Thursday, December 10, 2020, 9:00 am Eastern US, 14:00 GMT, 15:00 CET
Join a free hour-long webinar delivered in association with George Washington University (GWU) in Washington D.C. to discuss what may be the greatest challenge to public procurement in our lifetimes: delivering COVID-19 vaccines, worldwide. A panel of experts will discuss distribution strategies in the United States and internationally, focusing on potential problems and their solutions.
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Désirée Klingler – Yale University LLM – University of St Gallen PhD Candidate – review of U.S. government’s plans for vaccine distribution.
Robert Handfield, North Carolina State University — emerging barriers to U.S. distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Steve Guppy, Director of Procurement, Crown Agents — transnational challenges in distributing a vaccine.
Simon Evenett, Global Trade Alert, University of Saint Gallen, Switzerland — emerging international trade barriers to distributing vaccines.
Prashant Yadav, Center for Global Development — “from lab to jab,” the logistical challenges at each stage of vaccine distribution.
Moderators: Christopher Yukins (GW Law Government Procurement Program), Amanda Willett (Crown Agents USA) & Désirée Klingler (University of St Gallen PhD Candidate)
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) summary of CDC’s available vaccine distribution system
- Report from the National Governors Association (NGA) on the status of vaccine development.
- Questions from the National Governors Association to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on vaccine distribution, and responses.
- Stephanie Ebbs & Soo Rin Kim, ABC News, High hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year, but states say they need more money for distribution (Nov. 18, 2020).
- World Health Organization, COVID-19 Vaccine Country Readiness and Delivery – resources for assessing distribution plans.
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