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Supply of Covid-19 vaccines being artificially rationed, alliance warns

February 5, 2021

The People’s Vaccine Alliance highlights how purchasing agreement between rich countries and the developers of Covid-19 vaccines is resulting in a much lower coverage rate around the world.

Indeed, as of 4 February, a total of 108 million Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered across 67 countries. However, only 4.4% of these vaccinations have been given in developing countries. The Peoples Vaccine Alliance says that the limited supply of the approved vaccines means that unless action is taken only one in 10 people will be vaccinated by the end of the year in many developing countries.

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