Covid-19: "We observe" vaccine nationalism "within the European Union"

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At the start of the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in Germany, December 27, 2020. AFP - FABRIZIO BENSCH

By: Florent Guignard

11 min

The director general of the WHO accused certain rich countries of "undermining" the device for the distribution of anti-Covid vaccines, Covax, intended in particular for underprivileged countries, by persisting in approaching manufacturers directly to have access to more doses.

The shortage of vaccines means that the first distributions to poor countries should not take place before the end of the month when in many rich countries, vaccination campaigns began at the end of 2020. The interpretation of Nathalie Coutinet, health economist and teacher -researcher at Sorbonne Paris Nord University. 

  • Coronavirus

  • Vaccines

  • Poverty

  • Human rights

  • WHO

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