The world started 2020 with the alarming news of an unidentified disease. COVID-19 turned into a global pandemic that would exact a devastating toll on lives and livelihoods.
The year concludes with promising reports of vaccines that may soon be available to help slow down the spread of the disease. The collective effort to find successful vaccine candidates in such a short time is unprecedented. It speaks of the power of collaboration when the goal is for the common good. The difficult task of ensuring the affordable and equitable distribution of vaccines, however, still lies ahead.