America will need to spend at least $21b to vaccinate all its 330m citizens, at Moderna and other pharma's likely minimum cost. China will do it for less, and vaccinate the developing world.
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The widespread interruption of routine immunization programs around the world during the coronavirus pandemic is putting 80 million children under 1 year old at risk of contracting deadly, vaccine-preventable diseases, according to a report Friday by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
A new study of 129 countries found that the interruption of inoculation efforts could put 80 million babies at risk of getting deadly, preventable diseases.