Gordon Brown exhorts west to stop hoarding vaccines

Posted by on September 9, 2021 9:00 am
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Former UK prime minister urges rich nations to transfer unused supplies to countries in desperate need

Hoarding of vaccines by wealthy western nations will result in thousands of needless deaths from Covid-19 in the world’s poorest countries every month unless urgent steps are taken to distribute jabs more fairly, Gordon Brown has said.

In an article for the Guardian, the former Labour prime minister called on the G7 rich industrial nations to hold an emergency summit in order to prevent a billion unused doses being amassed by the end of the year.

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