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Health Oct 01Push to bring coronavirus vaccines to those in poverty faces trouble
In one of the biggest obstacles, rich countries have locked up most of the world's potential vaccine supply through 2021, and the U.S. and others have refused to join the project, called Covax.
World Jul 15More than 150 countries sign up for global vaccine distribution plan
More than 70 rich countries have signed up to a global coronavirus vaccine initiative, which may also allow them to buy more vaccines to stockpile for their own citizens.
World Jul 14Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more
Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for…
Health Jul 13WATCH: WHO chief criticizes ‘mixed messages’ from leaders on coronavirus
The WHO director-general did not call out specific politicians but said that "too many countries are headed in the wrong direction" with the pandemic and some were not taking the proper steps to curb infections.
Health Jul 01Some health experts criticize U.S. mass purchase of licensed virus drug
The U.S. government announced this week that it had an agreement with Gilead Sciences to make the bulk of their production of remdesivir available to Americans for the next three months.
Health Jun 04U.K. summit calls for freely available virus vaccine
The British government has hosted a vaccine summit that raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as expert wrestled with the difficult question of how any potential vaccine against the coronavirus might be distributed globally — and…
World May 18WHO to launch independent evaluation into coronavirus response
The World Health Organization has bowed to calls from most of its member states to launch an independent evaluation of how it managed the international response to the coronavirus.
World Apr 15EU blasts Trump’s WHO funding cut during critical stage of pandemic
Nations around the world are reacting with alarm after President Donald Trump announced a halt to the sizable funding the United States sends to the World Health Organization.
Health Mar 31Europe’s hospitals among the best but can’t handle pandemic
The crisis has exposed a surprising paradox: Some of the world's best health systems are remarkably ill-equipped to handle a pandemic.
Health Mar 07As virus outbreaks multiply, UN declines to declare pandemic
As cases of the coronavirus surge in Italy, Iran, South Korea, the U.S. and elsewhere, many scientists say it's plain that the world is in the grips of a pandemic — a serious global outbreak.