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Hard decisions loom in prioritizing who gets COVID-19 vaccine first

Nov 11, 2020
"There will be consequences, always, from these choices," says former WHO chair David Salisbury. "But we try to make them with the best interests of the most people at heart."
"The real big challenge for COVID vaccination is that we're talking not just about people at risk, but we're talking about everybody," says David Salisbury, former chair of the World Health Organization's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization.
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DHL exec says "big challenge" for vaccine distribution is "joint effort" between governments, producers

Oct 14, 2020
Katja Busch says efficient vaccine distribution is most dependent on coordinated efforts between the involved parties.
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Financing is at the heart of ensuring Africa isn't "left behind" in the COVID-19 vaccine race

Sep 30, 2020
Most African countries have joined the cooperative effort for global distribution of a future vaccine, but there are still financial and logistical questions.
A general view during South Africa's first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against COVID-19.
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Strict storage requirements could pose a problem for future COVID vaccines

Needing to store the vaccine at a temperature range outside the norm adds just one more layer of complexity to the logistical challenge.
"The science can be good, but it is of no value if it doesn't ultimately get to the people in an appropriate, safe, secure way that will allow them to derive the benefit," says Thomas Tighe of Direct Relief.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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How much will a coronavirus vaccine cost?

Jul 17, 2020
Pricing on the open market is opaque, one expert says. Ultimately, the cost is anyone's guess.
A researcher works on a vaccine for COVID-19 at the Copenhagen University research lab in Denmark in March.
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