Good News: COVID-19 Vaccinations Surpass Reported Infections in Lebanon

The number of vaccinated people has finally exceeded the number of reported infections in Lebanon as the ministry reported yesterday that 547,596 have received their first vaccine dose while the total number of declared COVID cases has reached 541,423. This is very encouraging news as more and more Lebanese are getting vaccinated, but it's still a long way until we reach the needed vaccination rate as only 6% in Lebanon have received both vaccine shots…

TAQA’s 180KM Open Water Swim Traverse From Cyprus to Lebanon

TAQA is an ISO-certified Lebanese bakery that produces nutritious and delicious healthy snacks that are wheat-free, corn free, soy free, and GMO-free, palm oil free. TAQA has been growing exponentially since 2016 and can be found in all shops in Lebanon, as well as shops in Qatar and Cote D’Ivoire. TAQA takes pride in being an environment friendly business and organized for that sake the "Open Water Swim Traverse from Cyprus to Lebanon" back in…
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Lebanon Will Get One Million Doses of Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine Next Thursday

2 months ago
After weeks of stalling, the Health Ministry has finally taken the first step towards speeding up the vaccination campaign in Lebanon, by allowing a Pharmaline, a private Lebanese company, to acquire one million doses of ...
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Around 1000 Doctors Are Considering Leaving Lebanon

3 months ago
Last year, the head of the doctors’ syndicate stated that over 400 doctors had left the country, creating a major problem for university hospitals and for the overall medical sector. This year, Abou Sharaf declared ...
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List of Private Companies Authorized to Import COVID-19 Vaccines

3 months ago
Lebanon’s Health Ministry stated earlier this week that it has authorized 20 private companies to import COVID-19 vaccines, but a Ministry official said the local companies “have so far faced rejection from the companies that ...
Critiques

Troubling Numbers In The First Vaccination Report By The Central Inspection

3 months ago
Joelle M. Abi-Rached published on twitter the full report by the Central Inspection following the first week of COVID-19 vaccination in Lebanon. Looking quickly at the numbers in the report below: – 28,080 doses of ...
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Beirut’s Crisis Observatory Study: No Herd Immunity Before 2025

3 months ago
A study conducted by the Crisis Observatory at the American University of Beirut warned that Lebanon will not reach herd immunity before the summer of 2025 at this slow pace. In fact, Lebanon has only ...
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Only 450,000 Lebanese Have Signed Up For The COVID-19 Vaccine So Far

4 months ago
As Lebanon has officially kicked off its vaccination campaign against COVID-19, the number of people who registered on the [website] is still relatively small. In fact, ex-PM Diab mentioned that only 450,000 have signed up ...
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Lebanese Embassy in The US Decorates 8 Moderna Executives & Scientists of Lebanese Descent

4 months ago
Moderna’s Chairman and co-founder Noubar Afeyan made headlines in Lebanon and around the world when his company announced a vaccine candidate against the COVID-19 virus. Born to Armenian parents in Lebanon, Afeyan immigrated with his ...
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Vaccine Rollout Announced, 6 Million Doses For All Residents – Not Just Lebanese

4 months ago
Lebanon has moved in recent weeks to COVID alert level 4, which means we’re in an uncontrolled epidemic with limited additional health system capacity available. The test positivity rate is still very high and hospitals ...
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