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Business leaders ask for inclusivity after vaccine nationalism warning

Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020.

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Business leaders have called on nations to be more inclusive when thinking about how they can reboot their economies following the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking at a CNBC-moderated panel at the Singapore Summit on Monday, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, executive chairman of Indian biopharmaceutical firm Biocon, said that “vaccine nationalism is creeping into the world,” with some countries eager to snap up the first stock of any approved vaccines.

It’s “very sad” when countries don’t realize this is a pandemic that has affected the entire world, she said, adding that sending vaccines to where they’re needed should be a global effort.

“People have to be less worried about the kind of trade wars they’re fighting right now, and realize there is something in it for everyone,” Mazumdar-Shaw

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A top disease expert is warning of ‘another 12 to 14 months of a really hard road ahead of us,’ and says the US has no national plan to stop it



a man wearing a suit and tie: Dr. Michael Osterholm on Sunday said the US doesn't have a national plan to stop the spread of COVID in the fall and winter. Meet The Press/NBC News


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Dr. Michael Osterholm on Sunday said the US doesn’t have a national plan to stop the spread of COVID in the fall and winter. Meet The Press/NBC News

  • Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, warned of a potential spike in cases of novel coronavirus this fall and said the US has “another 12 to 14 months of a really hard road ahead.”
  • Osterholm, who made the comments Sunday on NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” said while a COVID-19 vaccine could become available, it wouldn’t have a “meaningful” impact until 2021 at the earliest.
  • Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert, said Americans should expect to “hunker down” in the upcoming fall and winter months.
  • “What is our national plan?” Osterholm asked. “We don’t have one.” 
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