Melanie Verwoerd | Dear President Biden, everyone needs access to the Covid vaccine, not just the US

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President Joe Biden at a media briefing in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2021.
President Joe Biden at a media briefing in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2021.
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Melanie Verwoerd writes a letter to US President Joe Biden asking him to step in to prevent "vaccine apartheid" which has seen millions of people get Covid-19 vaccines in the US, but very few granted the same opportunity in the rest of the world, particularly the developing world.

Dear President Joe Biden,  

Here on the southern-most point of Africa, we held our breaths during the US election in November - trusting that good would again prevail after the last four years, which often left us bewildered and speechless.

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