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India axes exports of Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir, plots boost to local production as COVID cases mount: reports

India is one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of drugs and vaccines, but that hasn’t made it immune to COVID-19 supply instability. Now, the government is locking up at least one treatment for itself. As COVID-19 cases mount—and demand for treatments spikes—India has banned exports of Gilead Sciences’ pandemic antiviral remdesivir, Bloomberg reports, citing a statement… Read More »

‘Explained by KHN’: Health Insurance Help in Covid Relief Law

[embedded content] The twists and turns of the American health system can sometimes leave people lost, confused and looking for answers. We’ve created a new video series — “Explained by KHN” — in which our correspondents and editors answer common health care and health policy questions.  The $ 1.9 trillion covid relief package that President… Read More »

VCI member orgs plan verifiable COVID-19 vaccine credentials next month

The 300-plus members of the Vaccination Credential Initiative announced earlier this month that the verifiable, interoperable vaccination record technology they’ve been working on since January should be generally available in May. WHY IT MATTERS“Effective vaccination credentials – don’t call them vaccine passports – depend on an equitable and privacy-preserving approach to verifiable data sharing –… Read More »