Putin spokes about vaccination during Q&A session

Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding his annual Q&A broadcast with Russians on Wednesday where he responds to questions from people across the country.    At the start of the event, he said he had been …

Austria ready to purchase Sputnik V, Sebastian Kurz says

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that negotiations with Russia on the purchase of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine were finished. Sputnik V would be an additional booster [for the vaccination campaign in Austria] with a volume …

Why South Korea still hasn’t vaccinated anyone

South Korea has earned international plaudits as a model for its success in COVID-19 mitigation. Employing systematic approaches for testing, contact tracing, segregation, and quarantine, South Korea has, throughout the pandemic, managed to …

Tunisians to acquire Russian vaccine

Tunisia has become the third country in Africa after Algeria and Guinea, where the Russian anti-coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V was registered, the country's health ministry informed today. "The Sputnik V vaccine has been …

Azerbaijan Reveals Vaccination Plans

Vaccination of Azerbaijan’s population against Covid-19 will start in early 2021 following the finalization of negotiations for the purchase of vaccines. Authorities in the country defined scientifically substantiated safety as the key criteria a vaccine should meet, Caspian News writes in the article Azerbaijan Reveals Vaccination Plans Amidst Negotiations With Major Vaccine Developers

Oil prices continue their rally amid positive vaccine news

Oil prices were rising again Tuesday, continuing the momentum from their Monday surge on positive vaccine news. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark, rose 2.2% to $43.33. West Texas Intermediate futures rose 2.2% to $41.17. They had risen 7% and 8%, respectively, on Monday