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Today 08:11 For poorer countries, among them Argentina, salvation is still a long way off.
Today 08:11 For poorer countries, among them Argentina, salvation is still a long way off.
Today 08:06 It is common to hear people in Argentina complaining that issues have become politicised, meaning that powerful people representing conflicting interests have gridlocked an issue.
Today 07:26 Government introduces new restrictions after surge in infections, hoping to tread thin line between economic pain and healthcare gain.
Today 07:14 President expresses confidence that “sufficient vaccines” will arrive in “middle of April” to “accelerate pace” of mass inoculation programme.
08-04-2021 11:48 Venezuela's foreign minister claims that without economic sanctions against the government of President Nicolás Maduro, the country would already have purchased all 30 million coronavirus vaccines it needs.
05-04-2021 15:06 New Management & Fit study quizzing 2,200 people finds majority fears economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic more than getting infected by the virus.
03-04-2021 07:57 Confirmed cases now total 2.37 million, with more than 56,000 fatalities. To date, more than four million vaccines have been given.
03-04-2021 07:14 Dr Pedro Cahn is the Scientific Director of Fundación Huésped, a major NGO devoted to the fight against HIV/AIDS. During the coronavirus pandemic, he has served as part of an expert committee advising the Presidency and the Health Ministry on how to combat the transmission of Covid-19.
02-04-2021 19:16 With the Buenos Aires Province government said to be considering, City officials said Friday that no new restrictions were considered “necessary” for now.
02-04-2021 03:31 Shipment of one million doses of Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine arrives in Argentina, as government vows to ramp up the mass inoculation of citizens.
01-04-2021 17:42 At a movie theatre turned culture centre in Rosario, lucky retirees are getting vaccinated against Covid-19 – and enjoying a few Charles Chaplin movies.
01-04-2021 15:11 With new virus variants, believed to be more contagious, spreading across the continent, cases have been soaring in Chile despite its vaccination drive.
27-03-2021 08:30 São Paulo’s Butantan biomedical institute announces it is developing a “100 percent Brazilian” vaccine against Covid-19.
23-03-2021 12:47 A new shipment of 500,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine arrived in Buenos Aires from Moscow on Monday. Argentina has now taken delivery of more than 4.8 million doses of various jabs.
13-03-2021 08:19 Buenos Aires Province Governor Axel Kicillof angrily attacks claims prominent intellectual was offered Covid-19 jab “under the table.”
12-03-2021 12:57 Throughout the developing world, countries like Argentina have been squeezed out by richer nations in the race to secure vaccines produced by Western companies such as Pfizer and Moderna. Across most of Africa and large swathes of Latin America, south Asia and southeast Asia, little or no vaccine has been distributed.
09-03-2021 13:56 Just over a year ago, Chile’s billionaire president, Sebastián Piñera, had an approval rating of six percent, the lowest in Latin America. Today, his approval rating has leaped as the country vaccinates its population against Covid at a rate that outstrips most of the world.
03-03-2021 18:44 Chile has managed to inoculate 18% of its population with at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19 and is among the first five countries in the world to do so.
02-03-2021 21:29 Fernández and government officials clash with opposition figureheads on social media in wake of last Saturday's anti-government protest, as president condemns use of body bags at rally condemning 'VIP vaccine' scandal.
02-03-2021 18:16 More than 238 million doses will be distributed around the world by the end of May through the Covax programme aimed at boosting access to coronavirus jabs in poorer nations.
28-02-2021 08:59 Anti-government demonstrators rally in cities across the country in protest at the 'VIP vaccines' scandal; President Fernández condemns small group of protesters who attach mock body bags to the gates of the Casa Rosada.
28-02-2021 07:09 Ecuador health minister resigned Friday, becoming the third top Latin American health official forced out in two weeks as outrage grows over the ability of the region’s richest and most powerful to obtain vaccinations before the rest of the population.
27-02-2021 08:46 Prosecutor Stornelli seeks probe against City Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Health Minister Fernán Quirós. Opposition dismisses claims, says City Hall is “transparent.”
27-02-2021 07:41 US pharma giant accused of “bullying” Latin American governments in Covid vaccine negotiations, even asking Argentina and Brazil to put up sovereign assets as guarantees against any future legal costs.
27-02-2021 07:06 Opposition leaders pile on pressure over “vaccinations of privilege,” accusing ruling Peronist coalition of seeking to “vaccinate a Kirchnerite oligarchy.”
24-02-2021 16:36 Government announces that it will vaccinate teachers with the one million Sinopharm doses that are due to arrive from China on Friday. First round of vaccines will be given to over 450,000 teachers working in pre-school, special needs and primary schools.
23-02-2021 15:00 Exempting Covid-19 vaccines from intellectual property rights will not speed up production or distribution of the jabs, a pharmaceutical industry association argued Tuesday.
23-02-2021 14:09 Peronist leader says that while he rejects the “irregular” vaccinations, it had already cost the resignation of his health minister Ginés González García and did not amount to a crime.
22-02-2021 23:38 Pressure grows on Alberto Fernández administration over ‘VIP vaccination’ scandal. Casa Rosada releases a list of Peronist leaders, officials and their family members who received Sputnik jab.
22-02-2021 17:15 Following the controversial "VIP Vaccination" scandal that surfaced at the tail-end of last week, a new Management & Fit survey finds that six out of ten people lack confidence in government's vaccine plan.
22-02-2021 13:09 President Alberto Fernández, delivering his first comments on the so-called 'VIP vaccination' scandal, said Sunday that the actions of his health minister had been "unforgivable."
20-02-2021 05:54 G7 commits 7.5 billion euros to Covax scheme, just two days after UN warned of global vaccine equities.
20-02-2021 05:38 Vaccines start to be given to citizens aged over 70, as government's mass inoculation scheme aganst novel coronavirus enters new phase.
19-02-2021 14:32 Tests on BioNTech-Pfizer shot have shown that the vaccine can stand warmer temperatures than initially thought, potentially simplifying the jab's cold-chain logistics.
18-02-2021 13:58 Provincial government begins to give first shots of Sputnik V vaccine to citizens aged over 70, using schools and other sites as temporary vaccination centres.
17-02-2021 14:36 Israel unveils "green badge" plan to re-open services to those fully inoculated, stirring controversy about unequal access for those who opt out of the jabs.
17-02-2021 13:56 With several Covid-19 vaccines either being rolled out or under trial, here is a rundown of the various stages of their development.
17-02-2021 13:42 Secretary-General António Guterres sounds alarm that just 10 nations have administered 75% of Covid-19 vaccine doses so far – and 130 countries have had none at all.
15-02-2021 16:44 Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro is forced to suspend its vaccination programme due to shortages, fuelling further frustrations with President Jair Bolsonaro's government.
06-02-2021 10:02 First greeted with scepticism, experts have since been convinced of the effectiveness of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine, securing a major political victory for Vladimir Putin.
06-02-2021 08:32 Health Minister Ginés González García says Argentina has signed contracts for the provision for 62 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines – but provides little information on delivery dates.
04-02-2021 00:22 Health Minister Ginés González García said Wednesday that Argentina has signed contracts for the provision of some 62 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
25-01-2021 08:26 Brazil's newly launched vaccination campaign against Covid-19 has gotten off to a late and rocky start – as the country is hammered by a second wave of the disease, it is already close to running out of vaccine, syringes and other vital equipment.
23-01-2021 09:54 Biden issues flurry of executive orders, warns that Covid-19 is expected to kill "well over 600,000" in the United States.
23-01-2021 09:32 Trump era finally draws to close as Joseph Biden is sworn-in as 46th president of United States, two weeks after deadly attack on US Capitol.
16-01-2021 07:37 The global death toll from Covid-19 passed two million on Friday, with the WHO urging mass vaccinations.
16-01-2021 07:15 More than 200,000 citizens now vaccinated against Covid-19, says Health Ministry; Second flight carrying doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine due to arrive in Buenos Aires today.
09-01-2021 07:55 Following surge in cases, national government moves to restrict night-time activities and movement of people. Number of regions, including Córdoba, Mendoza and Buenos Aires City, push back on limits.
04-01-2021 17:23 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new strict coronavirus restrictions, closing schools and ordering a third national lockdown for England.