The women who play a vital role in the fight against COVID-19

March 08, 2021

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Five clear-glass vials are shown with labels showing that they are the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit on a table at a vaccine clinic in Anchorage, Alaska.

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On this International Women’s Day, The World takes a look at the groundbreaking role women have played during the pandemic in the research and innovation of coronavirus vaccines. Also, across Latin America, demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest against gender violence. And, one visible change since President Joe Biden took office is a steady rise in the number of migrants at the US-Mexico border, including children arriving alone, often hoping to reunite with a parent or close relative in the US. 

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