A coalition of campaigning bodies, The People’s
Vaccine Alliance, has alleged that rich countries are hoarding doses of Covid-19
vaccines. It has noted how Canada, a high income country, has behaved in the
area of vaccination.
The allegation has brought a very sensitive issue
under the spotlight. What the issue indicates is that it is important to bring
the attention of the world into the matter of vaccination.
It has been alleged that around 70 lower-income
countries, particularly those in the African region, would only be able to vaccinate
one in ten people.
The accusation has been dismissed by most
vaccine companies. Oxford-AstraZeneca is the first to come with an opposing
note. The vaccine maker has assured to provide over 64 per cent of its doses of
The vaccine accessibility is a big question.
If the accessibility is limited, then the development of the vaccine cannot be
boasted as a great achievement.
Certain Non-Governmental Organisations have
already come forward to address the issue of vaccine accessibility.
A popular organisation has managed to
secure 700 million doses of vaccines to be distributed between the 92
lower-income countries that have signed up.
Needless to say, they have several limitations.
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