Challenges await the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine

November 20, 2020

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Rich Lakin, immunization program manager for the Utah Health Department, speaks during a news briefing, Nov. 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Health officials say Utah could receive its first round of a coronavirus vaccine as early as mid-December.

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Once a vaccine for COVID-19 is approved, UNICEF is planning to do a massive airlift to get the vaccine to countries who need it, especially poorer ones. What will it take to get the vaccine distributed? And, Australia has released a scathing report that finds that members of Australian special forces unlawfully killed 39 people in Afghanistan. Also, mental health has become a growing concern in the pandemic, and researchers are gaining a deeper understanding of the magnitude around the globe. It's not good, but there are some glimmers of hope.


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