New donation pledges won't fill global COVID-19 vaccine shortfalls. Here's why
By Ngozi Erondu, Senior Scholar with the Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative at the O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University
Renu Singh, Research Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Scholar with the Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative at the O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University
Vaccine inequity is the greatest barrier to ending COVID-19 as an international health emergency. As we inch closer to the two-year mark of the pandemic, we mourn the 5 million lives that have been lost and fear that millions more may still be. This time the loss of life will predominantly be in poor countries. Deaths due to COVID-19 are no longer because we are defenceless, but because the world is divided.
More than 5.9 billion vaccines have been administered…
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- Tuesday, October 5, 2021