“Many governments of low-income countries may not be able to pay the costs of deploying a new Covid-19 vaccine. They may, however, be able to pay in smaller installments over time. One way to provide this financing is a bond structure backed by OECD countries that would allow the money to be raised in capital markets. The OECD countries would make a legally binding commitment to pay investors in bonds over time.” (Rebecca Weintraub, Prashant Yadav and Seth Berkeley, Harvard Business Review). … [Read more...] about Vaccine nationalism and challenges for developing countries
No one in their right mind can ever doubt the quality of Manchester City, but since Barcelona’s Lionel Messi decided to stay in Spain, I don’t think they will have enough in the tank to top Liverpool. Plus, and this is a big plus, if you were to ask Pep Guardiola what trophy does he want to win next season more than any, then it will be the Champions League. Yes, I think City will give Liverpool a run for their money, but they won’t be able to topple the champions. … [Read more...] about Predictions for the coming football season
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will open a regional office in Hanoi to increase its public health engagement in Southeast Asia, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced after an online ministerial meeting with the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations hosted by Vietnam on Thursday. … [Read more...] about US CDC to open Southeast Asian office in Hanoi: State Dept.