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Poor Countries Fall Behind In Race To Reserve COVID-19 Vaccine

Wealthy countries have a strategy to secure doses of any forthcoming vaccines. And that's creating a problem for lower-income nations.
Health workers measure a woman's blood pressure during a simulation of a COVID-19 vaccine trial in Indonesia. Source: Adriana Adie

Rich countries are rapidly claiming the world's lion's share of future doses of COVID-19 vaccine, creating deep inequalities in global distribution.

Despite an international agreement to allocate the vaccine equitably around the world, billions of people in poor and middle-income countries might not be immunized until 2023 or even 2024, researchers at Duke University predict.

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