Slo-Mo Vaccines

Amid supply shortages and persistent vaccine nationalism, it could be years before COVID-19 vaccines reach billions of people in low- and middle-income countries, theInternational Rescue Committee warned today. And that inequity threatens recovery everywhere.

Slovax: COVAX, the global initiative to achieve equitable distribution, estimates vaccines will reach a max of 20% of people in low- and middle-income countries this year—and probably far fewer.

Squandered Opportunity: The US rollout is failing as a course-correction from its disastrously fragmented pandemic response. Instead, a lack of federal/state coordination and acrimony between scientists and politicians continue to hamper progress, a Washington Post deep-dive explains.

New Development: the Trump administration is expected today to announce steps to speed the US rollout by widening the priority net to anyone aged 65+ and deploying all doses instead of holding some back for second doses, Axios reports.

Comments +

0 comments

Post a Comment

Restricted HTML

  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Back to top