G20 health and finance ministers said they would aim to ensure 70 percent of the world's population is vaccinated against Covid-19 by mid-2022 but took no initiative on waiving vaccine patents.
US President Joe Biden has committed to donate three vaccine doses to developing nations for every one dose that goes to Americans. But critics wonder why it won’t start before next year.
A G20 summit statement stopped short of endorsing a temporary global waiver on patent protections for coronavirus vaccines to boost global production.
Failure to equally distribute coronavirus vaccines threatens to roll back progress made in the development of a vaccine, leaving many countries at square one and the world in deadly cycle.
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