COVID-19: Controversial challenge trials to begin for vaccine
As scientists around the world are racing to develop the effective vaccine for coronavirus, one controversial approach, known as "challenge trials," will soon be employed in Britain to help with the search. Will the U.S. conduct the same trials?
Aid groups are warning that the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a spike in child marriages as families face economic hardship. Krista Larson, West Africa bureau chief for The Associated Press, joined "CBSN AM" to talk about this issue and a new article she wrote exploring the stories of these children. Coronavirus vaccine clinics have opened across Moscow with health workers and teachers first in line to get Russia's Sputnik V jab.
Seventy COVID-19 clinics opened in the Russian capital on Saturday, three days after President Vladimir Putin ordered a 'large-scale' immunisation programme that he claims will begin with two million doses being made available this week.
The Sputnik V has not yet completed Phase 3 of its trials, unlike the vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, sparking widespread criticism it is not safe for use. The #Covid-19 #pandemic has brought inequality into sharp relief. When it comes to dealing with the virus and with economic recovery, disparities are obvious between richer and poorer countries and between different regions within the same country. This week we speak to Elisa Ferreira, the Commissioner for cohesion policy, a crucial instrument in the #EU's toolbox as the bloc tries to bounce back from the crisis. Before joining the von der Leyen Commission, she held senior posts at the Bank of Portugal and in the Portuguese government and also served as an MEP. A COVID-19 aid package with another round of stimulus checks appears to be right around the corner. The roughly $900 billion deal had been gridlocked for months. CBS News correspondent Debra Alfarone joined "CBSN AM" from Capitol Hill with what's expected to be in the bill.