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UN Recruits 40 Airlines to Deliver Vaccine to Poorest States

  • Unicef held call with carriers about mass airlift, IATA says
  • Pfizer, Moderna reported positive results from vaccine trials
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United Nations humanitarian relief agency Unicef is looking to recruit some of the airline industry’s biggest operators to help distribute a coronavirus vaccine to the world’s poorest nations.

Unicef held a call with about 40 carriers to make plans for the global airlift and to identify what commercial tasks each party can perform, according to Glyn Hughes, head of cargo at the International Air Transport Association, which helped arrange the meeting.