"Vaccine Apartheid" Unfair Distribution Hampers Global Vaccination Drive

Only 2 percent of the 1.3 billion people who live in Africa have been vaccinated. Yet there are plenty of surplus doses in wealthy countries. Fair distribution has been little more than an illusion so far.
Vaccination in Kenya: Africa will need lots of international help to catch up

Vaccination in Kenya: Africa will need lots of international help to catch up

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Brian Inganga / AP

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Many countries in Africa have far too little vaccine to make much of a dent in the pandemic. But that could soon be changing.

Many countries in Africa have far too little vaccine to make much of a dent in the pandemic. But that could soon be changing.

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A delivery of Moderna vaccine in Kenya via COVAX on August 23

A delivery of Moderna vaccine in Kenya via COVAX on August 23

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The arrival of a vaccine delivery at the airport in Entebbe, Uganda, on March 5

The arrival of a vaccine delivery at the airport in Entebbe, Uganda, on March 5

Foto: Hajarah Nalwadda / Xinhua / imago images