Slow vaccination in low-income countries will delay the pandemic’s end

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Thabisle Khlatshwayo in South Africa receives her first shot for a covid-19 vaccine trial

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To understand how unequally covid-19 vaccines are being rolled out around the world, look to Guinea. The World Health Organization says the West African state has administered just 25 doses. By comparison, more than 7 million have been given in the UK alone.

The reality is that while the EU tussles with AstraZeneca over vaccine supplies and the US government weighs up how many millions of people should be vaccinated daily, many middle-income countries have only just begun roll-outs. Most low-income ones …

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