. Why low income countries are so short on COVID vaccines. Hint: It’s not boosters « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR – There have now been more than 250 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide. That’s according to tracking by Johns Hopkins University. This milestone comes as wealthy countries have fully vaccinated about 65% of their populations. Yet in low-income countries fewer than 3% of people have been vaccinated. Analysts say a major reason for the inequality: Month after month rich countries keep buying many more doses than they’re using. Countries and pharmaceutical companies have kept key aspects of their vaccine purchase contracts confidential. So, it’s not public knowledge precisely how much vaccine each country has been bringing in. But Airfinity — an independent.

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