Latest from Dan Diamond

Trump’s mental health chief lands civil service post at DEA

Elinore McCance-Katz spoke out against coronavirus response, saying risks had been exaggerated.
  • May 7, 2021

Many hurdles remain before effort to ease vaccine patent protections could become international policy

As the vaccination pace wanes, leaders have turned to marketing strategies and audacious incentives to lure those who have not yet received their shots.
  • May 6, 2021

‘It’s pretty marginal’: Experts say Biden’s vaccine waiver unlikely to boost supply quickly

The head of the World Trade Organization says she will seek a decision by December, but some doubt the 164 members can reach consensus.
  • May 6, 2021
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Vaccine hesitancy at home, desperation abroad

As the president lays out a new vaccine strategy at home, how much can Biden also do to help curb the spread of coronavirus around the world? And what do the challenges with U.S. vaccine hesitancy mean for supply here -- and abroad?
  • May 6, 2021

Biden commits to waiving vaccine patents, driving wedge with pharmaceutical companies

Dozens of developing countries back the proposal, arguing it will allow them to rapidly produce their own generic vaccines, rather than wait months or years for sufficient doses.
  • May 5, 2021

The coronavirus vaccine skeptics who changed their minds

The White House and public health experts are studying the Americans who went from "no" to "yes."
  • May 3, 2021

White House is split over how to vaccinate the world

A proposal to waive drugmakers’ patents to enable developing countries to make generic vaccines wins some backers in the Biden administration.
  • Apr 30, 2021

‘I’m still a zero’: Vaccine-resistant Republicans warn that their skepticism is worsening

The pause on administering Johnson & Johnson vaccine appears to have little effect, but other messages continue to alienate GOP holdouts.
  • Apr 20, 2021

Federal turf wars over coronavirus rescues created ‘health and safety issues,’ watchdog concludes

Bureaucratic infighting put evacuees, officials and U.S. communities at risk of coronavirus, a report says.
  • Apr 19, 2021

‘Ripe for fraud’: Coronavirus vaccination cards support burgeoning scams

Officials warn that the falsified cards could endanger lives and undermine efforts to end the pandemic.
  • Apr 18, 2021