Kyle Cowan | Global inequality hampering efforts to secure vaccines, but we should have acted sooner

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A healthcare worker administers a coronavirus vaccine to a study participant in the UK.
A healthcare worker administers a coronavirus vaccine to a study participant in the UK.
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For months, activists around the world and here at home have sounded the alarm bell over wealthy countries buying up millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses. South Africa knew it would happen, and we needed to act sooner, writes Kyle Cowan.

The global inequality of Covid-19 vaccine procurement exposed by the financial resources wealthy nations have thrown at the problem is no surprise.

Activists here at home, such as the Health Justice Initiative's Fatima Hassan, a human rights lawyer, have been sounding the alarm for months.

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