Serum Institute to Produce 100 Mn Covid-19 Vaccine Doses for India & Others, Priced at Less than Rs 250 Each

A scientist marks samples during the research and development of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a laboratory. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, via its Strategic Investment Fund, will provide at-risk funding of $150 million to Gavi, which will be used to support the SII to manufacture the potential vaccine…

Brazil’s Bolsonaro orders $360 million to be set aside for AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree on Thursday that will set aside 1.9 billion reais ($356 million) in funds to purchase and eventually produce the potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University researchers. Brazil’s Acting Health Minister General Eduardo Pazuello said the vaccine could be available for Brazilians…

WHO Warns Against ‘Vaccine Nationalism’, Says Rich Countries Can’t Beat Virus If Poor Nations Remain Exposed

Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Geneva, Switzerland, March 16, 2020. Christopher Black/WHO/Handout via REUTERS WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it would be in wealthier nations’ interests to ensure that any vaccines eventually produced to protect against the…

Dr Fauci Say Public Health Safeguards & Eventual Vaccine Will Help World to Adapt Around Covid-19

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts his face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on efforts to get back to work and school during the Covid-19 outbreak. (Photo: Reuters) The government’s leading infectious disease expert was asked about whether the coronavirus could become…