COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans Vary State to State
A COVID-19 vaccine is in the works — with word from the White House continuing to be one of maximizing efficiency — but as to when it will be available to you depends on a number of factors, like the your health, occupation, and the state you live in.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Laurie Garrett tells Lawrence O'Donnell that she's worried that the Trump administration is not sharing, as part of the transition, their Covid-19 vaccine distribution strategy with President-elect Joe Biden's team. Aired on 11/13/2020. NBC News' Dr. John Torres takes a look at the steps it takes to develop and approve a Covid-19 vaccine for the U.S. public. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, delivers a video message at the high-level side event "Accelerating the end of the COVID-19 pandemic".
This event hosted by The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Kingdom, South Africa, and the UN Secretary-General aims to build stronger political consensus for a coordinated global response to COVID-19 and champion the importance and urgency of equitable access to new tools, especially effective vaccines. It also seeks to catalyze a step-change in support for the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), the most promising solution for global equitable access to the tools needed to accelerate the end of the pandemic.
The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, is a groundbreaking global collaboration to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.
There is no time to waste in the fight against COVID-19.
No-one is safe until everyone is safe.
Launched at the end of April 2020, at an event co-hosted by the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the President of France, the President of the European Commission, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator brings together governments, scientists, businesses, civil society, and philanthropists and global health organizations (the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CEPI, FIND, Gavi, The Global Fund, Unitaid, Wellcome, the WHO, and the World Bank). White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defends not working with the Biden team on a Coronavirus vaccine distribution plan.