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.
Inequity of vaccine distribution comes into sharper focus on third day of UN General Assembly with South African leader saying, "It is an indictment on humanity that more than 82% of world doses have been acquired by rich countries."
The IMF warns inadequate vaccine access and pandemic relief measures are widening the gulf between recoveries in developed and less developed economies.
Vaccine supply in the developing world is a global issue, and countries with excess doses hold the key to the world’s unlocking.
Report says severall nations are using pandemic to further silence criticism, citing violence by security services in Brazil and Nigeria against protest movements in the past year.
Far from uniting the world, the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is sharpening the divide between the haves and the have nots.
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