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May 21, 2020

Prashant Yadav speaks to NPR about developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Excerpt from the transcript below:

PRASHANT YADAV: Somewhere along the way, we backtracked on global collaboration, which may hurt us in some ways.

MCEVERS: Prashant Yadav at the Center for Global Development studies medical supply chains. He told NPR it could be that multiple vaccines will emerge from different countries around the same time. That will make figuring out global manufacturing more challenging. The question is whether the U.S. is ready to cooperate with other countries.

YADAV: So some things are moving well, especially when it comes to things that manufacturing scientists and clinical scientists control, things which are about making sure that our global diplomacy is working, things that are about making sure that we work with this in a multilateral, coordinated manner. Those are where I think we see some deficiencies.

MCEVERS: Working with the rest of the world, especially the developing world, to produce and distribute a vaccine...

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