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.
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.
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.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, and WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesuscases at a virtual meeting (AN/WHO)
January 21, 2021
WHO basked in renewed U.S. cooperation as President Biden sent Dr. Anthony Fauci to repair damage from the Trump administration’s withdrawal.
The White House in Washington last week (AN/Joyce Boghosian)
January 20, 2021
Moves to rejoin WHO and the Paris climate treaty were among a burst of immediate directives issued by U.S. President Joe Biden upon taking office.
Medical workers with coronavirus patients in Wuhan, China on February 6, 2020 (AN/China Daily)
January 19, 2021
An expert panel faulted WHO along with China and other nations in a report that found numerous “lost opportunities” to try to head off the pandemic.
COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. administered to Virginia National Guard personnel in December (AN/Cotton Puryear)
January 18, 2021
The WHO chief expressed moral outrage at rich nations’ young, healthy adults getting vaccinated ahead of poor nations’ elderly and health care workers.