Troubling Numbers In The First Vaccination Report By The Central Inspection

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 Pfizer/BioNTech were received but the reported numbers are 15,241 . Yesterday, the number of doses administered was 34,664 out of around 60k. Where are the remaining doses? - AUB has vaccinated almost 47% people outside the national platform. Tebnin 91.6%!…

World Bank Might Suspend COVID-19 Vaccine Funding After Lebanese MPs Got Vaccinated

The head of Lebanon's COVID19 vaccination committee, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Bizri is set to resign today after a number of 75+ members of parliaments got vaccinated without his knowledge. World Bank Regional Director has already reacted to this news by warning that they might suspend financing for vaccines and support for COVID19 response across Lebanon if this violation was confirmed. Al-Jadeed tweeted that the number of MPs vaccinated were 16 and it was done in the…
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Why Was Judge Sawwan Recused from Investigating the Beirut Port Blast?

2 weeks ago
The Court of Cassation decided today to recuse Judge Fadi Sawwan from investigation into the Beirut port blast case, following a memorandum submitted by former ministers Ali Hassan Khalil and Ghazi Zeaiter (both suspects) on ...
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Why Are We Vaccinating Reporters & Journalists Next Week?

2 weeks ago
Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad has been lobbying for weeks now to give journalists and reporters priority in receiving the vaccine shot, and it looks like they will get vaccinated starting next week according to ...
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German Contractors Found a “Second Beirut Bomb” At the Port

3 weeks ago
Following the August 4 explosion, Lebanon signed a contract with Combi Lift, which was already working at the port, to clear containers carrying hazardous chemicals. There were 52 containers in total, which contained formic acid, ...
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We Will Never Know Who Killed Lokman Slim

3 weeks ago
Rafik Hariri, George Hawi, Pierre Gemayel, Walid Eido, Francois Hajj, Wissam Eid, Saleh Al Aridi, Wissam al Hassan, Mohamad Chatah, Samir Kassir, Gebran Tueni, Ali Ramez Tohme and yesterday Lokman Slim. Who killed these politicians ...
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Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods is 100% Lebanese

1 month ago
Last week, pictures of so-called “Israeli & Turkish” products using Lebanese names were circulating online, prompting the economy ministry to issue a statement without really digging deeper into the matter. One of them is Al ...
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World Bank US$246 Million Aid To Be Distributed in LBP At New Rate

1 month ago
I am still trying to wrap my heard around this news. Basically, the World Bank announced that it will provide a $246 million loan assistance to the Lebanese government, that will be paid to families ...
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Not Allowing the Media to Cover the Lockdown is Wrong

1 month ago
I rarely agree with our Information Minister but she made a valid point today by requesting that media be exempted from the COVID-19 measures. She even went as far as suggesting that front-line journalists be ...
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Lebanon Has Not Yet Signed a Contract with Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccines

1 month 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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