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Greg Nott | We don’t have a vaccine shortage; we have vaccine hoarders

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The Covid-19 coronavirus has 4 000 variants and vaccine makers are in a race to experiment with mixing vaccines for efficacy (Picture: istock)
The Covid-19 coronavirus has 4 000 variants and vaccine makers are in a race to experiment with mixing vaccines for efficacy (Picture: istock)

Poorer nations and populations of the world cannot be forgotten or neglected in the race to vaccinate the world, as history shows a more unequal world means a more unstable world for everyone, writes Greg Nott.

It’s beginning to feel like an eternity. And as the days roll on with our hidden enemy still lurking invisibly and undetected in our midst, our only hope of finding some kind of new normal in our current state of limbo, is a reliable vaccine that will offer acceptable percentages of immunity to our population.

In spite of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on 1 February that our lockdown restrictions are being eased, it’s been cold comfort for many as economic activity and families continue to be ripped apart by the coronavirus. We, and all other developing nations, needed a vaccine by yesterday.

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