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Delivering on the Promise of 'Equitable Access' to Epidemic Vaccines and Treatments: The Need for Norms, Processes, and Evidence to Guide Supply and Allocation   [open pdf - 379KB]

From the Introduction: "Emerging infectious diseases pose an ever-increasing threat to global health security, with population growth, urbanization, and global transit contributing to larger and more frequent outbreaks and epidemics than ever before. We know the human and economic costs of these outbreaks all too well from recent experiences with Ebola, while the full toll of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) remains to be seen. In the face of these epidemic threats, vaccines and therapeutics are among our most important public health tools to combat and mitigate the harms of widespread infection--but only if they can be deployed at the right time and to the right people. In many cases, this will require having stockpiles at the ready to deploy vaccines where they are needed most, as well as manufacturing capacity to scale up supply to meet global demand."

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2020-04
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