World better protected against Covid if rich nations donated 50% of vaccines to low-income countries
Vaccine inequity will prolong pandemic and increase risk of new variants developing, modelling finds
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The world would be better protected against new Covid variants and there would be substantially fewer deaths in low and middle-income countries if rich nations donated half of their vaccine doses, new research suggests.
The modelling study found it was in wealthy nations’ self-interests to donate doses because vaccine inequity would prolong the pandemic and increase the risk of new variants developing.
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