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WHO plan will help ramp up COVID vaccine production in Africa

Feb 18, 2022
Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia will have access to mRNA vaccine technology. Is that enough?
While global vaccination rates hover at around 60%, vaccine rates in Africa are just a fraction of that.
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Investors pressure Moderna to broaden global access to vaccine

Dec 28, 2021
The company is under scrutiny over vaccine equity. It received considerable U.S. government help in developing its vaccine.
As the omicron variant spreads, some shareholders of Moderna are criticizing the company, arguing its price for the COVID-19 vaccine is too high for low-income countries.
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For people who aren’t comfortable with technology or who aren’t able to be online at all, the current system can be a major barrier to landing a vaccination appointment right now.
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