💊 Panacea Biotech to supply pentavalent vaccines through UNICEF & PAHO; AstraZeneca’s nasal Covid vaccine flops in trials
#191 | The World Bank has a new fund to reduce emissions
Hello, and welcome back to The Kable. The World Health Summit begins this weekend and is being co-hosted with the WHO for the first time ever. With in-person sessions in Berlin, Germany and fully virtual sessions for the smart ones, the summit hopes to realise Health For All. Hopefully, whatever emerges from the summit will be more concrete than the benches the WHO hopes will normalise mental health conversations.
Pandemic origin stories are still doing the rounds globally, and even today, there is no dearth of conspiracy theories. A new report, though, very conclusively, states that the pandemic came from nature, not a lab.
And finally, you do know that bananas are going extinct, right? However, scientists have found a few genomes that indicate there might be hidden banana species waiting to be discovered. We hope these buried bananas are discovered quickly, so we aren't deprived of our daily (banana) bread.