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Thursday 6 January 2022

Melbourne, Australia
There has been considerable opposition to vaccine mandates – opposition that I have argued is misguided. When both a vaccinated and an unvaccinated patient with COVID-19 need the last available bed in a hospital’s intensive care unit, the vaccinated patient should get it. Those who view vaccination as a “personal choice” need to bear personal responsibility for choosing to place others’ lives at risk. Exceptions should be made for those few patients for whom vaccination is contra-indicated on medical grounds, but not for those who claim to have religious grounds for exemption. No major religion rejects vaccination, and if some people choose to interpret their religious beliefs as requiring them to avoid vaccination, then they, and not others, should bear the consequences. By Peter Singer
Tuesday 9 November 2021

Brussels, Belgium
New York Times reporting by Elian Peltier. On Nov. 8, the United States lifted an 18-month ban on international tourists, as long as they show proof of vaccination and a negative coronavirus test. The lifting of the travel ban will allow couples and families to reunite after 18 months of missed reunions, births, weddings and funerals. It also ends a diplomatic tussle between the United States and the European Union, where thousands had turned to social media to press governments to end the ban, using the hashtag #LoveIsNotTourism. The land borders with Canada and Mexico were also reopening for international visitors who are fully vaccinated and U.S. citizens residing in those countries, as well as U.S. tourists returning home.
Friday 5 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first COVID-19 positive case is believed to be a historical case, after testing a weak positive today in a third test, “we believe he is not infectious,” said Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau‘ola this afternoon. By Eleanor Gee.
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Sunday 24 October 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
Ana Waalkens spent a week in Auckland City Hospital's intensive care unit after falling ill days after a growing Delta outbreak was discovered in Auckland in August - and before the 38-year-old was eligible to be vaccinated. Waalkens is telling her story because she wants everyone, especially fellow Pasifika - she has Tongan heritage - to get vaccinated so they don't suffer as she and her family had. Waalkens was fighting for her life. "My family and friends all thought I was going to die,” she said. By Cherie Howie, Reporter NZ Herald.
Friday 22 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The inoculation of 12-17 years-old with the Pfizer vaccine at schools in Tongatapu continued today to Tonga High School senior students to protect them against COVID-19.
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Tuesday 24 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 27,152 people have received the second dose of the COVID-19 Astra-Zeneca vaccine in Tonga, since the second roll out program started on June 24 in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 6 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 23,641 people have received the second dose of the COVID-19 Astra-Zeneca vaccine in Tonga, since the second roll out program started on June 24 in Nuku'alofa. This is nearly a quarter of the population.
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Thursday 29 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 18,712 people have received the second dose of the COVID-19 Astra-Zeneca vaccine, since the second roll out program started on June 24 in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 20 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
To date, over 10,758 people have received their second AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination on Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 14 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine continues to villages on the eastern and western districts of Tongatapu, starting this month. The roll out runs until August on the following timetable:
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Tuesday 13 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
To date over 7625 people in Tonga have received their second dose of the COVID-19 Astra-Zeneca vaccine, since the second vaccination roll out started on June 24 in Nuku'alofa. Meanwhile, the Ministry aims to inoculate up to 70 percent of Tonga's population by December this year.
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Wednesday 7 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 5475 people have received their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination as of this afternoon, July 7 in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 7 July 2021

Sydney, Australia
New York Times reporting: Three days after the emergence of a rare COVID-19 case in Sydney, around 40 friends gathered for a birthday party. Along with cake and laughter, there was a hidden threat: One of the guests had unknowingly crossed paths with that single COVID case, an airport driver who had caught the Delta variant from an American aircrew. Two weeks later, 27 people from the party have tested positive. And the seven people at the gathering who were not infected? They were all vaccinated. By Damien Cave.
Thursday 24 June 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has 279 new cases, their highest daily case count so far, indicating widespread community transmission, said Fiji's Health and Medical Services Head of Health Protection, Dr Aalisha Sahukhan on June 23, reporting four new deaths. To date 45% of Fijians have received one dose of vaccines, and 5% have received a second dose.
Thursday 24 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The roll out of the second doses of COVID-19 vaccine began today, June 24. A total of 28,667 people have received their first doses in Tonga.
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Monday 3 May 2021

Cambridge-MA, USA
The world’s current vaccination plan is very much “broke,” and nobody seems to be fixing it, despite the disastrous consequences for lives, livelihoods, and the global economy. This was supposed to be the year of recovery. But, from an epidemiological standpoint, it is shaping up to be worse than 2020, and current dynamics suggest that 2022 will be no better. It does not have to be this way. But getting onto a better path will require strong global leadership. The world has multiple effective vaccines available. But it is not moving nearly fast enough to administer them. - By Ricardo Hausmann.
Thursday 29 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s precious supply of covid vaccine can now be extended to thousands more people thanks to the skills of the Tongan nurses, who have not wasted a drop of the first batch received this month. People aged 35 years and over can now be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. By Eleanor Gee
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Thursday 29 April 2021

London, United Kingdom
People who have been vaccinated with a single dose of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines were 65% less likely to get a new Covid infection, a UK study has found. The chances of becoming infected by COVID (SARS-CoV-2) fell sharply after a first dose. However, some people can still get Covid after being vaccinated but the ongoing transmission is reduced.
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Wednesday 21 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds more people in the Kolofo'ou district received their first COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccinations today, April 21.
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Monday 19 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of people in Tongatapu received their first COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccinations today, April 19, following a total of 1,536 frontliners and others who got vaccinated last week. “I am happy I got it. It did not hurt and the injection was fast," said Tevita Kata Nau (75) at Hala-'o-vave.
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