Can we find a global solution to the pandemic?

20th January 2021

6-7pm, via Zoom

Join the Warden, Ken Macdonald QC in conversation with Daniel Thornton (PPE, 1987) as they discuss the challenge of vaccination roll-out across the world. 

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COVID-19 has killed more than 1.75 million people worldwide, with at least 80 million confirmed cases since the virus was discovered. Over the past month, we have seen the start of immunisation programmes in wealthy countries, yet the pandemic is a global challenge and much of the world is still waiting for vaccines to arrive. 

COVAX is the global effort to support the research, development and manufacturing of a wide range of COVID-19 vaccine candidates. The 190 participating countries, regardless of income levels, will have equal access to these vaccines once they are developed. The initial aim is to have 2 billion doses available by the end of 2021, which should be enough to protect high risk and vulnerable people, as well as frontline healthcare workers.

What are the challenges facing this unprecedented effort to defeat the pandemic? 

To find out more, join the Warden in conversation with Daniel Thornton (PPE, 1987), a senior adviser at Gavi, which is hosting COVAX. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and the Warden looks forward to facilitating a Q&A with alumni from all over the world.


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