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COVAX Initiative To Provide Equitable Access To Vaccines Risks Failure, According To Internal Documents Citing Lack Of Funding, Supply Risks, Complex Agreements

Reuters: EXCLUSIVE — WHO vaccine scheme risks failure, leaving poor countries no COVID shots until 2024 “The global scheme to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries faces a ‘very high’ risk of failure, potentially leaving nations home to billions of people with no access to vaccines until as late as…

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AFP/YouTube: Virus hunters delve into Gabon forest in search for next threat | AFP (12/16). Devex: Q&A: The woman tasked with bringing gender to the center of the Gates Foundation (Cheney, 12/17). Devex: Q&A: Addressing polio through a gender lens (12/17). Devex: How a new data portal aims to accelerate…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19 Vaccine, Including Role Of Pharmaceutical Industry, Access, Intellectual Property Protections

New York Times: Don’t Fall for Big Pharma’s Savior Act Stephen Buranyi, science journalist and visiting lecturer at the European Business School (12/17). Scientific American: How to Expand Access to COVID Vaccines without Compromising the Science Peter Doshi, associate professor of pharmaceutical health services research at the University of Maryland…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 391 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes an article on how COVAX has boosted hope for developing countries to access the COVID-19 vaccine; an article on progress…

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Bloomberg: The Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be the Ultimate Gateway Drug (Baker/Patel, 12/16). Bloomberg: Southeast Asia Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker: Who Gets What, When (Sayson/Jiao, 12/16). Borgen Magazine: America’s Role in the Fight Against Global Poverty (Wallman, 12/14). Devex: Fragile countries are ‘backdoors’ for Russian attacks, says former Trump official (Igoe, 12/15).…

Opinion Pieces Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic, Response, Including Regional Vaccine Manufacturing In Africa; Vaccine Rollout, Regulation; Funding For Global Efforts In Next U.S. Stimulus

Devex: Opinion: A call to boost African manufacturing for COVID-19 and other vaccines Perrer Tosso, senior manager of advanced manufacturing technologies at USP, and Skhumbuzo Ngozwana, CEO of Kiara Health, chair of the board of Biovac, and board member of the Federation of African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (12/16). Financial Times:…

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