The global aviation industry body the International Air Transport Association (Iata) has warned of potentially severe capacity constraints in transporting vaccines for Covid-19 by air.

A number of nations are pushing to sign purchasing deals with companies developing potential vaccines for Covid-19. In SA, Wits University recently launched its second Covid-19 vaccine trial. The SA government has also expressed interest in participating in the international Covax financing initiative for Covid-19 vaccines, which is looking to accelerate the development of promising technologies and fairly distribute them around the world.

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