Connelly, Graham (2021) Editorial. Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 20 (1). ISSN 2976-9353

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This is now the third SJRCC editorial I have written during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the last issue, several vaccines have received approval from regulatory authorities and the news on their efficacy is very good. The World Health Organization reports (18 February 2021) that seven vaccines are being deployed, and more than 200 vaccines are in development, more than 60 of which are at clinical research stages. Wealthier countries are farther along in vaccine roll-out, with Israel and the UK out in front. The real challenge is to ensure equitable distribution on a world scale. The WHO has developed the COVAX Facility as a mechanism for pooling vaccine procurement and distribution to middle and low-income countries.

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