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The Irish Times view on vaccine equity: a ‘crisis of solidarity’

The Irish Times 29 Nov 2021
Its ability to spread in southern Africa is very much a function of low vaccination rates, hobbled by the monopolisation by first world countries of vaccines ... Africa remains the most under-vaccinated, with some seven per cent of its 1.3 billion people fully immunised, while the rich world has vaccinated about 54 per cent of its population.
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Omicron variant is wake-up call on vaccine inequality: South African president

Anadolu Agency 29 Nov 2021
On the move by several countries to restrict travel to and from southern Africa, Ramaphosa said that “instead of prohibiting travel, the rich countries of the world need to support the efforts of developing economies to access and to manufacture enough vaccine doses for their people without delay.”.
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South African president blasts US, other nations for travel bans amid Omicron variant

The Grio 29 Nov 2021
Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa, has called the travel bans imposed on his country “scientifically unjustified.” ... The United States has banned travel from eight African countries — and Australia, Thailand and Sri Lanka have also banned travel from South Africa and its neighboring nations due to the Omicron variant.
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Race underway to contain new virus variant

China Daily 29 Nov 2021
LONDONThe new potentially more contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, sending governments around the world scrambling to halt its spread ... from South Africa on Wednesday.
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75, including all from 8 families, to take diksha in Surat

The Times of India 29 Nov 2021
AHMEDABAD. Mukesh Sanghvi, 43, a businessman from Mumbai, will take diksha at Adhyatmik Nagri constructed in the Vesu area of Surat ... We have seen the struggles of a middle-class family and also the riches the business brought us that enabled us to see countries from Europe to Africa and also the US and Singapore.” He added ... Start a Conversation. .
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Canada among countries around the world confirming omicron cases

Crains Detroit Business 29 Nov 2021
The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread ... were linked and involved travel from southern Africa.
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COVID-19: Experts Warned 8 Months Ago Failing to ‘Vaccinate the World’ Would Lead to Dangerous Variants

Consortium News 29 Nov 2021
While rich countries are currently inoculating their populations at an estimated rate of one person per second, successful vaccine rollouts could be imperiled by highly contagious new variants that develop and spread among nations without vaccine access — and eventually make their way into wealthy nations.
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Omicron variant: Countries that have reported cases, imposed restrictions

Indian Express 29 Nov 2021
Just days after a new heavily mutated variant of the coronavirus — Omicron — emerged in southern Africa, new cases of the variant are being recorded in different parts of the world ... South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa slammed rich Western countries for what he called their knee-jerk imposition of travel bans.
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Anti-BDS Laws Could Upend the Constitutional Right to Engage in Boycott

The Intercept 29 Nov 2021
As a college student, Jordahl, the Arizona attorney, had participated in protests calling for divestment from apartheid South Africa in the 1980s and once faced administrative proceedings for disrupting a meeting by the trustees of Oberlin College, his alma mater ... “This is a rich tradition.”.
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The Omicron variant reveals the true global danger of ‘vaccine apartheid’

The Observer 28 Nov 2021
It is far too early to know how big a threat the new strain poses but investors assumed the worst as soon as the reports arrived from southern Africa ... Either rich nations make it possible for poor countries to increase jab rates or they have to seal themselves off from the unvaccinated parts of the world.
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Christmas 2022 at risk from Covid unless UK stops hoarding jabs, Gordon Brown warns

The Independent 28 Nov 2021
Next year’s Christmas is at risk from Covid restrictions unless the UK and other rich nations stop hoarding vaccines desperately needed in Africa, Gordon Brown is warning.
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Saudi, Bahrain, Sudan ban flights from African countries over COVID variant

Anadolu Agency 28 Nov 2021
... discovered in South Africa ... On Friday, the oil-rich kingdom banned flights from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Eswatini amid fears of the high infectious Omicron variant.
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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain ban flights from African countries over Covid variant

The Wire 28 Nov 2021
... discovered in South Africa ... On Friday, the oil-rich kingdom banned flights from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Eswatini amid fears of the high infectious Omicron variant.
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As African nations banned, SA says it’s ‘punishment’ for honesty

The Times of India 28 Nov 2021
“It feels like these rich countries have learned absolutely nothing in terms of support.” South Africa’s number of daily infections — 2,828 on Friday — was a small fraction of case counts in countries with similarly sized populations, like Germany and Britain, not to mention the US.
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Boosting China-Africa cooperation in the new era

China Daily 28 Nov 2021
The two sides have also made remarkable achievements in trade cooperation, as their economies are highly complementary, with Africa being rich in natural resources which are in high demand in China, and China mainly supplying finished products to the African countries ... But China and Africa have supported each other during these trying times.
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