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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…

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…

BioNTech To Supply 100M Coronavirus Vaccine Doses To Chinese Partner Fosun Pharma

Financial Times: BioNTech set to become first foreign jab to enter China market “BioNTech will supply 100m doses of its coronavirus vaccine to Chinese partner Fosun Pharma for use in mainland China next year in the country’s first publicly announced order of a foreign jab against the disease…” (Shepherd, 12/16).…

Blog Posts, Releases Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Vaccine, Including Equity, Access, R&D

BMJ Opinion: The people’s vaccine: How a covid-19 vaccine will be a test of global accountability and equity Brenda Killen, member of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent (IAP), and director of governance at GAVI, the Global Vaccine Alliance, and colleagues (12/15). Global…

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…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

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…

New Zealand Offers Free Coronavirus Vaccines To Residents, Neighboring Pacific Island Nations

NPR: New Zealand Will Give Free Coronavirus Vaccines To Residents, Neighboring Nations “New Zealand has advance purchased two new coronavirus vaccines from pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Novavax, giving the small island country the ability to vaccinate its 5 million residents. Government officials also announced Thursday they will go a step…

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