Sara Jerving is a global health reporter based in Nairobi. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vice News, and Bloomberg News, among others. Sara holds a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she was a Lorana Sullivan fellow. She was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists in 2018, part of a Vice News Tonight on HBO team that received an Emmy nomination in 2018 and received the Philip Greer Memorial Award from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2014. She has reported from over a dozen countries.
Delays, scarcity, and uncertainty have marred the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines across Africa. In response, there have been calls from health and economic experts to increase local capacity to manufacture vaccines.
The National Muslims COVID-19 Response Committee has identified verses and sayings from Islamic texts to help communities better understand the pandemic and encourage adherence to public health measures.
In Africa, the number of vaccinated people pales in comparison with wealthier parts of the world. Over 5 million people in the U.K. have received two doses, and over 63 million people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated.