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India and Its Vaccine Maker Stumble Over Their Pandemic Promises

NEW DELHI — Adar Poonawalla made big promises. The 40-year-old chief of the world’s largest vaccine maker pledged to take a leading role in the global effort to inoculate the poor against Covid-19. His India-based empire signed deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars to make and export doses to suffering countries. Those promises have …

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Ontario’s Premier Wants a Tighter Border. A U.S. Senator Eyes Reopening It.

The signals from either side of the border between Canada and the United States this week could not have been more dissimilar. On this side, the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario’s premier, Doug Ford, who has repeatedly blamed travelers for the third wave of Covid-19, put out an ad condemning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for …

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Geoff Crowther, 77, Dies; Guided Travelers Looking to Get Lost

After all, Lonely Planet, which was founded by Tony Wheeler with his wife, Maureen, was itself named by mistake. Mr. Wheeler thought he was adopting the name from the lyrics to “Space Captain,” sung by Joe Cocker and written by Matthew Moore — until his wife corrected him. (The actual line is “Once while traveling …

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Pamela Kraft, 77, Dies; Arts Magnet and Champion of Indigenous Rights

In 2012, the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns recognized her efforts, awarding her its “Spirit of the U.N.” award. Influenced by the shamanic teachings of Carlos Castaneda and others, her activism could veer toward the mystical, which somehow seemed appropriate, given Ms. Kraft’s interests in all things magical and colorful growing up. …

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Video: W.H.O. Approves China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 Vaccine

new video loaded: W.H.O. Approves China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 Vaccine transcript Back transcript W.H.O. Approves China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 Vaccine The World Health Organization’s authorization of the vaccine for emergency use on Friday allows it to be included in Covax, W.H.O’s global initiative to increase vaccine access in low- and middle-income countries. Solving the vaccine crisis requires …

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Australians in India will be allowed to return home starting May 15

Australia will resume repatriation flights for Australian nationals in India after May 15, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday. The resumption will end a travel ban that made it a criminal offense for citizens and residents of Australia to enter the country from India. No other democratic nation has issued a similar ban on …

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