Governments, Pharmaceutical Companies Must Take Urgent Action To Help LMICs Vaccinate Populations, Group Of Organizations Warn
Amnesty International: Campaigners warn that 9 out of 10 people in poor countries are set to miss out on COVID-19 vaccine next year
“Nearly 70 poor countries will only be able to vaccinate one in ten people against COVID-19 next year unless urgent action is taken by governments and the pharmaceutical industry to make sure enough doses are produced, a group of campaigning organizations warned [Wednesday]. By contrast, wealthier nations have bought up enough doses to vaccinate their entire populations nearly three times over by the end of 2021 if those currently in clinical trials are all approved for use. … Updated data show that rich nations representing just 14 percent of the world’s population have bought up 53 percent of all the most promising vaccines so far…” (12/9).
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