World better protected against Covid if rich nations donated 50% of vaccines to low-income countries

Posted by on January 31, 2022 11:30 am
Categories: Global Stories

Vaccine inequity will prolong pandemic and increase risk of new variants developing, modelling finds

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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