A collapsed block of permafrost along Drew Point, Alaska (AN/Benjamin Jones)
February 26, 2021
The world’s promised cuts in greenhouse gases come nowhere close to fulfilling the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to a new U.N. analysis.
The COVAX Facility's first COVID-19 vaccines arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana (AN/Francis Kokoroko)
February 24, 2021
The COVAX Facility’s global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines finally launched with the delivery of 600,000 doses to Ghana’s capital Accra.
U.N. helicopters in Juba, South Sudan (AN/Chetan Sharma)
February 17, 2021
The U.N. Security Council took up a proposed resolution calling for ceasefires in conflict zones that would allow deliveries of coronavirus vaccines.
A United airliner at Zurich airport (AN/John Heilprin)
February 16, 2021
Sixteen airlines joined a UNICEF-led initiative to push for speedier deliveries of coronavirus vaccines and medical supplies among more than 100 nations.
A medical assistant at a U.S. Navy health clinic in San Diego draws a patient’s blood for Phase III trials of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in December (AN/Jake Greenberg)
February 15, 2021
WHO listed two of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccines for emergency use, only the second instance of approvals granted since the pandemic began.
WHO and Chinese scientists visit veterinary labs in Wuhan (AN/CGTN)
February 14, 2021
Chinese diplomats pushed back against U.S. skepticism about whether Beijing fully cooperated with WHO scientists investigating the pandemic’s origins.
A screenshot of WHO's webcast press briefing from Wuhan, China (AN/WHO)
February 9, 2021
The initial spread of the coronavirus among people most likely originated from an animal and not from a Chinese lab, WHO-led scientists told journalists.
Singapore's Marina Bay Sands luxury hotel and convention center (AN/Fabio Achilli)
February 3, 2021
WEF postponed its Special Annual Meeting 2021 in Singapore until mid-August due to what it called “international challenges in containing the pandemic.”
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, center, and other anti-corruption protesters at a march in Moscow in memory of slain politician Boris Nemtsov (AN/Michał Siergiejevicz)
January 28, 2021
Transparency International found nations doing the most to combat corruption had better health care systems in place to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mass screening for COVID-19 in November at Bolzano, Italy (AN/Davide Costanzo)
January 26, 2021
Confirmed cases of coronavirus surged past 100 million people — one of every four cases in the United States alone — with 2.1 million deaths worldwide.