Will COVID Split the World in Two? Part 2

UNICEF begins shipping syringes for the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines  under COVAX

Monier Bouazar, the head of COVAX logistics in Copenhagen, sprints up the metal steps of a staircase on a March morning. The 39-year-old has a dimpled chin and a subtle sense of humor. “Three to four months” – that’s how long he had to prepare for the start of the first deliveries. He says he hasn’t slept much in the past year. “I don’t really count the number of hours. For me personally, it’s not just a job.”

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Will COVID split the World in Two? Part 1

Helpers delivering vaccines in Jumla, Nepal: Thousands of cooling boxes have to be brought to the most remote corners of the globe.
Helpers deliver COVID vaccines in Jumla, Nepal. Thousands of cooling boxes have to be brought to the most remote corners of the globe.

The man who is trying to save the world is standing in a nursery in a Connecticut home. He’s got his laptop in front of him and the sun is shining through the window onto a crib. A mobile is turning in the wind.

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My Summer in the Alps

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Sometimes, very seldom, I feel something like homesickness, even though it’s not for a home or family, but rather for a tradition and or perhaps rituals I remember so vividly. Right about now, at the beginning of summer, I was always called back home to our farm in Austria. I got an extra week of vacation, like so many of us farm-children who had to help. Continue reading