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COVID vaccines: how to speed up rollout in poorer countries

There is extreme inequity in access to COVID-19 vaccines – and the pandemic won’t end until it’s addressed. Image: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Sarah Schiffling

Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management, Liverpool John Moores University

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Poorer countries are lagging in the race to vaccinate. Image: Statista

Covax, the vaccine sharing programme, will miss its 2021 delivery targets – donations from rich countries have not been reliable. Image: Daniel Irungu

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