Nurith Aizenman

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Is there enough monkeypox vaccine to go around? Maybe yes, more likely no

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Only one company makes the currently used monkeypox vaccine. Supply is limited in wealthy nations like the U.S. Less well-off nations, like Nigeria, where the outbreak began, have no vaccines at all.

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Middle-income countries have come up with a game-changing plan for COVID vaccines

Monday, July 18, 2022

As the U.S. and Europe spearhead COVID vaccines, other regions are left struggling to gain access. But now scientists from Latin America and Africa are collaborating on mRNA technology.

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These Brazilian besties are inventing an mRNA vaccine as a gift to the world

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Pfizer and Moderna have refused to divulge details of how to make their cutting-edge COVID shots. Here's what two scientists — and longtime best friends — are doing about it.

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In Uvalde, tragedy and food bring a community together

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Two women in Uvalde are spearheading an effort to soothe their community with food. Because Uvalde's resident's lives are so intertwined, everyone knows someone affected by the massacre.

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An update on the global COVID-19 vaccination effort

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The U.S. has pulled back funding for global vaccinations. Some countries — like Brazil — don't need the help. Vaccination rates remain low in other countries such as Iraq due to issues of mistrust.

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Ukraine crisis raises question: Does food aid go equally to 'Black and white lives'?

Monday, April 18, 2022

That's what Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization and others ask in the wake of the outpouring of money to help Ukrainian victims of the war amid record levels of global hunger.

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The impact of the war in Ukraine on the global food supply

Friday, April 15, 2022

From the start of the war in Ukraine, food policy experts have worried that a hunger crisis could be in the making, given how important Ukraine and Russia are to global food supply.

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The goal: Vaccinate 70% of the world against COVID. Scientists are proposing a reboot

Monday, March 14, 2022

As the world enters the pandemic's 3rd year, some ask whether the 70% vaccination goal set by WHO and the Biden administration could in fact be detrimental. Also: See our map of global progress.

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It may be time to refocus the goal of vaccinating 70% of every country, advocates say

Friday, March 11, 2022

Two years after the World Health Organization declared the COVID outbreak a pandemic, the vaccination rate in poor countries remains well below global targets. But do those targets still make sense?

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Russia's war on Ukraine is dire for world hunger. But there are solutions

Sunday, March 06, 2022

Both countries are huge suppliers of grains and other essential foods. And with widespread hunger and high food prices already, the war couldn't have come at a worse time.

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Ukraine and Russia play big roles in food production. The war is exasperating hunger

Sunday, March 06, 2022

The war in Ukraine is pushing up already record-high food prices around the world — threatening the lives of millions of people in poor countries struggling with hunger. Here's why it's not hopeless.

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Global health champion Paul Farmer dies at 62

Monday, February 21, 2022

Dr. Paul Farmer, a global health champion, Harvard Medical School professor, anthropologist and co-founder of the nonprofit health organization Partners in Health, has died at age 62.

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Global health champion Dr. Paul Farmer has died

Monday, February 21, 2022

Known for his efforts to improve global health and as the founder of the nonprofit health organization Partners in Health, Farmer died in Rwanda at age 62.

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Africa may have reached the pandemic's holy grail

Friday, January 28, 2022

New findings from Malawi suggest the country has entered something akin to the endemic stage of the pandemic — along with many other African nations.

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Top scientists say Africa may have reached a less threatening phase of COVID

Friday, January 14, 2022

In the United States there's lots of discussion about when the coronavirus will finally become endemic the way colds are. But African scientists say that may have already happened on their continent.

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The goal: at least 40% vaxxed in all nations by year-end. This map shows how we stand

Thursday, December 30, 2021

The program called COVAX was set up to make sure that all countries have access to COVID vaccines. Two key public health figures talk about what went wrong — and how to fix it.

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Most countries will fall short of global initiative to vaccinate 40% of populations

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

COVAX was set up to enable global access to vaccines against COVID. Yet nearly 80 countries will miss a target of vaccinating 40% of their populations by year's end. Here's what went wrong.

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U.S. has been slow to roll out a campaign encouraging booster shots as omicron surges

Friday, December 17, 2021

With Omicron surging, the U.K.'s government is hoping to stave off hospitalizations and deaths through a massive effort to administer vaccine boosters. But the strategy faces major hurdles in the U.S.

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The mystery of where omicron came from — and why it matters

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

How did this new strain of the novel coronavirus evolve? Researchers are investigating various possibilities. One leading theory involves ... just one person.

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The omicron variant might have originated in someone with a suppressed immune system

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

How did the coronavirus end up mutating into the omicron variant? One hypothesis is that it spent months replicating in the body of someone whose immune system was suppressed by uncontrolled HIV.

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