A new Covid variant is no surprise when rich countries are hoarding vaccines | Gordon Brown - News Summed Up

A new Covid variant is no surprise when rich countries are hoarding vaccines | Gordon Brown


On Monday, the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, will meet in a special session. In Lesotho and Eswatini, which have had the Johnson and Johnson single-shot vaccines, just 27% and 22% respectively have been vaccinated. In June, Boris Johnson promised he and the G7 countries would use their surplus vaccines to immunise the whole world. In September, at a summit chaired by President Biden, a December target of 40% vaccination was set for the 92 poorest countries. According to the data research agency Covax, around 100m of western countries’ vaccines will pass their use-by dates in December and could easily go to waste.


Source: The Guardian November 27, 2021 12:51 UTC



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