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WHO, global partners launch $18B COVID-19 vaccine initiative

As wealthy countries race to secure supplies of potential COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled (PDF) an ambitious effort with global partners to provide billions of doses worldwide. Under an $ 18 billion program, the WHO—plus global groups Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)—aim to speed the… Read More »

AP Interview: Delhi minister says city faces virus challenge

New Delhi’s acting health minister says the Indian capital is facing a shortage of “trained and experienced” health care workers By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL AP Science Writer June 28, 2020, 12:26 AM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW DELHI — The acting health minister of India’s capital said… Read More »

Community Organizations Can Reduce the Privacy Impacts of Surveillance During COVID-19

By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD Until scientists discover a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19, our economy and our privacy will be at the mercy of imperfect technology used to manage the pandemic response. Contact tracing, symptom capture and immunity assessment are essential tools for pandemic response, which can benefit from appropriate technology. However, the effectiveness of… Read More »