How wealthy nations are creating a ‘vaccine apartheid’

Posted by on March 31, 2021 2:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

Activists have called for changes to intellectual property laws in an effort to speed the global vaccination project

A chorus of activists are calling for changes to intellectual property laws in hopes of beginning to boost Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing globally, and addressing the gaping disparity between rich and poor nations’ access to coronavirus vaccines.

The US and a handful of other wealthy vaccine-producing nations are on track to deliver vaccines to all adults who want them in the coming months, while dozens of the world’s poorest countries have not inoculated a single person.

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