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A new mutated form of coronavirus that some are calling "Delta Plus" may spread more easily than regular Delta, UK experts now say.
The WHO's ambassador for Global Health Financing Gordon Brown says if vaccines are not transferred quickly, they will expire and potentially be wasted.
Russia reported 1,072 COVID-19 deaths on 24 October, days before the authorities prepare to shut workplaces countrywide and lock down Moscow.
One of Europe's poorest countries, Ukraine, fell behind in the race for vaccine supplies this year and so far only around 7 million in a population of 41 million are fully vaccinated. It's now experiencing a record-setting wave of infections with some of the highest death rates in the world.
Cuba will open its borders and ease entry requirements next month, signalling the end of a two-year pandemic pall as it vaccinates the entire population with its own COVID-19 drugs.
The global health body says the fact that millions of health workers remain unvaccinated is an "indictment" on those controlling the global supply of doses.
The Covid pandemic will "go on for a year longer than it needs to" because poorer countries are not getting the vaccines they need, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
If not enough people get vaccinated, it is more likely restrictions will be reintroduced in England, the health secretary has said.
Officials are keeping a close watch on a new descendant of the Delta variant of Covid that is causing a growing number of infections.
The UN has announced a nationwide polio immunisation campaign in Afghanistan for the first time in many years.