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USAID Announces $20M In Support For CEPI For Emerging Diseases Vaccine Development

CEPI: USA joins CEPI to support the development of epidemic vaccines “The U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, [on Friday] announced US$20 million in financial support of CEPI to advance the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases. … The funding — which will be provided by USAID over a…

Blog Posts, Report Address Issues Related To COVID-19, Including Global Response, Support For Africa’s Health Systems, Vaccine Race

International Rescue Committee: IRC COVID-19 response report — Fall 2020 (10/23). ODI: 12 leaders’ perspectives on supporting Africa’s health systems through Covid-19 Donald Kabureka, African Union Covid-19 special envoy and chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and colleagues (10/23). Science Speaks: The…

News Outlets Discuss Efforts To Develop, Manufacture Vaccines, Therapeutics For Novel Coronavirus

AFP/France 24: Israel begins coronavirus vaccine trials (11/1). Bloomberg: U.K. Accelerates Reviews of Pfizer and Astra-Oxford Vaccines (Ring, 10/30). Financial Times: U.K. plans to use AI to process adverse reactions to Covid vaccines (Gross, 11/1). The Guardian: ‘It’s possible’: the race to approve a Covid vaccine by Christmas (Boseley, 10/20).…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Pandemic’s Potential Impact On Cancer Care, Outcomes; Role Of Equitable Vaccine Distribution; Intersection With Food Security, Nutrition In India; COVID’s Double Threat In Africa

BMJ Opinion: Counting the invisible costs of covid-19: the cancer pandemic Timothy P. Hanna, clinician scientist at the Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology at the Cancer Research Institute at Queen’s University and assistant professor in the Department of Oncology and Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University, and…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Pandemic heaps new fears and trauma on war-scarred Bosnians (Niksic, 11/6). Borgen Magazine: WHO Global Disability Action Plan: Overcoming Healthcare Barriers (Issula, 11/5). Borgen Magazine: The Crisis in Venezuela (Vandervee, 11/5). Devex: The finance quandary for eye health services (Root, 11/5). Devex: In Tanzania election, COVID-19 denialism an ‘excuse…

Opinion Pieces Discuss OECD’s DAC High-Level Meeting On COVID-19; Role Of U.S. Leadership In Equitable Access To COVID-19 Vaccine; Concern Over Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

Devex: Opinion: DAC leaders — do whatever it takes and show leadership in COVID-19 response Nerea Craviotto, senior policy and advocacy officer, and Jan Van de Poel, policy and advocacy manager, both at the European Network on Debt and Development (11/6). The Hill: U.S. needs to ensure developing countries access…

Experts Warn Trump Administration Must Take Action To Address Worsening COVID-19 Pandemic; At Least 6 White House Staffers Test Positive, Including Chief Of Staff

The Hill: Experts warn of worsening pandemic unless Trump takes action “Health experts are warning that the current surge in coronavirus cases will get far worse unless the Trump administration takes aggressive action in the next few months. Significant time and money will need to be invested to ensure states…

Brazil’s Health Regulator Suspends Trial Of China’ Sinovac Coronavirus Vaccine, Citing Severe Adverse Event Among Participant

Wall Street Journal: Brazil Suspends Trials of China’s Sinovac Coronavirus Vaccine “Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa said Monday it has suspended clinical trials of China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, long expected to be one of the first to be approved in the country, following a ‘severe adverse event.’ Anvisa said late Monday…

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