Vaccine nationalism must be a wake-up call to Africa

Developed countries' hoarding of life-saving jab in the midst of pandemic borders on genocide

28 April 2021 - 08:00
By malaika mahlatsi AND Malaika Mahlatsi

A few days ago, Forbes magazine reported that  one billion Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but mostly in wealthy nations. This was confirmed by the Associated Press, which reported that 87% of the doses had been administered in developed countries, with one in four people having received the jab in comparison to one in more than 500 in developing countries.

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