World Health Organization unveils plan for distributing coronavirus vaccine

The World Health Organization on Monday will announce which countries have signed on to its vaccine plan — and provide more details about how a vaccine, when it is developed, will be doled out.

More than 170 countries are in talks to join the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility, or Covax, which aims to develop and distribute $2 billion in doses of a vaccine by the end of 2021.

Under the plan, rich and poor countries will pool money to provide manufacturers with volume guarantees for a slate of vaccine candidates. The idea is to discourage hoarding and focus on vaccinating high-risk people in every participating country first.

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“If and when we have an effective vaccine, we must use it effectively,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, tweeted Sunday. “And the best way to do that is to start by vaccinating some people

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