Latest from Emily Rauhala

First vaccine doses distributed by Covax land in West African nation of Ghana

Ghana was chosen after submitting a detailed proposal on how the shots would be distributed.
  • Feb 24, 2021

Richest democracies say vaccine access is global issue but can’t agree how best to share

France’s president warned that wealthy democracies’ ‘credibility’ is at stake as China and Russia use their vaccines as tools for global influence.
  • Feb 19, 2021

White House announces $4 billion in funding for Covax, the global vaccine effort that Trump spurned

The announcement comes as France's Macron calls on wealthy nations to donate 5 percent of their vaccine supply to developing countries.
  • Feb 18, 2021

Moderna agreed to ‘equitable access’ for its coronavirus vaccine, but most of its doses are going to wealthy countries

The U.S. company has not contributed to Covax or signed any deals with low-income nations.
  • Feb 13, 2021

After Wuhan mission on pandemic origins, WHO team dismisses lab leak theory

But the U.N. health agency, on a tight 12-day schedule, left open other options for the beginning of the crisis.
  • Feb 9, 2021

Canada defends decision to draw vaccines from program aimed at low- and middle-income countries

It is the only member of the G-7 getting doses in the first round to be distributed by the Covax Facility.
  • Feb 5, 2021

E.U. boosts vaccine supply through two new deals with drugmakers; U.S. chides China on covid transparency

Much of the world is in a race to inoculate as new, more virulent variants of the virus are spreading globally.
  • Feb 1, 2021

100 million doses in 100 days: How Biden’s coronavirus vaccine push compares with those of other countries

The United States is near the top of the pack, behind some of the fastest countries to vaccinate, including Israel and Britain, but ahead of most of the rest of the world.
  • Jan 23, 2021

Fauci praises WHO leadership in coronavirus pandemic, signaling break from Trump era

The infectious-disease specialist confirmed President Biden’s decision to remain in the U.N. health agency and join the effort to distribute vaccines worldwide.
  • Jan 21, 2021

Biden to reengage with World Health Organization, will join global vaccine effort

But America’s role and influence remain an open question.
  • Jan 20, 2021