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CDC adds 22 countries to highest alert, UK eases restrictions: Here's Friday around the planet

As requirements and restrictions in countries around the world rapidly change, I will wrap up the travel-related news you might have missed this
Science

The richest countries are vaccine hoarders. Try them in international court | Anthony Costello

More people will die from Covid-19 in the coming year, and most will be unvaccinated. The vaccines that could save millions of lives are not
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Poorer nations are being denied vaccines, and Britain must take much of the blame | Lara Spirit

The world is being held hostage by a cycle of panic and neglect. The Omicron variant has sparked a panic while we wait for clarification. As rich
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Omicron: How the new COVID-19 variant is impacting travel around the world

The discovery of a new variant of the COVID-19 virus triggered a flurry of new travel restrictions around the world, as well as a lot of anxiety
Science

Could the Omicron variant have been avoided? It could set back vaccine successes around the world | Meru Sheel

I have been working in the field of vaccines for over 15 years. The inequity of the Pandemic and access to vaccines has left me sad. It is a success
Science

A new Covid variant is no surprise when rich countries are hoarding vaccines | Gordon Brown

The failure to put vaccines into the hands of people in the developing world is coming back to haunt us despite repeated warnings. We were warned
Business

Rise of a new coronavirus variant in Africa looks like the disaster scenario experts warned of if rich nations hoarded vaccines for themselves

Health experts said the doses needed to make it around the world were not just for the richest countries. They said it was necessary to reduce the
Business

The Taliban plans to buy electricity from Iran after Afghanistan's unpaid bills to other countries left it facing blackouts

Since August, when the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, electricity has been a problem. Reports claimed that the country was still owing huge
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The Taliban plans to buy electricity from Iran after Afghanistan's unpaid bills to other countries left it facing blackouts

Afghanistan refugees walk at dawn. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Since August, when the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, electricity has
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Countries contributing the least to the climate crisis are feeling the worst of its effects

UNICEF found that more than 1 billion children are at risk of weather catastrophes. These children are mainly from countries with the lowest carbon