NZ PM: Accelerating access to COVID-19 vaccines a priority

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, second right, chairs a virtual APEC Leaders meeting from Wellington, New Zealand, July 16, 2021. (JEFF TOLLAN / APEC2021 VIA AP) WELLINGTON – The top priority for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders is "achieving widespread access for vaccines globally and working collaboratively to provide them to everyone as […]

WHO approval of Chinese vaccines can boost global supply

Two vials containing China' Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine are seen at a general practitioner's office in Kallosemjen, Hungary, March 25, 2021, as the nationwide vaccination continues. (ATTILA BALAZS/MTI VIA AP) The decision announced on Friday by the World Health Organization in Geneva to grant Emergency Use Listing to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured in China represents a […]

Toyota: First Refrigerated Vehicle for Vaccine in the World to Obtain WHO’s Performance, Quality and Safety Prequalification

Toyota City, Japan, Mar 31, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, and B Medical Systems S.a r.l. announced today that the vehicle with a dedicated refrigerator for transporting vaccines at the appropriate temperatures developed jointly by the three companies has obtained Performance, Quality and Safety (PQS) prequalification for […]

Undermining vaccine equity

The health business is immensely profitable. And the profits to be made during the pandemic seem to have shattered all notions of solidarity and killed all feelings of compassion in some. The COVID-19 vaccines offer profits par excellence. For example, Pfizer projects 2021 revenue of US$15 billion and profits of US$4 billion from its COVID-19 […]

Three inoculation assumptions for this year

Vaccinating the world against COVID-19 is one of humankind's most critical non-wartime efforts ever. Many countries have developed ambitious, politically sensitive and carefully sequenced vaccination plans, but executing them successfully will be a challenge. To succeed, policymakers should include three realistic assumptions into their vaccination planning for 2021 and beyond. First, delays are inevitable. More […]