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News Outlets Examine Inequities In Vaccine Distribution, Vaccine Diplomacy, Nationalism

CNN: Rich countries are hoarding Covid-19 vaccines and leaving the developing world behind, People’s Vaccine Alliance warns “Rich countries have bought enough Covid-19 vaccine doses to immunize their populations three times over, an international vaccine watchdog has said, but developing countries are being left behind in the global sprint to…

China Prepares To Distribute Coronavirus Vaccines In Global Diplomacy Campaign

CNN: China has promised millions of coronavirus vaccines to countries globally. And it is ready to deliver them “…In the coming months, China will be sending hundreds of millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines to countries that have conducted last-stage trials for its leading candidates. Chinese leaders have also promised…

Opinion Pieces Examine Value Of Western Democracies In International Development, Amid COVID-19

Christian Science Monitor: The COVID-19 challenge: Good government Ned Temko, correspondent and columnist for Christian Science Monitor “It’s been a formidable, worldwide stress test. And the COVID-19 pandemic is placing particular strain on a model of government long seen as uniquely able to combine individual freedom and economic advancement: Western…

Media Outlets Examine COVID-19 Vaccine Diplomacy, Other Vaccine-Related News

AP: Trump official says vaccine expected starting in January (Mendoza/Linderman, 10/9). BBC News: BCG: Can a vaccine from 1921 save lives from Covid-19? (Gallagher, 10/11). CNN: China is doubling down in the global push for a coronavirus vaccine (Gan, 10/9). The Guardian: U.S. won’t rely on U.K. for Covid vaccine…

U.K. Joins COVAX; Germany Will Not Join; Latin American Countries Join, Plan To Join After Deadline; China, Russia Roll-Out Still-Experimental Vaccines; News Outlets Cover Other Aspects Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Devex: U.K. joins COVAX scheme on deadline day “The United Kingdom on Friday joined the international COVAX facility for researching, manufacturing, and equitably distributing vaccines against COVID-19, confirming its participation in the scheme on deadline day. It joins at least 76 wealthy states, including Japan and Norway, in signing up…

USAID Delivers 200 Ventilators To NATO To Help Allies Respond To COVID-19

USAID: USAID Delivers 200 Ventilators To The North Atlantic Treaty Organization “[On Friday], the U.S. Government donated 200 brand-new, American-made ventilators to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to help U.S. Allies respond to the pandemic of COVID-19. NATO will store the 200 ventilators and distribute them as needed to…

‘Vaccine Nationalism’ Could Harm Economy, Public Health, Eurasia Group Analysts Warn

CNBC: ‘Vaccine nationalism’ could lead to the coronavirus devastating public health and the economy, experts warn “‘Vaccine nationalism’ is turning the search for a Covid-19 cure into an arms race, which will ultimately damage the economy and public health, experts have warned. Analysts at Eurasia Group speculated that tension over…

Organizations Release Statements On U.S. Withdrawal From WHO

AMA: Statement on withdrawal of U.S. from the World Health Organization In a statement on the withdrawal of the U.S. from the WHO, Sally Goza, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Gary L. LeRoy, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians; Susan R. Bailey, president of the American…

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