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Vaccine Inequities

Posted by Elizabeth Vibert on 
June 16, 2021
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Category: South Africa

*Cross-posted from Elizabeth Vibert's blog at https://www.womensfarm.org/south-africa/vaccine-inequities/ The early view that the continent of Africa had been “spared,” relative to the Global North, in the coronavirus pandemic appears to be debunked by emerging data. While known infection rates and death rates are lower, many countries – including South Africa – have entered a third wave, and with global inequities in vaccine access deeply entrenched, ongoing impacts are likely to be felt for a long time
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