Funding the development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines: The need for global collective action
The World Bank and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), which funds development of epidemic vaccines, cohosted a global consultation on funding the development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines. This Brookings article discusses this and how the consultation led to the launch of a COVID-19 Vaccine Development Taskforce that is now working on how to finance the development and manufacturing of vaccines for global access. An effective vaccine will both prevent people getting COVID-19 and curb transmission. Without a safe, effective, and globally accessible vaccine, the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to threaten lives and livelihoods.