Low-cost vaccine commitment ditched at Bill Gates’ behest

The decision to put profit before people is likely to have a devastating impact on the Global South. Poor countries are not in a position to inoculate their entire populations, especially as the world’s wealthiest nations hoard the large majority of the available vaccines while refusing to support moves by companies in the Global South to produce them for themselves. As a result, the planet’s poor will have to wait until at least 2024 to be immunised. This latest news is unlikely to do anything but set that clock further back.

Low-cost vaccine commitment ditched at Bill Gates’ behest

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