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An Emirates Boeing 777F departing Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Carriers Expected to Play Major Role in Distribution of COVID Vaccines

As a number of drug companies enter active trial and testing phases for COVID-19 vaccines, attention is beginning to focus on how the distribution of the immunizations will take place. In a recent press release, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an organization representing 290 airlines comprising of 82% of the world’s air traffic, is urging world governments to begin work with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and available for distribution. Citing potential…