first_imgIn Switzerland, the Indonesian delegation met with GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance; the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI); and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to discuss equality between countries in the procurement of a hoped-for COVID-19 vaccine.During the visit to Switzerland, Indonesia said it would help ensure equal access to vaccines globally. Retno said Indonesia was able to participate in the provision of a potential future vaccine because state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma had a large production capacity.”A collaboration like this shows Indonesia’s commitment and leadership to support multilateralism and access to vaccines for all,” Retno said.Read also: Bio Farma teams up with CEPI to mass produce COVID-19 vaccine Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi and State-owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir visited the United Kingdom and Switzerland earlier this week to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation on COVID-19 handling and vaccine procurement.“Our trip to the UK and Switzerland adds to our efforts to secure vaccine cooperation, both bilaterally and multilaterally,” Retno said during a virtual conference from Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday.Indonesia met directly with British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, which is testing a COVID-19 candidate vaccine. “We will continue our coordination and communication with [the WHO, UNICEF, GAVI and the CEPI]. Once again, cooperation is key,” she added.Erick echoed Retno’s statement, saying the visit aimed to ensure a future vaccination program in the country and reiterate Indonesia’s global role in health efforts.“It is very important for us to take part in global COVID-19 handling to ensure safety for all Indonesian citizens,” he said in a press statement.Indonesia has been working with China to procure a potential vaccine through pharmaceutical companies Sinovac and Cansino, with the United Arab Emirates through the G42 in collaboration with Sinopharm and with the United Kingdom through AstraZeneca.Vaccine candidates from Sinovac, Cansino, G42 – Sinopharm and AstraZeneca are currently undergoing phase three clinical trials. The clinical trial for the vaccine candidate from Sinovac is being held in Bandung, West Java. (aly/dis)Topics :last_img read more


first_imgThe 5th Grade Boys team was defeated by the Laurel Yellow Jackets by a score of 37-15.The Cardinals were led in scoring by Sam Laloge who netted 6 points. Other scorers were Henry Wanstrath (4 points), Max Amberger (3 points), and Christian Mack (2 points). The Cardinals were led in rebounding by Max Amberger with 8 rebounds. Other players getting rebounds for the Cardinals were Sam Laloge (5), Henry Wanstrath (4), Christian Mack (2), Santiago Schutte (2), Zavier Tekulve (1), and Adam Meer (1).Despite the loss, the boys fought until the very end. Next up for the Cardinals is a rematch against the Yellow Jackets in Laurel on Tuesday, November 14th.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve.The Cardinals 6th Grade team won 30-21.Player Points Scored: Conner Miles – 15 pts.; Hank Ritter – 9 pts.; Calvin Grote – 2 pts.; Caron Meyer – 2 pts.; Evan Flaspohler – 2 pts.Rebounds: Hank Ritter – 5; Carson Meyer – 2; Conner Miles – 2.Steals: Hank Ritter – 7; Preston Conway – 3; Elliott Werner – 2.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jerry Roell.last_img read more


first_imgDETROIT (WSVN) — Police in Michigan say a man tried robbing three women as they were leaving to go to church, only for one of the women to shoot and kill him as he attempted to break into their home.Detroit Police said the suspect, a man in his 30s, walked up to the women — ages 75, 55 and 29 — as they were heading to their car.“They were accosted by an unknown male, someone they had never seen before,” said Detroit Police Officer R. Lockhart. “The male grabbed one of the women by the coat. The woman got loose, she went into her house.”That’s when the man followed the women back inside the home, forcing the 55-year-old victim to open fire.Fox 2 Detroit reports the 55-year-old woman fired two shots at the intruder, hitting him at least once in the chest. Police said the man died at the scene.Authorities said the woman will not face any charges since the shooting was an act of self-defense.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more