Africa’s Covid neglect poses global danger

Despite an oversupply of Covid-19 vaccines, 900 million Africans still need to be vaccinated. The continent’s average vaccination coverage is just 19%.

The situation is not only caused by vaccination complacency; it can be attributed to limited operational capacity, historic vaccine procurement backlogs and competing crises in many African countries. 

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Chris Bateman
Chris Bateman is a freelance journalist

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