Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Merck have agreed to allow generic manufacturers to make inexpensive versions of their anti-viral pills to treat COVID-19.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Wealthy countries keep buying way more doses than they need. New data shows just how much the stockpile of unused vaccine is growing.
Monday, November 08, 2021
There's been a massive ramp up in production of COVID-19 vaccines. Yet low income nations still aren't getting enough. Analysts say it's because wealthy countries are buying way more than they need.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
It's the first step in an audacious plan to solve vaccine inequity by setting up the manufacturing of mRNA vaccines across low-resource countries,
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
A consortium in South Africa wants to teach manufacturers in poor countries to make Moderna's COVID vaccine. But Moderna won't share its process. So the scientists are trying to reverse engineer it.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
President Biden has unveiled a plan to vaccinate 70% of the world's population over the next year. But what will it take to get other rich countries on board? And is the goal ambitious enough?
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
President Biden announced an effort to vaccinate 70% of the world's population against COVID by this time 2022. Health officials from lower income countries say they need more than donations of doses.
Thursday, August 19, 2021
She's had to flee Afghanistan for her life. And she's one of many whose experience offers a window into what the Taliban takeover may hold for the country's women.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The Taliban say they'll guarantee the rights of Afghanistan's women, but their actions are already throwing that into doubt. One gynecologist fled the country 10 days ago because of death threats.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
She's one of 110 girls in a boarding program run by the Veerni Institute in India. When lockdowns hit, they were sent home to their villages, where child marriage is rampant.
Friday, July 23, 2021
The World Health Organization has reported a downturn after 8 weeks of increasing cases. But the good news comes with a large dose of caution.
Friday, July 09, 2021
Africa just marked its worst pandemic week ever and its third wave of COVID-19 — largely driven by the delta variant. Vaccine shipments to the continent are moving slowly.
Monday, June 28, 2021
Vaccines may not be as effective for those who are immuno-compromised. Protecting them needs to be made a top priority, says researchers — to keep them safe and to slow the emergence of variants.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Thanks to widespread vaccinations, the U.S. is reopening. Meanwhile, countries without similar access to doses are angry and fearful — amid signs the COVID-19 catastrophe in India could spread.