Topic Reading-Vol.3141-11/16/2020

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Topic Reading-Vol.3141-11/16/2020

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2020/11/16 Topic Reading-Vol.3141-11/16/2020

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Covid vaccine: How will we keep it cold enough?

The good news is that Covid vaccine is on its way to approval as posted in yesterday’s Topic Reading Vol.3140. The developers of the vaccine said they will be able to supply 50 million doses by the end of this year and around 1.3 billion by the end of 2021. However, that particular vaccine needs to be kept in ultra-cold storage, at below minus 80C, too colder than any freezer even in large hospitals. The vaccines will be shipped from the developers’ facilities in the US, Germany, and Belgium in a special reusable transport box that can keep the vaccines at the required temperature level for up to 10 days as long as it is not opened. But they still need to be transported from regional or local distribution sites, assuming such facilities are set up in time, to the practitioners’ hands to recipients’ arms.

Facing this level of unprecedented complexity and capacity of logistics is another challenge for human ingenuity and collaboration.

As we all know, the last mile is always the bottleneck of delivery.

Enjoy reading the article and learn about another challenge to cope with the pandemic.

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