The Stalled Global Vaccine Drive The West's Greed Could Come Back To Haunt It

A global initiative was launched to ensure that poorer countries would also have fair access to vaccines for the coronavirus once they were developed. Instead, the West is panic-buying the available stocks – and that could be devastating, politically, economically and in terms of human lives.
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WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: "Not 25 million, not 25,000, just 25.”

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: "Not 25 million, not 25,000, just 25.”

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Vaccines expert Kate Elder: "The slowness of the Covax facility flies in the face of global health!"

Vaccines expert Kate Elder: "The slowness of the Covax facility flies in the face of global health!"

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Economists have warned that inequitable distribution of vaccines could cause up to $3.8 trillion in damage to the global economy.
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