Germany, home to BioNTech, expects to roll out shots in early 2021 with mass vaccination centers in exhibition halls, airport terminals and concert venues. It will also use mobile teams for care homes. Front-line healthcare workers and people at risk for serious Covid-19 are expected to get inoculated first. … [Read more...] about Explained: When and how will Covid-19 vaccines become available around the world?
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Scotland on Tuesday made sanitary products free to all women, becoming the first nation in the world to take such a step against "period poverty." The measure makes tampons and sanitary pads available at designated public places such as community centres, youth clubs and pharmacies, at an estimated annual cost to taxpayers of 24 million pounds ($32 million U.S.). The Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill passed unanimously, and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon called it "an important policy for women and girls." During the debate, the bill's proposer, Scottish Labour MP Monica Lennon, said, "No one should have to worry about where their next tampon, pad or reusable is coming from. "Scotland will not be the last country to consign period poverty to history, but we have the chance to be the first," she said. In 2018, Scotland became the first country to provide free sanitary products in schools, colleges and universities. Some 10% of girls in Britain have … [Read more...] about Scotland first in the world to make sanitary products free