What the latest Global COVID-19 Summit achieved (and missed)

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 20:13
As we and a coalition of over 100 leaders and organizations called for, President Biden hosted a Global COVID-19 Summit on Wednesday. With participation of world leaders mostly virtually, the Summit covered familiar ground as well as some new territory.

The World needs more deliveries, not pledges

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 20:18
Deliveries of vaccine donations are more important than ever, given the persistent gaps in vaccine coverage globally and threat of the highly contagious delta variant.

Will Cuba's home-grown vaccine strategy pay off?

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 03:45
Cuba has become the leader of COVID-19 vaccine development in Latin America – producing a total of five vaccine candidates so far, four of which are awaiting submission to WHO’s Emergency Use Listing Procedure (EUL).

We need a better plan.

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 19:13
The past 18 months have shown us what happens when we rely on fragmented responses to a pandemic – the result is an uncoordinated patchwork of insufficient approaches and the continued spread of an ever-mutating virus. It sounds obvious but still needs to be said: pandemics are global and our response must be as well.

Looking into Vaccine Wastage

Fri, 08/13/2021 - 12:53
Despite the shortage of Covid-19 vaccines globally, millions of doses are being wasted rather than used. Vaccine wastage is defined as vaccines discarded, lost, damaged or destroyed according to the WHO.

Will booster shots prolong the pandemic?

Fri, 08/06/2021 - 04:19
A handful of wealthy countries recently announced plans to roll out booster shots in late 2021 for vulnerable populations already fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Taking a closer look at vaccine exports

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 22:08
Many countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America have yet to receive the vaccines necessary to slow the spread of Covid-19 despite recent purchase and donation agreements. In recent weeks, large scale donations of Covid-19 vaccines have made headlines as the US and EU promised to send hundreds of millions of doses to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).