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USAID Administrator Provides Statement On Gavi’s Mid-Term Review

USAID: Statement by USAID Administrator Mark Green on the Mid-Term Review of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance In a statement congratulating Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on progress highlighted in its Mid-Term Review, USAID Administrator Mark Green says, “Gavi contributes directly to USAID’s goals to prevent child and maternal deaths, protect communities…

NIH Highlights R&D On Lassa Fever Vaccine, Genomic Analysis

NIH: Scientists develop novel vaccine for Lassa fever and rabies “A novel vaccine designed to protect people from both Lassa fever and rabies showed promise in preclinical testing, according to new research published in Nature Communications. … There are currently no approved Lassa fever vaccines…” (10/11). NIH: Genomic analysis offers…

China Levies $1.3B Fine On Company Responsible For Faulty Vaccines

New York Times: China Imposes Record Fine on Vaccine Maker Over Safety Scandal “China has imposed a potentially crippling $1.3 billion fine on the company responsible for faulty vaccines given to hundreds of thousands of children, sending its strongest signal yet of a stricter legal environment for the scandal-prone industry.…

Misinformation About Vaccines Could Threaten Global Public Health

Nature: The biggest pandemic risk? Viral misinformation Heidi J. Larson, professor of anthropology, risk and decision science at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine “…I predict that the next major outbreak — whether of a highly fatal strain of influenza or something else — will not be due…

Gavi Working To Get More Vaccines To People In Rural Areas, Conflicts, Emergency Situations

Reuters: Vaccines group plots path through conflict, instability, epidemics “More children worldwide are now immunized against killer diseases but the task has become harder due to conflicts, epidemics, urbanization, and migration, the head of a global vaccine group said. Seth Berkley, chief executive of [Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance], said his…

Ebola Vaccine Studies Should Include Pregnant Women

Mother Jones: Vaccine Studies Still Exclude Pregnant Women. That’s a Big Mistake. Rosa Furneaux, Ben Bagdikian editorial fellow at Mother Jones “…Even though Ebola is a severe and often fatal disease, the [experimental Ebola] vaccine is not available for pregnant or lactating women because there is not enough data to…

Media Outlets Highlight Trump’s Policies, Statements On COVID-19, FDA Commissioner’s Comments On Administration’s Efforts; Washington Post Examines CDC’s Past, Present Mistakes On Zika, Coronavirus Testing

AP: Trump’s ‘strong wall’ to block COVID-19 from China had holes (Braun et al., 7/4). Bloomberg: Building Trust in a Vaccine (Edney, 7/5). The Hill: FDA commissioner says he can’t predict when vaccine will be ready after Trump’s timeline claims (Wise, 7/5). New York Times: Trump Falsely Claims ’99 Percent’…

More News In Global Health

AP: Russia and China veto cross-border aid to Syria’s northwest (Lederer, 7/7). AP: WHO says Sri Lanka and Maldives eliminate measles, rubella (Mallawarachi, 7/8). HealthDay News: Zika May Have Damaged More Infants’ Brains Than Expected (Gordon, 7/7). IPS: Non-formal Education Helps Senegalese Women Combat FGM and Harmful Practices (Paul, 7/7).…

‘Vaccine Nationalism’ Could Harm Economy, Public Health, Eurasia Group Analysts Warn

CNBC: ‘Vaccine nationalism’ could lead to the coronavirus devastating public health and the economy, experts warn “‘Vaccine nationalism’ is turning the search for a Covid-19 cure into an arms race, which will ultimately damage the economy and public health, experts have warned. Analysts at Eurasia Group speculated that tension over…

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