CEPI and the University of Oxford have committed $80 million to the development of a vaccine targeting "Disease X," or unknown pathogens with pandemic potential.
Of the funding, $1 billion goes to 4 BARDA research partners to support phase 2b clinical trials of vaccine candidates.
The report is part of the GAO's series on the accountability and effectiveness of the federal government's $4.7 trillion pandemic response.
The WHO COVID-19 emergency committee is meeting today to discuss if the situation still warrants a public health emergency of international concern.
The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the launch of global scientific effort to update the list of priority pathogens, a list used to guide investments and research, especially for vaccines and treatments.
"What's needed are vaccines that are durable, with a wide breadth of protection."
New research from the American Psychological Association (APA) shows that various state restrictions and lockdowns imposed during the first 6 months of the pandemic were not related to worsening mental health. The study is published in Health Psychology.
A study of California public transportation workers published today in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) shows public transportation workers have higher rates of both COVID-19 incidence and mortality compared to other industries.
Steps include launching a US international pandemic preparedness project and appointing a global health security envoy.
The 10-year plan starts today and gives recommendations for a range of scientific disciplines to better address seasonal flu and prepare for the next flu pandemic.