Everybody wants a vaccine, but who's going to foot the bill?

Countries are spending far more to rescue their economies than protect public health.

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Rich countries have moved aggressively to lock down sufficient vaccine doses for their citizens, but few have invested in ensuring there’s an effective vaccine, in the first place

Countries are spending far more to rescue their economies than protect public health.

Praise and reform for the WHO:Many leaders praised the work of the WHO in response to the pandemic, while dancing around U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw his country from the organization earlier this year. Trump didn’t miss the opportunity to once again claim that the WHO is “virtually controlled by China” -- which he repeated in his pre-recorded

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speechon Tuesday at the Assembly.A few leaders mentioned the need to improve the global health architecture to better respond to pandemics in the future. Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that the WHO’s capability needs to be “qualitatively” strengthened. “This work has already begun and Russia is genuinely motivated to engage in it,” he said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a stronger WHO Thursday, arguing that “global tasks can only be solved globally.”

GLOBAL HEALTH SNAPSHOTSThe Age of Pandemics:Peter Piot, a Belgian microbiologist who was part of the team that discovered Ebola and who is now advising the European Union Commission president on the coronavirus pandemic,told POLITICO’s Jillian Deutsch

that we might be "entering into an age of pandemics." Like many other experts, he stressed that the world was not ready for it and it will probably not be prepared for the next one. Piot spoke about his own mistakes earlier this year, including shaking hands with a reporter. “Intellectually, I knew this was going to go big,” he said, but in his personal behavior he reverted to “deeply enshrined cultural habits."

Politicians and scientists concerned about pressure on health regulators:Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia FreelandwarnedThursday that political pressure on health regulators around the world will “very dangerous consequences," a day after Trump suggested the White House might reject a Food and Drug Administration proposal for stronger standards on the emergency use of any eventual Covid-19 vaccines. In the U.S., the leaders of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine

the same day of "alarming" political interference in the work of scientists and public health experts.How to ease restrictions:A global team of researchers looked at five countries in Asia Pacific — Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region — and four in Europe — Germany, Norway, Spain, and the U.K. — and

published their conclusionsin the Lancet on Thursday. Countries need to continue measures to reduce transmissions, such as social bubbles, and ensure it has effective systems to find, test, trace and isolate infected people, the paper says. Finally, screening and quarantine are essential when reopening borders.

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Patients ally:World Patients Alliance, to give patients a seat at the health care policy-making table. The Alliance will advocate for equal and affordable access to quality health care, the empowerment of patients, and improvements in patient education and health care literacy. Too often, health care policy doesn’t consider patients’ needs, said Hussain Jafri, founding director of the Alliance and and secretary general of Alzheimer's Pakistan.

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Fourth COVID-19 Vaccine Starts Late Stage TestingJ&J’s COVID-19 Vaccine Will Enter Phase 3 Testing, the Fourth To Reach That Stage The same pharmaceutical company that denied & hid the fact that use of their baby powder caused cancer in women. Hard pass.

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