Tag: Third World and Developing Countries

Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race

PUNE, India — In early May, an extremely well-sealed steel box arrived at the cold room of the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine maker. Inside, packed in dry ice, sat a tiny 1-milliliter vial from Oxford, England, containing the cellular material for one of the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccines. Scientists in […]

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One in Three Children Have Unacceptably High Lead Levels, Study Says

Lead contamination has long been recognized as a health hazard, particularly for the young. But a new study asserts that the extent of the problem is far bigger than previously thought, with one in three children worldwide — about 800 million in all — threatened by unacceptably high lead levels in their blood. The ubiquity […]

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They Crossed Oceans to Lift Their Families Out of Poverty. Now, They Need Help.

LONDON — For more than a decade, Flavius Tudor has shared the money he has made in England with his mother in Romania, regularly sending home cash that enabled her to buy medicine. Last month, the flow reversed. His 82-year-old mother sent him money so he could pay his bills. Suffering a high fever and […]

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