In late March, the African nation of Eswatini celebrated something that people in many countries take for granted - hot water at health clinics across the country. The hot water is heated by the sun, and could save many lives.
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As coronavirus outbreaks in places like India grow worse, many people want drug companies to share the secrets behind their Covid-19 vaccines. So far, several rich countries are fighting efforts to share this information.
The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in India, with over 300,000 new cases every day. The outbreak is so bad that India's health care system is having trouble keeping up. In response, countries from around the world are sending supplies to help out.
A new vaccine against malaria has shown strong results in early tests in the African nation of Burkina Faso. More tests are needed, but it's possible that the vaccine could wind up saving hundreds of thousands of lives every year.
Zipline, a company which focuses on using drones to deliver medical supplies, is now delivering coronavirus vaccines to remote areas in Ghana. Soon the company will provide similar services in other countries, too.
It's been over a year since Covid-19 began spreading around the world. Since then, amazing progress has been made on getting the virus under control. But tackling the coronavirus quickly is still important, since the virus is also changing.
To recap 2020, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at just a few of this year's stories about the struggle to get the coronavirus under control.
The first people in the US and Canada have begun getting the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. It's an important step in the long process of getting the virus under control in two countries where it's currently spreading rapidly.
Yesterday, Margaret Keenan became the first person to get the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. It was the first step in a massive project to vaccinate tens of millions of people in the United Kingdom in just a few months.
The drug companies Pfizer and BioNTech say the coronavirus vaccine they're developing seems to be 90% successful at preventing people from getting Covid-19. The results aren't final, but the news is much better than many experts expected.