Lebanon Will Get One Million Doses of Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine Next Thursday

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 the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V. This was made possible by Pharmaline owner Jacques Sarraf who heads the Lebanese Russian Business Council and the Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Lebanon. According to Naharnet, the vaccine will be offered…

Around 1000 Doctors Are Considering Leaving Lebanon

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 that over 1000 doctors are considered leaving or have already left, knowing that the majority of those leaving are aged between 35 and 55. Abou Sharaf even warned that one of Beirut's key hospitals might run out of doctors soon.…
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List of Private Companies Authorized to Import COVID-19 Vaccines

1 month 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 ...
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Troubling Numbers In The First Vaccination Report By The Central Inspection

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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

2 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

2 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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Lebanon Has Not Yet Signed a Contract with Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccines

3 months ago
A lot of countries have started administrating the COVID-19 vaccines, with “Israel”, our sworn enemy, leading the way in the doses administered per 100 people, followed by the UAE, Bahrain, USA, UK, Denmark, Russia & ...
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COVID-19: Five Scenarios You MUST Avoid To Prevent The Spread!

3 months ago
It’s never too late to stop the virus spread even if cases are surging and the authorities are helpless and/or incompetent. Hospital ICU bed capacity is nearing 100% in Lebanon as PCR testing sites are ...
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