Kuwaiti logistics company Agility Public Warehousing Co. is in discussions with vaccine producers and national governments to distribute future COVID-19 vaccines, Bloomberg reports.
“We have physical infrastructure, cold storage capability, and boots on the ground in places that are difficult to operate in.”Tarek Sultan, Agility CEO
Agility says it well-placed to distribute a potential future COVID-19 vaccine. It has logistics infrastructure in over 120 countries, especially in emerging markets.
“We have physical infrastructure, cold storage capability, and boots on the ground in places that are difficult to operate in,” Agility CEO, Tarek Sultan, told Bloomberg during an interview.
The news comes days after pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna reported positive results in their early-stage vaccine trials.
Pfizer and BioNTech said their vaccine was over 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 transmission during a study involving 43,538 participants.
A few days later, Moderna reported its vaccine candidate was 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 transmission during a study involving over 30,000 participants.
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