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Foreign Affairs September/October Issue Launch: What Happens When We Have the Vaccine?

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations; Codirector, CFR Independent Task Force on Preparing for the Next Pandemic; @TomBollyky

Special Envoy on Global Collaboration to Fight COVID-19, African Union; Board Chair, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; Former Minister of Finance, Nigeria

Director, Center for Infectious Disease, Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health​, Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Professor, Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, Adjunct Professor, Medical School, University of Minnesota; Member, Council on Foreign Relations


Executive Editor, Foreign Affairs@dankurtzphelan

Watch Foreign Affairs Executive Editor Daniel Kurtz-Phelan moderate a virtual panel discussion with Thomas J. Bollyky, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and Michael T. Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy on these questions and more.

The closer the world gets to the day when the first proven vaccines emerge, the less time there is to set up an equitable, enforceable system for allocating them. 

For further reading please see the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs, "The World ​Trump Made," including the article "The Tragedy of Vaccine Nationalism" by Thomas Bollyky and Chad Bown. Please also see the Foreign Affairs articles "Finding a Vaccine Is Only the First Step" by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and "Chronicle of a Pandemic Foretold" by Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker.

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