COVID-19: 8,000 jumbo jets needed to deliver vaccine doses globally

- Advertisement -

Shipping a coronavirus vaccine around the world will be the shipping a coronavirus vaccine around the world will be the “largest transport challenge ever”, according to the airline industry.

The equivalent of 8,000 Boeing 747s will be needed for shipping a coronavirus vaccine around the world, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) has said.

There is no Covid-19 vaccine yet, but Iata is already working with airlines, airports, global health bodies and drug firms on a global airlift plan.

The distribution programme assumes only one dose per person is needed. 

READ  UAE: COVID-19 Vaccine Expected by End of 2020 or Early 2021

About 140 vaccines are in early development, and around two dozen are now being tested on people in clinical trials.

Comments

- Advertisement -