Big promises, few doses: Why Russia is struggling to make Sputnik V doses

Reuters 05/15/2021

MOSCOW — Transforming the site of what once was a Soviet-era car factory into a state-of-the-art facility churning out Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V was the easy bit. Making doses in bulk, finding qualified staff, and getting equipment have…

Populist tragedy: India, Brazil, PH

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 05/04/2021

Over the past years, from Brazil to India and the Philippines, millions of voters have placed their faith in charismatic strongmen who thrive on apocalyptic rhetoric and who promised to single-handedly address complex 21st-century challenges. Recently, however,…

Brazil halts trials of Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

11/10/2020

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—Brazil’s health regulator said Monday it had suspended clinical trials of a Chinese-developed Covid-19 vaccine after an “adverse incident” involving a volunteer recipient, a blow for one of the most advanced vaccine candidates. The…

Belgium tops first FIFA rankings since pandemic shutdown

Associated Press 09/17/2020

ZURICH — The first FIFA men’s world rankings for five months were still led by Belgium on Thursday after the shutdown of European teams during the coronavirus pandemic ended in September. Belgium leads an unchanged top four…

Brazil surpasses 120,000 COVID-19 deaths

AFP 08/30/2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Just over six months after registering its first case of the new coronavirus, Brazil crossed the grim threshold of 120,000 people killed by Covid-19 Saturday, with no end in sight to the…

Brazil makes grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

AP 08/09/2020

RIO DE JANEIRO  — Brazil surpassed a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday night, and five months after the first reported case the country has not shown signs of crushing the disease. The nation…

US infections top three million as Trump pushes schools reopening

Agence France Presse 07/09/2020

WASHINGTON, United States – The United States topped three million confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed for schools to re-open amid a COVID-19 resurgence in many southern hotspots. The US remains by far the…

700-kilometer ‘megaflash’ in Brazil sets lightning record — UN

AFP 06/28/2020

The United Nations’ (UN) weather agency announced Thursday the longest lightning bolt on record — a single flash in Brazil on Oct. 31, 2018, that cut the sky across more than 700 kilometers. That is equivalent to…

Man dresses up as his mom to take her driving test, gets arrested

12/15/2019

  After a 60-year-old woman failed her driving test thrice, her devoted son took matters into his own hands by attending her fourth test on her behalf last Tuesday, Dec. 10. Despite Heitor Schiave’s best efforts to…

Cebuano initiates campaign to raise awareness on Amazon rainforest fire

Immae Lachica 08/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An ambitious cry to raise awareness on the Amazon rainforest fire is starting to make noise here in Cebu. Kevin Garcia, Mr. Fahrenheit 2019 first runner-up, is encouraging everyone to “scream” for the…

Pro and anti- whaling nations to meet in Brazil

AFP 09/10/2018

Nations on either side of the whale hunting debate are set for a standoff as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meets today with Japan hoping to overturn the 32-year-old ban on commercial whale hunting. Japan will unveil…

World Cup update: Brazil advances to quarterfinals with win over Mexico

Mars Alison 07/03/2018

Brazil was able to do what Argentina, Portugal and Spain could not, as it advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 dismissal of Mexico in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Neymar Jr., who was named Man…

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