Avac Event

Reality Check About “Global” COVID-19 Vaccine Production

On Thursday, November 4th, award-winning journalist Stephanie Nolen joined AVAC to discuss the findings and backstory of her recent New York Times investigation,”Here’s Why Developing Countries Can Make mRNA COVID Vaccines.” During the webinar, Stephanie, AVAC and partners explored where we are in the fight to bring COVID mRNA vaccine manufacturing to the places where doses are needed most, in countries where vaccine access has been grievously stalled. We also talked through her report and discussed the parallels with HIV.


  • Mitchell Warren, AVAC
  • Stephanie Nolen, New York Times
  • Zain Rizvi, Public Citizen

Watch the recording and download the transcript.