From This Collection

Vials, syringes, packaging: The small but vital components of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Sep 18, 2020
Are there enough vials, syringes and packaging to get an approved vaccine where it needs to go?
Developing a COVID-19 vaccine is vital, and so are the components needed to deliver it.
Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

What kind of marketing will it take to get people on board with a COVID-19 vaccine?

Health care providers are going to play an essential role in communication and education.
"The problem with the word speed is that it sounds like you're racing. And while there is a sense of a race here, the real issue is urgency," Glen Nowak says.
Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images

What's the definition of the "right" COVID-19 vaccine?

Dr. Larry Brilliant, an epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, believes the right kind of COVID-19 vaccine must meet some minimum requirements, like ease of storage and use.
"Thinking about coronavirus, the vaccine that we want is one that can be used in the most remote places by anybody," Dr. Larry Brilliant says.
Vincenzo Pinto/AFP via Getty Images

A completely global vaccine program will stop the COVID-19 pandemic, epidemiologist says

Epidemiologist and CEO of Pandefense Advisory Larry Brilliant, who helped eradicate smallpox and polio, believes any vaccine program aimed at stopping COVID-19 must be distributed in every corner of the world.
"Unless we conquer it everywhere, we're not conquering it anywhere," Dr. Larry Brilliant says of COVID-19.
Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images

Bill Gates: "Our values do change what gets funded in this economy"

Sep 15, 2020
The Gates Foundation is helping match vaccine developers with manufacturers to help distribute a COVID-19 vaccine equitably.
Bill Gates speaks during All In WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief on June 24 in Washington.
Getty Images for All In WA

The potential for global cooperation when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine distribution

CNN host Fareed Zakaria says cooperation is the only way "to actually solve this problem."
There's historical precedence for global cooperation to solve international crises, says CNN host Fareed Zakaria.
Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP via Getty Images

Air cargo industry braces for global impact of COVID-19 vaccine

Sep 11, 2020
Shipping one dose to nearly 8 billion people would fill up around 8 thousand cargo planes.
This picture taken on May 23, 2020 shows a laboratory technician holding a tray with doses of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine candidate ready for trial on monkeys at the National Primate Research Center of Thailand at Chulalongkorn University in Saraburi. - After conclusive results on mice, Thai scientists from the centre have begun testing a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine candidate on monkeys, the phase before human trials. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP) (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP via Getty Images)

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

Some of the most vulnerable to COVID say they won't get a vaccine

In part two of our interview, we discuss the level of trust that can be a factor in the vaccine distribution process.
Travelers, some in protective gear, walk through John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) as it stands mostly empty due to the ongoing cutbacks in travel because of the coronavirus on April 16, 2020 in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
A Sinovac Biotech LTD vaccine candidate for COVID-19 coronavirus is seen on display at the China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing on Sept. 6, 2020.
NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images

CDC asks states to be ready for initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution by November

Sep 3, 2020
That timing is raising eyebrows among some health experts.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images