September 2, 2020

Poor countries desperate for Covid vaccines may be outbid by richer neighbors

Washington (AFP) – Richard Hatchett, the head of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), is worried.His job is to ensure that future vaccines against Covid-19 will be shared on an equitable basis around the world, but the United States, Europe and other rich countries have already reserved the first doses for themselves.¬†Just seven months after the outbreak of the pandemic, and even before clinical trials of experimental vaccines have ended, some developed countries (the United States, Britain, the European Union, Canada and Japan) have put in orders for at least 3.1 billio…


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