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In this exclusive piece for Livehealthy, Lebanon’s five-times tennis champion Sandrine Jabra uses the occasion of the International Day of Sport to write about how hope is the key to overcoming pandemic challenges We are constrained with socially distanced rules imposed by the pandemic that are keeping us apart from our beloved ones. Like other industries, the sports world has also been in shock for more than a year and organizations are searching for means to...

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Imagine this scenario: Concerned about Joe Biden’s Middle East policy and the International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza, Israel decides to get on everyone’s good side and announces that it will vaccinate the entire Palestinian population against Covid-19. Such a decision would be an instant public relations victory. But dream on. While Israel is among leaders in the world in inoculating its population, it has shown no inclination toward...

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The first Covid-19 vaccine to be produced in the Arab region will be called Hayat-Vax – and the assembly line is already rolling out two million doses per month. The joint venture between the UAE, the Chinese firm Sinopharm and the Abu Dhabi-based technology company G42 launched this week, producing the vaccine with its partner Julphar. The KIZAD-based plant will have three filling lines and five automated packaging lines and once it reaches production capacity,...

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It’s not vaccines that save lives, it’s the act of vaccination, and that requires an unprecedented global effort to make sure all countries are covered, not just the richest ones.  The epidemiological and economic imperatives of equitable vaccination distribution marked the opening of the two-day virtual World Immunisation and Logistics Summit organized by the Hope Consortium, the Abu Dhabi-led mass vaccine distribution program.  “The scale of what’s needed in terms of the number of vaccinators,...

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Many of us have experienced grief in the last year, losing parents, grandparents, children or other relatives or dear friends. Not all the lives that were lost were a direct outcome of the pandemic. Many deaths were a consequence of the pandemic – limitations caused by stringent hospital procedures, for example.  What is truly concerning however, is that our social media feeds have turned into obituary columns, where we seem to appease our lack of human...

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My love of tennis began in 1977 when, at seven years old, I caught chickenpox. It was doing the rounds at school and, like all kids who got it, I was prescribed calamine lotion, cool baths and two weeks off.  Those two weeks coincided with Wimbledon, one of four tennis tournaments in the annual Grand Slam. I was instantly addicted, glued to the television daily and refusing to get off the sofa until poor light...