China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine gets WHO authorization

May 07, 2021

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A person is shown wearing a protective medical mask and hair net while holding between their finfers a file of the Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine.

A medical worker poses with a vial of the Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine in Belgrade, Serbia, Jan. 19, 2021.

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The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization on Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, which could pave the way to helping vaccinate poorer countries. And, the ports of Belfast and Larne in Northern Ireland have become flashpoints, as Brexit has turned them into de facto borders. Also, a new album released Friday is aimed at raising awareness about musicians in Iran who continually find themselves at risk for censorship, or even jail.

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