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News Outlets Examine COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts In India, China, Russia

AP: AP Interview: India vaccine maker sees virus as wake-up call “The coronavirus pandemic is a ‘wake up call’ for governments to invest more in health care, says Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines. The Serum Institute has taken on a…

U.N. SG Calls On Nations To Fully Fund COVAX To Reduce Vaccine Distribution Inequity, Warns Vaccine Nationalism Spreading ‘With Full Speed’

AP: U.N. chief warns ‘vaccine nationalism’ is moving at full speed “Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that ‘vaccine nationalism’ is moving ‘at full speed,’ leaving poor people around the globe watching preparations for inoculations against the coronavirus in some rich nations and wondering if and when they will be vaccinated.…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: South Africa sees sharp rise in virus, part of African wave (Magome, 12/10). Borgen Magazine: Dr. Joseph Hogan on Pooled Testing for HIV/AIDS (Hogan, 12/9). Devex: What should change after COVID-19, according to the stars of Netflix’s ‘Pandemic’ series (Ravelo, 12/10). Devex: U.K. Parliament’s International Development Committee saved (Worley,…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Response, Including Vaccines, Human Rights, Economic Recovery, Intellectual Property Protections

Christian Science Monitor: A critical aspect of the vaccination campaign Editorial Board (12/9). IPS: Human Rights Must Be at the Heart of the COVID-19 Recovery Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations resident coordinator in Kenya (12/9). New York Times: The Coronavirus Vaccines Were Developed in Record Speed. Now, the Hard Part Editorial…

Gates Foundation Announces Additional $250M For COVID-19 Diagnostics, Treatments, Vaccines; World ‘Not On Track’ For Equitable Vaccine Distribution, CEO Suzman Says In Devex Interview

Devex: Gates Foundation COVID-19 commitment reaches $1.75B with latest pledge “The world is ‘not on track’ for an equitable COVID-19 vaccine rollout, according to Mark Suzman, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Despite the unprecedented pace of progress in research and development for COVID-19 vaccines, a number of…

Africa, Latin America Likely Will Not Receive COVID-19 Vaccines Until Later 2021 Or After, Health Officials Warn; Canada Authorizes Pfizer Vaccine, U.S. Set To Decide; China Pushes Vaccine Diplomacy

AP: African health official blasts ‘terrible’ vaccine inequality ” ‘It will be extremely terrible to see’ rich countries receiving COVID-19 vaccines while African countries go without, especially as a new surge in cases begins on the continent of 1.3 billion people, Africa’s top public health official said Thursday. As the…

FDA Releases First Evaluation Of Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine Data, Showing Antibody Response Within 10 Days; Final Decision Expected This Week

AP: Pfizer vaccine moves closer to getting the OK in the U.S. “U.S. regulators Tuesday released their first scientific evaluation of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and confirmed it offers strong protection, setting the stage for the government to green light the biggest vaccination effort in the nation’s history. The analysis by…

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