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U.S., Canada Begin COVID-19 Vaccinations; Media Outlets Report On Other Vaccine-Related News From Australia, Brazil

The Guardian: Australia’s initial vaccine rollout unlikely to stop Covid transmission, study finds (Davey, 12/14). The Hill: U.S. begins COVID-19 vaccinations in moment of hope (Hellmann, 12/14). The Hill: Health official warns Brazil may not get mass vaccinations until March (Coleman, 12/14). New York Times: ‘Playing With Lives’: Brazil’s Covid…

Lower-Income Nations Likely Face Delays In Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines; Canada Pledges $380M To Supply Other Nations With Tests, Treatments, Vaccines; E.U. Weighs Donating 5% Of Vaccine Supplies

AP: Poor countries face long wait for vaccines despite promises “With Americans, Britons, and Canadians rolling up their sleeves to receive coronavirus vaccines, the route out of the pandemic now seems clear to many in the West, even if the rollout will take many months. But for poorer countries, the…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

Devex: Q&A: Reimagining development for the next era (Root, 12/15). The Guardian: Global first responders: 5 things to know about Doctors Without Borders’ Covid-19 strategy (12/14). The Guardian: ‘We could have lost her’: Zimbabwe’s children go hungry as crisis deepens (Chingono, 12/15). Homeland Preparedness News: CEPI to provide up to…

FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine, Paving Way For Distribution In U.S.; Biden Team Begins Messaging On Vaccine; Trump Rejects Plan For Early Vaccinations Of White House Staff

POLITICO: FDA authorizes first Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use “The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use in the United States, clearing the way for the biggest and most urgent immunization program in the nation’s history. The arrival of the nation’s first coronavirus shot comes…

Maintaining COVID-19 Vaccine Cold Chain Presents Logistical Challenges, Experts Say

NPR: Transporting And Distributing Vaccines Will Be ‘Unprecedented’ Logistical Challenge “…It’s a complex task that will involve not only shipping companies like FedEx and UPS, but also airlines better known for carrying people, not cargo. Dr. Kate O’Brien, director of WHO’s Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, compares the monumental…

WHO Expects Emergency Use Decisions On Coronavirus Vaccines In Coming Weeks, Calls For More Funding To Supply Vaccines To LMICs

Reuters: WHO expects decisions on Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines in weeks “The World Health Organization expects to make decisions on whether to give emergency use approval to COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca in the coming weeks, its chief scientist said on Friday…” (Nebehay et al., 12/11). Reuters: Any…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Global Health Topics, Including Climate Change; Sustainable Development; Migration; Food Insecurity; Girls’, Women’s Rights; Mental Health

Africa Report: Africa: Climate change and sustainable development must be a two-way street Oluwaseun Oguntuase, scholar at the Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development at Lagos State University in Nigeria (12/10). Devex: Opinion: Does Africa need a new narrative on migration? Maureen Achieng, chief of mission of IOM to…

Blog Posts, Releases Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Inequities In Medical Oxygen Access; Call To Waive Intellectual Property Rules; Health Information Management

BMJ Opinion: Covid-19 has turned the spotlight on the uneven provision of oxygen — a stark health inequity Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save the Children U.K., and Adamu Isah, chief of party for the INSPIRING Project at Save the Children Nigeria (12/11). Brookings Institution: The promise and peril of anti-pandemic…

WHO Recognizes Universal Health Coverage Day 2020

WHO: Universal Health Coverage Day 2020 For Universal Health Coverage Day, recognized on Dec. 12, WHO states, “This year’s UHC Day theme reminds us of our most urgent priority: Health for All: Protect Everyone. To end this [COVID-19] crisis and build a safer and healthier future, we must invest in…

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