Seth BerkleyI really enjoyed talking Thursday to @TEDchris@TEDTalks for their new series, TED Connects: Community and Hope! We talked about the quest for the #COVID19 #vaccine. Great already posted on Youtube as well by the amazing TED team.
Seth Berkley"We commit to provide immediate resources to the @WHO’s #COVID19 Solidarity Response Fund, @CEPIvaccines and @gavi" - great to see strong commitment and support for Gavi's work to help vulnerable countries tackle the #COVID19 #pandemic from #G20 leaders
Seth BerkleyI welcome the #G20 committee’s commitment to work together “towards the rapid development, manufacturing and distribution of diagnostics, antiviral medicines, and #vaccines” to ensure their availability to all those who need them.
Seth BerkleyThank you for highlighting the issue of disrupted immunization services due to #COVID19, @unicefchief. Agree that "we must not allow lifesaving health interventions to fall victim to our efforts to address COVID-19" and fully support your recommendations.
Show The Bio Report, Ep COVID-19, Vaccine Development, and Global Health Lessons from Ebola - 25 Mar 2020
Seth BerkleyInsightful episode of the The Bio Report with my colleague Aurélia Nguyen on how lessons from the #Ebola outbreak could be applied to the #COVID19 response. Great summary of the “challenges ahead with providing equitable access throughout the world”
The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses worldwide. Here's how some are fighting back.
Seth BerkleyGreat to see @Gavi’s vital work, to help the world’s poorest countries reallocate Gavi funding to their #COVID19 response, being featured by @WEF along with our key partners like @Unilever@CEPIvaccines. Proud of the extraordinary response & collaboration.
We might be some time away from a COVID-19 vaccine but researchers around the world have been busy trying to find good fits to fight the virus.
Seth BerkleyAccelerating #vaccines for diseases that currently aren’t causing epidemics, but could in the future, is vital to help the world prepare for the next outbreak. I spoke to @CGTNOfficial about this issue and @CEPIvaccines’ vital work in this field
Dr. Ian Lipkin, an infectious disease expert who consulted on the film Contagion, has tested positive for covid-19, according to an interview he gave on the Fox Business channel last night. And thankfully Dr. Lipkin delivered a wake-up call to Fox...
Could an innovative financing mechanism help to make COVID-19 vaccines available to all?
Seth BerkleyGreat summary of how the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) works, it's integral role in @Gavi’s vaccine campaigns and introductions, and why #vaccine bonds are an essential tool to fund a future #COVID19 #vaccine
There is an unprecedented race to develop a vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). With at least 44 vaccines in early-stage development, what outcome can we expect? Will the first vaccine to cross the finish...
Seth BerkleyA #pandemic of this magnitude demands a unified response. Sharing information, resources & data is vital for global hlth security. My take is we need a Big Science approach to ensure a future #vaccine will be available to all who need it @ScienceMagazine
Scientists have been warning for several years that deforestation is creating an accidental laboratory for the emergence of new viruses in environments that have been altered by humans.
Seth BerkleyHappy to contribute to this fascinating @Forbes article on how urbanization, population growth and deforestation are all making the emergence of new viruses like #COVID19 inevitable. Salient points on the “underlying causes of zoonotic spillover"
The world's second most populous country announces major restrictions amid the coronavirus crisis.
Seth BerkleyIndia’s new measures to contain #COVID19 now mean 1.3 billion people are on lockdown. This presents new challenges to continue life-saving immunization programs but @Gavi is committed to supporting @MoHFW_INDIA and @narendramodi.
At the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, we are acutely conscious that the people we serve, the poorest and most marginalized across the world who suffer most from HIV, TB and malaria, are also likely to be the most affected by...
Seth Berkley“Roughly 440,000 people have died from HIV, TB & malaria since COVID-19 was identified just 2 months ago” very important article on why we cannot afford to let the pandemic run vital work by the @GlobalFund (& of course
@Gavi) off course, @PeterASands.