What is syringe nationalism - and how is it slowing the global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out?

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COVID-19 syringe nationalism ... a shortage of syringes is putting vaccination programmes at risk. Image: Unsplas/Hakan Nural

Patrick Henry
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UNICEF has called for an end to syringe nationalism and the hoarding of essential equipment.
UNICEF has called for an end to syringe nationalism and the hoarding of essential equipment. Image: UNICEF

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