Global vaccine equity: Calls rise to put principle into practice

Christian Science Monitor, Dec 3, 2021

Vaccine equity “is not just altruism but is critical for getting out of this pandemic,” Rutgers Global Health Institute director Richard Marlink told the Christian Science Monitor. The article describes how “domestic pressures and the impulse to take care of one’s own” have interfered with the success of COVAX, the international collaboration designed to ensure global access to COVID-19 vaccines.


What We Know About the Omicron Variant

Rutgers Today, Dec 1, 2021

With the first confirmed case of the Omicron coronavirus identified today in the United States and as the variant continues to spread around the world, Rutgers Today gathered perspectives from some of the university’s experts in infectious disease, epidemiology, pediatrics and global health. Richard Marlink, director of Rutgers Global Health Institute, is among these featured experts.


N.J.’s health system is failing underserved groups. How can the care divide be bridged?

NJ.com, Nov 20, 2021

A state-by-state scorecard of racial and ethnic disparities finds that all states’ health systems are failing people of color, according to a report released on November 18 by the Commonwealth Fund. Rutgers Global Health Institute director Richard Marlink discusses this report and the importance of addressing social determinants of health.


Better Together Event Explores Equitable Recovery

Rutgers Global Health Institute, Jun 30, 2021

Rutgers Global Health Institute and Rutgers University Alumni Association co-presented a virtual event about pandemic-related challenges minority communities are facing across the state, problems unique to underserved neighborhoods in Rutgers’ backyard, and what is needed to address these disparities. Institute director Richard Marlink led the discussion, which brought together university and community partners.


In Venezuela, politics overshadow COVAX shipment and vaccine rollout

Devex, Apr 15, 2021

Rutgers Global Health Institute director Richard Marlink discusses the COVAX (COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access) initiative and the need for a global response to the pandemic within the context of Venezuela’s efforts to obtain vaccines and release a vaccination plan amidst a power struggle between President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó.


Rutgers professor discusses COVAX initiative, US involvement

The Daily Targum, Mar 8, 2021

Rutgers Global Health Institute director Richard Marlink discusses the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative to distribute vaccines more equitably worldwide. He says participation in COVAX is in the best interests of the U.S. and other wealthy countries due to the potential for virus variants to arise in countries where fewer people have received vaccines.


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