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Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine’s Cold Storage Needs Complicate Logistics Of Transportation, Delivery, Especially In Remote Asian, African Regions

The Guardian: Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine poses global logistics challenge “Two vast football-pitch-sized facilities equipped with hundreds of large freezers in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Puurs, Belgium, will be the centers of the huge effort to ship the coronavirus vaccine, developed by U.S. drug giant Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech,…

Paris Peace Forum Expected To Garner $500M In Funding For ACT Accelerator

Reuters: Coronavirus research to get $500 million boost at Paris meeting “States and private charities will commit to more than $500 million to boost research into the novel coronavirus at the Paris Peace Forum, organizers of the event said on Thursday. The forum, an annual meeting of heads of state…

Vaccine Alone Will Not End COVID-19 Pandemic, WHO DG Says, Calling Out Chronic Under Investment In Health Systems In WHA Closing Remarks

AFP/CBS News: WHO chief warns that vaccine alone wouldn’t end COVID pandemic “The head of the World Health Organization said Monday that a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic. … ‘A vaccine will complement the other tools we have, not replace them,’ Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.…

President Trump Provides Remarks On Operation Warp Speed

White House: Remarks by President Trump During an Update on Operation Warp Speed During remarks on Friday, November 13, President Trump provided an update on Operation Warp Speed’s efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutics (11/13).

Blog Posts, Podcast, Press Releases Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Mobile Technology For Women’s Empowerment, Vaccines, Country Responses, Global Fund’s 2020 Results Report

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “The Optimist”: The pandemic is forcing us all online. Can self-help and savings groups for low-income women go digital, too? (9/11). Center for Strategic & International Studies: Coronavirus Crisis Update: Heidi Larson — Time to Reset our Thinking on Vaccines J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice…

Blog Posts Address Issues Related To COVID-19 Vaccine Research, Development

Council on Foreign Relations: The Cyber Side of Vaccine Nationalism David P. Fidler, adjunct senior fellow for cybersecurity and global health at CFR (9/14). Science’s “In the Pipeline”: Vaccine Transparency Derek Lowe, author of Science’s “In the Pipeline” blog (9/14). World Economic Forum: 5 factors that affect our COVID-19 vaccine…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Audit finds E.U. aid to Kenya lacked impact (Chadwick, 9/16). Devex: A humanitarian emergency is bound to occur. What could a pandemic-era response look like? (Lieberman, 9/16). Devex: Shinzo Abe’s development legacy for Japan is here to stay (Ravelo/Cornish, 9/16). Devex: When are sewers the best option for improved…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impact Of Climate On Health, Vaccine Development, Health Worker Safety

BMJ Opinion: Mandeep Dhaliwal: We need a green recovery to prevent the next pandemic Mandeep Dhaliwal, director of HIV, Health, and Development at the United Nations Development Programme (9/16). BMJ Opinion: Els Torreele: As politics trumps science in the race for a vaccine, who will protect public health? Els Torreele,…

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