Tag Archives: COVID19

Biden to support waiving COVID-19 vaccine patent protections to aid other countries

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said the United States would support a global effort to lift intellectual property protections temporarily on coronavirus vaccines in an effort to help countries struggling with the weight of the pandemic to develop the shots more quickly. “The administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections but in service of ending… Read More »

Health Disparities and the Risks of Social Determinants for COVID-19 – 14 Months of Evidence

In April 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a report featuring evidence that in the month of March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic was not an equal-opportunity killer. Within just a couple of months of COVID-19 emerging in America, it became clear that health disparities were evident in outcomes due to complications from the… Read More »

Moderna cuts COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Canada, U.K. amid European supply struggles

The global COVID-19 vaccine supply is about to take another hit, but this time from Moderna. The mRNA drugmaker warned Friday that supply problems are forcing it to cut back deliveries to “a number of countries,” including the U.K. and Canada.  Moderna, which has partnered with Switzerland’s Lonza to manufacture its vaccine known as mRNA-1273, pinned the reduction on deficits in… Read More »