COVID-19 vaccine

President Joe Biden meets with the White House COVID-19 Response Team on the latest developments related to the omicron variant in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Jan. 4, 2022

‘Hope is not a plan’: Dr. Atul Gawande says global COVID funding is dwindling but the crisis continues


Dr. Atul Gawande, a renowned surgeon and global health leader at USAID, talks with The World’s host Marco Werman about plummeting resources in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic.

A 5-year-old boy gets his first dose of China's Sinovac vaccine, at a vaccination center in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. 

Why Chile moved ahead with COVID vaccines for the very young

A health worker gives a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 8-year-old Indigenous youth Davi Seremramiwe Xavante at the Hospital da Clinicas in São Paulo, Brazil, Jan. 14, 2022. 

Omicron hits Indigenous communities in Brazil as fake news and denialism undermine vaccination efforts

Dozens take turns to receive a COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Adabraka vaccination center in Accra, Ghana. 

Ghana revs up its COVID-19 vaccination campaign as omicron cases surge

A man gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at a site near Johannesburg, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. 

At least 9 African countries set to produce COVID vaccines, Africa’s CDC chief says

Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

New Merck pill could help treat COVID-19 symptoms for people without access to vaccines


“There are a lot of people, particularly in developing countries, that have not had the opportunity to have vaccines,” James Love tells The World’s host Marco Werman. “And so, a treatment like this will really be important.”

Door with a "face masks required" sign and a person blurred in the distance

Countries must ‘improve vaccine coverage and equity everywhere’ to combat COVID delta variant, doctor says


Global health officials are scrambling to curb the spread of the highly infectious COVID-19 delta variant. Dr. Michael Marks, a researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine joined The World’s host Marco Werman to discuss the new challenges.

Eusebio Torres waits to be vaccinated as a nurse prepares the dose of the Cuban Abdala COVID-19 vaccine at the Gustavo Aldereguia hospital in Cienfuegos, Cuba, Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Cuba’s promise of a homegrown COVID-19 vaccine  


Cuba, a world leader in medicine, is the first in Latin America to develop its own COVID-19 vaccine.

Movistar employee Alejandra Arias, 29, get her first dose of the Sinovac vaccine on July 4.

In Colombia, companies expedite vaccine rollout with private funds


With only 15% of Colombia’s population fully vaccinated, some public health experts have criticized the privately funded scheme for perpetuating inequities. Others say it will eventually benefit everyone.

A member of the National Guard, center, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to a farmworker.

Vaccine mandates aren’t new. But do they work?


With lagging vaccine campaigns and threats of the new delta variant, some world leaders are prompted to impose vaccine mandates.