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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…

Opinion Pieces Address Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Sustaining Global TB Efforts; Intellectual Property Rights; Vaccine Access, Distribution; Impact On Girls

Global Health NOW: A 2-Front Battle: COVID-19 Must Reinvigorate the Fight Against TB Ersin Topcuoglu, director of the USAID-funded Health Systems for Tuberculosis Project at Management Sciences for Health (12/11). IPS: Intellectual Property Monopolies Block Vaccine Access Anis Chowdhury, adjunct professor at Western Sydney University & University of New South…

Canada Allocates CAD 65M To Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Efforts In LMICs

The Global Fund: Canada Contributes CAD 65 million to Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response “The Global Fund applauds the government of Canada for allocating CAD 65 million to the Global Fund’s efforts to support low- and middle-income countries to fight COVID-19, including procuring and deploying millions of COVID-19 rapid diagnostics tests…

Trump Administration, Through HHS, DoD, Purchases Additional 100M Doses Of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

HHS: Trump Administration purchases additional 100 million doses of COVID-19 investigational vaccine from Moderna “The Trump administration, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD), will purchase an additional 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine candidate, called mRNA-1273, from Moderna. If authorized by…

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization To Pfizer For COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

HHS: Statement from HHS and DoD on FDA Emergency Use Authorization of a COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate “[On Friday,] the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Pfizer for its COVID-19 vaccine, the first authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Operation Warp Speed…

Think Global Health Publishes Articles On Investing In Health, COVID-19 Immunity Gap, Role Of Global Solidarity In Ending Pandemic, Cardiovascular Disease

Think Global Health: COVID-19: An Investment in Our Economy William A. Haseltine, chair and president of ACCESS Health International (12/10). Think Global Health: Why Mass Vaccination in the West Could be Bad News for Chinese Leaders Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, director…

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…

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