos. Not all of them make it to Germany.

Vaccine Diplomacy: The Surprising Success of Sputnik V

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, the development of the Sputnik V vaccine is a welcome boost to his country's image. And it has been received with open arms in Latin America. In Europe, though, people remain skeptical. Rightly so?

Ex-President Lula on Brazil's Corona Disaster: "It's the Biggest Genocide in Our History"

In an interview, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says the country's current leader, Jair Bolsonaro, shares blame for the country's 300,000 coronavirus deaths in one year. He is calling on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders to join forces to make vaccines a public good.

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