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U.N. Officials, Scientists Express Optimism Over Coronavirus Vaccines, Call For More Preparedness, Solidarity At U.N. General Assembly Session

U.N. News: Scientists optimistic about COVID-19 vaccines for all “Scientists developing COVID-19 vaccines are optimistic that by the end of next year, all people everywhere will have access to safe and effective treatments against a disease which has disrupted the entire planet. Principals from BioNTech and Oxford University — both…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Address Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Women’s Role In Vaccine Development; Vaccination Campaign Strategies; Private Sector Involvement; Global Mitigation Plans

Bloomberg: Women Take the Lead in Vaccine Development Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg Opinion columnist, professor of economics at George Mason University, and writer for the Marginal Revolution blog (12/3). CNN: How Elvis Presley can help us with a Covid vaccine David M. Perry, journalist, historian, and senior academic adviser in the…

Podcast, Opinion Piece, Letter To Editor Address COVID-19 Pandemic, Including R&D; Conflicts Of Interest; Need For U.S. Investment In LMIC Vaccine Access

New York Times: They Made the ‘Pfizer Vaccine’ Kara Swisher, host of Sway podcast, with Dr. Ozlem Tureci and Dr. Ugur Sahin, co-founders of BioNTech (12/3). Scientific American: Conflicts of Interest and COVID Sunita Sah, assistant professor of management and organizations and John and Norma Balen Sesquicentennial fellow at the…

U.K.’s Emergency Authorization Of Coronavirus Vaccine Elicits Skepticism From Nations Taking Slower Approach; Russia Begins Widespread Distribution Of Its Vaccine; Media Covers Other Vaccine-Related News

POLITICO: U.K.’s speedy coronavirus vaccine approval sparks hope (and questions) “The world is watching the U.K. — and this time not for the Brexit drama. Excited webinars, press conferences, and briefings Wednesday offered a first glimpse of what is likely to become the next big challenge for countries all over…

U.K. Approves Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine; Distribution Expected To Begin Next Week But Logistical Challenges Remain; Trump Administration Increases Pressure On FDA

CBS News: U.K. is 1st country to approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, with distribution to start next week “Britain has become the first country in the West to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for public use. The U.K. Department of Health and Social Care confirmed in a statement to British news agencies…

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